I’ve been on the board of the Bard Center at CU Denver for several years now. One of the things I enjoy the most about my work with the organization is our annual business plan competition (in fact it was through judging this competition that I first connected with the Bard Center). Each year six finalists are selected to present to a panel of judges and $25k is awarded among the 6 finalists (in addition to prizes for 1st-6th place there are also cash awards for the top plans in specific categories (bio-science, non-profit, etc.). The event will take place on June 11th at the Hyatt in downtown Denver (finalist presentations from 8:30 – 12:00 and the awards lunch from 12:00 – 1:30).
In addition to the usual fun, this year my partner Brad is the keynote speaker at the award luncheon. I’d encourage you to come if you are in Denver that day. In fact I have a couple of extra seats left at my table, so email me directly if you’re interested.