Dream Up Better Gear: Win $20,000 to Make it Real

Ever had a great idea for a piece of outdoor gear? Wonder why no one else has made it yet? Then enter “Concept to Company,” the first competition in the nation focused on spurring innovation in the outdoor recreation products industry.

Organized by Grow Utah Ventures and sponsored by the City of Ogden, the contest has two tracks. One is for Utah-based entrepreneurs and small businesses, and the other is for out-of-state entrepreneurs and small businesses (you'll have to move to Ogden if you win). Judged by a panel of industry experts, the Grand Prize Winners (both in-state and out-of-state) will receive $20,000 comprised of cash and services of an equivalent value. Two in-state runner-up entries will also receive $10,000 in cash and services each.

Read the FAQ’s and contest rules. Then submit your entry form by August 30, 2008 (midnight). A group of finalists will be chosen and invited to present their innovations to a panel of judges.

Imagine making your own piece of climbing, hiking, backpacking, or skiing gear a reality.

For more info: www.launchutah.com/concepttocompany.php

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