The competitive spirit of the Capital Championship is in full effect, yet recognizing and honoring the importance of teamwork and collaboration is just as significant as our competition itself.

We want to thank our generous sponsors for making the 2016 Capital Championship possible and for showing their commitment to supporting the small business and startup ecosystem!





Founded in 1998, Otter Products has become a global innovator of premium protective solutions for smartphone and tablet devices. Now they engineer consumer confidence by protecting your mobile world. An eight-time honoree on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the U.S., Otter Products was also named one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” by Forbes Magazine.
Otter Products believes the entrepreneurial spirit drives innovation. So it’s their great pleasure to support the 2016 National Capital Challenge event.




HP is a technology company that delivers personal systems and printing innovations that empower people to create, interact and inspire like never before.
HP’s mission is to invent technologies and services that drive business value, create social benefit and improve the lives of customers — with a focus on affecting the greatest number of people possible.




Practical solutions, experience you can trust. The corporate team at Hogan Lovells stands ready to help with all your business needs. From mergers and acquisitions, bank financing, going public, public and private offerings, and exit events, their lawyers have advised on all deals of all sizes and circumstances, across a broad range of industries.
As a sponsor of the 2016 Capital Championship, Hogan Lovells congratulates this year’s participants. “We are proud to support the legal and business needs of growing and established companies in Colorado, the United States, and across the globe.”





FB_CUBE_100dpiFirstBank invests heavily at the local level because they recognize that local communities are integral to the social fabric of our nation. When you consider the dynamics, investing in the community is not only the right thing to do, it’s also good business.
FirstBank looks forward to seeing what all these bright minds are able to accomplish and are very excited to be a part of our great competition.



EKS&H believes in supporting Capital Championship. After all, as a homegrown Colorado firm, being entrepreneurial is in their DNA. They understand entrepreneurs, as well as those that invest in them, and provide a wide range of audit, tax, financial and technology consulting services to organizations in a wide range of industries.


We’ve teamed up with the Paterson Center to put their leading strategic system into our competitors’ hands. Used by thousands of teams across the U.S., it will help Capital Championship startups achieve breakthrough and growth.

National semifinalists will receive access to the Paterson Center strategic system. Competitors can work through this system to gain clarity across all of the strategic, operational, and financial aspects of their business. This process will help competitors make their vision a reality.


Thanks to our Friend Level sponsors!

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