Have a brilliant business idea, but aren't sure where to begin? Established a startup 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 and community startups based in Colorado. Established by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the 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 16 years of guiding entrepreneurial thinkers and empowering them to blaze their own trail.
All competitors must submit no later than October 10th, at 11:59 p.m. MST:
- A complete online application on Reviewr
- A 60-90 second video pitch of business idea or existing startup
- An executive summary (no longer than three pages)
How It Works:
Attend Orientation & Workshops
Participants Selected for Pitch Night
Semifinals & 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
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