Designed to promote growth and sustainability in certain industurues by helping accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, increase access to early stage capital and create a strong ecosystem that increases the state’s global competitiveness. Visit Advanced Industries Accelerator Grants.
(ON CAMPUS) The post-baccalaureate degree in Applied Computer Science (ACS) is a new degree for professionals with a prior bachelor’s degree that would benefit from a computer science degree. The goal of the program is to prepare students with a diverse academic background to enter the computer science field. Visit...
(ON CAMPUS) Researchers from the life sciences, physical sciences, computer science and engineering work together to uncover new knowledge at the frontiers of science, and partnering with industry to make their discoveries relevant. Visit BioFrontiers.
A free and all-ages community workshop that provides maker education and technology to the public in a creative and inclusive environment. It is located in the 1961 portion of the Main Library in Boulder. Visit BLDG 61.
Bosun Studio will select teams to take part in a mentored growth investment program in Denver, Colorado. Each startup will receive a multi-faceted immersion for product design and development. Bosun Studio is uniquely designed to provide guidance on bringing your business to life through marketing, innovation,technology and networks. Visit...
A startup studio that tests many ideas at once and turns the best of them into companies, while also attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to the market. Visit Boulder Bits.
As the original Startup Week, we set the tone for how startup communities come together to build the next great things. We have 200 events that are free and open to the amazing community. Visit Boulder Startup Week.
A venture capital firm that leverages decades long relationships with proven seriel entrepreneurs, and focuses on high-potential, early-stage companies in information technology and life sciences. Visit Boulder Ventures.
(ON CAMPUS) Inspires faculty and staff to take risks and develop new projects – whether project-based learning and research, or redefining and streamlining how the university operates. Visit Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative Seed Award.
(ON CAMPUS) The campus startup hub at the Village Center is intended to convene, educate, and build community around innovation and entrepreneurship. It is available for everyone to use: students, staff, faculty, and community members. The hub serves the purposes of: coworking, mentorship, events, workshops, and makerspace. Visit the campus...
A defense and national security accelerator. The Catalyst Accelerator promotes technology advancement for the warfighter and the transfer of government technology to the commercial market. Visit Catalyst Accelerator.
The Entrepreneurial Artist MUSC 4988/5988 Building Your Music Career MUSC 2918/5918 Prepared for Soundcheck MUSC 2061-2 Writing a Venture Plan ESBM 4100 Arts Administration and Management 4988/5988 Community Performances MUSC 4958/5958
We help Colorado’s small business owners get access to affordable loans and lines of credit with flexible rates and terms. Our lending practices are responsible, transparent, and patient – we take time to get to know our applicants during the loan process. We also offer our borrowers free business advising...
A Denver-based venture capital firm, invests in Colorado companies with high-growth, scalable business models and a commitment to make their community better in areas such as healthcare, education, and the environment. Visit Colorado Impact Fund.
Accelerating commercialization of new drugs, medical devices and diagnostics based on discoveries made at Colorado’s research institutions. Visit Colorado Institute for Drug, Device, and Diagnostic Development.
Entrepreneurial Innovation and Public Policy LAWS 5201 Philosophy of Entrepreneurship Deals Labs: Venture Capital LAWS 6271 Venture Capital and Private Equity LAWS 7271 Entrepreneurial Law Clinic LAWS 7619
Startup Essentials for Software Entrepreneurship CSCI 4830/7000 Cross-campus entrepreneurship certificate Introduction to Entrepreneurship ESBM 3100 Principles of Business for Entrepreneurs ESBM 3200 Writing a Venture Plan ESBM 4100 Introduction to Entrepreneurship for Engineers ESBM 3100-3
During the school year, we invest through 100+ Venture Partners on-the-ground at dozens of universities. During the summer, we run the most selective accelerator for university entrepreneurs in San Francisco, working in an intensive environment, under one roof, with one, obsessive focus: building. Visit Contrary Capital.
A Denver creative co-working space and community that will keep you going, help brainstorm ideas when you’re stuck, discuss ski plans over lunch, and play yard games after a long conference call. Visit Creative Density.
A campus online fundraising platform (launched in May 2014) that allows CU Boulder individuals and organizations to create and share fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. http://www.colorado.edu/crowdfunding
(ON CAMPUS) The go-to program for aspiring entrepreneurs across the CU Boulder campus. It gives teams the chance to build a startup with support and mentorship from across campus as well as many of the area’s most important entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses. Visit CU Boulder New Venture Challenge.
Provides valuable “next steps” leadership: i.e., identifying, protecting, developing, packaging, and licensing to business the intellectual property (IP) and know-how resulting from the research process. Visit CU Boulder Tech Transfer Office.
Collegiate DECA is a national organization that includes over 15,000 members in 275 colleges and universities around the world. It's goal is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management through competitions, relationship building, community service, and exposure to career opportunities. Visit CU Collegiate DECA.
(ON CAMPUS) Nation’s largest and most accomplished student-led center of its kind. By translating student leadership into action and engaging the campus community, the Center helps CU-Boulder to become a global leader in sustainability. Visit CU Environmental Center.
Part of Leeds School of Business, a network of successful business leaders who share their expertise and encouragement with students in order to positively impact the trajectory of tomorrow’s leaders. Visit the CU Leeds Women's Council.
An international nonprofit organization of MBAs, graduate students, and professionals whose mission is to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change in their workplaces and the world. Visit CU Net Impact.
Purpose: To bring informative real estate industry speakers to campus to speak to undergraduate students interested in real estate. To give students the opportunity to network with other students interested in real estate. To provide construction site tours which will give students an opportunity to see real estate development from...
We study the coolest startups, technology, and trends, partnering with venture capital firms to create value. We are looking for motivated students interested in these areas. Our mission is to educate and promote ambitious students from various disciplines toward entrepreneurship and technology. We will feature outstanding faculty, as well as...
Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities; to encourage scholarship, social activity, and the association of students for their mutual advancement by research and practice; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce, and to further a...
(ON CAMPUS) Prepares graduates to embrace key global challenges by equipping them to think like entrepreneurs, act as social innovators and deliver as successful business leaders. Visit Deming Center for Entrepreneurship.
CU Boulder Design For America (DFA) is a student organization that uses human-centered design to create local and social impact. Working within interdisciplinary teams, we partner with community members and organizations to scope meaningful real-world design projects. We tackle problems in fields as diverse as education, sustainability, and more! Visit...
Seeks to create a collaborative space where people across sectors can work together to tackle challenges and explore meaningful solutions for the global opportunities in education. Visit EdTech Meetup CO.
Business Methods and Economics for Engineers EMEN 4100 Tech and Entrepreneurship in the Developing World EMEN 4830 Technology Ventures and Marketing EMEN 5090 Entrepreneurial Business Plan Lean and Agile Management EMEN 5500 Engineering Capstone Design courses
(ON CAMPUS) Provides law students with practical experience in transactional law while offering valuable legal services without charge to local startup businesses lacking access to legal resources. Visit Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.
Committed to the continuation of a highly respected, CU MBA operated consulting firm. Capitalizes on the experience, knowledge and expertise of the involved consultants, ES serves the Colorado business community. Visit Entrepreneurial Solutions, LLC.
(ON CAMPUS) Allows students to study theory and research, and enjoy opportunities to meet and learn from experienced business leaders inside and outside of the classroom. This certificate is awarded to Leeds School of Business students only. Visit Entrepreneurial Studies Certificate.
(ON CAMPUS) Entrepreneurs Unplugged is a meeting place where faculty, students, and community members learn about and get involved in entrepreneurship through Silicon Flatirons. Visit Entrepreneurs Unplugged.
Techstars Startup Week Fort Collins is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. We’re led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in amazing spaces all over town. Visit Fort Collins Startup Week.
Foundry Group is a venture capital firm focused on making early-stage technology investments, participating in select early-growth rounds, and identifying and supporting the next generation of venture fund managers. Visit Foundry Group.
Home base for start-ups to established companies building tech-enabled innovations, and it has all of the amenities of a co-working space plus learning opportunities, resources, and access to the network a growing startup needs. Visit Galvanize.
Brings international entrepreneurial talent to the CU Boulder campus and community to provide hands-on mentoring and expertise to students, faculty, staff, alumni and the startup community. Visit Global Entrepreneurs in Residence.
(ON CAMPUS) Three to five-week course taught by a Leeds faculty member in a location outside of the United States where the business topics being covered can be directly observed and experienced. Visit Global Seminars & Internships.
Sustainable coworking community of like-minded individuals and businesses in the heart of Denver's RiNo Arts District. Green Spaces is in partnership with Blue Arrow Coworking in Winter Park, CO so members can cowork in Denver and Winter Park. Visit Green Spaces.
(ON CAMPUS) Motivated people come together and use technology and creativity to build something amazing. Any designers, writers, computer scientists or anyone interested in hackathons are welcome to attend. Visit HackCU.
ICELab Accelerator is a unique mentor-driven program that pairs high-growth startups with world-class mentors, advisors, and investors. Selected businesses will undergo 12-week of acceleration programming, mentorship, and training, culminating in a pitch day to investors from across Colorado and beyond. Visit IceLab Accelerator.
(ON CAMPUS) A flexible, cross-disciplinary collaborative space where students imagine, design, create, and test products and solutions to meet a range of societal and customer needs. Visit the Idea Forge.
We are CU Boulder students from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds who bring our voices to the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, act as role models, and lead innovative efforts for the students body. Visit Innovation Action Team.
(ON CAMPUS) Iterdisciplinary Telecom Program (ITP) is a highly-integrated and comprehensive graduate program combining technology, policy, and business with hands-on experience which capitalizes on ITP’s Security Lab, Telecom Lab, and Wireless Lab. Visit Interdisciplinary Telecom Program.
An internship with a startup is like an internship on steroids. You will get hands on experience in the day-to-day life of starting a company, which the average corporate intern never sees. Visit Interns2Starups.
(ON CAMPUS) One of the nation’s leading research institutes in the physical sciences, including: atomic, molecular and optical physics, biophysics, quantum information, precision measure- ment, and more. Visit JILA.
Leeds Association for Information Systems, or LAIS, is a student-run organization dedicated to technology and learning. We strive to provide Leeds students with networking and professional development opportunities within the Tech and IT industries. At the foundation of our community is a committed group of students further their education by...
The Leeds Book Club assists students in their professional development efforts by reading books that discuss business, careers, and self-improvement. We believe that through these books students can gain valuable skills and knowledge to guide them through their college experience and beyond. We will select a book at the beginning...
The Leeds Consulting Group aims to bring together top performing students from around the CU Boulder campus to develop their consulting skills through events, workshops, interview preparation and hands-on consulting projects. The goal of the organization is to give students the education and experience they need to be effective consultants...
An alliance of undergraduate and graduate students in the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who want to be successful in growing ideas into business solutions. Visit Leeds Entrepreneurship Alliance.
The Leeds Investment & Trading Group, is a student-led organization dedicated to cultivating a group of intellectually curious students equipped with both the critical and creative aptitude to participate in financial markets. Visit Leeds Investment and Trading Group.
More than just an office space, Level Office provides everything you need to grow your business from the day you move in, including furniture, fiber internet and WiFi, and your company logo emblazoned on your office door. Visit Level Office.
Longmont Startup Week is a collaborative annual gathering in Longmont, Colorado, for entrepreneurs, intrepreneurs, investors and talent that invigorates and nurtures Longmont’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by leveraging Longmont’s innovative human and social capital, and infrastructure. Visit Longmont Startup Week.
(ON CAMPUS) Project-based and studio-oriented, the IXDMA applies design thinking to problem solving in a learning culture shaped by collaboration, empathy, iteration and experimentation. Visit MA in Interaction Design.
Creative Accelerator 12-week program of rigorous self-evaluation, intensive mentorship with creative professionals, and a deep focus on project-based market-driven creative work. We focus specifically on individuals looking to launch a career in Graphic Design, Music, Video & Film, Photography, or take the next steps in your Creative Business. Visit madelife.
As the culmination of the Business Plan Preparation course, the competition challenges students to generate an innovative concept for a product or service and design a comprehensive business plan around it. Visit MBA Business Plan Competition at Leeds School of Business.
MergeLane discovers, accelerates and invests in high-potential startups with at least one woman in leadership. The first MergeLane Funderator has been set for November 26th - December 2nd in Boulder. Startups seeking Seed or Series A funding with at least one woman in leadership are encouraged to apply. Any company...
Located in the heart of downtown Denver, Modworks is a refined coworking environment that offers productive, hassle free workspace solutions that range from private offices to daily passes. Visit Modworks.
The Multicultural Business Student Association is a student organization in the Leeds School of Business that supports the career development of students from underrepresented backgrounds. More so, it is a community of highly motivated students who serve as support for one another in their pursuit of personal and professional excellence...
Founded at the ATLAS Institute at CU Boulder, is a non-profit community of more than 850 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. Visit National Center for Women & Information Technology.
An alliance of local government, scientific, business, and economic development leaders in norther colorado who are dedicated to helping develop and commercialize life sciences innovations. Visit NoCoBio Cluster.
The Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge (OGCC) is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. Visit Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge.
Project XITE is a cross-disciplinary community at the University of Denver that supports the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers through collaborative events, experiential programming, and strategic global partnerships. Visit Project X-ITE.
(ON CAMPUS) A joint institute between CU Boulder and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) addressing important, complex prob- lems in energy that require a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional approach. Visit Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute.
Oldest, longest running angel investing group in the United States and it is the sixth largest angel group in the country. We host countless events providing opportunities to meet potential investors. Visit Rockies Venture Club.
SEP deploys capital from its investment funds and partners with others to form additional capital to launch and grow early-stage companies. The firm may engage in M&A activities to act on roll-up opportunities or to build its portfolio companies into leading players, often in nascent clean energy and materials sectors...
Where leading scale up firms meet the best ideas. The ScaleUp Summit is your premier source for clarity on how to improve your business. Join leaders from the fastest growing mid-market firms ($5 million to $500 million), for intense interactive learning, networking and idea-generation. Visit ScaleUp Summit.
At Shift we believe that “better” is a worthwhile destination, and we aim to join and lead the journey to get there. We offer private offices, coworking space, virtual offices, meeting rooms and event space that encourages collaboration, foster relationships, and support you on your journey to work better. Visit...
(ON CAMPUS) Propels the future of technology policy and innovation. Through our initiatives, events, and publications we develop the professionals who are ready to lead what’s next. Visit Silicon Flatirons.
Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship propels the future of technology policy and innovation. Through our initiatives, events, and publications we develop the professionals who are ready to lead what’s next. Visit Silicon Flatirons.
The Colorado SBDC Network is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. Make an appointment with a consultant or sign up for a workshop today and let us help you create and retain jobs, increase sales, secure loans and win contracts. We are here to help your business start, grow...
The SBIR program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Visit SBIR.
The Social and Advisory Group for Entrepreneurs (SAGE) provides early-stage companies with advisory and mentoring assistance as they prepare themselves to become sustainable businesses. SAGE advisors help founders refine business strategies, go-to-market plans, product definitions and more as startups prepare to seek funding, grow and/or meet the criteria for accelerators...
(ON CAMPUS) The Certificate program in Social Innovation prepares students for working in fields that seek to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable and disadvantaged people. The program will teach students how to design and execute evidence-based strategies for advancing human welfare. Visit Social Innovation Certificate.
We wanted access to high quality equipment, membership levels that accomodate Makers from the professional to the hobbyist, an office with amenities that make our work day (and late nights) easier and a community that thrives together. So, we created it. Visit SolderWorks.
The Sports and Entertainment Student Association serves as an academically focused space for students with an interest in pursuing careers in the sports and entertainment industries. The goal of the group is to bring together like-minded students with career goals in either sports or entertainment. Visit Sports and Entertainment Student...
A 10-week program that combines a summer internship at a Front Range startup company along with a series of evening events, all focused on teaching undergraduate participants the fundamentals of creating and running a successful startup. Visit Startup Summer.
Sunrise Strategic Partners provides growth capital and expertise to emerging brands in the healthy, active and sustainable living space. We team up with founders to add strategic value, share guidance on tactical priorities and leverage our industry relationships to maximize potential. Visit Sunrise Strategic Partners.
TARRA is a global network of women who are innovating, transforming, creating, designing, writing, fabricating, building, and thinking outside the box. Through community, networking, and education, we are cultivating the next generation of entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders. Visit TARRA.
Started in 2007, this was the first Techstars accelerator program. Boulder welcomes savvy entrepreneurs and product innovators to join the robust and vibrant startup community in Boulder. Visit Techstars.
Learn, Network, Startup. In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started...
Traxion harnesses the collective power of our community by bringing local governments, corporations, educational institutions and individuals together to provide a solid foundation for early-stage companies to establish themselves, gain traction and thrive. Visit Traxion.
Uncharted is the next generation of an accelerator that doesn’t just grow companies, but tackles social problems. We unite entrepreneurs with the potential to address major problems at scale. Problems like poverty, lack of education, and access to clean water. Visit Uncharted.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification. Visit USPTO.
A program which makes seed and early-stage capital investments in eligible businesses via two Colorado Funds which are established with an independently operated fund manager. Visit Venture Capital Authority Funds.
Global VCIC is the world’s largest venture capital competition with over 70 universities competing. VCIC is the only place where students get to be VCs for the day. Visit Venture Capital Investment Competition.
Three co-working spaces in Denver that support the commercial, financial, industrial, and government center for Colorado with the most thoughtful and engaging coworking community in the area. Visit WeWork.
he Women in Business Club at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder has both undergraduate and MBA chapters that work to build an inclusive community that supports and enables women by fostering a network and furthering gender equality. Visit Women in Business Club.