Entrepreneurs are you ready for the Lion’s Den?

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The Lion’s Den Pitch Night
Presented by EPIIC and Peak Startup

Friday, October 24th
 5:00 pm—7:00 pm
The Lodge at UCCS


Join UCCS El Pomar Institute for Innovation & Commercialization (EPIIC) and Peak Startup for a co-sponsored event on Friday, October 24th, featuring six businesses pitching ventures, a lively panel of business-savvy judges, and interactive Q&A with audience members. The top business pitch will win the prize of up to $1500.

The joint event will be structured similarly to the popular ABC TV show Shark Tank™. Viewers have enjoyed the lively and interesting format of the show in which entrepreneurs present their business ideas to well-known investors.

The concept of the EPIIC and Startup Pitch Night event will follow the TV show’s format, featuring six local ventures. Entrepreneurs will have five minutes to pitch deals to a panel of entrepreneurs/investors. The panel will then provide feedback to presenters, ask tough business questions, and decide who is worthy of the $1500 in prizes.

The event is open to the community and students, investors and entrepreneurs are encouraged to attend.

Click Here to Register for this Event

Questions? Contact Rhea Phaneuf at rphaneuf@uccs.edu

Get ready to Ignite Colorado Springs with Innovation!

What if you were only given 5 minutes and 20 slides to make a point? Ignite Colorado Springs is a night of high-energy presentations. Speakers are community members who will teach, enlighten, or inspire – and they have exactly 5 minutes to do so. This is the third Ignite Colorado Springs event and it promises to be a night of high-energy ideas and insights of Colorado’s brightest, most creative, and most influential people. Speakers at the fall Ignite have been chosen to share their ideas on Innovation. Our speakers include:


Dave Anderson – The Colorado Springs Public Market
Terry Boult –
EPIIC Chair for Innovation and Security
Frank Frey –
Epicentral Coworking
Dave Khaliqi – Director of Student Sucess and CSTEM Education
John Olson –
EV Studio Planning
Laura Neumann
– City for Champions
Colleen Stiles
– Co-Director of Strategic Alliances, Bachelor of Innovation Degree
Carol Sturman– Sturman Industries
Tom Warda – NRO
Sandy Vanderstoep –
2528 Enterprise Consulting

The Fall Ignite Colorado Springs is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. This is an event you won’t want to miss. If you would like to attend, RSVP now.