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CU-Boulder students invest $30,000 in startup through real-life venture capital program

Elihuu, a startup company whose slogan is “meet your manufacturer,” has met an investor -- a group of University of Colorado Boulder graduate students.

The students last week put $30,000 into Elihuu, an online software platform that connects product designers with manufacturers who can make their wares.

Colorado to see continued growth in 2013, forecasts CU economist

The Colorado economy continues to grow in 2013 at a magnitude that exceeds previous expectations going into the year, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up by about 2.3 percent -- a gain of about 52,400 jobs from May 2012 to May 2013.

Colorado business confidence surges going into third quarter, says Leeds School index

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has continued its strong upward trend, surging into the third quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released this week by the Leeds School’s Business Research Division. The third quarter LBCI posted a reading of 60.5, an increase from 58.1 last quarter. Expectations measured positive -- at 50 or higher -- for all of the metrics measured by the index. 

Leeds students provide financial literacy to middle-schoolers

A financial literacy course, built from scratch and led by students from the Leeds School of Business last semester, had middle-schoolers not only learning about basic concepts like budgeting and debt, but also collaborating on the investment of a $25k stock portfolio.

Stampede event to bring social responsibility out of boardroom, into community April 15-19

Ethics and values are indispensable within the workforce, so state the world's top CEOs. Now the campus community and the public get an opportunity to see how CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business is elevating social responsibility in educating the next generation of business leaders during the inaugural CESR Stampede April 15-19.

Good news for Colorado's economy

Colorado will continue on the road to recovery and add a variety of jobs in 2013 across almost all business sectors following a positive year in 2012, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Preparation is key to stretching holiday shopping dollar, CU professor says

Consumers should take the time to prepare themselves by researching prices and quality before they hit the stores or Internet this holiday shopping season, according to University of Colorado Boulder Professor Donald Lichtenstein.

Being prepared can save consumers money, steer them away from overspending and even change their way of thinking about purchasing gifts during the holidays, said Lichtenstein, chair of the marketing department at CU-Boulder's Leeds School of Business.

From the Leeds School to the London 2012 Olympic Games

The opening ceremony of the Olympics—with the parade of nations and athletes and the lighting of the Olympic flame—reminds Jordan Valutas, 2007 alumna of the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, why she works so hard as client services manager at CoSport, a leading provider of consumer hospitality packages and individual event tickets to the Olympic Games. 

Learning and living sustainability

SEEDS and Sustainable by Design, CU’s two newest Residential Academic Programs, feature an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability and innovative problem-solving.   

Trying to eat healthy? Read those nutrition labels carefully

People who made New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier or lose weight might also want to brush up on their math skills.

In a new study, marketing professor Donald Lichtenstein found that nutrition labels on packaged food products in the United States can lead even the most health-conscious consumers astray, if they don’t “do the math.”

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