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Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition

Two Business Plans Emerge Victorious in Entrepreneurship Event

For first time, dual winners named in Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan competition An eco-friendly online fashion retailer and a mobile app developer shared the top prize in the 11th annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition. It was the first time in the competition’s history that two finalists were chosen as winners. […]

Makers of unique electric guitar win Business Plan Competition

Viktorian Guitars wins $10,000 in contest DENVER – The makers of a high-tech, carbon fiber electric guitar walked away with first place Thursday in the 10th annual Business Plan Competition sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver Business School’s Bard Center for Entrepreneurship. “I’m elated to bring this new technology to Denver,” said Josh Jacobson, […]

Alumni Profile: Justin Perkins, 11-Month MBA ’03

Nuts for Business: 11-month MBA Grad Wins Bard Center Entrepreneurship Award If every business owner had the same drive for social responsibility as Olomomo Nut Company founder Justin Perkins, the world would be a better place. A native of Boulder, Perkins started his business in an effort to provide a healthy alternative to snacks currently found […]

2009 Business Plan Competition Winners

First Place: OLOMOMO NUT COMPANY Justin Perkins, Peter Genuardi Olomomo Nut Company aspires to be the foremost high-end, all natural and organic nut brand with its kettle-roasted nuts, coated with original and unexpected exotic spices and flavor blends. Olomomo will initially distribute through specialty coffee shops across America to conscious consumers who crave quality, delicious, […]

2008 Business Plan Competition Award Winners

1st Place: DEVELOPING MINDS SOFTWARE, Dawn & Mason Gregg, Michael Erskine, Colette Hanley, Lynn Sargent Developing Minds Software offers unique web-based software services designed to address the needs of families and educational institutions challenged with serving the developmentally disabled. Their product, DDtrac, is a Web 2.0 application that allows for the efficient capture and analysis […]

2007 Business Plan Competition Award Winners

First Place: Apex Design, Nate Algoe, Jason Osaki, & Scott Thomas Apex Design, PC is a transportation engineering consulting firm. The firm provides services to the Intelligent Transportation Systems market. Their customers include public sector transportation agencies, private industry developers and other consulting firms. Second Place: Dizgo, Jeffrey Kohn, Tomas Kaplan, Jeff Cahoon Dizgo provides […]

2006 Business Plan Competition Award Winners

First Place: Tensegrity Prosthetics, Jerome Rifkin Tensegrity Prosthetics, Inc. has created the first major technological advancement for prosthetic feet in the past 25 years. The company will initially manufacture the product while it builds a distribution network through prosthetists and distributors. Tensegrity has created a working prototype of its first product, called “The Liberator,” which […]

2005 Business Plan Competition Award Winners

First Place and Best Nonprofit Award: Journey of Life Meetinghouse Team Leader: Tiffany Espinosa Journey of Life Meetinghouse (JLM) is a nonprofit enrichment, activity and care center for seniors who would like to be involved in a safe, supportive community. The JLM works with clients who are functionally healthy and who either live on their […]