Launched this month by the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship at the Leeds School of Business, COventure Forward is designed to connect small businesses, start-ups, scale-ups and entrepreneurs to a seasoned mentorship network.
CU Engineering’s Kyle Judah, executive director of entrepreneurship, is among a small group of community members launched Feed The Frontlines Boulder, an organization that supports local restaurants while providing fuel for the fight against COVID-19 to frontline health care workers.
In hopes of securing investments to advance their companies, 18 university ventures spun out of Colorado research institutions and federal laboratories pitched to local and out-of-state investors at the state's second annual Destination Startup showcase on Feb. 27.
A new program on campus, Impactful Women—hosted by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative—brought together Tamar McKee, Jane Miller and Annie Ryu to discuss their professional and personal journeys as leaders in the natural food industry.
This year's event — hosted again by Venture Partners at CU Boulder on Feb. 27 — will feature 18 startups from CU Boulder, CU Anschutz, CU Denver, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines and NIST.
The University of Colorado Boulder was one of just three recipients of the coveted Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University designation at this year’s Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Annual Meeting held in San Diego, CA in November.