Events on tap in Utah for entrepreneurs

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Through the month of March, a series of events is aimed at Utah's entrepreneurs.

Contest • Grow Utah Ventures is hosting its "Concept to Company" contest for southern Utah for the best tech ideas. Three winners will be awarded $45,000 in cash and prizes. Applications must be sent in by April 30. The finalists will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in St. George. For more information, go to

Course • StartupNEXT this month is launching its intensive five-week course for startups in early stages of their development. For more information, including cost for the course, go to

Gathering • NorthFront LaunchUp is hosting its bi-monthly meeting for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs on March 20 in Kaysville. The two-hour session will include an encounter with a successful entrepreneur, a discussion about working a business from the ground up, and a session where ideas for new companies can be pitched. For more information, go to

Pitches • Startup Weekend, a global network of business leaders and entrepreneurs, is hosting an event at the Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, May 16 through 18 during which anyone can pitch their idea for a startup. Then teams form around the best ideas and spend the next 54 hours coming up with strategies to get that business started. For more information, go to