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Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship: Student Opportunities

Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship: Student Opportunities

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.

Attend Events

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.


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