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Spotlight: An Inside Look at High-Impact Ventures in New Venture Launch

Feb. 9, 2023

The chance to be mentored and supported by some of the top entrepreneurial minds in the Boulder community is an opportunity many don’t have the chance to grab. Through an extremely competitive application process, students in the New Venture Launch (NVL) class can expand their network, get funding, and have...

Tony Kong

Research Spotlight: The Data Behind Who You Should Ask For Funding

Feb. 2, 2023

Experienced founders and investors are the heartbeats behind any new venture ecosystem. They have the right funding, resources, and expertise to make a new business thrive. Dejun “Tony” Kong , University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Behavioral Analysis at the Leeds School of Business,...

Alumni Spotlight: How Skratch Labs’ Sports Drinks are the Key to Success Not Only for Athletes but for Founder Allen Lim

Alumni Spotlight: How Skratch Labs’ Sports Drinks are the Key to Success Not Only for Athletes but for Founder Allen Lim

Jan. 26, 2023

Allen Lim didn’t grow up with the dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Through coaching CU Boulder cycling, USA Cycling, and multiple Pro Cycling Tour teams, he was surrounded by athletes throughout his life. One thing that was always a concern, the sugary sports drinks they consumed. These drinks “hurt their...

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Alumni Spotlight: Joel Gratz and the Go-To Snow Forecasting Platform - OpenSnow

Jan. 19, 2023

A powder day on the slopes is a skier's and snowboarder's dream come true. Fresh, untouched powder provides an unparalleled experience on the mountain. But when skiers and snowboarders miss out on a powder day, it can be a huge disappointment. Not only do they miss out on the unique...

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Student Spotlight: CU Boulder Led Company Wins $100K at Stanford

Jan. 12, 2023

Successfully walking away with a six-figure investment from a pitch competition is an entrepreneur's dream. Not only did University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) student Nick Brown make this dream a reality, but he did so on his first try. With the help of...

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Erick Mueller (MBA’99)

Dec. 16, 2022

Impact is what drives Erick—as a founder, a teacher and a trainer of therapy dogs.

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Spotlight: Creative Distillation Is Changing Things Up! Season 4 Airs on Thursday, December 22, 2022

Dec. 15, 2022

Creative Distillation is back for its fourth season and is better than ever! For those new to our podcast, each episode of Creative Distillation is hosted by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship’s Research Director Jeff York and Faculty Director Brad Werner , who distill entrepreneurship research into actionable insights while...

Alumni Spotlight: Eddy Connors - Goodie Bag Food Co.

Alumni Spotlight: Eddy Connors - Goodie Bag Food Co.

Dec. 8, 2022

“Create a company that sustainably brings economic, social, and environmental wealth to the world.” This is the goal set by 17-year-old Eddy Connors for his future. Former Deming Spotlight feature and recent the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) graduate, Eddy Connors , has a track record of creating companies...

Student Spotlight: Andrew Hummel - Hummdog.CO

Student Spotlight: Andrew Hummel - Hummdog.CO

Dec. 1, 2022

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their dreams! While some work to develop the next million-dollar idea, others pursue business for the joy it brings. This dream of bringing joy to a greater community inspired Andrew Hummel to create his sticker brand: Hummdog.CO. About Andrew Andrew...

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Student Spotlight: Entrepreneurship and Empowerment South Africa - An Engineer's Perspective

Nov. 17, 2022

Earning an engineering degree can be draining. After three years of college, I have become accustomed to wandering the halls of the CU Boulder Engineering Center with bloodshot eyes trying to make it through the next laborious homework assignment, mind-numbing midterm, and textbook reading quiz. All in the hopes that...