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Faculty Spotlight: Brad Werner

Sept. 26, 2018

Meet Professor Brad Werner. Brad is a commodity futures trader, angel investor, and an experienced CEO. He also actively consults seed stage startups. Brad teaches both undergraduate and graduate students how to take a business from concept to reality. A seasoned trader, Brad wanted to learn how to build and...

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Empowering Entrepreneurs to Drive Growth in Rural Colorado

Sept. 21, 2018

Leeds School of Business faculty are elevating the conversation around entrepreneurship and innovation while spurring economic development throughout rural Colorado. Drawing attendees from places as far as Leadville and Boulder, the latest Vail Valley workshop series attracted an elite caliber of small businesses and startup concepts. Demystifying Entrepreneurship and Startup...

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Lunch with a Scaling Startup: Culture and Growth

Sept. 19, 2018

The Deming Center regularly hosts Lunch-n-Learns: small, roundtable lunches with 25 students that feature local executives, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and other movers and shakers of the local startup scene. Our guests of honor are tasked with spending an a-traditional hour with our students, leading a discussion or a short workshop...

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ScratchWorks FinTech Accelerator Accepting Applications

Sept. 12, 2018

In 2016, faculty at the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business and industry partners noticed an underserved vertical in the world of accelerators—financial services. More specifically, technology and its impact in the industry. ScratchWorks , born from this recognition, is now entering its second year of transforming and advancing...


Interning with a High-Growth Venture

Sept. 5, 2018

Last spring, we kicked off a pilot fellowship program immersing MBA students in academic and hands-on experiences unique to growth-stage companies. Over the summer, these High Growth Venture (HGV) fellows interned with startups all over the country for invaluable experience behind the scenes of a growing startup. We captured some...

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All-American Travel for Three Self-Starters

Sept. 4, 2018

Entrepreneurial Solutions 2018 has been on a whirlwind of a ride since starting operations in March this year. From a challenging business development period, to a variety of industry clients, and finally the biggest contract we’ve signed yet, it has been the most eventful and exciting experience we could have...

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What is the Deming Center Venture Fund?

Aug. 29, 2018

The Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF) is a graduate student-run investment fund that provides capital support for emerging companies based in Colorado or founded by CU students or alumni. Our goal is to provide an applied venture capital experience for MBA, JD and graduate engineering students at CU Boulder and...


Community Spotlight: Atomos Nuclear and Space

Aug. 22, 2018

Meet Brandon Seifert, the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer for Atomos Nuclear and Space . Atomos provides in-space power technologies and transportation services for commercial, civil, and military space operations. Brandon has a degree in astrophysics from CU Boulder and the business acumen to scale and drive growth...

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Seven Inspiring Startups from the CU Ecosystem

Aug. 3, 2018

Catalyze CU, the university’s flagship venture accelerator program, celebrated the close of its fifth annual 10-week program on Thursday (July 26th). As we’ve come to expect from this event, the caliber of startups coming out of CU is only growing stronger annually, with everything from smart fencing solutions to early...

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Top Takeaways from the Digital Summit Denver

July 24, 2018

The dog days of a Denver summer - a blissful time to be in the cool of the Denver Performing Arts complex, attending the Digital Summit Denver . With Keynote Speakers like Chelsea Handler and Scott Dikkers (co-founder of the Onion), attendees enjoyed a pleasant, comedic break from conference norms...