Regis’ Innovation Challenge gives like-minded entrepreneurs the chance to shine

What do you get when you combine teams of like-minded entrepreneurs with a platform to hone their creative business skills and showcase their innovative ideas?

Regis University’s College of Business and Economics’ first-ever Innovation Challenge, a year-long initiative which gives students, faculty and staff the chance to explore their creativity, build teams and connect with potential investors.

The top 10 teams were chosen and will move forward to the final pitch competition which will take place on April 20 on Regis’ Northwest Denver Campus.

Teams will all vie for the $10,000, $5,000 and $1,000 prize. They are also competing for a co-working space in Regis’ Innovation Center.

“The idea of a helping student business ideas get off the ground and into reality has always been on the radar of the Innovation Center,” said Ken Sagendorf, professor and director of the Regis University Innovation Center. “My biggest hope is that we see the competitors start and run these ideas as active businesses, and that the co-curriculum that the Innovation Center is building becomes a cornerstone of a Regis education.”

Over the course of the last few months, students, faculty and staff formed teams where they developed their business plans and in Shark Tank-style, pitched their ideas to a live panel of judges. Additionally, the finalists are being offered a mentorship program.

To find out more or keep up with the competition, visit The Regis Innovation Challenge website.