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Best of Colorado Speaker Series

Colorado is the home of many inspiring entrepreneurs and growing startups, and the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship wants to recognize some of the area’s rising up and comers with a new speaker series dedicated to the "Best of Colorado." Starting in the Fall of 2014, the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship will host a morning breakfast series.


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1475 Lawrence St.
Denver, CO 80202

Leo Yuffa, Dazbog

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Room 1800

Dazbog Coffee is the realization of the American dream by two immigrants of the former Soviet Union, Anatoly and Leonid Yuffa. The dream that is now Dazbog began on a bitter, cold night among the cobblestone streets of Leningrad. The Yuffa family fled Russia to embark on a new and better life of freedom, democracy and opportunity. Their journey is the legacy of Dazbog Coffee.

Justin Gold, Justin's Nut Butter

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Room TBD

Justin Gold is the founder of Justin’s, a natural foods company that produces organic and all-natural nut butters and peanut butter cups. In 2004--two years after experimenting with nuts and a simple food processor in his home kitchen, Justin wrote his first business plan and launched a national brand.

Justin’s has received numerous local and national accolades and ranked in the Top 15 on the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list in the Food and Beverage category two years in a row. Most recently, Justin was recognized as the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the Mountain Desert Region.

Chad McWhinney, Developer—Denver Union Station

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Room TBD

McWhinney CEO & Co-Founder Chad McWhinney has been a visionary leader in the real estate industry for more than 20 years. Since 1991, Chad has developed and planned over 6,000 acres of land, and developed more than 4.5 million square feet of office, industrial, medical, retail and residential properties, including more than 1,300 multifamily apartment homes.

Chad has been named 9NEWS Leader of the Year by Colorado Channel 9 KUSA, awarded NAIOP Developer/Owner of the Year by the Colorado Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Bravo! Entrepreneur of the Year by Northern Colorado Business Report and Rising Business Star by the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

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