Here are some of the participants of the previous competition along with the venture capitalists. The initatives ranged from popcorn to protein machines, to cryptography and worm farms!
The SoCo Entrepreneurship Competition is a competition that is extremely competitive as individuals or teams compete to pitch their business plan to be incorporated within the community. The entire competition is split into two divisions. There is the Student Business Plan Competition and the Adult Venture Capitalist Competition. The competitions are both evaluated by a panel of judges who select finalists to take home either a scholarship to CSU-Pueblo and/or venture 'capital' seed money or loans that may be redeemable when the entrepreneur opens their business.
You can register by clicking the red button in the blue banner that says "REGISTER HERE TO COMPETE" at the bottom of this webpage.
Due to the competitive nature of the competition and volume of entries, there is a small fee that accompanies registration This fee is $10 for entry into the competition and to process your application.
Be 18 years of age on or before the deadline of the business plans. Creation of a plan to open business or expand an existing business that has operated for less than three years is required. Participants must follow "Rules of Submission" and submit business plan entries via electronic dropbox by deadline. Each participant may only submit one (1) business plan in the competition. Each business plan submitted may list up to three partners, but any and all prizes will be awarded to only the first author listed. All work submitted must be the original work of the participant(s).
Deadlines for Business Plan submissions:
Student Competition DEADLINE: March 27th, 2017 (11:59pm).
Adult Competition DEADLINE: March 17th, 2017 (11:59pm).
Competition Day for Students - April 14th, 2017.
Competition Day for Adults - April 15th, 2017.