Our entrepreneur mentor network allows students to build relationships with the right entrepreneurial mentors: individuals with industry and business experience who have a desire to provide their expertise to campus ventures, entrepreneurial curriculum and programs.
If need a guest expert, advisor, or a venture mentor, please reach out to Sam Schanfarber.


Grant Seed Funding

Need a micro grant to test or prototype part of your idea or business model? Participate in the Get Seed Funding program. Undergrads and grad students can receive up to $500. Click here to learn more information and fill out the application.

Deming Center Venture Fund

The 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. Click here to learn more.

Find more funding opportunities through the camps Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative.


Click here to view all upcoming innovation and entrepreneurship events on campus.

2018/19 Deming Center Events

  • September 5 — Deming Welcome Back BBQ
  • September 12 — Lunch-n-Learn
  • October 10 — Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Intro Workshop
  • October 17 — Lunch-n-Learn
  • November 7 — Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Protoyping Workshop
  • November 28 — Lunch-n-Learn
  • February 6 — Lunch-n-Learn
  • February 8 — Venture Capital Investment Competition
  • February 13 — Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Marketing Workshop
  • March 13 — Demystifying Entrepreneurship: Finance Workshop
  • March 13  — Lunch-n-Learn
  • April 10 — Lunch-n-Learn

 Global EIR

CU’s Global Entrepreneurs in Residence are a stellar resource for students interested in running a venture that spans the globe. GEIR’s are entrepreneurs who have successfully started ventures in their home countries, and are now on campus for semester-length installments to teach our community their insights and learnings from operating businesses with an international lens. Email them here to set up a meeting and learn about their diverse backgrounds and take advantage of their expertise. 

 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic

The Entrepreneurial Law Clinic (ELC or the Clinic) provides law students with practical experience in transactional law while offering valuable legal services without charge to local startup businesses lacking access to legal resources.The Clinic’s clients include University of Colorado students and professors, local entrepreneurs, and local startup companies.Students interact directly with clients to provide legal advice on a wide range of business-law issues including basic corporate work, commercial contracts, and select intellectual property matters.  

 Meeting Rooms

Using EMS, Leeds students can access a host of team rooms building-wide. Use this platform to view available rooms and times, check their sizes, and book a reservation. 


There are a host of venture competitions, challenges, and pitch practice events across campus every semester. From our flagship New Venture Challenge—a campus-wide business pitch competition with six figures of potential prize money—to monthly competitions that offer micro seed grants to students with new business ideas, there’s a competition for every stage of venture and every idea on campus.