Season 3 of the Creative Distillation Research Podcast Features Stanford Professor Charles Easley

Oct. 10, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation research podcast delivers a spirited discussion with the author of a study on effectiveness of entrepreneurial programs at colleges and universities. Does participation in entrepreneurial programs at colleges and universities affect entrepreneurship activities? That is the question at the heart of the latest episode of the...

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Rebekah Hartman - OZO Coffee Company

Sept. 30, 2021

Many of you will already know the OZO Coffee Company , but they are far more than just a local coffee shop. This mission-driven business seeks “to support and connect diverse communities through coffee. Supporting Locally Owned businesses is essential to growing and strengthening our communities! The crew at OZO...

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Allie Clark: COventure Forward Mentor

Sept. 30, 2021

Working with startups such as Frequent Flyers , Allie Clark is a fantastic resource to the COventure Forward community. She also mentors at the Boulder Small Business Development Center and CU Venture Partners . As Counsel at the local Sage Law Group , Allie has ample experience with intellectual property,...

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COventure Forward Featured Mentor: Erick Mueller, Executive Director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship

Sept. 3, 2021

We have a very special feature for this month. Erick Mueller is the linchpin of COventure Forward and one of our most versatile mentors. Too many businesses to list here, most of our features so far and many more to come have been in touch with Erick throughout their journey...

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COventure Forward Entrepreneur: Fawn Anderson, Co-Founder of Our Friendly World

Sept. 2, 2021

Fawn Anderson is the spark of Our Friendly World , a multimedia platform pursuing social, racial, and economic justice through the art of friendship. Their podcast series thoughtfully discusses changing the world with the friends we show up for, seeking wisdom about our culture and experiences, and transforming the way...


Yev Muchnik - COventure Forward Mentor

July 29, 2021

Working with startups such as Retro Simple and Thinking Huts , Yev has been a great help to our program. Her experience as Managing Attorney for Launch Legal and founder of ESQLegal make her perfectly suited for advising early stage startups. Specific areas of interest are alternative financing models, decentralized...

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Joshua Ellis - COventure Forward Entrepreneur

July 29, 2021

Joshua operates Retro Simple, an app that pairs students with faculty that have enough space to rent to a student. With the Boulder housing market and many students taking out loans to cover living expenses, this helps make college more affordable. For faculty who want some extra income, they can...

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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...

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Creative Distillation Podcast Celebrates Earth Day, Research and Spirited Discussions in Season 2

April 21, 2021

Since 1970, every April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement through activities and events related to Earth Day. In honor of the 51st anniversary, the Leeds School of Business and Deming Center for Entrepreneurship are announcing the second season of the Creative Distillation research...

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Community Spotlight: Laurie Jones - Rideau Organics

Meet Laurie Jones, founder and CEO of Plain Skincare ! This fall, Plain Skincare released Rideau Organics , an all-natural, organic, and plant-based product that incorporates camelina seed oil to provide extra moisture. Their goal is to combine nature’s benefits with a serious science approach and create a skincare product...