“Fort Collins Startup Week is the ideal event leading up to our inaugural CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge that has a $250,000 grand prize for the first place winner,” said Charisse Bowen, co-director of the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge. “FCSW is rolling out the most perfect welcome party for our finalists coming from across the country who exemplify the entrepreneurial passions and game changing ideas that are driving our growing economy.”
“Fort Collins Startup Week is grateful for the amazing outpouring of support from our Front Range community and sponsors” said Chris J Snook, Organizing Chair and Co-Founder of Launch Haus. “We’re grateful to stay in lockstep with the City of Fort Collins, The State of Colorado, CSU and of course the Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge for their significant contribution.”
The Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge is the richest business pitch competition in Colorado, with a grand prize of $250,000 plus a year’s worth of business mentoring. Presented by the Colorado State University College of Business and Blue Ocean Enterprises, the competition is a celebration of innovation, leadership development, and job creation. The Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge is open to collegiate entrepreneurs throughout Colorado – who compete for a top prize of $20,000 — as well as startups and existing companies anywhere in the world seeking funding and business mentoring. More information is available at www.blueoceanchallenge.com.