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How the ‘Entrepreneurialism Ideology’ and Worker Rights are Shaping the Future of the Gig Economy

Aug. 4, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation research podcast delivers a spirited discussion on the positive and negative impact entrepreneurialism can have on businesses and communities through employer relations. Freelancing, subcontracting and tapping into the gig economy is common practice in Silicon Valley. And why not? Organizations reduce overhead and offset risk while...

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The Evolution of a Movement to a Market, how Yoga Evolved into a Global Industry.

Aug. 4, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast delivers a spirited discussion on authenticity and when ‘meaningful commercialization’ can be beneficial. With roots dating back to the 2nd century B.C., how can Yoga’s growth over the last five decades be contextualized in business terms? And what lessons can modern entrepreneurs glean from the...

Alumni Spotlight: Morgan Kauss - Exo-Seat

Alumni Spotlight: Morgan Kauss - Exo-Seat

July 14, 2021

Meet Morgan Kauss , CU Boulder Almuna and founder of Exo-Seat! The Exo-Seat is a powered wheelchair accessory that provides postural support and assists upper body movement for wheelchair users with limited trunk stability. While attending CU Boulder, Morgan studied Mechanical Engineering with a Biomedical Focus. Morgan was involved in...

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Founders, Keepers: Leeds Research May Help Developing Countries Attract and Nurture Startups

July 8, 2021

New findings aim to empower entrepreneurs in becoming engines for emerging ecomonies. Entrepreneurs can be a very valuable asset for emerging economies striving to generate economic development, which is why many countries are interested in creating programs and entrepreneurial ecosystems to attract these individuals and their firms. But courting founders...

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What Distillers and Food Trucks Can Teach us About Authenticity

June 18, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast delivers a spirited discussion on the importance of authenticity to build a credible venture using research from Food Trucks. Things don’t always resonate with everyone; however, remaining true to your ‘authentic self’ ensures a venture is following the right path. A venture is dependent on...

Alumni Spotlight: Mike McCabe - Folsom Skis

Alumni Spotlight: Mike McCabe - Folsom Skis

June 16, 2021

Meet Mike McCabe , a CU Boulder alumni and Co-founder of Folsom Skis , an influential company that manufactures fully custom, all-mountain alpine skis. Mike was born and raised in Loveland, Colorado, where skiing became a large part of his life. Mike majored in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at CU...

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Can Cannabis Be Useful for Creativity and Ideation?

June 7, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast delivers a spirited discussion on Portland breweries and cannabis research on an entrepreneur’s ability to deliver creativity Does cannabis impact your abilities to create new ideas as an entrepreneur? In Episode 16 of the Creative Distillation research podcast hosts Brad Werner and Jeff York address...

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Navigating Uncertainty and the Entrepreneurial Hustle

May 12, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast delivers a spirited discussion on Hoosier state sours and the unorthodox actions entrepreneurs take to address organizational challenges. Aggressive deadlines, emails at 4am and a sense of fearlessness. How do you make sense of the often-unnerving behaviors entrepreneurs exhibit for the success of their start-up...

Sam Stevens Peaceful Places

Student Spotlight: Sam Stevens - Peaceful Places

May 12, 2021

Meet Sam Stevens , Founder and CEO of Peaceful Places LLC , a nature-themed virtual reality app that creates experiences for relaxation and reflection. Sam is a current student at CU Boulder studying Computer Science and Creative Technology & Design. Sam developed the idea for Peaceful Places over a decade...

Visda Carson

Alumni Spotlight: Visda Carson - WAMA

May 5, 2021

Meet Visda Carson , CU Boulder Alumna, Leeds Professor, and CEO of We Are More Alike (WAMA) , a children’s book series that highlights the joy that togetherness brings. Visda has lived in Colorado for the past 40 years and is a CU Buff through and through. She attended CU...

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