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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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March entrepreneur of the month: Karen Kamensek

Recently, Project Jumpstart had the opportunity to ask internationally acclaimed conductor and Jacobs alumna Karen Kamensek some questions about her journey to become a sought-after conductor after graduating from IU, and the lessons she's learned along the way about listening, maintaining resilience despite rejection, and staying true to her own character. 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