Molweni from Africa

July 13, 2018

I'm so fortunate to be leading our Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa program. Fifty student consultants from U.S. universities and the University of Western Cape form teams and consult with disadvantaged entrepreneurs in the townships around Cape Town. We have one goal: to make the biggest difference possible in...

New Venture Challenge

Congratulations to Specdrums, NVC 10 Winners

April 11, 2018

The finals of our New Venture Challenge , our cross-campus venture plan competition, were hosted last week. Every year, this is a celebration of amazing work from our students, faculty and staff from all across campus in creating new ventures. This year's winner, Specdrums , is a model of capitalizing...

Student Athlete

Deming Student Wins Student-Athlete of the Year Award

April 4, 2018

I learned something yesterday—our student-athletes are talented entrepreneurs! I had the honor of presenting one my students, Petter Reisted, with the Student-Athlete of the Year Award, earning the highest GPA amongst all of CU's athletes. From working with Petter, I certainly was aware of his entrepreneurial spirit, but as I...


Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Cuba

March 28, 2018

Some of you may recall the 10x10kCuba program – a startup competition propelling entrepreneurship & innovation throughout Cuba. I partnered with this program last year when four of the winners were in Boulder working with Techstars and Boomtown , nationally recognized accelerators. I was teaching our Global Perspectives course for...

Marco Vienna

Meet Marco Vienna: Co-Founder of SmartCapital

March 26, 2018

Marco Vienna believes entrepreneurship is the driving force behind "solving the world's largest problems." As a co-founder of SmartCapital , Marco and his team solved an important one: allowing anyone to invest in venture capital funds. In the past, venture capital investing was reserved for the 0.1%, the ultra-rich. SmartCapital...


ScratchWorks FinTech Accelerator

March 21, 2018

Welcome to ScratchWorks : a new FinTech Accelerator that launched last week at the Barron's Summit in Orlando. The goal of this accelerator program is to place a spotlight on innovative tech companies that are transforming the financial services industry. Scratchworks provides a stage for these companies to present to...