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The Rise of Entrepreneurship Research

May 1, 2019

Academic research on entrepreneurship has emerged as a major focus area within business schools over the last 20 years. The Leeds School of Business has long sought to populate the field with highly-trained, effective researchers that have filled positions across the United States and the world. Leeds was one of...

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Alumni Spotlight: Aiden Emilo

April 24, 2019

Aiden Emilo graduated from the Leeds School MBA program in 2013. While at CU, she focused on supply chain and operations. Her interest in this specialty stemmed from a desire to be part of generating greater efficiency and sustainability in business and commerce. Aiden is the Founder and CO-Owner of...

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Community Spotlight: Last Exit Goods

April 17, 2019

Ryan Mayo, a CU Boulder Alum, is the CEO and Founder of Last Exit Goods - an American made leather, canvas, and outdoor goods company. Ryan began Last Exit Goods as a side hustle in 2012, then went full time in 2015. The company's name was inspired by the Pearl...

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Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Park

April 10, 2019

Ryan Park is not an entrepreneur in the traditional sense, but implements the entrepreneurial mindset and spirit into everything he does - specifically in his current position as Director of Innovation at Upbring Innovation Labs . Upbring is a non-profit organization on a mission to break the cycle of child...

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Goetz

April 3, 2019

Kelsey Goetz is the Revenue Manager at Lily’s Sweets - a leader in the no sugar added movement that provides consumers with delicious, botanically sweetened confections! Lily’s started with a small team of four individuals and has quickly grown to 25 with headquarters in Boulder, CO. Kelsey credits Lily’s incredible...

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Student Spotlight: Nikki Minzenmayer

March 20, 2019

Nikki Minzenmayer is the CEO of KartWheel - a specialized transportation company established to transport students with disabilities from their homes to specific buildings on campus. The idea for KartWheel came to Nikki when she was taking an Entrepreneurship class at Leeds with Brad Warner . The class simulated a...

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A Year in Consulting – Reflecting on Lessons Learned

March 14, 2019

After a year of business development, client struggles, and big wins, it’s time for Entrepreneurial Solutions 2018 to pass the reigns to the new MBA class . But not without one last look at the most life-changing professional experience we’ve had in our lives! Let’s start at the very beginning...

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Community Spotlight: Pooka Box

March 13, 2019

Amy Molk is the Founder and CEO of Pooka Box , “a company committed to revolutionizing and simplifying the way parents and caregivers approach developmental learning.” By subscribing to Pooka Box, customers receive packages of highly curated toys, books, activities and research-based curriculum every three months tailored specifically to their...

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Entrepreneurship 101: Experiments with a student-run classroom

March 6, 2019

Where the students teach the classes, assign their own grades, and choose their own projects to launch Click here to read this original post on Medium. Should a class about entrepreneurship be itself entrepreneurial? In the Fall of 2018, 43 juniors and seniors at the University of Colorado — Boulder went on...

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Alumni Spotlight: Pat Moynihan

Feb. 27, 2019

Pat Moynihan - a Leeds alum and the founder of AF Reducer - has had quite the entrepreneurial career path. He attended the Leeds School of Business from 2009 to 2013 where he majored in operations management, double minored in entrepreneurship and TAM (Technology, Art, and Media), and got a...