Hosted by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School in collaboration with the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the day-long conference in early August brought faculty and business professionals together with a chief aim of educating and empowering local female entrepreneurs.

Combining Colorado’s urban-based research university with the city’s top business professionals, including entrepreneurial gurus and keynote speakers Jake Jabs and Linda Appel Lipsius, just makes sense, Horrell said. “It’s why we truly exist. We aspire to be an indisputable asset to the people and the organizations of the greater Denver metropolitan area.”

“There is evidence that women entrepreneurs face more difficult barriers than men in setting up their businesses,” Rohan Christie-David, Ph.D., dean of the CU Denver Business School, told the largely female audience. “We hope we can help you navigate through those roadblocks that you face today.”

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