Awards:Three winning entries will be awarded cash prizes to help take their business to the next level, including:● $15,000 grand prize● $4,000 second place award● $1,000 third place award
When: Business plan applications will be accepted beginning Monday, July 31, 2017. Applications will be accepted until 50 are received or until Tuesday, September 12, 2017, whichever occurs first. Please get entries in early to ensure participation.
Selection Process: All applications will go through a two-phase vetting process. Up to 10 applicants will be interviewed. Finalists will be notified on September 18, 2017 if their idea was selected to move forward in the competition. Of the top 10, the top three will be selected to pitch on October 6, 2017.
Pitch Prep:All finalists will be required to participate in a "pitch prep" session before the pitch competition event. Pitch prep date and time TBD.
The Pitch Competition Event:The top three finalists will pitch their business to a panel of judges on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Armory Performing Arts Center - Brighton, CO from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.