Ogden's 'Concept to Company' Contest Goes National

The city of Ogden, Utah, and a statewide, non-profit business development firm announced Wednesday that they have expanded their "Concept to Company" contest to include submissions from entrepreneurs beyond the Beehive State. Backed by Zions Bank, the state-funded USTAR technology initiative and various industry sponsors, "Concept to Company" is a competition that aims to attract outdoor-focused startups to the Ogden area. The city said winning submissions will focus on skiing, snowboarding, cycling, climbing, hiking, paddling and other non-motorized, non-fishing and non-hunting activities. Additionally, the idea or invention must not yet be introduced into the market and must have no sales revenue. Local and out-of-state winners will be revealed on Sept. 27 as part of Ogden’s "Mountain to Metro" festival, the city said, adding that any out-of-state businesses must be willing to relocate to Ogden.