Applications Are Now Closed for Spring 2017.
Open to Collegiate Teams
Denver, Boulder and Golden Universities
Do you have a brilliant business idea, but are not sure where to begin? Have you established a small business in the past year and are looking for an opportunity to showcase and grow your business? THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Center Business Plan Competition may be your next step toward entrepreneurial success.
THE CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition is a business development event for collegiate startups based in Colorado. Established by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at University of Colorado Denver, THE CLIMB is a multi-stage competition that helps entrepreneurs transform concepts into viable businesses through mentorship, education, financial support and real-world business exchanges. With more than 500 mentor hours shared and $1 million awarded to date, THE CLIMB celebrates 15 years of guiding entrepreneurial thinkers and empowering them to blaze their own trail.
Submissions for Spring 2017 are now CLOSED.
All competitors must submit:
- Online submission form
- Brief video pitch of business idea or existing startup
- Executive summary (no longer than three pages)
How It Works
Attend Orientation and Workshops
Submit Pitch and Executive Summary
Participants Selected to Move on to Pitch Night
Semi Finals and Finals Event
The CLIMB | Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the Rocky Mountain West. From mentorship and workshops to speakers and pitch opportunities, the growth possibilities are endless for those willing to make The Climb.
Recognition and Exposure
Access to exclusive mentorship opportunities
Workshops and pitch support events
Financial awards for top placers
Urban Productions, Colorado Symphony, Holland and Hart, TaxOps, Posner Center, and AppIt Ventures
Contact Sarah Engel for sponsorship opportunities at email@example.com.