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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...

Buffs with a brand

Leeds Partners With CU Athletics to Support Athlete Entrepreneurs

July 7, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Athletics program is launching a new initiative in September to support and prepare current student-athletes to capitalize on their name, image, and likeness ahead of pending NCAA legislation approval in January 2021. Spearheaded by Athletic Director Rick George, “Buffs With a Brand” brings together industry...


Anything But Business As Usual

June 4, 2020

Entrepreneurial Resources for Businesses and Recent Graduates Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

David Goldberg

Alumni Spotlight: David Goldberg - Social Gaming with Friends

May 13, 2020

Meet David Goldberg, CU Alumni and CEO of Cyberspaces , a platform to play social games with friends that has video chat built in. David graduated from the Leeds School of Business in 2010 where he focused on Finance and Entrepreneurship. He always knew that he wanted to be an...

Creative Distillation Podcast

When Help Is Harmful: Eye-Opening Lessons of Entrepreneurship During a Crisis

May 8, 2020

The Creative Distillation Podcast - Episode 6. Spontaneous Venturing In the Wake of COVID-19

Daniel Knowles

Student Spotlight: Daniel Knowles - Giving Local Businesses a Helping Hand

May 6, 2020

This week’s student spotlight features Daniel Knowles, who is a sophomore at the Leeds School of Business at CU Boulder. Daniel studies finance and information management, in addition to minoring in political science and leadership. He is also very involved on campus, participating in numerous groups such as the Leeds...

Ron Basak-Smith

Alumni Spotlight: Ron Basak-Smith - Sustainable Packaging Solutions

April 29, 2020

Ron Basak-Smith received his MBA from CU Boulder in 2017, with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Sustainability. With both his parents being entrepreneurs, Ron knew from a young age that starting a business would be his path. And now, he is CEO of Sana Packaging , a sustainable cannabis packaging...

Emma Getty

Student Spotlight: Emma Getty - CBD Cookies

April 22, 2020

This week’s Student Spotlight features Emma Getty, who works full-time in the food industry and participates in the Evening MBA program at CU. After working full-time in finance and accounting for most of her career, she shifted into the food industry when she arrived in Boulder. She has always been...

Deming Center Innovations that inspire

Leeds School of Business Wins Innovation Program Award by the AACSB for Elevating Entrepreneurial Mindsets

April 21, 2020

The innovative Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshop series produced by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business, has received global acclaim in the 2020 Innovations That Inspire challenge by AACSB International, the world’s largest business education alliance. Leeds is one of the 25 business schools chosen this year,...

COVenture Forward Group In Office

Deming Center Launches COventure Forward In Support of Hard Hit Small Business and Entrepreneurial Communities

April 17, 2020

The difficulties created during the COVID-19 outbreak have hit nearly every industry in Colorado. Businesses and their leaders are facing unforeseen challenges and struggling to survive, pivot and even adapt to find new opportunities. The impact on the economy won't be fully understood for months, if not years. However, the...