No matter where you are in your innovation journey, CU Boulder has the resources available. Search programs and events below:
Explore On-Campus Programs
Prepare for tech careers in a wide range of creative fields.
A 12-credit minor designed to help CU Boulder students gain business fundamentals. Option to add on the Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate.
Prepares students with the knowledge, understanding and skills to essential entrepreneurship in a start up venture or within a larger corporation.
Allows Leeds students to study theory and research, and meet and learn from experienced business leaders.
Transforming students into professionals who will lead us into the future by leveraging the power of design to solve problems.
A unique, studiocentric program that admits a cohort of 8–12 students.
Explore technology for creative industries and social impact. Explore interdisciplinary research.
Administered by the Entrepreneurship Center for Music. Open to music majors.
Prepares students for working in fields that seek to improve the lives of society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged.
4-month accelerator program for deep tech startups (engineering and science) coming out of CU Boulder, UCCS and CU Denver.
A partnership of NOAA and CU Boulder where environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system.
Equips grads to think like entrepreneurs, act as social innovators and deliver as successful business leaders.
Equips today’s music students with the skills and tools they need to create sustainable careers in the arts.
CU Boulder’s oldest institute, with a long history of responding to pressing environmental issues.
A partnership of NIST and CU Boulder. One of the nation’s leading research institutes in the physical sciences.
The world’s only research institute to have sent instruments to all eight planets and Pluto.
Training engineers to work in partnership with organizations in developing communities worldwide.
A non-profit community of more than 850 organizations nationwide.
A joint institute between CU Boulder and NREL addressing complex problems in energy.
Designers, writers, computer scientists or anyone interested in hackathons are welcome to attend.
Using design thinking to tackle the country’s toughest challenges, hosted by CU Boulder's Idea Forge.
A competition is to promote a systems-thinking approach to tackling social and/or environmental challenges.
Course examples: Entrepreneurial Adventures in New Media, Fundamentals of UX, Design Sprints
Course examples: The Entrepreneurial Artist, Building Your Music Career, Writing a Venture Plan, Arts Administration & Management
Course examples: Entrepreneurial Innovation & Public Policy, Philosophy of Entrepreneurship, Deals Labs: Venture Capital, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic
Course examples: Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Engineers, Business Methods and Economics for Engineers, Tech and Entrepreneurship in the Developing World
Course examples: Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Panama, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment in South Africa
Course examples: Biotechnology Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Environments, Entrepreneurial Finance, Environmental Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship and the Venture Capital Process, Global Entrepreneurship
Work with experts in the field on everything from prototyping to marketing.
Where faculty, students and community members learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship.
Supports students through co-curricular workshops, introductory events and student-led design, with an emphasis on empathizing with users and understanding the broader context in which design solutions are implemented.
CU Boulder’s largest event for introducing students to entrepreneurship, hosted during the fall semester.
Pitch event to connect students with the startup community. Stay tuned for upcoming events in Spring 2021.
A micro-funding opportunity for CU Boulder undergrads and grads that provides up to $500 in funding for entrepreneurial ideas in the making.
The environmental design program offers its students access to specialized workshop and study facilities.
Includes coworking space and a small maker space at CU Boulder’s Williams Village Center.
For all CU undergraduates who have a passion for values-driven business.
CU Advertising Club
Connects students with industry by hosting pro who visit the campus, touring local ad agencies and making annual networking trips nationwide.
Design for America
An award-winning, nationwide network of university students using design innovation for social good.
Engineers Without Borders
Goal of creating positive change for developing communities through combined efforts.
A highly-respected CU MBA operated consulting firm.
Impact Design Fellows
Students who believe in the power of collaboration and human-centered design to address social challenges.
Innovation Action Team
CU Boulder undergrad and grad students who are eager to support and lead innovation across campus.
Leeds Entrepreneurs and Partners (LEAP)
Connecting new talent with the Colorado startup community.
Leeds Social Impact Consultants
An MBA studentrun consulting service for social enterprises and local Boulder/Denver companies.
Multicultural Business Students Association
Supports the career development of students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Music Industry Club
Guest speakers, visits to music businesses, job opportunities and more.
Society of Women Engineers
A non-profit organization for both students and professionals.
A cross-campus club for entrepreneurship.
Women in Science and Engineering
Coaching, mentorship, networking and discussion to support women in STEM fields.
Discover Off-Campus Programs
A distribution center, creative collective, sports performance laboratory and sports accelerator.
A community of health-tech pros and businesses working to quicken the pace of healthcare advancement.
Fosters entrepreneurs with ideas to solve our greatest environmental and energy challenges.
Unrivaled opportunities to life science research and development of companies at all stages.
Supports entrepreneurs building high-growth companies in health innovation, life sciences, software and hardware, and energy and advanced materials.
Focuses on individuals looking to launch a career in Graphic Design, Music, Video & Film, Photography and other creative pursuits.
Building the pipeline of diverse leaders to design and launch the schools of tomorrow in Metro Denver.
Provides support, guidance and assistance to food-related businesses and entrepreneurs in Northern Colorado.
Designed to build relationships and prepare entrepreneurs for the world of funding.
Connects people best positioned to solve specific problems and gives them access to what they need.
A next-gen startup accelerator focused on helping you find product/market fit inside the global cable industry.
Showcases the next generation of risk-taking Boulderpreneurs.
Taking a lead in the worldwide Open Data movement so its potential can be realized.
Connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry.
Accelerates the adoption of emerging healthcare technologies that address community and safety net needs.
Fully furnished, amenity-rich workspaces with direct fiber internet and WiFi in prime locations.
A home base for individuals, startups and establishd companies looking to increase productivity and innovation.
Brings all walks of the startup world together to imagine and bring to life exciting, valuable and successful companies.
Research to inform spectrum policy and develop capabilities to solve emerging telecomm issues.
Devoted to service, research, and education in the atmospheric and related sciences.
Open data to understand how our aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are changing.
Advancing measurement science, standards and technology.
Supports economic vitality and affects more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.
The nation’s primary lab for renewable energy research and development.
A gateway to cutting-edge resources and services in Earth system sciences.
A non-profit university-governed consortium facilitating geoscience research and education using geodesy.