Celebrate Excellence in the Consumer Industry: WIN50 Consumer

The WIN50 Consumer is a community-nominated, peer-selected process to identify top founders, CEOs, and entrepreneurs most likely to build high-growth consumer companies over the next 2-5 years. This program accelerates Utah's consumer innovation ecosystem by building trusted and organic relationships among the nominees and winners network.

2023 Honorees

About the WIN100

The WIN100 is designed to help identify and cultivate relationships among emerging and top Founders, CEOs, CTO, and venture talent with ties to Utah. Backed by the Wasatch Innovation Network and sponsored by top venture firms in the region, the WIN100 is a community nominated and peer-selected organization of the top 100 tech venture entrepreneurs in the state's ecosystem.

The idea of the WIN100 based on the premise that the
crowd would successfully identify the innovators and entrepreneurs that were “most likely to
create a high growth company” in Utah.
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The Wasatch Innovation Network

We're founded on the belief that business leaders are stewards and creators, not just beneficiaries, of the economic ecosystem. We collaborate on innovation across industries, planning and creating to accelerate job growth, talent recruitment and economic prosperity that will benefit the Wasatch Front, State of Utah and Intermountain West.

Support the WIN100 Ecosystem

The WIN100 was created to give entrepreneurs the ability to convene, share, collaborate, and partner to maximize the chance of success. We aim to enhance and mature Utah’s startup ecosystem and in building trusted and informal relationships with top executive and talent in the region.

Foster Community

Wasatch Innovation Network aims to create a unique, self-directed community in which the WIN100 decide how to best use the organization’s resources.

Increase Visibility

We aim to increase visibility and collaboration amongst Utah’s top venture entrepreneurs. 

Build Networks

Our organization supports networking and dialogue with their peers and partner organizations.

Elevate Talent

We raise the profile of talented individuals across the broader business ecosystem, particularly among in-state and out-of-state investors. 

Voices for WIN100

“As Utah's population grows and innovation becomes more diverse and sophisticated, so increases the responsibility of visionaries and entrepreneurs to uphold our most ethical and collaborative business practices. The WIN100 seeks to spotlight that next generation of exceptional leadership.”

Paul Ahlstrom
CEO, IsoTalent

“This is our opportunity to shout from the rooftops why Utah is poised to be the next tech superpower of business! The talent here is smart, capable, and ready. WIN100 wants to make sure Utah's formula for success—that of hard work, innovation, leaders lifting leaders—continues to be part of our DNA and what sets Utah apart from every other tech hub. ”

Tessa White
CEO, The Job Doctor

“With its pace, energy, and ingenuity, Utah continues to lead the nation in economic viability and innovation. But without careful stewardship and effective leadership, we may lose the spirit and power of our longstanding business community. Here’s to building a bright future of positive collaboration for Utah tech.”

Robb Lifferth
Cofounder, IsoTalent and TechBuzz

“Building connections with our Utah entrepreneurs at an early stage leads to unique and valuable relationships that create trust and ultimately a win-win for both the investor and the entrepreneur. The WIN100 will create and convene this opportunity that will surely have lasting benefits to our community and beyond”

Rob Rueckert
Partner, Sorenson Capital

“With so many entrepreneurs working on their own—barely coming up for air, let alone knowing all the ins and outs of what it takes to create a successful startup—we are excited to provide a community surrounding the WIN100 to provide mentorship, investor connections, encouragement and friendship.”

Elisabeth Nebeker
Program Director, Wasatch Innovation Network

"Kickstart is excited to support the WIN100 to recognize, celebrate and channel resources to the entrepreneurs and innovators who will build Utah's most impactful tech companies."

Dalton Wright
Partner, Kickstart Fund

“The purpose of WIN100 is to enhance a 'give-back culture' within Utah’s established tech community, where current leaders can propel the industry forward by mentoring the state’s new generation of innovators. The next wave of entrepreneurs are ready to take Utah business to unparalleled heights and the Wasatch Innovation Network exists to assist those efforts.”

Derek Miller
CEO & President, Salt Lake Chamber

“Utah is built on many of the same values that you see reflected in the tech/innovation industry: a drive for innovation, collaboration, community building, and a mentoring culture. The WIN100 is a reflection of these values and will be a means to perpetuate them.”

Robin Ritch
President & Publisher, Deseret News