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UNC Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge

Entries into the 10th annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge are being accepted through Nov. 5. The competition is open to pre-launch, or early-stage, Colorado-based startup ventures that began operation within the past two years. Finalists from previous years are not eligible to apply.

The Entrepreneurial Challenge is designed to help entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Participants will receive expert opinions, professional advice, and an opportunity to compete for a share of $50,000 in prize money.  In addition to the prize money, winners will receive business incubator services from UNC BizHub. Participants will have an opportunity to attend workshops designed specifically for entrepreneurs to address the most critical elements of success including finance, human resources and marketing.

“The knowledge from our judges, the input from our faculty at UNC and the overall experience helps entrepreneurs succeed,” said UNC Professor Dallas Everhart, Ph.D., director of the Entrepreneurial Challenge.

For information about the program contact Everhart at dallas.everhart@unco.edu. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to Kim Betz at kim.betz@unco.edu

 First Annual Student Entrepreneurial Challenge

All UNC students with a business idea are invited to submit their application to the first annual Student Entrepreneurial Challenge. Pitch your business idea to a panel of judges at the semi-final event on February 13, 2019.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to network, learn and grow by participating in workshops designed to help you deliver the perfect business pitch prior to the semi-final event. You’ll also gain experience by watching established entrepreneurs pitch their business at the semi-final event as well.  Application opens November 14, 2018 and closes at noon on January 23, 2019. 

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