Bard Business Plan competition accepting proposals from CU entrepreneurs

In its 10th year, competition fosters entrepreneurs

February 28, 2011

From soup to nuts to hair and clothing and just about everything in between, the Bard Center Business Plan Competition has accelerated entrepreneurial opportunities for dozens of start-ups. Celebrating the competition’s 10th anniversary, the Bard Center is forging ahead with even more opportunities and prizes for the University of Colorado’s best ideas.

Year after year, competitors vie for $10,000 in cash and in-kind prizes. The competition culminates June 16 as six finalists present their proposals to a panel of judges and community members. Companies interested in participating must submit a registration form and participant waiver agreement by March 25 and submit the complete proposal by April 29.

A few of the past winners include:

CaraSolva, which provides cost effective point of care solutions for out of hospital care (2010)

Olomomo Nut Co., a high-end, all natural and organic nut brand with kettle-roasted nuts, coated with original and exotic spices and flavor blends

 Tensegrity Prosthetics for it’s prosthetic foot.

 MetroBoom, a full-service premier style salon exclusively for men.