Veteran turned entrepreneur seeks investors, sends business plan to edge of space

Veteran-turned-MBA student takes creative approach to attract investors, turn dream into reality University of Colorado Denver MBA student Derek Safko noticed that simply saying “car wash business” is like tossing a wet blanket over potential investors. They often zone out before he can reveal the breadth of his plan to revolutionize the industry. So, Safko […]

Rising from the ashes

Rosenberg’s Bagels, launched by CU Denver alumnus, rebounds from fire stronger than ever The winds of change sweeping the nation on Wednesday, Nov. 9, are nothing new to Josh Pollack. He’s seen plenty of shifts in the past year. His bagel store in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, which proved an immediate success upon opening two […]

Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition awards over $50,000 to top five teams

An innovative app that connects bars to customers with special discount offerings won the collegiate first prize at this year’s THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition, an annual business plan challenge sponsored by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. Patrick Brown, Elliot Bath, and Devin […]

MBA student’s business plan advances to semi-finals of THE CLIMB Business Plan Competition

Each year, CU Denver’s Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship hosts its Business Plan Competition, in which young entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to pitch their ideas to established business leaders, with the winner receiving the financial support needed to start or grow their business. Recently, the Jake Jabs Center hosted a “Shark Tank” style pitch […]

THE CLIMB announces Pitch Night and semi-finalists winners

The room was buzzing with excitement as ten startup teams prepared to pitch their businesses for the chance to win cash prizes and advance in THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition. At THE CLIMB Collegiate and Community Pitch Night on Oct. 13, 2016, six collegiate and four community start-up teams presented their elevator […]

THE CLIMB competition continues with “Shark Tank” style pitch night Oct. 13

Submissions for THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition are in and it is time for the next step in the competition – live pitches. All CU Denver students and the entire Denver startup community are invited to attend THE CLIMB Collegiate & Community Pitch Night at Galvanize Platte Campus (1644 Platte St.) on […]

Submissions open through Sept. 30 for THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition

$50,000 Cash and Prizes. Do you have a business idea, or a startup in need of professional or financial support? THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition is an annual business challenge for collegiate and community students looking to succeed as entrepreneurs. With up to $50,000 in cash and prizes available and valuable networking […]

Denver Startup Week coming to downtown Denver Sept. 12-16

As one of the highest-rated entrepreneurial cities in the U.S. Denver is a hub for aspiring entrepreneurs and small business development. That is why Denver Startup Week, Sept. 12-16, 2016, is set to be a highlight for the downtown Denver business community. The largest event of its kind in North America, Denver Startup Week is […]