FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With countless successful homegrown companies, Colorado is a canvas of innovation. OtterBox®, a Northern Colorado company bred from entrepreneurialism, shows support for local start-up ventures by joining Galvanize and their [i4c] Campaign to provide assistance, funding and educational opportunities to Denver-based businesses that pursue the distinct mission to make a social or environmental impact.
The [i4c] Campaign will kick into high-gear with The Summit - a platform for entrepreneurs to earn a $50,000 investment by pitching their ideas. On July 13, ten promising applicants will showcase their businesses in front of a panel of local experts, including OtterBox President Brian Thomas. Winning entrepreneurs will have generated an innovative model that has potential to create a better future and better community.
“Just having an ‘entrepreneurial flare up’ doesn’t mean you know how to run a business,” said Curt Richardson, OtterBox founder and CEO. “It’s about creating a culture where people want to work for your company, they believe in what they are doing and customers want to be a part of that, too. These businesses in the early phases already have the spark and now face the responsibility to keep it burning. We look forward to watching their successes.”
Galvanize founder Jim Deters believes the initiative behind The Summit is not only important to local entrepreneurs but impacts the community at large. “It’s a simple goal with tremendous opportunity,” Deters says. “Better businesses build better communities. We have a chance to make Denver an entrepreneurial hub, bringing together our city’s innovators and creators, big and small, with the goal of growing together.”
Join OtterBox and Galvanize at The Summit event July 13, 2012 from 5-10:30 p.m. at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, Colo. For more information visit www.i4ccampaign.com.
Built upon fundamentals of hard work, innovation and perseverance, OtterBox is a leader in the production of premier protective solutions for global handheld manufacturers, wireless carriers and distributors.
Incorporating creativity and cutting-edge design into every product, OtterBox creates sleek and durable cases that offer reliable device protection to complement any lifestyle.
OtterBox was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colo.
For more information, visit www.otterbox.com or call 888-695-8820. We’ve Got Technology Covered.
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