Creative Distillation Research Podcast Episode 15

Navigating Uncertainty and the Entrepreneurial Hustle

May 12, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast delivers a spirited discussion on Hoosier state sours and the unorthodox actions entrepreneurs take to address organizational challenges. Aggressive deadlines, emails at 4am and a sense of fearlessness. How do you make sense of the often-unnerving behaviors entrepreneurs exhibit for the success of their start-up...

Sam Stevens Peaceful Places

Student Spotlight: Sam Stevens - Peaceful Places

May 12, 2021

Meet Sam Stevens , Founder and CEO of Peaceful Places LLC , a nature-themed virtual reality app that creates experiences for relaxation and reflection. Sam is a current student at CU Boulder studying Computer Science and Creative Technology & Design. Sam developed the idea for Peaceful Places over a decade...

Visda Carson

Alumni Spotlight: Visda Carson - WAMA

May 5, 2021

Meet Visda Carson , CU Boulder Alumna, Leeds Professor, and CEO of We Are More Alike (WAMA) , a children’s book series that highlights the joy that togetherness brings. Visda has lived in Colorado for the past 40 years and is a CU Buff through and through. She attended CU...

Community Spotlight: HUG Solutions - PortaVax

Community Spotlight: HUG Solutions - PortaVax

April 28, 2021

Meet Brayden Shelley, Claire Meyer , Haocheng Yu, Erik Skooglund, and Evan Kirk . These are CU Boulder students and founders of HUG Solutions , this year’s NVC Champions ! HUG Solutions created PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that uses insulation and dry ice to keep mRNA vaccines cold. The...

Creative Distillation Research Podcast

Creative Distillation Podcast Celebrates Earth Day, Research and Spirited Discussions in Season 2

April 21, 2021

Since 1970, every April 22 marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement through activities and events related to Earth Day. In honor of the 51st anniversary, the Leeds School of Business and Deming Center for Entrepreneurship are announcing the second season of the Creative Distillation research...

Eddy Connors - BerBeda

Student Spotlight: Eddy Connors - BerBeda

April 21, 2021

Meet Eddy Connors, a Sophomore in the Leeds School of Business and Founder and CEO of BerBeda ! Eddy grew up in Bronxville, New York, and decided to take a gap year after high school graduation to explore the world and find out what he wanted for his future. Following...

Laurie Jones - Rideau Organics

Community Spotlight: Laurie Jones - Rideau Organics

Meet Laurie Jones, founder and CEO of Plain Skincare ! This fall, Plain Skincare released Rideau Organics , an all-natural, organic, and plant-based product that incorporates camelina seed oil to provide extra moisture. Their goal is to combine nature’s benefits with a serious science approach and create a skincare product...

Casey Nunnelly and Sabina Rizzo Byte Bars

Alumni Spotlight: Casey Nunnelly and Sabina Rizzo - Byte Bars

April 7, 2021

Meet Casey Nunnelly and Sabina Rizzo, CU Boulder alumnae and co-founders of Byte Bar s , the no-regrets vegan energy bar. Casey and Sabina both attended CU Boulder and studied Communication, where Casey was also a member of the CU Women’s Ice Hockey team. About Byte Bars Casey and Sabina...

Brianna Lucero

Staff Spotlight: Brianna Lucero

March 31, 2021

Meet Brianna Lucero , the Deming Center’s Student Marketing Intern who has been working with the Deming Center since 2019! Brianna is a graduating senior at the Leeds School of Business studying Marketing and Information Management. Brianna has been an outstanding addition to the Deming Center team over the past...

Mason Moran

Student Spotlight: Mason Moran - Modulla Shoe Company

March 24, 2021

Meet Mason C. Moran , a senior at CU Boulder studying Creative Technology and Design. Mason is the founder of Modulla Shoe Company, a company designing a new kind of athletic shoe that is versatile with interchangeable soles. Mason grew up in a small town in North Dakota and has...

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