2023 Rural Colorado Workshop Series participants in Craig, Colorado

Revolutionizing Rural Colorado: $5,000 Grant Win to Escalate Entrepreneurship!

Oct. 26, 2023

Nine years ago, the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business launched the first-ever Rural Colorado Workshop Series (RCWS) in Chaffee County, Colorado. In the town of Buena Vista by the Arkansas River Valley, entrepreneurs gathered to learn how to grow their ventures. In this historically agriculture-based...

2022 RCWS Yampa Valley attendess standing together looking up at the camera

StartUp to ScaleUp in Northwestern Colorado: Rural Colorado Workshop Series Yampa Valley Returns!

Oct. 12, 2023

The Demystifying Entrepreneurship Rural Colorado Workshop Series (RCWS) in partnership with Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is coming to Craig, Colorado, on October 20th and 21st for their fourth year of the Rural Colorado Workshop Series: StartUp to ScaleUp Yampa Valley ! This two-day event allows entrepreneurs with...

The year four RCWS team in Telluride

Shore Up Your Business: Rural Colorado Workshop Series Finale in Telluride!

Sept. 28, 2023

Over the past four years, the Telluride Venture Network (TVN) and the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder have hosted the Rural Colorado Workshop Series (RCWS), a workshop series dedicated to providing college-level business education from award-winning professors to entrepreneurs in rural Colorado. This year, TVN...

16 participants from Demystifying Entrepreneurship – StartUp to ScaleUp on August 11 and 12 standing together for a group photo

The Third Rendition of the Demystifying Entrepreneurship Workshop Comes to Ignacio, CO

Aug. 24, 2023

[Ignacio, Colorado, August 17, 2023] The Southern Ute Indian Tribe and the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Boulder hosted the third year of the multi-year entrepreneurial workshop series, “Demystifying Entrepreneurship – StartUp to ScaleUp” on August 11th - 12th, 2023. Taught by award winning faculty members...

Participants and faculty from last year's Demystifying Entrepreneurship Workshop

Rural communities get demystified when starting their businesses

Aug. 2, 2023

University of Colorado teams up with the Southern Ute Tribe to help business ideas come to life Southwest Colorado Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshop. Erick Mueller/Courtesy photo One day in 2017, Yuma resident Tanya Flemister was distracted at a workout class by a woman in front of her who had, she estimated,...

Kayla Toledo, member of the Jemez Pueblo

Empowering Native American Communities: Kayla Toledo’s Journey with RCWS Ignacio 

July 6, 2023

Kayla Toledo , a member of the Jemez Indian Tribe located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been caring for children her whole life. Since the age of 12, Kayla has played a huge role in raising her family's children and caring for the “little ones” during the summer, some as...

Rural Colorado Workshop Series Grand Finale participants standing together smiling

Logan County Celebrates their Fifth and Final Year of the Rural Colorado Entrepreneurial Workshop

June 15, 2023

[Sterling, Colorado, June 12, 2023] The Logan County Economic Development Corporation and the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Boulder hosted their fifth and final year of the multi-year entrepreneurial workshop series, “Demystifying Entrepreneurship - Shore Up Your Small Business” on June 2-3, 2023. Taught by award...

RCWS Participants from Sterling Colorado

Transforming Dreams into Reality: The RCWS Journey in Sterling Colorado

May 11, 2023

Over the past five years, Brian Schaefer has been hard at work renovating and remodeling a historic 108-year-old building nestled in the rural countryside of Northeast Colorado. Brian's unwavering vision has been the total transformation of this time-worn structure into the distillery of his dreams that would create a hub...

The Founders of Alluvia Packraft showcasing their portable packraft

Demystify Entrepreneurship In The First-Ever Rural Colorado Workshop In Montrose

April 19, 2023

After working long hours in a Michelin-Star kitchen, James Fogerty found that not everything has to be made with fancy ingredients. With a drive to create “culinary masterpieces” through comfort food, James founded Trinidad Waffle Company . But James had never started a business before. With 24+ years of experience...

Community Spotlight: Sherri Picciano - Picciano Designs 

Community Spotlight: Sherri Picciano - Picciano Designs 

Oct. 27, 2022

As a rancher, much of your day is spent outdoors performing physical work like herding cattle to and from pastures, maintaining fences and other buildings, and taking care of sick or injured animals. There are no “days off” for ranchers, as they are constantly caring for their livestock and grounds...