Northern Colorado’s real growth initiative just got better!
$50,000 in prize money + $25,000 in incubator services from UNC BizHub
Have you always dreamed of starting your own company but haven’t gotten around to writing a business plan? Or do you currently have a Stage One start up venture? Then don’t miss your opportunity to enter the Fifth Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge because it's better than ever before! Not only does it offer one of the largest cash prizes in the state, but now our winners also share $25,000 of business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the new business incubator at the University of Northern Colorado.
The competition is open to Colorado-based start-up business ventures (companies that have begun business development, market research and product development but have not received payment for the sale of product or services.)
Here’s the process for the Entrepreneurial Challenge…
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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.
Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Streamed from 9News Studios
Five finalists will present their business plan in a “Shark Tank” format and receive invaluable insight and feedback from our blue chip panel of judges. These sessions provide a great opportunity to see how business plans are created, developed and presented. 9News will produce a stream web broadcast on the 9News website on Tuesday, March 25, followed by a recorded television program aired on KUSA-TV/9News at a later date.
The stream on March 25 will last approximately 60 minutes, with winners announced at the program’s end. The audience will also be engaged via social media, inviting their participation in asking questions of the competitors and voting for their favorite presenters.
Winners will be featured that night at the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards, a Northern Colorado Business Report event sponsored by the Monfort College of Business.