The Governor's Student Business Summit
The Governor's Utah Economic Summit will be held Monday, March 29, 2010. We are excited to add the Student Business Summit as part of this event. The Student Business Summit will feature keynote speakers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and experts in their field. Breakout sessions will cover raising capital, business success, social marketing, and entrepreneurial innovation. Students from across the state are invited to learn from some of the state's best business minds.

Students and Teachers must register online.



Brandt PageKeynote Speaker - Brandt Page
Brandt Page is the founder and CEO of Launch Sales and Marketing LLC, an outsourced sales company specializing in building business to business sales pipelines for their clients by providing lead generation, qualification, and appointment scheduling services.
Who should attend: Any student that is currently a Junior/Senior in high school or undergraduate in college/university and going into business.

Where: Grand America Hotel

When: Monday, March 29, 2010
Utah Economic Summit - 8:00 - 4:00
Student Business Summit - 4:00 - 7:30

Cost: $5.00

Registration Closes March 25th

Students and Teachers must register online.


Are you the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? Do you think you have a winning business idea? Could you use $5,000 to launch your business?

We dare you to enter your idea for your chance to be in The Student Shark Tank. Register today and submit your business idea today for your chance to present your idea in at the Utah Student Business Summit - Shark Tank on Monday, March 29, 2010. Your plan must be received by March 19 to qualify and be reviewed. Winners will be notified five days prior to the Summit if they will be presenting.

General Requirements:
  • You are required to register in order to submit
  • Submit your business pitch keeping the pitch within two pages. Incorporate a concise format using real research and how your business will grow.
  • The pitch should be for a viable and legitimate business idea or concept.
  • The business concept should be something that you are personally committed to and will pursue with the prize money.
  • The contest is open to any business concept in any industry and addressing any market as long as it is legal and does not involve the promotion or use of tobacco, drugs, pornography or illegal activities.
Entries will be judged on:
  • The perceived business viability of the concept.
  • The emotional appeal of the pitch.
  • The level of confidence the entrant has in the concept.
  • The clarity of the pitch to address a specific market need.
  • How the prize money will specifically be used to advance the concept.
Judging of the Shark Tank finalists will be by:

Craig Bott - Grow Utah Ventures
Brock Blake - Funding Universe
Brandt Page - Launch Sales & Marketing
Kent Madsen - Epic Ventures