The air was electric at the Grand America ballroom filled wall-to-wall with around 300 well-dressed attendees at the 2nd annual Utah Student 25 Awards Gala in Salt Lake City this week. Utah Student 25 founding educator, entrepreneur, and angel investor thanks the growing list of sponsors jumping on the accelerating train that is Utah Student 25.
As a matter of fact, if it were a train, this awards train would likely be compared to a bullet train. Last year winners FuneralRecording.com, Launch Sales & Marketing, Worldwide Book Drive, and 2009 #1 Meter Solutions spoke of their fabulous successes since winning this award last year. These companies founders, some still in college, reported major investor partnerships, $millions in revenur, international expansion, national press exposure, much of which they created to the Utah Student 25 recognition from last year.
Virtually every major Utah college/university had a student owned business in the hunt this year, demonstrating growing enthsusiasm for this program that brings to the surface, one of Utah’s major reasons for its ongoing #1 status among other states.
#1 student owned busines in this year’s Utah Student 25 is Stubtopia.com. This new, rapidly growing serice promises to help customers “Grab tickets your friends will be jealous of!” and to provide “the best experience-for-your-money.” Founder Darren Allred shared with the crowd the value of mentors and methodical growth as keys to the company’s success.Share