Burpees and pushups gave way to workshops and pep talks at a Business Owners Bootcamp on the CU Denver campus, yet the goal of the exercises were similar: boosting strength and confidence in the nearly 100 conference-goers representing companies from across the state.
Hosted by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School in collaboration with the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the day-long conference in early August brought faculty and business professionals together with a chief aim of educating and empowering local female entrepreneurs.
CU Denver Chancellor Dorothy Horrell lauded the day’s partnership, pointing first to the Women’s Chamber and its 400-plus members. “What stands out to me is their commitment to assure they are helping their members work smarter, network effectively and compete successfully, and if that isn’t a recipe for success, I don’t know what is.”
Combining Colorado’s urban-based research university with the city’s top business professionals, including entrepreneurial gurus and keynote speakers Jake Jabs and Linda Appel Lipsius, just makes sense, Horrell said. “It’s why we truly exist. We aspire to be an indisputable asset to the people and the organizations of the greater Denver metropolitan area.”