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March 2021

THE CLIMB | Refinery

March 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Zoom
Free
THE CLIMB 2021 Refinery

THE CLIMB | Business Plan Competition is back again this spring as a fully online event series open to all Colorado collegiate teams! Join us to learn more about the elevator pitch process and how to create the best executive summary for investors. This event will have THE CLIMB alumni in attendance to help applicants polish their pitches and prepare for submitting applications. Applicants to THE CLIMB are highly encouraged to attend this event in preparation for THE CLIMB | Pitch Night on…

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April 2021

THE CLIMB | Pitch Night

April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
THE CLIMB 2021 Pitch Night

THE CLIMB | Business Plan Competition is back again this spring as a fully online event series open to all Colorado collegiate teams! On Pitch Night, six finalists will present their business ideas to a panel of judges in hopes of winning cash prizes up to $5,000. Come hear the teams’ innovative concepts, connect with the Denver entrepreneurial community, and find out who wins THE CLIMB. You don’t want to miss out on the most exciting event of the series! Learn more about THE CLIMB…

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July 2021

Demo Day – JUMP Incubator 2021

July 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Zoom
Free
JUMP Incubator Demo Day 2021

The JUMP Incubator, run by CU Denver's Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, is a hybrid summer program for CU Denver students and alumni wanting to pursue validated business ideas. Learn more about the JUMP Incubator program here. Join us for the program's finale event in which student startups present how they took their concepts beyond the ideation stage this summer. Hear each team's pitch deck, minimum viable product, and business projections and participate in a live Q&A! *This virtual event…

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August 2021

Best of Colorado: Troy Lerner

August 31 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Denver Business School – Room 3300, 1475 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
Free
Best of Colorado Speaker Series

The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship’s Best of Colorado Speaker Series features Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us as Troy Lerner, CEO of Booyah Advertising, discusses how his full-service digital agency manages every aspect of selling a product or service online. This event is open to the public virtually and in person. "To go" refreshments will be provided. Masks are REQUIRED to attend this event in person. RSVP Here: bit.ly/3kJxL8m

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September 2021

Best of Colorado: Kristin Langenfelt

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Denver Business School – Room 3300, 1475 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
Free
Best of Colorado Speaker Series

The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship’s Best of Colorado Speaker Series features Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us as Kristin Langenfelt, CEO and Co-Founder of Good Buy Gear, discusses her white glove service and online marketplace for busy parents to monetize their used kids gear. This event is open to the public virtually and in person. "To go" refreshments will be provided. Masks are REQUIRED to attend this event in person. RSVP Here: bit.ly/3zw66Oe

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Best of Colorado: Elisabeth Vezzani

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Denver Business School – Room 3300, 1475 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
Free
Best of Colorado Speaker Series

The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship’s Best of Colorado Speaker Series features Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us as Elisabeth Vezzani, CEO of Sugarwish, discusses how her e-commerce website provides an original approach to gifting. This event is open to the public virtually and in person. "To go" refreshments will be provided. Masks are REQUIRED to attend this event in person. RSVP Here: bit.ly/3mLOj1T

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Best of Colorado: Andre Durand

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Denver Business School – Room 3300, 1475 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
Free
Best of Colorado Speaker Series

The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship’s Best of Colorado Speaker Series features Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us as Andre Durand, founder and CEO of Ping Identity, discusses how his company became the leading provider of cloud identity security solutions. This event is open to the public virtually and in person. "To go" refreshments will be provided. Masks are REQUIRED to attend this event in person. RSVP Here: bit.ly/3DA3TE2

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October 2021

Best of Colorado: Robin Glenn

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CU Denver Business School – Room 3300, 1475 Lawrence St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
Free
Best of Colorado Speaker Series

The Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship’s Best of Colorado Speaker Series features Colorado’s greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us as Robin Glenn, CEO and co-founder of BASE Education, discusses how her software company is redefining mental health support for teens through its online, CASEL approved and evidence-based, Social Emotional Learning Curriculum. This event is open to the public virtually and in person. "To go" refreshments will be provided. Masks are REQUIRED to attend this event in person. RSVP Here: bit.ly/3zGzMZ9

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November 2021

THE CLIMB SUMMIT – Semifinals

November 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Free
THE CLIMB SUMMIT

Join us on November 17 & 18th for THE CLIMB SUMMIT, a special two-night event to celebrate the Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition’s 20th anniversary. Colorado college students, alumni, and community members alike are invited to participate in this year's expanded competition that now features multiple categories — product/service, health & bioinnovation, nonprofit, and community. Come see semifinalists and finalists pitch their business ideas to a live panel of judges and compete for the chance to win up to $20,000! Backed…

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THE CLIMB SUMMIT – Finals

November 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
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Free
THE CLIMB SUMMIT

Join us on November 17 & 18th for THE CLIMB SUMMIT, a special two-night event to celebrate the Jake Jabs Business Plan Competition’s 20th Anniversary. Colorado college students, alumni, and community members alike are invited to participate in this year's expanded competition that now features multiple categories — product/service, health & bioinnovation, nonprofit, and community. Come see semifinalists and finalists pitch their business ideas to a live panel of judges and compete for the chance to win up to $20,000! Backed…

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