MEDIA ADVISORY – Competitors in $250,000 Business Pitch Challenge to be Announced

Note to Reporters: Livestream link will be available on Feb. 11; email for URL

The Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge competitors have been selected. Organizers will hold a news conference at Colorado State University to introduce the 16 Collegiate Track finalists and 16 Enterprise Track finalist companies who will compete in the business pitch challenge May 23-25, 2014, in Fort Collins. Winners will receive a grand prize package of $250,000, intensive strategy and operations support, and a 12-month business mentoring program.

The competition is presented by Blue Ocean Enterprises and Colorado State University, with major support from Hewlett-Packard, E-Myth, 1st Bank, and the City of Fort Collins.

Competition organizers will also announce details of the Mountain West Venture Fest, a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship, taking place throughout the same weekend in Fort Collins.

WHO: Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge
Presented by the Colorado State University College of Business and Blue Ocean Enterprises

WHAT: Live news conference to announce final competitors

WHEN: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 9:30 a.m. MT

College of Business
Rockwell Hall, Bohemian Auditorium
501 W. Laurel St., Fort Collins, CO