10 Finalists for Utah Entrepreneurial Challenge

The Deseret News reported today the 10 finalists in the 2005 Utah Entrepreneur Challenge. They are:

  • Aculus Inc., which specializes in Web analytic software.
  • BilliardEx, which imports and sells pool tables.
  • CareXpress, which offers health care to people without insurance.
  • Cartoon Solutions, which offers customized animation for businesses.
  • eHealthCompete, which provides an interactive environment for employees to keep track of exercise activity and set up competitions.
  • HireVue, which has developed software that allows companies to conduct customized interviews over the Web.
  • Mirai Studios, which has developed a new style of video games.
  • Smart Tech Innovations, which has developed a new technology for medicine bottle caps.
  • Top Brands USA, which exports clothing from the top U.S. brands into the Ukraine.
  • Wasatch Microfluidics Inc., which has developed a technology that improves test results to better future drug developments.

I hope all these entrepreneurs will list their business summary on FundingUtah.com where there are more than $30 million in available funds from more than 50 angel investors throughout the state. Of course, not all of them are even seeking capital other than the $40,000 top prize they hope to win from this state-wide competition.

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