Thirty entrepreneurs submitted entries for the contest, which offers $25,000 for the first place winner, $15,000 for second place and $10,000 for third place.
The finalists are: Urban Farm Co., which installs high-yield vegetable gardens; Grouse Malting and Roasting Co., which focuses on organic, gluten-free grains for brewing and baking; 5280 Prosthetics, a prosthetic device maker; Membrane Protective Technologies, which protects artificial insemination specimens from freezing; and WildFit Gyms, an outdoor fitness equipment concept.
All finalists will present their business plans in a “Shark Tank” format on March 7. Winners will be announced that evening during the Business Report’s Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards presentation.