For Immediate Release:
Contact: Aubrey Cornelius
(303) 495-2883 or (303) 229-4431
2011 Something Independent Snowsport Entrepreneur Award Future Leaders Wanted
August 12, 2011 – Something Independent announces the 2011 SI Snowsport Entrepreneur Award. This first-time award will recognize a Colorado-based entrepreneur whose product or service demonstrates a connection to the snowsports industry and whose idea has been influenced by and drawn inspiration from Colorado – all that it represents and all that it inspires. A sound concept, innovative approach and creativity will be key factors in the judging of applicants.
Through this award, Something Independent aims to assist future business leaders by fostering opportunities for growth through exposure, networking, and access to new resources. The winning entrepreneur will receive a cash award of $1,500. Other benefits include a marketing & communications package from Sprocket Communications and media recognition from ColoradoBiz Magazine, media sponsor of the 2011 SI Snowsport Entrepreneur Award.
What: Something Independent is looking to hear from future leaders who are embracing core tenets of entrepreneurism – innovation, creativity, purpose and perseverance – in pursuit of their ideas and passions. In the creation of this first-time award, SI looks to the Colorado snowsport community to help feature ideas and companies that are poised to become leaders in Colorado’s new entrepreneurial economy.
When: Video Applications Due: Friday, September 9, 2011
Award Announcement: At TBD date, between September 28 – October 7, 2011
Where: For more information and to apply, visit: www.somethingindependent.com
Funds: Funding for the 2011 SI Snowsport Entrepreneur Award was generated through the Art of Winter – an outdoor exhibit of ski and snowboard art produced by Something Independent and hosted by Denver’s Larimer Square which showcased boutique ski and snowboard brands incorporating art and design into their products and their company culture. The exhibit also featured original works from Colorado artists on recycled skis and boards.
Award Selection Committee
Annelise Loevlie, Global Brand Manager, Icelantic Skis; Board Member, Snowsports Industries America (SIA)
Lisa Osman, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Alexander Price, Economic Development Policy Advisor, Office of Governor John Hickenlooper
Bart Taylor, Publisher, ColoradoBiz Magazine
Joe Vostrejs, COO, Larimer Associates; Board Member, Downtown Denver Partnership
Senator Jean White, Colorado State Senate District 8
Johnny Klein, Co-Founder, Something Independent
Award Partners & Sponsors
Something Independent would like to thank the sponsors and partners of the 2011 SI Snowsport Entrepreneur Award:
• Icelantic Skis
• ColoradoBiz Magazine
• Sprocket Communications
Something Independent would also like thank 2011 Art of Winter sponsors & partners whose support has allowed for the creation of the SI Snowsport Entrepreneur Award: Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, City and County of Denver, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Colorado Creative Industries, Colorado Small Business Development Centers, Larimer Associates, Snowsports Industries America (SIA), Sprocket Communications, Legwork Studios, CompanyBE, Visit Denver, The Public Works and 5280 Magazine.