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Applications open for 2019 Entrepreneurial Challenge

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monfort College of Business seeks Colorado-based Entrepreneurs

Greeley, Colo. (September 17, 2018) - 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. 

Applications are available at mcb.unco.edu/e-challenge.

In addition to the prize money, winners will receive business incubator services from UNC BizHub. Participants will have an opportunity 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. 

Preliminary Challenge semifinalists will be notified on December 5th. Semifinalists will present their business concept to a panel of experts on February 13th. The finalists will be selected to present their business plan in a competitive format on April 3rd. 

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.

About the Monfort College of Business

The Kenneth W. Monfort College of Business at the University of Norther Colorado is recognized for delivering excellence in business education. The college has been accredited by AACSB International for 20 years - the "gold standard" for accreditation. The College is one of an elite few worldwide that are accredited in both business administration and accounting. Over 10 successive years MCB's graduating students have scored in the top 15 percent on nationwide standardized exit exams. It is the first and only business program to receive the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award from the Office of the President of the United States (2004). For more information, visit MCB's website at mcb.unco.edu.
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