Five finalists have been selected to compete in the finals of the tenth annual Monfort College of Business Entrepreneurial Challenge at the University of Northern Colorado. A panel of experts with diverse backgrounds evaluated the competitor’s business plans and presentations. In addition to receiving feedback from the judges on critical elements for entrepreneur success, competitors compete for a portion of $50,000 in prize money. All five companies will present their business plans to a panel of judges at the University Center UNC’s campus on April 3.

“Our judges were incredibly impressed with the semi-finalists this year. The five finalists have all presented business models that could ultimately change the face of their respective industry, or serve a niche that is not yet being met,” said Paul Bobrowski, dean of the Monfort College of Business. For more information on the five finalists visit their websites below.

Ageto Energy (Fort Collins, agetoenergy.com)

Career Allies (Fort Collins, careeralliesinc.com)

simplyHR, LLC DBA Define the Line (Fort Collins, Definethelinecomic.com)

Laborjack (Fort Collins, laborjack.com)

Notty LLC DBA Notty Foods (Denver, nottyfoods.com)

The first-place winner will receive $25,000, second place $13,000, third place $7,000, and fourth and fifth places will receive $2,500 each. In addition to the prize money, winners will receive business incubator services from UNC BizHub, the business incubator at UNC.

 For more information about the competition visit www.mcb-echallenge.com.