Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Kois - Simple Switch

Oct. 7, 2020

Meet Rachel Kois, founder and CEO of Simple Switch , a convenient and ethical online shopping platform. At CU Boulder, Rachel studied Business Management and Entrepreneurship, as well as Theater Performance. After learning that business can be used as a long term and sustainable way to empower people, she became...

Olivia Pederson

Community Spotlight: Olivia Pedersen - A Personal Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle

Sept. 29, 2020

M eet Olivia Pedersen, CEO & Founder of Sustaio, a mobile app dedicated to helping guide you to a more sustainable lifestyle. The Sustaio mobile app aims to help its users transition their habits to being low-impact by providing daily tips, setting goals, and saving useful resources, all in one...

Entrepreneurial Solutions 2020 Team

Lessons Learned from Entrepreneurial Solutions 2020

Sept. 22, 2020

For MBA students looking for an unconventional internship alternative, Entrepreneurial Solutions (ES) provides students at Leeds School of Business with the opportunity to start their own consulting business. This year’s team including Jenny Swonger, Evan Land and Hayden Siekman, with the support of advisors from the University of Colorado, faced...

Daniela Withaar

Student Spotlight: Daniela Withaar - The Boulder Alt. Protein Project

Sept. 16, 2020

Meet Daniela Withaar, a senior at CU Boulder studying Business Administration and Environmental Studies with a Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate through the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship! While passionate about sustainability, Daniela sought to make a change in the world through her studies. Before college, Daniela worked at Greenpeace, the world’s largest...


In Memory of Alumnus Robert H. Deming

Sept. 15, 2020

We remember and celebrate the life of Robert H. Deming, two-time Leeds alumnus (Acct’56 and MS Mgmt’59) and longtime, generous supporter of the Leeds School of Business and namesake of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. Bob Deming passed away peacefully at his home in Maui, Hawaii, on September 4 with...


Alumni Spotlight: Brennie Pellegrini - Techstars to Challenger

Sept. 9, 2020

Meet Brennie Pellegrini, a CU Boulder Alumni and Head of Growth at Challenger Finance , a FinTech company that offers super-powered bank accounts as a financial wellness perk for employees. Today, workers are more stressed than ever and financial strain has one of the biggest impacts on employee satisfaction. Challenger...

Derek Van Wagner

Alumni Spotlight: Derek Van Wagner - Not Your Average Board Game

Sept. 2, 2020

Meet Derek Van Wagner, CU Boulder Alumni and creator of Clay Crusher , a creative board game. Derek graduated in 2010 with a BS in Business Administration, focusing on Marketing and International Business. Growing up in the greater Chicago area, Derek has always been a fan of winter sports, so...


Student Spotlight: Hailey Breaker - theinbetween2020

Aug. 26, 2020

Meet Hailey Breaker, a rising senior at CU Boulder and co-founder of theinbetween2020 , a digital media platform for womxn, femmes, and non-binary POC. Hailey is pursuing a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Leadership Studies. Hailey started this project with three other CU students through INVST Community...


Student Spotlight: Nick Ennis - Meal Swipes for Food Delivery

Aug. 19, 2020

Nick Ennis is a rising senior at CU Boulder studying Entrepreneurship with a dual major in Sales and International Business. While originally from Buffalo, New York, Nick loved that CU Boulder was so close to skiing and that he could dive into the wonderful startup ecosystem in Boulder. Becoming an...

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Rural Colorado Workshop Series 2020

Aug. 18, 2020

Since the start of the pandemic, the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship pivoted their model to continue to serve rural Colorado businesses in a virtual format. The impact of COVID on small businesses has only increased the value of these workshops during this economic and health crisis. “The entrepreneurial mindset is...