Televised Entrepreneurial Competition Nearing
Omirown and its CEO Raj Reddy (along with four other finalists) have been selected to compete for $50,000 in prize money at the college’s fifth annual Entrepreneurial Challenge, which will be will be broadcast as a television program March 29, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. on KTVD Channel 20 and later streamed on mcb.unco.edu.
The five finalists will present their business plans to a panel of judges in a “Shark Tank” format at 9NEWS studios in Denver. KUSA-TV/9NEWS is partnering with UNC’s Monfort College of Business to promote and broadcast the Entrepreneurial Challenge. 9NEWS will produce a web broadcast to be distributed on 9NEWS.COM, as well as a recorded television program airing on March 29, 2014 at 9:30 p.m. Gregg Moss, business reporter and 9NEWS anchor, will again be the emcee for the event.
In addition to the prize money, winners will receive business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the new business incubator at the University of Northern Colorado. Winners will also be recognized that night during the Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards in Loveland, a Northern Colorado Business Report event sponsored by the college.
Judges for the Entrepreneurial Challenge include Dick Monfort, owner and CEO of the Colorado Rockies; Brad Cheedle, Senior Vice President of Business Services for WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone; Chris Onan, co-founder and managing director of Galvanize.