Students have the opportunity to do more than just take classes at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship.
Student Consulting Group
Jake Jabs Center Consulting is a strategy and management consulting firm
operated exclusively by graduate business students at the University of
Colorado Denver, under the supervision of the faculty at the Jake Jabs
Center for Entrepreneurship. Learn more.
Rutt Bridges Venture Capital Fund
The Jake Jabs Center exposes entrepreneurs to a variety of funding
sources in order to help them pursue their business dreams. One of these
sources is the Rutt Bridges Venture Capital Fund,
which started in 1998 from an endowment gift by Rutt Bridges. This fund
was created in order to provide seed capital for start-up companies
affiliated with the Center. Learn more.
Business Plan Competition
The Jake Jabs Center Business Plan Competition is one of the foremost
events for early stage companies in Colorado. The first Jake
Jabs Center Business Plan Competition was held in 2002 and the event has
been growing ever since. It seeks 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.
Year after year, competitors vie for the top prize of $10,000 in cash
plus in-kind prizes. This year the competition will culminate on June
18, 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel where 4-6 finalists will present
their proposals to a panel of judges and community members. Learn more.
The Center's entrepreneurship speaker events incorporate instruction,
mentoring, and support from outstanding business leaders with
entrepreneurial expertise. The events include varying topics throughout
the year, and are open to students and the general public. Learn more.