Yampa Valley 2021 Participants

Small Business Startup Series Returns to Hayden on October 14 & 15

Oct. 4, 2022

Taking learned outcomes from the Demystifying Entrepreneurship Yampa Valley course, this workshop shifts from developing a successful startup toward organizational growth and advancement. ROUTT COUNTY, Colo., Oct. 4, 2022 - StartUp to ScaleUp Yampa Valley returns to Hayden, Colorado on October 14 and 15. This two-day short course is designed...

The Connective CoFunders, Allison Field (Left) and Laura Orland (Right)

Alumni Spotlight: Laura Orland - The Connective 

Sept. 29, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder MBA student Laura Orland has created a new health and wellness platform for young adults and college students, known as The Connective ! About The Connective The Connective is a free wellness text service that delivers curated, science-backed tools and resources to improve individuals’ mental health...

Community Spotlight: Natalie Binder – CampV 

Community Spotlight: Natalie Binder – CampV 

Sept. 22, 2022

At the western foot of the Rocky Mountains by the San Miguel River lies the quaint town of Naturita, Colorado. This rural town draws on the beauty of its nature to spark the creativity of its people and visitors. This oasis inspired the idea behind CampV , a cleverly repurposed...

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Dokken - Nigh

Alumni Spotlight: Christian Dokken - Nigh

Sept. 15, 2022

Introducing Christian Dokken , cofounder of Nigh , a digital platform created to connect local businesses and community members! Christian graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in December of 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a double emphasis in finance and marketing. While attending school,...

Jayden Kazantsev - JMK Lawn Care Founder & CEO

Student Spotlight: Jayden Kazantsev - JMK Lawn Care

Sept. 8, 2022

Meet Jayden Kazantsev, current Leeds School of Business sophomore at the University of Colorado Boulder and avid entrepreneur. Since Jayden was 12 years old, he began mowing lawns to generate income to purchase candy. Today, his small lawnmowing gig has grown into a full-scale landscaping company serving nearly 90 homes...

students making Deming tie-dyed shirts

Spotlight: Deming Center for Entrepreneurship Events

Sept. 1, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Fall 2022 semester has begun, and the Deming Center is excited! Yesterday was our first ever Welcome Back Tie-Dye BBQ on the lawn west of the Leeds School of Business . Nearly 100 students from across campus came out to tie-dye, eat, and play lawn...

Student Spotlight: Bailey Gander - BG Dirt Emporium

Student Spotlight: Bailey Gander - BG Dirt Emporium

Aug. 25, 2022

Introducing Bailey Gander, current senior at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) and founder of BG Dirt Emporium ! Bailey grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where she spent her childhood exploring nature through snowboarding and horseback riding. Upon graduating high school, Bailey enrolled at CU Boulder to major...

NVL team NextUse pitching their company

Applications are Open for Spring 2023 New Venture Launch Class

Aug. 12, 2022

Are you launching a business? Worked at a startup? Want expert advice to grow your business? Apply for Leeds’ New Venture Launch (NVL) class and learn what it takes to run a successful business while getting the chance to win up to $25,000. Led by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship...

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Finan - Delta Horizons

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Finan - Delta Horizons

Aug. 4, 2022

Meet Ben Finan , a recent University of Colorado Boulder graduate redesigning mobility walker brake technology! Ben earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Plus with an emphasis in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Business and Entrepreneurship. While earning his degree, Ben was also a lead teaching assistant...

RCWS participants standing in front of The Annex sign

Local Business Owners Determined 'What’s Next' at Demystifying Entrepreneurship in Northeast Colorado

Aug. 4, 2022

[The Annex-A Coworking Community, Sterling, Colorado, July 23, 2022] In the great Colorado eastern plains lies the town of Sterling. This rural town houses more than just beautiful scenery; it brings together ideas. During the warm weekend of July 22-23, the Logan County Economic Development Corporation and the Deming Center...