2020 Esprit Venture Challenge Timeline
Esprit Venture Challenge Applications Open
October 6 - 13
Online Voting Period
Semi-Final Pitch Competition
Final Pitch Competition
About the Esprit Venture Challenge
The Boulder Chamber's Esprit Venture Challenge showcases the next generation of risk-taking entrepreneurs that the unique Boulder ecosystem fosters.
Boulder is a hotbed for entrepreneurs, winning top ratings for its inviting environment, top-tier research and education institutions, and diversity of businesses that attract highly educated, creative and collaborative individuals who are willing to take risks — people we call "Boulderpreneurs." The Esprit Venture Challenge provides an opportunity for these Boulderpreneurs to showcase their startups to the community and convene with other innovative leaders.
The Esprit Venture Challenge is a community-oriented startup competition with a twist.
Everyone gets a say in who wins through online and in-person voting. You help drive Boulder's innovation by participating in selecting the most promising startups for a top prize of $10,000. The selected finalists will compete in a final-round pitch competition at the Boulder Chamber's signature Esprit Entrepreneur event.
Previous Esprit Venture Challenge Competitions
2019 Esprit Entrepreneur
Past Esprit Venture Challenge Winners:
2019 - Boogaloo Beds
2018 - Eyeflite
2017 - Khala Cloths
2016 - Qualify
2015 - Surya Conversions
2014 - Lawbooth (previously Congo)