Tony Kong

Research Spotlight: The Data Behind Who You Should Ask For Funding

Feb. 2, 2023

Experienced founders and investors are the heartbeats behind any new venture ecosystem. They have the right funding, resources, and expertise to make a new business thrive. Dejun “Tony” Kong , University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Behavioral Analysis at the Leeds School of Business,...

Brad Werner (left) and Jeff York (right) standing in front of the Boulder Flat Irons

Spotlight: Creative Distillation Is Changing Things Up! Season 4 Airs on Thursday, December 22, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

Creative Distillation is back for its fourth season and is better than ever! For those new to our podcast, each episode of Creative Distillation is hosted by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship’s Research Director Jeff York and Faculty Director Brad Werner , who distill entrepreneurship research into actionable insights while...

research insights

The Rise of Entrepreneurship Research

May 1, 2019

Academic research on entrepreneurship has emerged as a major focus area within business schools over the last 20 years. The Leeds School of Business has long sought to populate the field with highly-trained, effective researchers that have filled positions across the United States and the world. Leeds was one of...

jessica kirk Kun Zhang

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...


ScratchWorks FinTech Accelerator

March 21, 2018

Welcome to ScratchWorks : a new FinTech Accelerator that launched last week at the Barron's Summit in Orlando. The goal of this accelerator program is to place a spotlight on innovative tech companies that are transforming the financial services industry. Scratchworks provides a stage for these companies to present to...