New app takes top honors at 2023 Business Pitch competition

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A new app designed to help skiers and snowboarders get around better on the mountain has won the 2023 Community Business Pitch competition put on by RCEDP's Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center.

“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,” said Sam Bobb, creator of Corduroy Systems, which placed first in the competition. “The competition provided the framework, a deadline, and access to some great judges who provided really good feedback.”

Last winter, Bobb introduced, which is available in app stores right now and is an interactive, easy-to-use grooming report that he designed for a group of retired friends he knows in Steamboat Springs. He is currently working on and is planning to release an update of that app that will have added mapping features and will provide information and navigation for ski resorts. He hopes that release date will be soon.