Last night I had the honor of serving as one of ten judges on the selection committee for the Something Independent 2012 Entrepreneur Award, a $1,500 prize designed to showcase the next wave of Colorado business leaders. After viewing 90-second video pitches from 23 semi-finalists, we narrowed it down to three finalists -- Mile High Mountaineering (aka MHM Gear), CondorCam and Apex Ski Boots -- before ultimately awarding the prize to MHM Gear.
|Casey Lorenzen, Jeff Popp and Patrick Crowley of MHM Gear won the Something Independent 2012 Entrepreneur Award.|
"I think we're all just blown away that we were even in the top-three finalists, much less winning it," MHM brand manager Casey Lorenzen says. "It's huge for us. The exposure alone is going to be great for our company, and I think that's the biggest part of it. Obviously the money helps, too: We're going to grow our brand with it. We have a lot of ideas in the pipeline for how we want to expand with new lines and new innovations, so this helps for sure."
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