Ravell Call, Deseret News
FILE - The Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center at Weber State University will host its first Outdoor Weber contest this spring.

OGDEN — The Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center at Weber State University will host its first Outdoor Weber contest this spring.

Students from around the country are invited to present their ideas for outdoor recreation products or services. Finalists will compete at Snowbasin, Wolf Creek and Powder Mountain resorts from March 22-24. The winner will receive $30,000 to develop their business concept. The contest is sponsored by Camping World, a leading outdoor and camping retailer based in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

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Beginning Jan. 5, students can submit videos outlining their proposals to outdoorweber.com. The 25 semifinalists will be determined by the greatest number of online votes each video submission receives between Jan. 26 and Feb. 15. A panel of industry experts will select 10 finalists who will be invited to Utah to refine their concepts with assistance from some of the world’s most-recognized outdoor recreation-based companies.

This is one of a number of contests and events sponsored annually by the Hall Global Entrepreneurship Center. Established in 2013 with a gift from entrepreneur and alumnus Alan E. Hall, the center offers a wide-range of opportunities to motivate, inspire and provide unique resources to help students achieve their dream of starting a business.