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Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship: Events

Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship: Events

We foster an open and diverse environment that emphasizes multidisciplinary experiential learning. Our relationships with business leaders and successful entrepreneurs further expand opportunities for students to research, assess, and execute ideas whether for a new business or to revitalize mature organizations in response to a perceived opportunity. 

Our major events are the following

Business Plan Competition

Every Spring we hold the Jake Jabs Center Business Plan Competition which is one of the foremost events for early stage companies in Colorado. We to promote the development of high-caliber business plans, recognize the most outstanding plans with more than $50,000 in cash and in-kind awards from area businesses, and encourage the creation of new businesses.

Learn more about the​ Business Plan Competition.

Best of Colorado Speaker Series

Colorado is the home of many inspiring entrepreneurs and growing startups looking to become next big company. The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship wants to recognize some of the Colorado’s own biggest names in business with a new speaker series dedicated to the "Best of Colorado."

News and Past Events

Read more Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship news and past events:

  • How to be Taken Seriously as a Young Entrepreneur

    Nov 12, 2015

    Jabs_Ribbon.CC038Being 23 years old, an entrepreneur, and the CEO of Recoup Fitness, certainly comes with challenges. Among these challenges is gaining the respect of those around you, including the older generation of business leaders. Through hard work, trial, error, and engaging with numerous successful people, I’ve learned a lot. Here are my four tips to […]

  • Denver Startup Week Brings Thousands to the CU Denver Business School

    Oct 09, 2015

    IMG_0333Last week was Denver Startup Week, a week full of events centered on Denver’s startup community. The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the CU Denver Business School hosted several events and had over 2,000 attendees over the week. Started in 2012, Denver Startup Week is a unique week-long experience bringing together the entrepreneurs in […]

  • Scientists ‘Ink’ A Win

    Jun 15, 2015

    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 […]

  • Idea for renewable printer ink wins first prize at CU Denver Jake Jabs Center competition

    Jun 11, 2015

    IMG_6754Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition awards start-up businesses with prize money DENVER (June 11, 2015) –An idea to turn algae that grows in ponds and oceans into sustainable and renewable ink won first prize yesterday in the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition at the University of Colorado Denver Business […]

  • Business Plan Competition helps shape bagel shop into winner

    Feb 26, 2015

    Rosenbergs DeliNOSH @ ROSENBERG’S DELI Authentic NY bagels in Denver? They’re here, thanks to Josh Pollack and lessons he learned through CU Denver Business School DENVER—It’s mid-morning on a Friday and you stroll in for a bagel and a chat with Denver’s newest bagel-shop proprietor. You find a spot in line—pretty far back, since the line […]


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