Six community finalists will pitch their ideas for achieving key Fort Collins carbon reduction goals at a public forum August 3 at the Lincoln Center.
The public pitch night for the Climate Action Plan’s Innovate Fort Collins Challenge will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Theatre. Tickets are required due to limited seating. Register at at www.fcgov.com/pitchnight.
The finalists include a broad range of businesses and organizations proposing solutions to challenges related to waste materials, transportation and energy. The finalists are:
Finalists will provide a brief overview of their projects at the Pitch Night event, which will make up 15 percent of their overall score. Judges are members of the City’s volunteer Boards and Commissions.
The City of Fort Collins is pleased to offer the Innovate Fort Collins Challenge, a competition that seeks proposals for innovative projects to help achieve the community’s ambitious Climate Action Plan goals. Participating businesses and organizations can explore new ideas or technology, leverage a financial award, and have an opportunity to showcase their project to a broader audience.
The Fort Collins community submitted 58 applications worth $5.5 million for the City’s first Innovate Fort Collins Challenge, which will fund projects capable of achieving carbon reductions in energy, transportation and waste materials.
April 28 was the deadline for submitting letters of intent for the Challenge, which will provide up to $250,000 to innovative projects that help the community reach its Climate Action goals.
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Successful applicants will be eligible to receive financial awards ranging from $5,000 to $250,000 based on approved project plans and budget.