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...


Student Spotlight: Rohan Baishya - Personal Stylist at Your Fingertips

July 15, 2020

This week’s student spotlight, Rohan Baishya, is Co-Founder & CEO of PAIR Virtual Stylist LLC, an artificially intelligent personal stylist coming to app stores this year! Rohan is a rising senior at the University of Colorado at Boulder studying Computer Science, with minors in Business, Engineering Entrepreneurship, and Engineering Leadership...


Empowering the Next Generation of Women Leaders in Basketball

July 13, 2020

At a gathering of rising voices from international basketball, Erick Mueller, executive director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses how an entrepreneurial mindset solves business challenges. The International Basketball Federation ( FIBA ), the world’s governing body for basketball is activating their mission to develop professional women basketball leaders...

Deming student pivot story judges

Entrepreneurial Approaches Result in New Business Ventures for Recent Graduates

July 12, 2020

In the face of uncertainty and a global pandemic, undergraduate students at Leeds chose to scrap months of work to support their communities. In early March, it became apparent that faculty and students at CU Boulder were switching to remote learning. While navigating through the changes, Deming Center for Entrepreneurship...