A core component of the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship is its dedication to outreach programs. There is a sincere belief and commitment among the faculty and administration of the MSU Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) that this entrepreneurship program can make a significant contribution to the economic development of the state of Montana and its people. Here are some programs and initiatives that do just that.
This event is a day of education, motivation, information exchange and networking geared towards high school students interested in entrepreneurship and business. This year's keynote entrepreneur was Alex 'Papu' Rincon, Jr., founder of fourOsix. The keynote entrepreneur presentation took place in SUB Ballroom A on the MSU campus in Bozeman from 1:00-2:00 pm. Please click here for the story the MSU Exponent (student newspaper) did on the event.
This program brings in seasoned entrepreneurs to act as mentors for JJCBE students.This program provides one-of-a-kind mentoring and face-to-face interactions with successful entrepreneurs spanning diverse fields of expertise. During the week, entrepreneurs visit a number of classes to chat with students, answer questions and give constructive criticism on projects and presentations. They also hold office hours and will normally hold a free public presentation on an entrepreneurial topic or trend.
The Family Business Program offers education and information to the backbone of many Montana businesses, those that are owned and managed by families of Montana. The annual awards luncheon, usually held in the fall, honors outstanding fmaily businesses based on contributions to their communities and industry, innovative business strategies and practices as well as other factors. The On the Road program was established to bring free presentations of intereste to family run businesses across the state.