Noble Capital Markets Invites Students to Compete in Second Annual College Challenge

An Equity Research Contest Awarding Up to $7,500 to Winning Student(s)

Boca Raton, Fl. December 1, 2020 Noble Capital Markets Inc. today announced the launch of its second annual Channelchek College Challenge. The equity research report contest is designed to encourage college students to explore the field of equity research and analysis. The prize package includes cash for both winning student(s) and the winner’s school, a paid internship with Noble Capital Markets, an award ceremony at the virtual NobleCon Investor Conference (NobleCon17), and more.

Participants are to prepare a “Wall Street-style” equity research report on one of the more than 6,000 public small and microcap companies found on Channelchek is an investor resource featuring news and commentaries, equity research, live and recorded management discussions, company and stock market data, plus exclusive reports on select industries.

The student(s) that register for this year’s College Challenge will be competing for up to $7,500 paid to them; their college will receive an additional $5,000. The student(s) will also be offered a paid internship with Noble Capital Markets. The award ceremony will be online at the 17th annual Noble Capital Markets investor conference, a video of the award presentation ceremony will be featured on the NASDAQ Tower in New York City’s Times Square.

Each year NobleCon draws executive teams from public small and microcap companies presenting their company’s investment opportunity to attendees who are both institutional and self-directed investors. NobleCon17 will occur on January 19, 20, and 21, 2021 (more information available at NobleCon17).

The College Challenge has been made possible with the support of the following sponsors: Channelchek, Tribune Publishing, Salem Media Group, Kelly Services, NASDAQ, The College Investor, and E.W. Scripps, known for its National Spelling Bee.

Mike Kupinski, Noble’s Director of Research, was active in providing guidance and judging last year’s College Challenge; he stated, “It’s exciting to be involved in this competition again. Last year the students clearly took the competition seriously with reports that were well written, with thorough analysis. The winners, Stephen Zurlo and Casey Szarkowski from the University of Tennessee, are examples of the high level of talent present within the college community today.” Looking toward this year's College Challenge, Kupinski said, “I hope that the competition will incent more students to be inspired to seek careers in equity research, as well as the financial industry.”

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Contest Guidelines:

The Challenge is open to students without restrictions relating to age or academic specialization who are registered at an institute of higher learning anywhere in the United States. Entries will be judged by senior equity analysts at Noble Capital Markets.

A complete list of rules are available at College Challenge Rules. There will be two informational session webinars for those interested in competing. The registration links for the sessions are below. Students are encouraged but not required to attend these sessions.

December 3, 2020, 2:30pm EST
College Challenge Information Meeting with Mike Kupinski, Director of Research Noble Capital Markets

December 8, 2020, 3:00pm EST
Tips for Completing your College Challenge Entry with Mike Kupinski, Director of Research Noble Capital Markets

About Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

Noble Capital Markets (“Noble”) is a research-driven boutique investment bank that has supported small & microcap companies since 1984. As a FINRA and SEC licensed broker dealer Noble provides institutional-quality equity research, merchant and investment banking, wealth management, and order execution services. In 2005, Noble established NobleCon, an investor conference that has grown substantially over the last decade. Noble launched Channelchek - a new investment community dedicated exclusively to small and micro-cap companies and their industries in 2018. Channelchek is tailored to meet the needs of self-directed investors and financial professionals. Channelchek is the first service to offer institutional-quality research to the public, for FREE at every level without a subscription. More than 6,000 public emerging growth companies are listed on the site, with growing content including research, webcasts, podcasts, and balanced news.