Thank you for your interest in Pivot Jumpstart, here in Pueblo County! The cost for participating in this program is covered by the generous sponsorship of Pueblo County. The program is also made possible by the Southern Colorado SBDC, Pueblo Community College, Thomas V. Healy Center for Business and Economic Research at CSU- Pueblo, and the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Colorado State University. This program is designed to help you and your business create new value and become resilient in the face of major change!
By the end of Pivot Jumpstart, participant will better understand:
• How to adapt to a changing environment and better futureproof the business to enable long-term success.
• How to stay connected with developing and shifting needs of their customers.
• How to create value for existing and new customers and develop new revenue streams.
• How and when to pivot and change directions in the business.
• How to position the business in the present for eventual and successful exit in the future.
If you have questions about this course, please contact Program Manager Sarah Rhodes.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Please note that there are no refunds for open entry courses.
Pivot Jumpstart video modules are offered online to be completed before each of the four facilitated workshops to engage further with the program content and to network with other participants. Each session is offered in a hybrid meeting format at the Southern Colorado SBDC Training Room, and a virtual collaboration system, which allows participants to join virtually or in-person for an interactive and real-time learning experience. Each session is 1 hour and offered once a week.
Wednesday, February 1st, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 8th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 15th, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Wednesday, February 22nd, 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Rob Mitchell Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on entrepreneurship, growth, innovation, and strategy. He completed his doctoral studies in entrepreneurship and strategic management at the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana. Before pursuing his Ph.D. at Indiana University, Professor Mitchell worked in a technology startup in Salt Lake City, Utah and was involved in emerging enterprise consulting in Victoria, British Columbia.
Clinical Professor at CSU’s College of Business and teaches Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation. Founded multiple businesses and continue to be a trusted adviser consulting companies in strategy and value creation. Kipp has received industry certifications that include the ASA (Accredited Senior Appraiser) in Machinery & Technical Specialties from the American Society of Appraisers, CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst) from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, CBI (Certified Business Intermediary) from the International Business Brokers Association, and CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor) from the Exit Planning Institute. In addition providing expert witness testimony for multi-million dollar litigation cases related to valuation involving Fortune 100 companies as well as state governments.