Resident entrepreneur applications due April 1

February 29, 2016

Spread the word: Applications to be part of the second cohort of Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEIR) at CU-Boulder are due April 1. 

The program brings the mentorship of startup gurus to cross-disciplinary students and the campus community, and allows selected national and international entrepreneurs to get involved in Colorado's vibrant startup scene while starting or continuing work on their own companies. 

Non-U.S. nationals who are selected as resident entrepreneurs are supported by the university’s H-1B visa program. 

Who

  • Entrepreneurs with an undergraduate or a graduate degree; and a track record in, or a very strong interest in, entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and leadership.

What: 

  • An opportunity to work part-time on campus, for 20 hours per week, supporting CU-Boulder entrepreneurship and commercialization efforts including a range of teaching and extracurricular activities, the New Venture Challenge and Catalyze CU.

  • Where appropriate, an opportunity to apply for a Cap Exempt H-1B Visa from the university and a second H-1B Visa for an existing (or future) startup enterprise (which would also be Cap Exempt due to the university visa).

  • Grow a business in the very supportive, collaborative and dynamic entrepreneurial community of Boulder, Colorado.

When:

  • Applications currently are being accepted with a deadline of April 1, 2016.

  • GEIR terms will begin September 1, 2016 on a one-year basis with an opportunity for renewal up to two years.

How to Apply:

  • Interested applicants should send a resume and a cover letter, including a statement of interest, to GEIR-apply@colorado.edu.

The program was launched by the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship with support from Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group venture capital firm, co-founder of Techstars and a leader in Colorado’s startup community.

Read a feature about the current Global Entrepreneurs in Residence in the Daily Camera. For more information about entrepreneurship at CU-Boulder visit http://www.colorado.edu/entrepreneurship/

Pictured: An entrepreneur pitches her startup to a crowd at the New Venture Challenge, an annual program to which CU-Boulder's resident entrepreneurs lend their mentorship. (Photo by Stephanie Thien Vu)