(Next Level Performance)
The SoCo Entrepreneurship Competition is a competition that is split into two divisions. There is the Student Business Plan Competition and the Adult Venture Capitalist Competition. Both of competitions are extremely competitive as individuals or teams compete to pitch their business plan to be incorporated within the community. 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.
Cypherpass is a public key authentication application aiming to secure online interactions through public-key cryptography. Cypherpass believes passwords are inherently insecure and that public-key cryptography is the final solution for authentication.
Graceful Dance Wears is an initiative to provide comfortable, convenient ballet shoes to dancers. These shoes would be custom form fitted, insulated through a cushion material to offset the propensity of foot pain.
The EZ Protein Machine is a small appliance that prepares protein shakes more efficiently than ever before. The Ez Protein Machine is extremely easy to use, allowing the user to prefill water and protein with up to 3-4 weeks supply of different powders, while dispensing tasty, lump free shakes in 30 seconds, all with the push of a button.
Medscan is a 3D surface imaging business that would introduce 3D printed custom splints and casts to consumers. They are shower/bath safe, lightweight, precise and accurate to fit the injury, allowing for enhanced mobility.
Colonel Pop is an initiative that hoped to expand the culinary tastes and avenues of all aspects of popcorn; offering new unqiue flavors at affordable prices.
This initiative focuses on utilizing food compost that is typically wasted to make organic, rich fertilizer. Pueblo Permaculture offers affordable classes and consulting regarding cooking, gardening, permaculture, and nutrition. Their goal is a garden in every school and fresh produce in every home.
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.
Each adult business plan submitted must list only one (1) author, to whom any and all prizes will be awarded. Up to three people may present on stage during the finale, including the author.
You can register by clicking the red button in the blue banner that says "REGISTER HERE TO COMPETE" under the About Us section or at the bottom of this we bpage.
February 27th-March 15th, 2018 - Business plans judged
March 12th, 2018 - Finalist selected & contacted
April 6th & 7th, 2018 - Top entries in each division present live to judges.
Be enrolled in a Colorado school. Employees, and family members of employees of Colorado State University Pueblo, Junior Achievement, and any sponsor or partner are allowed to enter and compete if (1) they meet the aforementioned school eligibility criterion, and (2) this relationship is disclosed at the time of competition registration. Failure to disclose this relationship will result in disqualification of the entry. Also, be enrolled in present school year. Complete registration on the website by the assigned date in the home page. Follow “Rules of Submission” and submit business plan entries via electronic drop box on the website by the assigned date in the home page. Registration is free for entrants in the student division, but requires name, age, email address, mailing address, telephone number and respective school, the participant is currently enrolled/attending
Last day to register: CLOSED
Deadlines for Business Plan submissions: CLOSED
Competition Day for Students - April 6th, 2018 (Centennial High School)
Competition Day for Adults - April 7th, 2018 (Pueblo Community College: Hoag Theater)
The Student Competition division is free if applicants are eligibile under the stated conditions. For the Adult Competition, there is a small fee that accompanies registration. This fee is $10 for entry into the competition and to process your application.