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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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Allegra Montanari

January entrepreneur of the month: Allegra Montanari

Recently, Project Jumpstart had the opportunity to ask Jacobs alumna Allegra Montanari, a visionary nonprofit founder, performer, and arts leadership director, some questions about how she launched her thriving community service organization, how she finds balance while juggling so many projects, and what she would tell musicians who want to reach out and give back to the community. Her answers were full of practical tips and inspiring advice--be sure to check out the full interview! 


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