Today the Wasatch Innovation Network and the Consumer Summit have opened nominations for the inaugural WIN50 Consumer, a community-nominated and peer-selected process for identifying top founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs who are successfully building fast-growing consumer product brand companies. Starting today, Utahns from across the state can nominate high-potential entrepreneurs serving the Consumer sector of Utah's vibrant economy. The prominence of Utah’s tech sector, crucial as it is, sometimes overshadows the state’s thriving consumer goods industry that make up one in ten jobs in Utah and almost ten percent of state’s GDP.
The WIN50 Consumer is designed to cultivate relationships among top founders, CEO, entrepreneurs and consumer talent, and accelerate Utah’s consumer innovation ecosystem. “Silicon Slopes is home to thousands of brands that are shaping the local and global consumer sector and economy,” said Cydni Tetro, CEO of Brandless and co-founder of the Consumer Summit. “The WIN50 Consumer accelerates the leaders and companies in this space by recognizing their impact, broadening their reach, and strengthening our entire consumer community.”
The WIN50 Consumer is an expansion of the WIN100—a program that recognizes the top leaders building high-growth companies across industries.
"Consumer brands and consumer tech are critical components of Utah's innovation economy, contributing locally and globally. We are excited to partner with the Consumer Summit and champions like Brandless and Clarke Capital Partners to identify and celebrate the founders and CEOs built and created here with the WIN50 Consumer," says Elisabeth Nebeker, Program Director of Wasatch Innovation Network, a joint initiative of Salt Lake Chamber and TechBuzz News.
All Utah community members are invited to nominate consumer leaders and innovators who meet the following criteria:
Awardees, announced in January, will be celebrated at the 2023 Consumer Summit on May 24th, 2023 at the Hale Center Theatre in Sandy (9900 Monroe St, Sandy, UT 84070).
Nominations are due by Monday, December 19 at 11:59PM MST.
Nominate individuals for the 2023 WIN50 Consumer here.
– Mark is a co-founder and writer for TechBuzz. Born and raised in Ogden, Utah, Mark attended Weber State, Brigham Young, and Tufts Universities. He has worked in tech and publishing since the mid-1990s.
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