Rural Colorado Workshop Series ParticipantsThe Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series (RCWS) takes a pragmatic approach to entrepreneurship using a highly interactive setting and flexible, scalable sessions. The result: Small businesses, start-ups and local governments in rural Colorado gain the tools they need to solve business and organizational challenges through an entrepreneurial mindset. 

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Upcoming Workshops


LAUNCH YOUR IDEA - WEST CENTAL COLORADO

LOCATION - Montrose, Colorado

DATES - Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 2023

Develop the framework to turn your idea into a business. Learn to create a value proposition, avoid common pitfalls and get funding to turn your ideas into reality. In collaboration with the West Central Small Business Development Center, you will learn core elements critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, in this certificate course.

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NATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP - SOUTHWEST COLORADO

LOCATION - Ignacio, Colorado

DATES - Spring 2023

Taught by entrepreneurs and award-winning professors Erick Mueller and Eric Bruno in partnership with the Southern Ute Tribe, this two-day short course is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations, specifically, those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next.”

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SHORE UP FINALE - NORTHEAST COLORADO

LOCATION - The Annex, 121 South 4th Street, Sterling, Colorado 80751

DATES - Friday, June 2, and Saturday, June 3

Learn how to amp up creativity, enhance digital tactics, squeeze the most efficiency out of your financial story, stay ahead of the curve in leveraging tech solutions, and much more during our fifth and final Shore Up workshop. In collaboration with the Logan County Economic Development Corporation, you will learn core elements critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, in this certificate course.

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SHORE UP FINALE - SOUTHWEST COLORADO

LOCATION - Telluride, Colorado

DATES - Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7

Learn how to amp up creativity, enhance digital tactics, squeeze the most efficiency out of your financial story, stay ahead of the curve in leveraging tech solutions, and much more during our fifth and final Shore Up workshop. In collaboration with the Telluride Venture Network, you will learn core elements critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, in this certificate course.

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STARTUP TO SCALEUP - SOUTHEAST COLORADO

LOCATION - Trinidad, Colorado

DATES - Fall 2023

Taught by Erick Mueller & Visda Carson, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business, the two-day short course is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations, specifically, those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next.”

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STARTUP TO SCALEUP - NORTHWEST COLORADO

LOCATION - Yampa Valley, Colorado

DATES - Fall 2023

Taught by entrepreneurs and award-winning professors in collaboration with Northwest Small Business Development Center, this two-day short course is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations, specifically, those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next.”

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