Venture Adventure offers $25,000 in cash and prizes to best CSU entrepreneurs

By: Steve Tuesday March 12, 2013 0 comments Tags: Charisse Bowen, Fort Collinsd, Venture Accelerator, Venture Adventure

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FORT COLLINS - The top 20 entrepreneurial teams from across Colorado State University will compete May 3 in the Venture Adventure Challenge pitch competition at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere startup incubator in Fort Collins.

The top three teams will receive up to $25,000 in cash and in-kind prizes at the event, hosted by the Institute for Entrepreneurship in CSU's College of Business.

Of the 20 teams, 12 will be Venture Accelerator teams and eight will be chosen from across campus. Each team must have at least one current CSU undergraduate or graduate student.

To apply, each team must complete and submit a two-page executive summary, available online or by email request at [email protected].

Teams will not be judged by their business plans but by their ability to present their venture in a compelling and confident manner. Each team will have 10 minutes to present using no more than 15 slides, followed by five minutes of Q&A from judges.

The competition will begin at noon at RMI, 320 E. Vine Drive. The first round will end at 4 p.m., and the top five teams will compete in the final round beginning at 5 p.m.

Winners will be announced at 7 p.m. during an awards banquet and reception.

Sponsors who can contribute cash or in-kind services are being sought for the event. To learn more, contact Charisse Bowen, CSU Institute of Entrepreneurship director, at 970-491-2737 or [email protected].


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