Community Spotlight: Roger Hosea - DocuPots

Community Spotlight: Roger Hosea - DocuPots

March 30, 2022

Meet Roger Hosea , a former Rural Colorado Workshop Series attendee and founder of DocuPots! DocuPots are biodegradable planting pots made entirely out of paper. Roger was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Science and Natural Resources degree in 1982. Roger spent...

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Podcast: When Founders Feel Frustration, Don’t Bottle it Up

March 20, 2022

Coming from a weaker institutional context can benefit entrepreneurs, Dean Sharon Matusik says on the latest Creative Distillation research podcast. When you’re the dean of a top-20 public business school, you need to manage a host of responsibilities, from setting a budget to setting a strategic course mapping out the...

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COventure Forward Entrepreneur: Keller Anne Ruble

March 4, 2022

Haven’t seen a close friend or family member in a while and want to remind them you care? Do you look at greeting cards in the grocery store and find that none of them feel genuine? Keller Anne Ruble started PS Post , “a greeting card sending service that mails...

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COventure Forward Mentor: Scott Gwozdz

March 4, 2022

In addition to being one of COventure Forwards program mentors, Scott Gwozdz is an instructor at The University of Colorado Boulder and founder of First Person Marketing. He has experience with sales, financial services, marketing, branding, agency work, non-profit, and teaching. Like many others at the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship...

Community Spotlight: Marie Soleil - Mind Body SOLEiL

Community Spotlight: Marie Soleil - Mind Body SOLEiL

Feb. 23, 2022

Meet Marie Soleil, founder of Mind Body SOLEiL! Mind Body SOLEiL is a fitness and specialty massage studio located in Durango, Colorado. At the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic, Marie was working in Sequoia, California as a massage therapist. As the world began to shift online, Marie noticed a rise...


The Latest Creative Distillation Research Podcast Asks “Does Autonomy and Self-Selection Impact How Teams Perform?”

Feb. 1, 2022

Listen to a spirited discussion on how levels of autonomy and group structure impact organizational outcomes as a serial entrepreneur and leading academic share their perspectives on research published in Organization Science. Is there a formula or model that works best when it comes to creating teams for new ideas...


Janet Eden-Harris: COventure Forward Mentor

Jan. 31, 2022

Janet is one of our marketing experts. She is the Chief Revenue Officer of CampMinder , and former CEO of Umbria, a startup successfully acquired in 2008. On top of all that, she also maintains her consulting practice, the Eden-Harris Group. Her experience aides people with sales and go-to-market strategies...

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Matt Hayden: COventure Forward Entrepreneur

Jan. 30, 2022

In 2020, Matt founded The Elevated Colorado Management Services “We are a property management firm specializing in homeowner associations (HOAs) and manage private homes too throughout the Eagle River Valley.” Matt joined COventure Forward for guidance in differentiation, ideation, and an outside perspective. “It was such an unstable time for...

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Steve Busch: COventure Forward Highlighted Mentor

Oct. 28, 2021

Through COventure Forward , our featured mentor of the month, Steve Busch , has worked with hotels, restaurants, insurance agencies, clothing companies, and tech startups. As Principal Consultant at Human Resources Strategies, LLC , his specialty is human resource management, more specifically, finding the right people, developing talent, and leveraging...

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Heather Browning: COventure Forward Highlighted Entrepreneur

Oct. 28, 2021

Heather Browning , of Colonial Benefit Group , joined COventure Forward for help with marketing and business development. The pandemic has been a great time for businesses to explore networking and marketing on social media. This is what her mentors Stephen Miller and Janet Eden-Harris have helped her with. Colonial...