Get in the Ring Colorado at UCCS


Rhea Phaneuf



Colorado Springs , United States of America



start May 3, 2017

end   May 3, 2017

2017-05-03 00:00:00 2017-05-03 00:00:00 America/Denver Get in the Ring Colorado at UCCS Global events Rhea Phaneuf rphaneuf@uccs.edu

Get in the Ring Colorado at UCCS
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

UCCS, Berger Hall

Watch entrepreneurs battle it out in the Ring or enter your business idea and win a trip to Singapore to pitch your idea on the global stage! 

Get in the Ring is coming to Colorado Springs on the May 3rd organized by El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC) and the Quad Innovation Partnership. Get in the Ring is a global startup competition that gives startups a global podium to make valuable connections to start, grow and scale up their business. Get in the Ring is known for its innovative format where startups face off in a boxing ring. Check out this video to learn more about Get in the Ring.

Any entrepreneurs can apply to compete. On May 3rd startups will be selected to battle in the ring and showcase their business idea. This will include questions from a panel of judges that will consist of successful entrepreneurs and businesses leaders from the region. Together they will decide who will win a ticket to the Global Final in Singapore on May 17-19. In addition to winning a ticket to Singapore the winner will also receive $1500 to cover travel expenses.Entrepreneurs will face off in 30 second rounds in the following areas: 

Round 1: Team
Round 2: Achievements
Round 3: Business Model & Market
Round 4: Financials & Proposition
Round 5: Freestyle

Want to experience the action up close? Join us for an evening of pitches, networking, and socializing with like-minded startup fans.
There is no cost to attend this event but RSVP is required.

If you are an Entrepreneur that would like to enter the Ring we are accepting application till Sunday, April 30th. Enter Today!


Compete against thousands of startups globally, win awards, get exposure and connect with fans to scale up your business.

About this event

Get in the Ring at UCCS is a selection event for the Global Startup Competition of the Get in the Ring Foundation. This yearly pitch competition challenges you to show what you’ve got in an actual ring. Through 1-on-1 battles, you will compete for awards, a place in the global final and the attention of potential fans.


Participating in Get in the Ring is not only about winning the competition. Therefore we have a great program:


Pitch Training

Practice your pitch together with peers and get feedback from experts during these training sessions.



Participate in one-on-one pre-matched speed dating sessions with investors and business leaders and discover business opportunities together.



During the selection round you will pitch for a spot on the main stage of the selection event. You will have to pitch in front of an experienced jury and convince them why you should proceed to the next round.


Award show

The highlight of every Get in the Ring event. During the award show the best startups will battle on the main stage, show what they’ve got and compete for the attention of potential fans and a ticket to the global final.

Why participate
For every participant we have great opportunities:

Millions of fans
Connect with potential fans such as investors, corporates, talent and experts involved
Global exposure
Get global exposure and contacts through a network in 100+ countries
Pitch Perfect
Participate in an exciting and educating process to perfectionize your pitch and get feedback from experts
Global Conference
Win awards and a ticket to the final at the Global Conference in May 2017

“This was a really amazing event, high energy, high impact and the stakes as an entrepreneur pitching have never been higher” - Justin Coetzee, Founder GoMetro

Startups we are looking for
Get in the Ring is cross-industry. We live by the rule that the future is uncertain and innovation comes from areas you can't foresee.
Whether you are in robotics, software, agriculture or medtech for us it's all good. We do however have a preference for startups that are aiming to make a positive impact in this world.

Requirements Startups
Can you imagine yourself, standing in the ring, battling head-to-head, making fans and do you meet the requirements below? 
Then you're good to go!

  •  Innovative and scalable business idea/model
  •  Launched less than 8 years ago
  •  Pitch fluently in English