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Alumni Spotlight: Dave Schaeffer

Dec. 4, 2019

Meet Dave Schaeffer, a Leeds alumni and founder of HIMALI , a Colorado Mountaineering Brand with roots in The Himalaya. HIMALI was founded in 2014 by Dave and legendary 13-time Everest summiteer and IFMGA climbing guide, Tendi Sherpa. Launching a company Dave graduated from Leeds School of Business in 2011...

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Community Spotlight: Aleš Vičič

Nov. 19, 2019

We recently had the pleasure of welcoming Aleš Vičič , a sports and performance psychologist with 20+ years of experience working with elite & Olympic-level athletes, to lead a workshop for MBA candidates in our High Growth Venture Fellowship program. Aleš expanded his work and expertise into the business-consulting field...

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Are you the Most VC-Backable Startup?

Nov. 19, 2019

Local startups are invited to apply to participate in the Mountain Regional Finals of the Venture Capital Investment Competition. This is not a pitch contest! It’s a world-wide due diligence immersion.
 The Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) is hosting a global search for the Most VC-Backable Startup through a network...

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Student Spotlight: Anya Berlova

Nov. 13, 2019

Anya Berlova is a junior at Leeds School of Business studying finance. She’s very engaged with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship and involved in cross-campus entrepreneurship activities, including the CU Boulder Entrepreneurship Passport program. We caught up with Anya to learn about her unique approach to combating bullying and her...

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The BOLDERBoulder: Running America's Best 10K

Nov. 6, 2019

People often think of an entrepreneurial path as one born from the spark of an idea never thought of before, or at the very least, never acted upon by someone else. This was not necessarily the case for Cliff Bosley, race director of the BOLDERBoulder. Cliff’s father Steve, started the...

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Call for Papers: 2020 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference

Nov. 4, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS 2020 Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference 25-26 June 2020 in Cambridge, UK Paper submissions are due on 14 February 2020 The University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, the National Tsing Hua University College of Technology and Management, and...

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Student Spotlight: Zach Klaus

Oct. 30, 2019

Zach Klaus has always like tools and it’s part of the reason he chose to study mechanical engineering here at CU Boulder. He’s a sophomore in the College of Engineering & Applied Science and is also pursuing a minor in applied mathematics. We caught up with Zach to learn about...

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Faculty Spotlight: Cynthia Banks

Oct. 23, 2019

Cynthia Banks has been teaching entrepreneurship at Leeds School of Business for over three years. In addition to teaching, Cynthia is the Faculty Director for Global Initiatives and runs a consulting business, New World Vistas. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in business and an MS in...

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Field Trip to Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha

Oct. 16, 2019

Last week, a group of CU Boulder students were introduced to the quickly growing Boulder-based kombucha company, Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha , on a field trip with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at Leeds School of Business. The startup story Early on Friday, we gathered around a conference table in their...

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Founders of Ratio Beerworks Return to CU

Oct. 9, 2019

This article is part of a new series, Connecting Community and Classroom, where students will share stories from guest speakers in their entrepreneurship classes. Jason zumBrunnen and Scott Kaplan, founders of Ratio Beerworks recently returned to CU Boulder after graduating almost 20 years ago. “It’s a bit strange” commented Scott...