Alexis and her team at the VCIC

VCIC: The Best Unofficial Class at CU

Feb. 29, 2024

After winning our regional Venture Capital Investment Competiton (VCIC), I called my dad and said, “I know people say this, but we could not have won without all the support we received.” And that could not have been more true. We are honored to have won our first regional competition...

Benjamin Burney

From Cleats to Canvas: Benjamin Burney's Transition from Athlete to Art Advocate

Feb. 22, 2024

From the plains of Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the streets of New York, and finally settling into the vibrant art scene of Denver, the journey of Benjamin Burney who has traversed the realms of athleticism, academia, and artistry embodies a tale of relentless pursuit and transformation. His athletic abilities shone through...

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Empowering Innovators: The Path to Entrepreneurial Success at CU Boulder through the NVL Program

Feb. 15, 2024

Embarking on an entrepreneurial journey is a thrilling experience that goes beyond merely establishing a business. The entrepreneurial journey involves a blend of creativity, problem-solving and strategic thinking. At the heart of this entrepreneurial pursuit are several key elements that aspiring entrepreneurs at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder are...

Humsini Acharya

Humsini Acharya's Impactful Path from the New Venture Challenge to Innovative Leadership

Feb. 8, 2024

Boulder, Colorado, known for its scenic beauty and vibrant community, has been the backdrop for the fascinating journey of Humsini Acharya , a local who not only grew up in Boulder but pursued an unconventional yet rewarding academic path. Humsini's journey began with uncertainty about career paths, a sentiment many...

Mark Woodard

Revolutionizing the Camper Van Market with Simplicity and Affordability

Feb. 1, 2024

In the heart of Ohio, Mark Woodard's entrepreneurial journey began with an unusual discovery and a Craigslist ad. At just eight years old, Mark began flipping items on craigslist as he rode his bike to McDonalds for the meetups. This early success sparked a lifelong passion for entrepreneurship, leading to...

Laura Moore

Empowering Authenticity and Community Impact through Beauty and Business

Jan. 25, 2024

Graduating from college and facing the world at the age of 22 should mark a time of celebration and new beginnings. But for Laura Moore , this period came with the untimely passing of her mother. Suddenly, Laura found herself not only grappling with her grief but shouldering the responsibility...

Deming Center staff

Deming Wins Another Top Award from Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers

Jan. 18, 2024

Deming is once again ranked as a top entrepreneurship program in the world. This time, for the trailblazing initiative Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series. The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship leadership team posing with their GCEC award. From left to right: Jeff York, Erick Mueller, Brad Werner, Betsy Klein, Stefani...

Erik Coler

Navigating the Renewable Energy Frontier With Entrepreneurial Spirit

Jan. 11, 2024

Picture this: solar panels soaking up the sun, wind turbines doing a rhythmic dance and even waves contributing their share to the power game. It is nature's orchestra playing a symphony of sustainable energy! Renewable energy has been buzzing in conversations for ages. But about a decade or so ago...

Maddie Cataldo making fire logs for Blazin' Joe

From Classroom to Campfire: Blazin' Joe's Sustainable Revolution Ignited by Leeds School of Business!

Dec. 15, 2023

The Leeds School of Business not only provided an education but also helped me and my business to thrive! My name is Maddie Cataldo , and I am so excited to share the story and product of Blazin’ Joe, a company I created while attending the Leeds School of Business...

Keith Gruen

Harmonizing Life's Symphony: The Journey of Keith Gruen and the Practice of Conscious Leadership

Dec. 14, 2023

“Conflict becomes a liability on the balance sheet of the company.” Keith Gruen's journey from the vibrant city of Boston, Massachusetts, unfolded as a symphony of both musical notes and conscious leadership principles. He danced to the rhythm of his own aspirations, pursuing classical piano and business during his undergraduate...