Advice & Mentors

Now What?

Now What? lets students from all disciplines sit down one-on-one with a legal or business expert. Our business experts will provide specific, one-on-one advice about ideas, or weigh in on next steps for startups. Similarly, you can ask attorneys how to protect your idea, how to navigate regulation, and any other legal questions you may be facing about your ventures.

CU Entrepreneur Mentor Network

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 you need a guest expert, advisor, or a venture mentor, please reach out to our Program Coordinator.


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.


Leeds School of Business

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. 

Innovation Station

Innovation Station at Williams Village Center is intended to convene, educate, and build community around innovation and entrepreneurship. It is available for everyone to use - students, staff, faculty, and community members. This makerspace serves as a space for coworking, mentorship, events, workshops, and prototyping.

Idea Forge

The Idea Forge is a design and innovation facility focused on workforce development; we are a flexible, cross-disciplinary collaborative space where students can imagine, design, create, and test their ideas.  We leverage formal learning, co-curricular learning, and connections with community and industry to prepare students for the practice.