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About Project Jumpstart

Project Jumpstart

The 2016-2017 Project Jumpstart team: Alyson Kanne, Lovisa Vikenadler, Matthew Recio, and Jackie Skara at the fall 2018 Ice Cream Social

Partnered with the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Kelley School of Business, Project Jumpstart is a student leadership team that offers high-impact programming for Jacobs School students, including career development and entrepreneurship workshops, networking events, student competitions, and residencies by prominent arts entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to empower, facilitate, and support entrepreneurial, innovative thought and action among Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a meaningful life in the arts.

Through our vision, we strive to be a leading catalyst of entrepreneurial, innovative action through presentations, workshops, discussions, networking events, conferences and publications. 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.

Project Jumpstart is a part of the Jacobs School of Music Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development. 

History of Project Jumpstart

Author and nationally recognized career specialist Angela Beeching launched Project Jumpstart in 2010 as a student-centered and student-driven career and entrepreneurial leadership program. Beeching continued in a mentoring role in 2011 with coordinator Peter Thoresen, who expanded the program's offerings. Project Jumpstart was further developed for a year by Lindsay Medina. Now in its sixth year, the program is directed by Alain Barker, Director of Entrepreneurship and Career Development.

Contact us: jumpstar@indiana.edu