The Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado has announced the competition schedule for the Fourth Annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge. The event takes place at the University Center on the UNC campus on Thursday, March 7. Five finalists will compete for $50,000 in prize money.
The event is free and open to the public.
Each finalist will present a business plan, followed by Q&A by the judges. The audience will also be given the opportunity to ask questions. The presentation schedule is:
12 p.m.: Membrane Protective Technologies, a proprietary technology that protects dairy cattle sperm used in artificial insemination from the ravages of freezing and thawing
1:05 p.m.: Grouse Malting and Roasting Company, a malting company focusing on organic, gluten-free grains for brewing and baking
2:10 p.m.: The Urban Farm Company, providing a “fool proof” gardening experience by installing high-yield organic vegetable gardens for homeowners and businesses
3:15 p.m.: WildFit Gyms, an outdoor fitness equipment concept featuring website and mobile app integration
4:15 p.m.: Vertikle/5280 Prosthetics will improve the lives of amputees through a new generation of products that enable prosthetic devices to communicate with their users, relaying critical data to improve fit, function and the general health of the amputee
5:30 p.m.: Winners will be announced at the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards at the Union Colony Civic Center, a Northern Colorado Business Report event that the Monfort College of Business is sponsoring. Tickets to that event are $49 and can be purchased at www.ncbr.com
For a more detailed schedule of events or to view live streaming video of the finalists’ presentations visit www.mcb-echallenge.com
9News Business Reporter Gregg Moss will serve as emcee for the event and award ceremony.
This year’s first place winner will receive $25,000, second place $15,000 and the third $10,000.
“This promises to be a very exciting day, filled with information, networking opportunities and the chance to observe entrepreneurs as they present their business plans,” said David Thomas, assistant professor of management for the college.