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...

Evan Baltman pitching LingDisco at New Venture Challenge

From Rammstein to LingDisco: Evan Baltman's Journey to Language Fluency and Entrepreneurship

Oct. 5, 2023

Evan Baltman's fluency in German is unique. Unlike most people who acquire language skills through traditional means, Evan's journey into the world of German was anything but conventional. You see, Evan's family did not speak German, he never resided in Germany, and there was no practical reason for him to...

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...

Luke Bille with the ClimateScaping team holding their award check

Luke Bille: A Testimony On The Impact Of The Deming Center’s Resources

Sept. 14, 2023

As an incoming freshman, the University of Colorado Boulder’s (CU Boulder’s) campus can be quite intimidating. There are thousands of students rushing to and from buildings, people whizzing by on their bikes, and campus sometimes feels like it goes on for miles. People’s nerves are high with excitement for what...

Liz Compos in front of one of her murals

Liz Compos: Empowering Boulder’s Art Community Through Business

Sept. 7, 2023

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who is inspired by others”. –Salvador Dalí Art serves as a unifying force, fostering community, connection, and conversation between people. Meet Liz Compos, a dedicated artist devoting her life to supporting the growth and monetization of other artists. Led...

David Banda

Empowering the American Dream: Fangarde’s Battle Against Soaring Ticket Resale Prices

Aug. 31, 2023

Taylor Swift is breaking records with her high ticket prices this year. Despite having 52+ tour locations at some of the biggest stadiums in the world, prices for a single ticket will cost concert-goers an average of $500 resale compared to the original $245 price. This price surge is not...

Aditi Joshi presenting Speaking Grey

Speaking Grey: Empowering Mental Wellness Through Conversation and Community 

Aug. 10, 2023

Mental health is health. How are you really? This phrase is core to the Speaking Grey mission, started by changemaker Aditi Joshi . While 1 in 5 live with mental illness, 5 in 5 have mental health. Nearly two-thirds of people who struggle with mental illness never seek professional support...

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...

Hex VR Gameplay

Hex VR: How CU Student is Defying Gravity and Developing the Next Big VR Game

June 8, 2023

Imagine a world without gravity. Somewhere you can float around with friends, chatting about your lives. Now, imagine that place has transformed into an arena where you and your friends can play games, compete in tournaments, and win prizes. In this place of unlimited possibilities, you experience something new every...

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...