Pitch Competition

Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition

2017 Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition

Eligibility:
Awards competition is open to start-up businesses, as well as established Brighton businesses with up to 25 employees that have been operating up to five years. Awards are open to Brighton businesses, Brighton residents, and/or individuals with plans to have a Brighton-based business.

Awards:
Three winning entries will be awarded cash prizes to help take their business to the next level, including:
● $15,000 grand prize
● $4,000 second place award
● $1,000 third place award

Application: 
Business plan applications will be accepted beginning Monday, July 31, 2017. Applications will be accepted until 50 are received or until Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017, whichever occurs first. Please turn entries in early to ensure participation. 

Cost: Free to enter
 
Selection Process: 
All applications will go through a two-phase vetting process. 

Phase I: Initial Selection
All entrepreneurs will need to complete an electronic application/business profile at the Brighton Economic Development Corporation web site. This will be the first level of review. The top ten business profiles will be selected based on the strength of the information provided on the application/business profile. Finalists will be notified on September 18, 2017 if their idea was selected to move forward in the competition

Phase II: Final Selection (Full Business Plan Review)
Upon review of all applications/business profiles, the Brighton EDC will select the top ten applicants to be invited to a formal interview to discuss their application. The Brighton EDC will select three finalists to the pitch competition where all three will walk away with a cash prize.

Pitch Prep:
All finalists will be required to participate in a "pitch prep" session before the pitch competition event. Pitch prep date and time TBD.

The Pitch Competition Event:
The top three finalists will pitch their business to a panel of judges on Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Armory Performing Arts Center - Brighton, CO from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. 

2016 Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition Winner
drynkware by Dryland Design Co

drynkware by Dryland Design Co. - a small, independent bar ware brand built by true libation aficionados

2016 Brighton Business Innovation Pitch Competition Finalists

Honeykohm, Inc. - a web-based software solution for rehabilitation therapists and their employers allowing for the storage and real-time sharing of professional healthcare credentials

Prairie Girl Wine Bar - in the business of providing wine expertise while building relationships over a memorable glass of wine, they will help wine drinkers graduate from a glass of read to a glass of Oregon Pinot

Prodigys Technology Solutions - a "one-stop-shop" for business professionals and individuals alike to obtain tech that is essential to their everyday success

Something Brewery - a local brewing company that sets its goals on supplying a unique and positive atmosphere to the Brighton community while manufacturing the best product possible
Funding for the competition is made possible through a Brighton Lodging Tax Committee grant. 
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