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Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship: Business Plan Competition

Join us for the

Business Plan Competition Award Presentations and Luncheon

Thursday, June 19, 2014​

The Business Plan Competition is designed for early stage Colorado companies that have received no Angel or Venture funding and that have generated little or no revenue to date. The primary purpose of the competition is to provide these early stage ventures with an opportunity to test their ideas and receive meaningful feedback on their business plans. 

The finalists will present their plans in front of a panel of judges and audience of business leaders and fellow entrepreneurs from 8:30 until 11:30. Following the presentations an awards luncheon will be held where the awards for best business plans will be presented.


  • 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM Finalists Present to Panel Judges (free)
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon and Awards Ceremony (paid reservation required)


The Four Seasons Hotel
Denver Downtown
1111 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Map & Directions

See our sponsorship page for additional details on our business plan competition sponsorship opportunities.

Join us for the Awards Luncheon

Attendance at the business plan presentations is free; however, there is a fee for the luncheon.

Register today


CBS4's Jim Benemann

Keynote Speakers

Elaine, Max and Joel AppelThe Appel Family

The Appel Family turned family recipes for household cleaners into international powerhouse brands such as OxiClean, Orange Glo, and Kaboom. They used infomercials in innovative ways, leveraged outsourcing before it was widespread, and made their category exciting for consumers.

Joel and his parents, Max and Elaine, will sit back and tell us about their journey of taking the Orange Glo Corporation from garage to global, and where they are now. 

Awards Luncheon Seating Pricing

  • General Seating—$75
  • Student, Faculty, Staff and Alumni—$50 *

* CU Faculty, Staff, Students and Jake Jabs Center Alumni, as well as In-Kind Sponsors please email for the Discount Code to get your at-cost seat price

For more information, contact or 303-315-8500

Reservation Note

Your contribution less Fair Market Value of the luncheon (estimated at $50/person) may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor. The University of Colorado is a 501(c)3 organization: Tax ID#84-6000555.

Net proceeds benefit Jake Jabs Center programs and future events.

Cancellation Policy 

Notice of seven days is required for a refund, minus a $15.00 processing fee. Cancellations 7 days prior and up to the event will be recorded as a 100% donation. If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute in your place. Please be sure the substitute has a copy of this confirmation, signed by you (the original registrant), authorizing the substitution.

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