Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Business Counseling | Business Seminars | Business Pitch Competitions
We offer free and confidential business counseling services for both new and existing small businesses, in addition to a range of other support services.

2023 Business Pitch Competition

Congratulations To The 2023 Winners

Sam Bobb, Corduroy Systems
“This competition was really effective at providing the sort of encouragement and motivation to put the rigorous thought into what I want the business to be, how it would work, how to go to market and what all the stages of going from a casual idea to a real business would be.”
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Thank You To Our Sponsors

Award Sponsors

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David and Marion Dennis & Business for Isness Foundation

Thank You To Our Judges

Carrie Requist | Laura Sankey | Burton Johnson

Business Pitch Competitions

Next Year

Every year, the YVEC holds a business pitch competitions that provides both aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with an opportunity to refine and showcase their innovative business ideas to a distinguished panel of judges. Participants not only receive valuable insights and feedback, but also stand a chance to win a cash prize to support business start-up costs. This prize money is generously donated by local governments, businesses, foundations, and philanthropists who share a common goal to support and expand the Yampa Valley's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

If you have a burning entrepreneurial spirit and would like to participate in this competition as either an entrepreneur or a sponsor, we would love to hear from you. Simply click the button below to connect with us. As spring approaches, we begin planning the annual competition, securing sponsorships, and launch it in mid-May.

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Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center

Free and confidential business counseling for new and existing small businesses