Elevator pitch contest under way

Entries will be accepted through Nov. 8 for an elevator pitch contest in which small and medium-sized business in Colorado will submit 90-second videos as they vie for a $20,000 grant from FirstBank

The videos will be judged on the basis of content, creativity and originality. A panel of outside business experts will review the entries to select a pool of semi-finalists. Final voting will occur in real time on social media.

The winner will be announced Nov. 20.

For rules, more information or to submit a video, visit the Web site set up for the competition at http://shout.lt/bdjML.