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Seven Inspiring Startups from the CU Ecosystem

Aug. 3, 2018

Catalyze CU, the university’s flagship venture accelerator program, celebrated the close of its fifth annual 10-week program on Thursday (July 26th). As we’ve come to expect from this event, the caliber of startups coming out of CU is only growing stronger annually, with everything from smart fencing solutions to early...

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Top Takeaways from the Digital Summit Denver

July 24, 2018

The dog days of a Denver summer - a blissful time to be in the cool of the Denver Performing Arts complex, attending the Digital Summit Denver . With Keynote Speakers like Chelsea Handler and Scott Dikkers (co-founder of the Onion), attendees enjoyed a pleasant, comedic break from conference norms...


Molweni from Africa

July 13, 2018

I'm so fortunate to be leading our Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa program. Fifty student consultants from U.S. universities and the University of Western Cape form teams and consult with disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships around Cape Town. We have one goal: to make the biggest difference possible in...

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Alumni Spotlight: Sana Packaging

May 25, 2018

Sana Packaging is a startup that designs and develops 100% plant-based hemp plastic packaging solutions for the cannabis industry. The founders, Ron Basak-Smith and James Eichner, are both Leeds MBA alumni. In fact, they started working on Sana Packaging in Jeff York’s Sustainable Venturing class and George Deriso’s Business Plan...

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Trend-Driven Business Tactics Workshop

May 21, 2018

As the summer kicks off, our MBA student-run consulting firm, Entrepreneurial Solutions , is offering a trend-driven business tactics workshop to help businesses find real-time solutions to pressing questions. They leveraged university resources to research valuable trend data from more than 300 sources. Here’s a sample trend and tactic they...

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Meet Jane Miller: Founder of

April 9, 2018

After 30+ years of corporate experience in executive positions at companies like Frito Lay, Heinz, Hostess and Rudi's Organic Bakery, Jane Miller authored Sleep Your Way to the Top ( and other myths about business success ) in 2014 to help others learn from her experiences and her mistakes. Today...