Jake Jabs Lists Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

Traveling through Asia on a recent furniture-buying trip, Jake Jabs kept seeing the same low-backed couch in market after market. Feeling a hunch, he put in a bulk order and shipped the “strange-shaped” sofas to his American Furniture Warehouse (AFW) showrooms in Colorado and Arizona. “We sold 69 sets in the first two weeks,” he […]

Scientists ‘Ink’ A Win

Firm that turns algae into ink takes top prize at Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition DENVER—Inspiration can strike in odd, even mundane, places. For biologist-turned-entrepreneur Scott Fulbright, it was in the greeting card aisle. “I was getting a card for my grandmother,” he said. “I thought, ‘We could actually use algae as […]

Entrepreneur Grads Told to Take Risks and Serve People

Certificate Ceremony features prominent Colorado business leaders Jabs, Lewan DENVER – Two of Denver’s most accomplished entrepreneurs and leaders spoke at the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship certificate ceremony on Thursday evening. One speaker was Jabs himself, who last May made a $10 million contribution to dramatically expand entrepreneurship education, research, programmatic reach and caliber within the CU […]

Jake Jabs Center in the News

DENVER – The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School was recently highlighted in an article by ColoradoBiz magazine. The article featured the eponymous Jake Jabs, who is best known as the Founder and CEO of American Furniture Warehouse. In the article, Jabs discusses his background and business philosophy, […]

Developing Entrepreneurs in the Rocky Mountain West

Entrepreneurship plays a vital role in the growth of the U.S. economy. As such, developing and educating entrepreneurs must extend beyond the walls of business schools. From doctors to musicians and non-profit managers to engineers, professionals and aspiring professionals from extraordinarily diverse fields benefit from solid entrepreneurial skills. Entrepreneurship is good for everyone, not just […]

Allergy Solutions Wins Business Plan Competition

Entrepreneurship event expands to include entrants from Montana State University DENVER — A business that improves treatments for allergy sufferers while increasing revenue for physicians took top honors at the 12th annual Bard Center for Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition.

Denver Business Community Comes Together to Support Business Education

DENVER – Over 500 people braved the first snow of May to attend the University of Colorado Denver Business School’s 2013 Celebration of Success. The event, which was held at the Grand Hyatt Denver, featured an armchair dialogue with Senator Alan Simpson (retired) and Cole Finegan, Partner at the law firm of Hogan Lovells. The […]