Grace poses in front of a food delivery truck in a Kobu sweatshirt.

Grace Vaughn (Entrep, Strat’23)

April 21, 2023

Taking a nonprofit foundation from startup to stable is a challenge for even a seasoned leader. Grace has managed it in stride.

Holly stands inside the Rustandy building. The mountains are clearly visible in the background.

Holly Henderson (MBA’23)

March 3, 2023

Starting her own fashion line as a student has been a challenge—but it means Holly’s business gets the benefit of her MBA lessons.

Laura Moore, in professional attire, standing outside the Rustandy Building on the CU campus.

Laura Moore (Psych’15)

Feb. 17, 2023

Like many startup success stories, Laura’s foray into founding a business was almost an accident.

Chris Wirth in his store with puzzles.

Chris Wirth (MBA’97)

Jan. 27, 2023

A Leeds MBA was the missing piece Chris needed in order to successfully launch his puzzle business.

Joe Constancia, in a gray suit, laughs as he sits in the Rustandy Atrium.

Joe Constancia (Entrep, Strat’24)

Dec. 2, 2022

Joe’s first trip to Koelbel wasn’t for orientation. It was to empty the recycling bins.

Kristin Apple in professional attire against a brick wall.

Kristin Apple (MBA’08)

Oct. 21, 2022

As Kristin Apple can tell you, sometimes, it's the offer you don't accept that changes your life.

Olivia in her graduation regalia outside the Koelbel Building.

Olivia McKeen (Mktg’23)

April 15, 2022

Her digital marketing course inspired Olivia when a devastating fire destroyed her home and countless others.

Two students pose on a basketball court.

Kai Suematsu and Samariddin Meliboev (Info Mgmt, Bus Analytics’21)

Feb. 11, 2022

The founders of Kobu delivered more than 150,000 meals to the needy during the pandemic while raising money for scholarships.

Court Rye takes a selfie on his bicycle. Another cyclist is visible in the foreground.

Court Rye (Mktg’06)

Jan. 21, 2022

The ultimate sacrifice Court made for his company was probably living in his car for two years.

Gail, left, and Kim Koehn in professional attire.

Gail (EnvDes’79) and Kim (EnvDes’80) Koehn

Oct. 29, 2021

Kim Koehn has two words of advice for Business Buffs aiming to become Boulder entrepreneurs: Go away.