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University of Colorado Denver Business School, offering Bachelor, MBA, MS, and PhD degrees

Business School, University of Colorado Denver

​Over the past decade the Business Plan competition has spawned hundreds of business plans, and winners and non-winners alike have implemented their plans and started successful enterprises. Examples include Superior Echotech, UrgentRX, AppIt Ventures,, Viktorian Guitars, Metroboom, Peak 360, Dizgo, BP Proteomics, Customer Connections & Innovations, CaraSolva, Olomomo Nut Company, The Organic Dish, Developing Minds Software, Shelter-Me Photography and Snoasis Medical, among others.

Past events​

  • Scientists ‘Ink’ A Win


    IMG_6618Firm that turns algae into ink takes top prize at Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition DENVER—Inspiration can strike in odd, even mundane, places. For biologist-turned-entrepreneur Scott Fulbright, it was in the greeting card aisle. “I was getting a card for my grandmother,” he said. “I thought, ‘We could actually use algae as […]

  • Algae Oil Makers Win Jake Jabs Center’s Business Plan Competition


    Award winners from Left to right, Red's Shed, SuperCryt, Geocity, Knob Where You Need It, YouGlycimia, and Superior EchotechUse waste from breweries to make supplements A novel way to create vegan spreads, cheese and dietary supplements using waste from breweries and ethanol plans won first prize Thursday in this year’s Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. Daniel Higgs and Benjamin […]

  • Allergy Solutions wins Business Plan Competition


    UCD_Bard.CC024Entrepreneurship event expands to include entrants from Montana State University DENVER — A business that improves treatments for allergy sufferers while increasing revenue for physicians took top honors at the 12th annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. Allergy Solutions, founded by Neil Smith, a recent graduate of the University of Colorado Executive MBA […]

  • Two Business Plans Emerge Victorious in Entrepreneurship Event


    2012-BusinessPlanCompetitionFor first time, dual winners named in Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition An eco-friendly online fashion retailer and a mobile app developer shared the top prize in the 11th annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. It was the first time in the competition’s history that two finalists were chosen as winners. […]

  • Makers of unique electric guitar win Business Plan Competition


    IMG_8027Viktorian Guitars wins $10,000 in contest DENVER – The makers of a high-tech, carbon fiber electric guitar walked away with first place Thursday in the 10th annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Bard Center for Entrepreneurship. “I’m elated to bring this new technology to Denver,” said Josh Jacobson, […]

  • Alumni Profile: Justin Perkins, 11-Month MBA ’03


    Nuts for Business: 11-month MBA Grad Wins Bard Center Entrepreneurship Award If every business owner had the same drive for social responsibility as Olomomo Nut Company founder Justin Perkins, the world would be a better place. A native of Boulder, Perkins started his business in an effort to provide a healthy alternative to snacks currently found […]


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