Derek Van Wagner

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Van Wagner - Not Your Average Board Game

Sept. 2, 2020

Meet Derek Van Wagner, CU Boulder Alumni and creator of Clay Crusher , a creative board game. Derek graduated in 2010 with a BS in Business Administration, focusing on Marketing and International Business. Growing up in the greater Chicago area, Derek has always been a fan of winter sports, so...


Student Spotlight: Hailey Breaker - theinbetween2020

Aug. 26, 2020

Meet Hailey Breaker, a rising senior at CU Boulder and co-founder of theinbetween2020 , a digital media platform for womxn, femmes, and non-binary POC. Hailey is pursuing a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Leadership Studies. Hailey started this project with three other CU students through INVST Community...


Student Spotlight: Nick Ennis - Meal Swipes for Food Delivery

Aug. 19, 2020

Nick Ennis is a rising senior at CU Boulder studying Entrepreneurship with a dual major in Sales and International Business. While originally from Buffalo, New York, Nick loved that CU Boulder was so close to skiing and that he could dive into the wonderful startup ecosystem in Boulder. Becoming an...

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship pivoted their model to continue to serve rural Colorado businesses in a virtual format. The impact of COVID on small businesses has only increased the value of these workshops during this economic and health crisis. “The entrepreneurial mindset is...


Student Spotlight: Rohan Baishya - Personal Stylist at Your Fingertips

July 15, 2020

This week’s student spotlight, Rohan Baishya, is Co-Founder & CEO of PAIR Virtual Stylist LLC, an artificially intelligent personal stylist coming to app stores this year! Rohan is a rising senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder studying Computer Science, with minors in Business, Engineering Entrepreneurship, and Engineering Leadership...


Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders in Basketball

July 13, 2020

At a gathering of rising voices from international basketball, Erick Mueller, executive director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses how an entrepreneurial mindset solves business challenges. The International Basketball Federation ( FIBA ), the world’s governing body for basketball is activating their mission to develop professional women basketball leaders...

Deming student pivot story judges

Entrepreneurial Approaches Result in New Business Ventures for Recent Graduates

July 12, 2020

In the face of uncertainty and a global pandemic, undergraduate students at Leeds chose to scrap months of work to support their communities. In early March, it became apparent that faculty and students at CU Boulder were switching to remote learning. While navigating through the changes, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship...

Buffs with a brand

Leeds Partners With CU Athletics to Support Athlete Entrepreneurs

July 7, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Athletics program is launching a new initiative in September to support and prepare current student-athletes to capitalize on their name, image, and likeness ahead of pending NCAA legislation approval in January 2021. Spearheaded by Athletic Director Rick George, “Buffs With a Brand” brings together industry...


Anything But Business As Usual

June 4, 2020

Entrepreneurial Resources for Businesses and Recent Graduates Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

David Goldberg

Alumni Spotlight: David Goldberg - Social Gaming with Friends

May 13, 2020

Meet David Goldberg, CU Alumni and CEO of Cyberspaces , a platform to play social games with friends that has video chat built in. David graduated from the Leeds School of Business in 2010 where he focused on Finance and Entrepreneurship. He always knew that he wanted to be an...