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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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Demondrae Thurman

February entrepreneur of the month: Demondrae Thurman

Recently, Project Jumpstart had the opportunity to ask internationally acclaimed IU euphonium professor Demondrae Thurman some questions about his experiences, his teaching philosophy, and his advice for younger generations. His answers were nothing short of inspiring for us, and revealed just how much passion, drive, and joy he has when approaching work and life in general. Read the full interview today! 


Jumpstart Team 2019-20
Welcome to the 2019-2020 Project Jumpstart Team

We look forward to an exciting year of events and explorations!

The Project Jumpstart team wishes everyone a wonderful and innovative year.  We hope you will attend many of our upcoming events, such as networking gatherings, well-advised lunches, performances, etc.

Read more about the new Project Jumpstart team