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Students Award Micro Seed Grants to Student Ventures

Oct. 31, 2018

Last week, the Deming Center was proud to support the Get Seed Funding team’s first pitch night, where micro seed grants were awarded to four student-run startups. Get Seed Funding (GSF) is itself a student-run program, allocating up to $500 to campus entrepreneurs to further their ideas. The program is...

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Deming Center Recognized for Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program

Oct. 24, 2018

The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business was recognized as a finalist in the category Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education at the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship (GCEC) conference in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. Other finalists included Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and Miami University...

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Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Schutz

Oct. 24, 2018

Meet Jessica Schutz, the founder of Green Lady Gardens, a houseplant and artisan boutique in the Santa Fe Art District in Denver. Jessica graduated with a degree in Marketing from Leeds School of Business in 2007. What did she enjoy most about Leeds? Learning about and working with real businesses...

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Can you turn $1,000 into a Million?

Oct. 17, 2018

“How would you take $1,000 and turn it into a million dollars in sales in one year?” Andrea Lake posed this brain-tickling challenge to an intimate group of students at the latest Deming Center Lunch-n-Learn. It’s a question near and dear to her, as she’s had to do a similar...

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What drives entrepreneurial success?

Oct. 9, 2018

Boulder is a hot spot for nonstop chatter around who founds startups and how they leverage existing networks and knowledge for success. Two Leeds PhD students have focused part of their dissertation on digging deeper into the opportunities and constraints for startup founders. In our new series, Research Insights, enjoy...

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Alumni Spotlight: Luke Vernon

Oct. 3, 2018

Meet Luke Vernon. Luke is a Managing Partner at Ridgeline Ventures and the Founder of Luke’s Circle , and was previously COO of Boulder-based Eco-Products. He attended the evening MBA program at Leeds School of Business from 2006-2009. Why Leeds After working with Eco-Products for a few years, he saw...

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Faculty Spotlight: Brad Werner

Sept. 26, 2018

Meet Professor Brad Werner. Brad is a commodity futures trader, angel investor, and an experienced CEO. He also actively consults seed stage startups. Brad teaches both undergraduate and graduate students how to take a business from concept to reality. A seasoned trader, Brad wanted to learn how to build and...

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Empowering Entrepreneurs to Drive Growth in Rural Colorado

Sept. 21, 2018

Leeds School of Business faculty are elevating the conversation around entrepreneurship and innovation while spurring economic development throughout rural Colorado. Drawing attendees from places as far as Leadville and Boulder, the latest Vail Valley workshop series attracted an elite caliber of small businesses and startup concepts. Demystifying Entrepreneurship and Startup...

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Lunch with a Scaling Startup: Culture and Growth

Sept. 19, 2018

The Deming Center regularly hosts Lunch-n-Learns: small, roundtable lunches with 25 students that feature local executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other movers and shakers of the local startup scene. Our guests of honor are tasked with spending an a-traditional hour with our students, leading a discussion or a short workshop...

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ScratchWorks FinTech Accelerator Accepting Applications

Sept. 12, 2018

In 2016, faculty at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and industry partners noticed an underserved vertical in the world of accelerators—financial services. More specifically, technology and its impact in the industry. ScratchWorks , born from this recognition, is now entering its second year of transforming and advancing...