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2015-2016 Entrepreneurial Challenge

Welcome to the Monfort College of Business Entrepreneur Challenge. There are three rounds to the Entrepreneur Challenge. In round one we invite all Colorado based startup firms to submit their application. 18 of the applicants will advance to the Preliminary Challenge (round two). Five of the 18 applicants will advance to the final event (round three). The application will be judged based on its appeal, viability and specificity of detail provided.

The deadline for your application is December 1st 2015. Monfort College of Business will notify the status of your application by December 7th 2015.

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Step 1:

Today! - Applications Due Tuesday, December 1, 2015

To compete, download the application and submit it by December 1st. Semi-finalists will be selected and notified by December 7th.  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 2:

Preliminary Challenge
Wednesday, January 21, 2016
University of Northern Colorado

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 3:

E-Challenge Finals
March 29, 2016
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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