Humsini Acharya

Humsini Acharya's Impactful Path from the New Venture Challenge to Innovative Leadership

Feb. 8, 2024

Boulder, Colorado, known for its scenic beauty and vibrant community, has been the backdrop for the fascinating journey of Humsini Acharya , a local who not only grew up in Boulder but pursued an unconventional yet rewarding academic path. Humsini's journey began with uncertainty about career paths, a sentiment many...

Mark Woodard

Revolutionizing the Camper Van Market with Simplicity and Affordability

Feb. 1, 2024

In the heart of Ohio, Mark Woodard's entrepreneurial journey began with an unusual discovery and a Craigslist ad. At just eight years old, Mark began flipping items on craigslist as he rode his bike to McDonalds for the meetups. This early success sparked a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, leading to...

Laura Moore

Empowering Authenticity and Community Impact through Beauty and Business

Jan. 25, 2024

Graduating from college and facing the world at the age of 22 should mark a time of celebration and new beginnings. But for Laura Moore , this period came with the untimely passing of her mother. Suddenly, Laura found herself not only grappling with her grief but shouldering the responsibility...

Maddie Cataldo making fire logs for Blazin' Joe

From Classroom to Campfire: Blazin' Joe's Sustainable Revolution Ignited by Leeds School of Business!

Dec. 15, 2023

The Leeds School of Business not only provided an education but also helped me and my business to thrive! My name is Maddie Cataldo , and I am so excited to share the story and product of Blazin’ Joe, a company I created while attending the Leeds School of Business...

Keith Gruen

Harmonizing Life's Symphony: The Journey of Keith Gruen and the Practice of Conscious Leadership

Dec. 14, 2023

“Conflict becomes a liability on the balance sheet of the company.” Keith Gruen's journey from the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts, unfolded as a symphony of both musical notes and conscious leadership principles. He danced to the rhythm of his own aspirations, pursuing classical piano and business during his undergraduate...

Emily Speer Ryan at her CU Boulder graduation surrounded by other graduates

From Theater Lights to Tech Heights: The Journey of a Filmmaker to Chief Revenue Officer

Nov. 30, 2023

Cue the lights, roll the camera, and let the adventure begin! For Emily Speer Ryan , those three words marked the inception of a lifetime journey from filmmaker to entrepreneur. Emily's path diverges from the conventional entrepreneur's narrative, and through struggle, embracing challenges, and courage, her entrepreneurial odyssey commences with...

Liz Compos in front of one of her murals

Liz Compos: Empowering Boulder’s Art Community Through Business

Sept. 7, 2023

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who is inspired by others”. –Salvador Dalí Art serves as a unifying force, fostering community, connection, and conversation between people. Meet Liz Compos, a dedicated artist devoting her life to supporting the growth and monetization of other artists. Led...

David Banda

Empowering the American Dream: Fangarde’s Battle Against Soaring Ticket Resale Prices

Aug. 31, 2023

Taylor Swift is breaking records with her high ticket prices this year. Despite having 52+ tour locations at some of the biggest stadiums in the world, prices for a single ticket will cost concert-goers an average of $500 resale compared to the original $245 price. This price surge is not...

Aditi Joshi presenting Speaking Grey

Speaking Grey: Empowering Mental Wellness Through Conversation and Community 

Aug. 10, 2023

Mental health is health. How are you really? This phrase is core to the Speaking Grey mission, started by changemaker Aditi Joshi . While 1 in 5 live with mental illness, 5 in 5 have mental health. Nearly two-thirds of people who struggle with mental illness never seek professional support...

Fresh Sends Flowers

Alumni Spotlight: A Bouquet Goes A Long Way

March 16, 2023

What do Oprah, Forbes, Business Insider, and Vogue all have in common? They endorse and love floral bouquets by Fresh Sends. The fragrant aroma, striking appearance, and heartfelt sentiment behind the gesture create an unforgettable memory. Ty Hiss started Fresh Sends with her co-founder and husband, Jesse Hiss , to...