Capital Championship 2016 National Winner



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live pitch finalists

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The Tournament

$250,000 National Grand Prize

Capital Championship is a nationwide entrepreneurial tournament that rewards the ultimate victor $250,000. The tournament strengthens the startup community by offering exposure, networking, mentorship, and CASH to emerging entrepreneurs.

Capital Championship has teamed up with RECESS Music + Ideas Festival, RECESS is the only nationwide college music and ideas festival, helping students take their business ideas from the dorm room to the board room, while Capital Championship is a tournament targeting established startups looking to network, scale, and celebrate the entrepreneurship community, while competing to win a $250,000 cash prize.

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Regional Semifinals

Semifinalists announced April 5

Six regional semifinal events will occur between April 18th – 28th. Companies applied to compete via a digital application process.  Top competitors will be hand selected by a team of experienced judges and entrepreneurs.

Online finalists

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Held at the RECESS Field Trip in Los Angeles, CA June 8-10, 2016

The Capital Championship final round will unfold live, on stage as semifinalists compete head to head for the grand prize of $250,000 cash. Before the final round begins, Regional and Online Capital finalists will come together at the RECESS Field Trip in Los Angeles, California, where they will get the opportunity to talk strategy with mentors, pick the brains of industry giants, and pitch to venture capitalists and investors!

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Past to Present

Formerly the CSU Blue Ocean Enterprises Challenge, Capital Championship is a national tournament
that was created to engage a wider audience of talented entrepreneurs, business professionals, and venture capitalists.

Looking for the CSU Collegiate Challenge? Visit CSU Collegiate Challenge for more details and to
apply for this separate event.

The Evolution

2016 Regional Semifinalists

Utivity is an online marketplace and recommendation search engine aimed at enabling platform users to Do MoreTM while empowering platform pros to earn and achieve more doing what they love.  With the goal of offering users an avenue to Do MoreTM of what they love through a unique set of activities, Utivity has amassed over 1,300 providers in Colorado that provide users with a wide variety of experiences to better the Mind, Body, and Spirit.

FORTË streams live and on-demand avant-garde fitness classes from well-known boutique fitness studios (i.e.: Barry’s FlyWheel, CrossFit, Yoga, etc) worldwide directly to your mobile device. FORTË curates all types of fitness trackers and heart rate monitors (Fit Bit, Jawbone, Apple Health Kit, etc.) so users can compare, compete and monitor their personal achievements in real-time. FORTË strongly believes that the best way to create a community is to translate work output to objective measurement which we achieve through our live leaderboard.

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Past Competitors




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