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 night, the quarter-final portion of this year’s competition, where participants were given two minutes to present their elevator pitch to a panel of esteemed judges, who then asked participants follow-up questions for up to three minutes.Read more
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 Thurs. Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m. This free “Shark Tank” style pitch event will feature the top finalists of THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition as they pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience. Read more
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 ink.’ A month later we had algae growing in Steve’s bedroom.”
At the time, Fulbright and Steve Albers were both doctoral students in cell and molecular biology at Colorado State University. Read more
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. Read more