College students from across Colorado competed in the first all-virtual series for CU Denver’s business plan competition after last year’s COVID-19 hiatus.
On Thursday, April 29, more than 150 attendees joined the online event platform Socio to witness aspiring collegiate entrepreneurs compete for cash prizes. Hosted by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Business School, THE CLIMB | Virtual Pitch Night showcased six finalists, four People’s Choice Award contenders, and their business ideas as they pitched to audience members and a live panel of judges. Read more
“There’s always something interesting happening at Google, and we’re constantly strategizing and building new things,” says Professional MBA alum, Peter Boardman. “Plus, the scale of what I’m working on every day gives me great satisfaction.” Peter’s intellectual curiosity has allowed him to work in diverse industries throughout his career and now he’s found his place at Google. Read more
Hans Mortimer is excited to begin a new career as a
public accountant after graduating from the MS Accounting program at CU Denver
in the spring of 2020, just one year after enrolling in the program.
Hans’ path to an accounting degree was not
straightforward, but his passion for continued growth and learning drew him
back to school to study accounting. Hans originally studied biology and K-12
education as an undergraduate at the University of California – Berkeley, where
he studied Vitamin A metabolism as a student researcher in the Napoli lab. Read more
Although she didn’t present, Karissa Rund left this year’s Pitch Night as a winner.
At the final event for THE CLIMB, a collegiate business plan competition put on by CU Denver’s Jake Jabs for Entrepreneurship, Karissa took home the Social Impact Award for 8 Percent. Her idea wasn’t a product or service though, like those pitched by the other finalists. Instead, it laid out her plan to launch her own book and speaking tour. Read more
Whitney Setterberg and Peter Boardman, both students in the CU Denver Business School Professional MBA program, won the 2019 CLIMB Business Plan Competition on April 25 when they pitched their peer-to-peer storage service called STOWED. THE CLIMB, an annual event put on by Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, is designed to help student entrepreneurs transform their ideas into viable businesses through education, mentorship, networking, and financial support. Read more
DENVER (April 26, 2019) – More than 180 attendees packed the Curtis Hotel’s Four Square Ballroom on Thursday to watch aspiring collegiate entrepreneurs compete for cash prizes. Hosted by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Business School, THE CLIMB | Pitch Night showcased six finalists and their business ideas as they presented to a live panel of judges. Read more
The best ideas are born on ski lifts. Isn’t that how the old saying goes?
Regardless if you’re familiar with the phrase, it’s where Adam Pecht, BSBA in Entrepreneurship, came up with the idea for his e-commerce and marketing technology platform, SUBLMNL.
At one point, Pecht wasn’t even sure he would complete his degree, but he graduated in spring 2017 with a diploma and a mission of giving back to the action sports industry. Read more