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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:

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 3:

Summit of Ideas
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
University Center (2045 10th Ave, Greeley 80631)


All semi-finalists will have the opportunity to present their business plan to a group of judges, comprised of Northern Colorado investors and Colorado Lending Source staff. The judges will provide feedback, advice and critiques on participant’s pitches. This will also serve as a great networking opportunity for all semi-finalists with each other, the judges and the Colorado Lending Source staff.


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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