10x10Cuba

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Cuba

March 28, 2018

Some of you may recall the 10x10kCuba program – a startup competition propelling entrepreneurship & innovation throughout Cuba. I partnered with this program last year when four of the winners were in Boulder working with Techstars and Boomtown , nationally recognized accelerators. I was teaching our Global Perspectives course for...

Scratchworks

ScratchWorks FinTech Accelerator

March 21, 2018

Welcome to ScratchWorks : a new FinTech Accelerator that launched last week at the Barron's Summit in Orlando. The goal of this accelerator program is to place a spotlight on innovative tech companies that are transforming the financial services industry. Scratchworks provides a stage for these companies to present to...

Student Startups Compete for $100,000 in DOE-Sponsored CU Cleantech Challenge

June 19, 2013

Regional student commercialization projects, ranging from a cooling system for data centers to a rooftop system that captures carbon dioxide -- a brewery byproduct -- and converts it to an algae-based nutraceutical, will be recognized at the CU Cleantech New Venture Challenge this week. The event, which is free and...

MBA students showcase business plans in competition

Jan. 15, 2013

Four teams of MBA students from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder will present business plans in a contest for cash prizes on Jan. 16. As the culmination of the Business Plan Preparation course, the competition challenges students to generate an innovative concept for a...

CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge winners: Rideorama offers carpools to DIA

May 1, 2012

Rideorama founders consist of CU alumnus Kamal Sabi, CU doctoral student Ogheneovo Dible and Boulder residents Casey George and Abdoul Gobitaka. The four compared the service to Ebay for transportation to the airport. -- The website -- rideorama.com -- was launched in March just before spring break. The founders were...

CU-Boulder wins International Venture Capital Investment Competition

April 17, 2012

A graduate team from the University of Colorado Boulder has won the 15th International Venture Capital Investment Competition, or VCIC, the premiere educational event for venture capital and entrepreneurship. MBA candidates Lindsey Jensen, Dane McDonald, Jeff Schreier and Nick Wyman from CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, with Colorado Law student...

CU Boulder holds fourth annual business competition

March 29, 2012

Ventures companies pitching ideas around accessible, high-end film equipment, clean fuel produced from non-recyclable materials and ground airport transportation will be competing for more than $10,000 in funding awards during a University of Colorado business development competition Thursday. The New Venture Challenge -- a university business competition hosted by the...

Student startups step out for final contest

March 29, 2012

CU-Boulder as startup incubator? You can take that to the bank. Six student entrepreneur teams are vying for a shot to advance to the national New Venture Challenge. But first they’ve got to get past an all-star investor panel. A record 60 teams entered the campus competition last fall with...

Commercial Viability and Commercial Applications?

March 5, 2012

It's interesting to see how the different departments at CU work together. Larry interviewed Paul Jerde who has been with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship for 15+ years, and he says he was pretty naive. "I had come to have some strong ideas about the positioning of the value of...

Conscious Capitalism Conference on March 7

Feb. 29, 2012

Third Annual Conscious Capitalism Conference at CU-Boulder Business leaders speak to college students about corporate social responsibility and how the traditional tools of capitalism can serve social needs February 29, 2012, BOULDER, Colo. --- Ushering in a new era of corporate responsibility, business entrepreneurs are challenging college students to develop...

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