The Big Idea
In April of 2013, Colorado College will be hosting a momentous entrepreneurial event for its students—a Colorado College Pitch event.
President Jill Tiefenthaler, Dean of Students Mike Edmonds and CC ’89 Alum and Coordinator of Innovation and Incubation Stephen Kaczmarek have all worked in collaboration to organize an event during which a group of five selected teams will present their ideas before a judge panel in order to compete for $50,000 in funding. The judges will have the ability to award the $50,000 to one team or split it up to any of the five teams participating.
So just how does one win this funding? The Pitch will be held at 2 p.m. on April 4, 2013 in the Cornerstone Arts Center's Richard F. Celeste Theatre and will be open to all student and community members free of charge. Our goal is to provide any student with an idea the opportunity to compete. Every Thursday there will be workshops to assist students with development and every third Thursday there will be a speaker designed to provide start-up education to the students and teams entering the competition as well as any student enrolled at CC who might be thinking about a new idea or business.
|Workshop||13||1pm||Palmer 128||One page business plan and P&L / Balance Sheet|
|Speaker||13||6pm||Slocum||Jonathan Liebert - Aspen Pointe / Social Entrepreneurism|
|Workshop||24||1pm||Palmer 128||The Pitch / Marketing Plan|
|Workshop||31||1pm||Palmer 128||Profit vs. Non Profit|
|Workshop||7||1pm||Palmer 128||Equity / Raising Money / Angels and Venture Capitalists|
|Workshop||21||1pm||Palmer 128||Your Team / Partners / Suppliers / Contractors|
|Workshop||28||1pm||Palmer 128||Business Formation / Exit Strategy|
|Registration Ends||28||All teams must be registered by midnight|
Mr. Mueller – Succeeding as an Entrepreneur
|Workshop||7||1pm||Palmer 128||Bootstrapping / Starting Up|
|Workshop||21||1pm||Palmer 128||Trademarks / Patents / Agreements & when you need a lawyer|
|21||5:30pm||McHugh Commons||Colorado Springs Technology Incubator Best Practices when pitching to VC and Angel investors.|
|Elimination Round||28||1pm||Palmer 128||Selection of final 5 teams|
|THE BIG IDEA||4||2pm||Cornerstone||Giving away $50,000|
Can anyone join these events? Any student with good academic and behavioral standing may compete. Stephen Kaczmarek recommends that you contact him either by email (email@example.com) or by phone (719) 502-7952 in order to ensure that you are recognized, get registered and participate in the events.
See the links below for more information about each team.
- Artizan of the Andes
- Assavat Company
- City Roots
- CPR Access
- Dutch Safari Company
- Gift Ideas
- Hydraulic Jump
- Kids Are Dramatic
- Mobile Munchie Machine
- Musical Junctions
- New Leaf
- Paper Velo
- Piece 5 Applications
- Quick Lock
- Real Ease
- Resource Hub
- Rocky Mountain Head Cams
- Sacred Grounds Cafe
- Sponsor Link