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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.

Become a Vendor at Evans Heritage Day

Monday, July 10, 2017

Evans Heritage Day

The City of Evans is excited to announce the inaugural Evans Heritage Day. This family-friendly community-wide event will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017 in City Park.

Similar to it predecessor EvansFest, the day will begin at 7 am with a pancake breakfast, followed by a parade. Bands, food truck competition, competitive activities, petting zoo - including a zebra!

Become a Vendor!

The City of Evans is looking for vendors to add to the festivities of the day. With an expected turnout of 2,500 people, Evans Heritage Day will provide vendors with a great opportunity to reach community members. Complete a vendor application today!

The Details:

1. The Evans Heritage Day Committee will supply 15'x15' booth space at the City Park in an area designated for vendors.
2. a site map will be provided to all booth vendors.
3. Vendors will be required to supply their own power, tables, signage and all items needed for the operation of their space. Canopies are allowed.
4. Evans Heritage Day Committee will supply space, access, and parking
5. Vendors set up time in City Park is between 7 - 9 am. Vehicles will need to be moved to designated parking by 9 am.
6. Vendors are required to stay open for business until 4 pm.
7. Firecrackers, silly string, champagne poppers, smoke and stink bombs, snap-a-pop or any other explosive devices are prohibited per the Uniform Code Sec. 78.201 & 78.20.
8. Booths must not disturb trees or shrubbery in the park.
9. Vendors are required to clean up their booth space prior to leaving at the end of the event.

The City of Evans, Evans Heritage Day Committee, its members, elected officials, and employees will not assume any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged exhibits or property. Vendor assumes all risk by participating in the event. 

Small Business Night at the Rockies!

Thursday, April 17, 2014