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The Jacobs School is grateful for support and assistance from The Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business.

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Project Jumpstart

Project Jumpstart empowers and supports entrepreneurial, innovative thought and action among Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a meaningful life in the arts.

We offer presentations, workshops, discussions, networking events, conferences, and publications on innovation and entreprenuership. Central to these initiatives are partnerships with student groups and ensembles, Jacobs School departments, the IU Bloomington community, as well as organizations and creative individuals in the City of Bloomington and beyond.

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Katie WyattEntrepreneur of the Month: Katie Wyatt

Performer, Educator, and Executive Director of El Sistema USA

Jacobs School alumna Katie Wyatt is Project Jumpstart’s November Entrepreneur of the Month. In July 2016, Mrs. Wyatt became the first Executive Director of El Sistema USA, the national network supporting the U.S. movement of El Sistema, and established a new headquarters at Duke University. Mrs. Wyatt is a national leader in creating programs for access and opportunity through the transformative power of music. She enjoys teaching “Social Entrepreneurship and the Arts” as adjunct faculty at Duke University, is a national consultant and speaker in the arts for social change, and as a violist has performed with chamber groups, opera companies, and orchestras around the world.

Innovation Competition
5th Annual Innovation Competition 2018

The 5th Annual Innovation Competition will be held on January 27, 2018.

Don't miss this chance to develop your unique idea, get invaluable feedback, and get a chance to win money towards your project.The First Prize is $800 and Runner-up Prize is $200.

To learn more, check out our Innovation Competitions site here: Innovation Competition 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Project Jumpstart at jumpstar@indiana.edu