Almost 50 entrepreneurs applied to participate in the summit’s Startup Pitch competition. The field has been narrowed to six competitors. They’re undergoing mentoring from VentureCapital.org, and the top three will present at the May 10 summit.
Congratulations to all six of the Startup Pitch finalists:
- Jipe (Fruit Heights; HR/AI) — An entry-level job search app connecting GenZ job seekers to millions of openings that help them find employment
- Light Line Medical (Salt Lake City; medical device) — Uses light to prevent infections in all catheters and endotracheal tubes without antibiotic-resistant issues
- Merit3D (Price; manufacturing) — Helps local manufacturers bypass oversea suppliers, injection molding, and lengthy product development times through additive manufacturing (use of 3D printers)
- Poly (Vineyard; software) — An organization engagement platform that helps municipalities with civic engagement, companies with employee engagement, and schools with student engagement
- Purtek (South Ogden; consumer product) — World’s first combined trek pole/water filtration system, combining two must-have trail items into one simple, efficient tool
- Woobie (Lehi; fintech/AI) — Gamified workflow automation SaaS for dental office staff that adds ~$10k in revenue per month per dentist and disrupts $5.7B spent on dental office staffing and services
Startup Pitch finalists receive cash and in-kind prizes and tickets to the summit, where they network with Utah’s business leaders. The people’s choice cash prize comes with bragging rights as the top new venture idea from Gov. Cox’s northern One Utah Summit.
The Startup Pitch is powered by VentureCapital.org, in partnership with WSU’s Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center.
The Journey Is the Destination
You’ll hear from a Utah power couple at the summit — Jeremy Andrus (CEO of Traeger) and Kristin Andrus (community champion with the Andrus Family Foundation). They’ll discuss entrepreneurship, how persistence and hard work pay off, and showing up for our refugee neighbors to provide vulnerable Utahns with opportunities and much-needed support.