Mick Jackowski

Mick Jackowski became Director of the Metro State Center for Innovation in August, 2007. In this role, he develops and manages new curriculum and programs and oversees fundraising for the center. During his tenure, Jackowski created: Center's Minor and Certificate programs; eight new entrepreneurship courses; e-coaching virtual mentorship; collaborations with area high school and youth business organizations; collegiate entrepreneurs organization (student club); Innovation Challenge business plan and idea competitions; Entrepreneur of the Year awards; Innovation Day (on-campus entrepreneurship celebration); and Innovation Loan Fund (micro-lending). As an Associate Professor in the Department of Marketing, he collaborated with the Department of Industrial Design to transform a series of courses into Brand Spankin New, the first student-centered contemporary furnishing business in the world.