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Sixth Annual Entrepreneurial Challenge

The University of Northern Colorado's Monfort College of Business presents its Sixth Annual Entrepreneurial Challenge where entrepreneurs compete for $50,000 in prize money.

Eighteen semifinalists presented their business concepts on January 28 at UNC. A panel of six expert judges selected the five finalists, listed below.

The finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges in a "Shark Tank" format hosted by 9News business reporter Gregg Moss on March 26 at the 9NEWS studios in Denver. The finals will air on KTVD Channel 20 on April 12.

Finalists

Change Composites

Change CompositesChange Composites, Longmont, the producers of a new bike helmet comprising a composite outer shell, paired with a non-Newtonian liner that helps reduce the chances of traumatic brain injury by responding to the force applied to the user's head.

Gamecentrics

Game CentricsGamecentrics, Fort Collins, a company that offers Anti-Grind software that incorporates the elements from popular games into daily workflow. Instead of using a controller, their cloud platform integrates with a company's existing data stream representing employee production information and creates a series of player vs. player, team vs. team, company vs. environment and personal achievements set to seasonal and company specific themes.

LUCAN Technologies

LUCAN Technologies LUCAN Technologies Inc., Greeley, which has created two touch-screen, Android-based smart watches that will include an MP3 player, FM radio, calendar and other digital assistant functions.

QBLabs

QBLabs QB Labs, Parker, works to empower physicians, trainers and physical therapists to quantify and streamline client progress for better movement analysis and improved treatment outcomes with wearable tech called MovementTek.

VisePower.com

Vise PowerVisePower.com, LLC, Greeley, whose product "The Vise" gives athletes leverage to properly tighten up thick weight belts when performing heavy lifts, especially squats.


Schedule of Events

Step 3:

Summit of Ideas
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kepner Hall 2050 (Milne Auditorium ) 800 17th St. Greeley, CO 80639


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. The Summit of Ideas is tentatively scheduled for 8:30am - 4:00pm.


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.

Watch the E-Challenge Finals Sunday April 12, 2015 on KTVD Channel 20 at
7:00pm MST.


MEET THE JUDGES

View the press release for the UNC E-Challenge here

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