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Sixth Annual Entrepreneurial Challenge

Now in its sixth year, the Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge will be better than ever in 2015. For the second consecutive year, 9NEWS is partnering with MCB and will televise the finals. If you are interested in entering your business plan, see the competition dates and deadlines below. We are looking forward to seeing all the great entrepreneurs compete for $50,000 in prize money. 


Step 2:

Applications Due Monday, December 1

To compete, submit application online by Monday, December 1. Semi-finalists will be selected and notified by December 5.  A $100 entry fee will be required of all semi-finalists within 5 days of the notification.

Only first time applicants will be considered.  Applicants that have previously competed in the MCB Entrepreneurial Challenge are not eligible to participate.


Step 3:

Preliminary Challenge
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
University Center (2045 10th Ave, Greeley 80631)


Each entrepreneur will have 15 minutes to present their new venture during the Preliminary Challenge competition. Following each entrepreneur’s presentation, judges and other business experts will provide valuable feedback during a private roundtable session. 


Step 4:

E-Challenge Finals
Thursday, March 26, 2015
9NEWS Studios (500 E. Speer Blvd, Denver, CO 80203)  

The five finalists will present their business plan to our blue-chip panel of judges in a “Shark Tank” format. The presentations will be televised by 9NEWS and held at the station’s studios in Denver. Finalists will receive invaluable insight and feedback from our judges, as well as great exposure for their businesses.


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