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A Co-Founder Always Striving for More

Dec. 5, 2018

Last week, we welcomed our final Lunch-n-Learn guest of the year, Michael Horvath . Our most packed lunch of the semester likely had something to do with Michael’s biggest claim to fame—his role in the founding of Strava . But to students’ delight, Michael dug deeper into his career and...

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Erick Mueller Named Campus Global Citizen of the Year

Nov. 28, 2018

Led by the Office of International Education, the Global Citizen Awards recognize outstanding contributions to international understanding by members of the CU Boulder community. The Global Citizen of the Year nominees are submitted by students and represent someone they consider a champion for international and/or education abroad students. This years’...


Insights from Two Boomtown Startups

Nov. 14, 2018

Thursday, November 15 is demo day for the current cohort from the Boulder based Boomtown Accelerator . Earlier this week, we were fortunate to have two of the teams, Breefly and Fangage, visit Leeds to share their pitches and talk to my New Venture Creation class about their journeys and...


What drives a thriving entrepreneurial community?

Nov. 6, 2018

Practitioners and academics alike have sought to answer what makes places like Silicon Valley, Route 128, and more recently smaller cities like Boulder, a hot bed for startup activity. While networks (who you know) and experience (what you know) have been factors for successful entrepreneurs, how you act is often...

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Students Award Micro Seed Grants to Student Ventures

Oct. 31, 2018

Last week, the Deming Center was proud to support the Get Seed Funding team’s first pitch night, where micro seed grants were awarded to four student-run startups. Get Seed Funding (GSF) is itself a student-run program, allocating up to $500 to campus entrepreneurs to further their ideas. The program is...

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Deming Center Recognized for Outstanding Entrepreneurship Program

Oct. 24, 2018

The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business was recognized as a finalist in the category Excellence in Specialty Entrepreneurship Education at the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship (GCEC) conference in Chicago, Oct. 18-20. Other finalists included Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Syracuse University and Miami University...

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Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Schutz

Oct. 24, 2018

Meet Jessica Schutz, the founder of Green Lady Gardens, a houseplant and artisan boutique in the Santa Fe Art District in Denver. Jessica graduated with a degree in Marketing from Leeds School of Business in 2007. What did she enjoy most about Leeds? Learning about and working with real businesses...

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Can you turn $1,000 into a Million?

Oct. 17, 2018

“How would you take $1,000 and turn it into a million dollars in sales in one year?” Andrea Lake posed this brain-tickling challenge to an intimate group of students at the latest Deming Center Lunch-n-Learn. It’s a question near and dear to her, as she’s had to do a similar...

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What drives entrepreneurial success?

Oct. 9, 2018

Boulder is a hot spot for nonstop chatter around who founds startups and how they leverage existing networks and knowledge for success. Two Leeds PhD students have focused part of their dissertation on digging deeper into the opportunities and constraints for startup founders. In our new series, Research Insights, enjoy...

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Alumni Spotlight: Luke Vernon

Oct. 3, 2018

Meet Luke Vernon. Luke is a Managing Partner at Ridgeline Ventures and the Founder of Luke’s Circle , and was previously COO of Boulder-based Eco-Products. He attended the evening MBA program at Leeds School of Business from 2006-2009. Why Leeds After working with Eco-Products for a few years, he saw...