Join us for this year’s challenge at the Colorado State University College of Business!

About the Rocky Mountain Investment Challenge

Win cash prizes of up to $10,000 when your team presents a stock pitch in this annual case competition at CSU’s College of Business! Teams of undergraduate students will prepare and present a stock pitch to a panel of judges chosen from the financial industry. Students choose any publicly traded firm and conduct a thorough valuation of the company in line with best industry practices. This analysis includes an investment thesis, an industry analysis, a financial analysis including relative and absolute valuation of the security, and a buy/sell/hold recommendation.  

First-, second- and third-place teams will receive cash prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500, respectively. The prize money will go directly to the students of the winning teams. 

The competition, held on CSU’s Fort Collins campus, is open to all undergraduate college students in the country. Students participating in the challenge apply what they’ve learned in the classroom about investment to real-world firms. The challenge will help students gain valuable experience, build their resumes and provide networking opportunities. 

To learn more about what it’s like to prepare for and participate in the challenge, check out this video


Apr 12, 12 pm

Apr 12, 1 pm - 8 pm

Event details

  • Registration opens Jan 30 and closes Mar 8. 

  • Up to two teams of three to five students from each school are eligible to participate. 

  • Team members will be provided with access to computers in the presentation rooms. Slide decks are due 30 minutes after market close on Apr 11. 

  • Professional dress attire is required. 

  • The competition costs $75 per team. 

  • Teams are responsible for their own transportation to and from Fort Collins, Colo. 

  • There is a fee to park on campus. However, if you stay at the Hilton Fort Collins, where discounted rates have been negotiated, the hotel is about a 10-minute walk to Rockwell Hall West, where the competition is held. 

  • If you have any questions about the competition, please email Hilla Skiba or Frank Smith

  • For more information, including event logistics and rules, download this document.


Rockwell Hall West