A ground-breaking, industrial botanical extraction system for the essential oil market won first place at THE CLIMB | Collegiate Pitch Night, sponsored by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. David Baker, founder of Botanex, impressed the judges panel, winning $3,000 and in-kind prizes to support his business. Read more
University of Colorado DenverMBA 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 took the extreme step of conducting a moonshot – quite literally. After weeks of watching weather patterns, he launched a copy of his business plan to the edge of space. Read more
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 pitches to a panel of distinguished local judges and a live audience at Galvanize’s Platte campus in Denver, Colo. 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
$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 and mentorship opportunities throughout the competition, this is a remarkable opportunity to bring your business ideas to life. Read more
Kicking off the Business School Alumni Network’s Back to Business Speaker Series, Joshua Pollack, owner and founder of Rosenberg’s Bagels & Delicatessen, recently spoke to a group of more than 50 business alumni about his experience with creating business plans and securing financial funding during challenging economic times. Pollack cited his passion for food, and his yearning for east coast delicacies that were unavailable in Denver, as his personal motivation for opening Rosenberg’s Restaurant in 2014, named after his grandmother, and located on Welton Street in the Five Points neighborhood. Read more