At the Deming Center, we provide our MBAs with experiential learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. Our innovative MBA courses leverage world-class researchers aligned with the Boulder entrepreneurial ecosystem and our co-curricular offerings create opportunities for students to translate their classroom experience into hands-on learning experiences. Explore the entrepreneurial courses and student opportunities available for you at Leeds School of Business.

Academics & Advising

Graduate Level Courses in Entrepreneurship
MBAX 6100 Entrepreneurship 
MBAX 6110 Entrepreneurial Finance
MBAX 6120 Entrepreneurial Marketing
MBAX 6140 Social Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets
MBAX 6150 Entrepreneurship and the Venture Capital Process
MBAX 6170 Business Plan Preparation
MBAX 6180 Startup Execution
MBAX 6190 Projects in Entrepreneurial Companies
MBAX 6280 Entrepreneurship Valuation and Investment Seminar
MBAX 6360 New Product Development

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Leeds advisors provide excellence in developmental academic advising and complementary programming focused on encouraging and assisting students to explore, define and achieve academic goals that are consistent with personal and professional interests.

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Student Opportunities

The Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF) supports emerging companies in Boulder and surrounding communities. The Fund is managed by a cross-disciplinary team of CU Boulder graduate students. Student team members benefit from the guidance of an experienced advisory board that includes University faculty and local leaders in venture capital and angel investing.

The DCVF focuses on investments in the "funding gap" providing financial support that early-stage companies often require to develop and test new products and technologies. The Fund is well positioned to invest without a partner, and, where appropriate, is capable of leveraging strong relationships with local angel investors to make co-investments. The target capital investment of the Fund is $25,000 supporting raises of less than $1,000,000. The investment is provided in exchange for equity, convertible debt, or a similar security.

The Fund aims to both provide support to the CU entrepreneurial ecosystem while also exposing the graduate students who manage the fund to an applied venture capital investment experience as they source, analyze and invest in local ventures.

For more information, please visit: https://www.colorado.edu/dcvf/

Entrepreneurial Solutions is a boutique consulting firm owned and operated by MBA students at CU Boulder. They are the only consulting company in Colorado with the resources and institutional knowledge of Leeds School of Business.

Entrepreneurial Solutions offers a wide range of crucial business and strategic development, comprehensive assessment, and implementation services. Their process begins with a collaborative and holistic assessment to gain a robust understanding of you, your business and key stakeholders.We explore your business problems and needs co-creatively. Our team will develop an actionable plan which outlines exactly what steps we will take to resolve your business problems along with measurable performance indicators and evaluations. Wherever possible, our team will help to implement new practices and drive momentum in order to seamlessly transition between project execution and organizational change.

To learn more, please visit http://www.entrepsolutions.com or email info@entrepsolutions.com.

This informal MBA student group supports student leadership and engagement with the entrepreneurship community at Leeds School of Business.

Learn more and get in touch with the 2018/19 student leadership by emailing Sonia or Nick.

The Venture Capital Investment Competition is the world’s largest global venture capital competition and attracts top MBA students from 70+ prestigious business schools. Students compete in one of 12 regional finals held on three continents to qualify for the Global VCIC Finals in Chapel Hill, hosted by UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School. During the competition, students act as venture capitalists: evaluating real startups, interacting with entrepreneurs, preparing term sheets, and judged by local venture capitalists. Leeds School of Business has participated in this competition since its founding and is the most awarded university, winning the championship in 2012.

The West Regional Finals of this global competition are hosted annually in February at Leeds School of Business in Boulder. The regional competition is managed by a group of MBA students, with logistics and funding support from the Deming Center.

Want to pitch your company at the 2019 event? Will you serve as a guest judge? Interested in volunteering? Email the 2018/19 MBA VCIC leaders, Hank and Matt.

This selective track is available to incoming full-time MBA students. If you are a self-starter looking to work with exceptional people, this is the program for you! Our goal is to prepare students to work with a high-growth venture (HGV) and make a significant impact from day one.

The Deming Center selects 10-15 students annually to participate in the program. Your HGV participation will involve entrepreneurial activities both in and outside of the classroom, including a mandatory summer HGV internship and participation in the Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF), Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), or the New Venture Challenge (NVC). Students will receive mentoring from HGV executives and Deming staff before, during, and after the program. 

Interested in learning more or applying for HGV? Email deming@colorado.edu