Deming Community Engagement
Our Rural Colorado Workshops Series is hosted across the state of Colorado. These interactive certificate courses are for anyone interested in launching his or her own business or improving upon an existing business. They provide a fundamental framework and toolset that help entrepreneurs develop sought-after products and services, avoid pitfalls and succeed at entrepreneurship. These unique programs allow the University of Colorado and Leeds School greater exposure to mountain communities and potential partnerships in the future. Exposure to these mountain communities will provide potential data sources for research in the future. In turn, the small mountain communities are impacted through the University of Colorado’s knowledge that will lead to better economic viability and sustainability.
In every region we bring this program to, we make a firm 5-year regional commitment to community leadership. Our workshops are based off an evolving structure, wherein we teach our introductory workshop, Demystifying Entrepreneurship, for years 1-2; Startup 2 ScaleUp in years 3-4; and our capstone course of Suring Up the final year of our engagement. The purpose of this tiered structure is to provide support to businesses at all stages of operation, from ideation to scale.
Explore other programs through the CU Boulder Public Outreach and Community Engagment office.
We collaborate closely with other colleges and initiatives on campus that are doing awesome things in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Click here to join our mentor network. Please make sure you check “Leeds School of Business” as a college you want to engage with.
This network allows cross-campus stakeholders to find and build relationships with the right entrepreneurial mentors: individuals with industry and business experience who have a desire to provide their expertise to campus ventures, entrepreneurial curriculum and programs. We know mentors are busy people, and there are options to fit various time commitments and expectations (guest expert, advisor, and venture mentors).
The Deming Center is proud to serve our community with our K-12 programs. Through a combination of exercises, sessions and workshops, we can effectively leverage our entrepreneurial expertise to bring quality programming to elementary, middle, and high school students.
We believe in building bridges around entrepreneurship education and experiences at all levels, allowing us to prepare the next generation of undergraduate and graduate students. These programs additionally allow our teachers to learn from students of all ages and create more effective lessons for the classroom. Our commitment to teaching at all ages is one of the cornerstones of our mission to give back and leverage our expertise in entrepreneurship.
It is an honor and privilege to help our disabled military veterans start and grow ventures. Each year we lead a few sessions as part of the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program hosted at universities throughout the country. We are so fortunate to give back in this small way and are always inspired when working with our veterans!