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The path to entrepreneurial success at CU Boulder through the New Venture Launch

Feb. 15, 2024

Deming Center for Entrepreneurship—Led by Brad Werner, the faculty director at the Deming Center, the New Venture Launch program is designed to equip participants with the essential skills to transform existing products, services and opportunities into tangible and operational ventures.

Humsini Acharya

Humsini Acharya's impactful path from the New Venture Challenge to innovative leadership

Feb. 8, 2024

Deming Center for Entrepreneurship—Boulder, Colorado, known for its scenic beauty and vibrant community, has been the backdrop for the fascinating journey of Humsini Acharya, a local who not only grew up in Boulder but pursued an unconventional yet rewarding academic path. Humsini had been interested in going into a research field all her life, so she found a unique opportunity to merge her interests in engineering and neuroscience.

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Programs at CU Boulder, CU Denver light pathways to innovation for high school students

Dec. 14, 2023

CU Connections—CU Boulder and CU Denver are creating innovative programs to engage high school students in entrepreneurship and innovation. The High School New Venture Challenge at CU Boulder simulates real-world entrepreneurship, while CU Denver's Business Bound, in collaboration with Junior Achievement, offers urban students a week-long immersion in business. These initiatives aim to equip students with vital skills for the evolving job market.


CU Boulder ranks among best colleges for future leaders

Dec. 14, 2023

CU Boulder Today—CU Boulder has been ranked among the nation’s top public and private universities in Time Magazine’s Best Colleges for Future Leaders, less than five years after launching the Center for Leadership on campus. Ranked No. 64 in the analysis, which examined the alma maters of 2,000 of the most influential leaders in the U.S. from business, government, academia and culture, CU Boulder was the only Colorado school included on the list. The analysis weighted the relative number of leaders by the size of school.

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The award-winning innovation of the New Venture Launch class

Dec. 7, 2023

Leeds School of Business—The New Venture Launch class offers students practical experience in starting businesses, including financial support and expert advice. The course helps students develop a wide range of business skills and prepares them for the New Venture Challenge, with past participants achieving significant success.

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Turning science into startups

Nov. 6, 2023

Coloradan Alumni Magazine—According to the latest report from the Association of University Technology Managers, which assessed startup creation by universities in 2021, CU ranked fifth nationwide, ahead of Stanford and MIT. CU Boulder produced 20 startups that year and has spun out 179 companies to date. The pace of startup formation is surging, having nearly doubled in recent years.

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CU Boulder seeks to be a leader in innovation nationwide

Oct. 16, 2023

Daily Camera—Commercializing innovations from CU Boulder has had an $8 billion impact on the U.S. economy and a $5.2 billion impact on the Colorado economy—and the university doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

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From Rammstein to LingDisco: Evan Baltman's journey to language fluency and entrepreneurship

Oct. 5, 2023

Leeds School of Business—Inspired by the personal testimony that you can learn language through music, Evan founded LingDisco. This program restructures language learning by engaging users and compelling them to learn languages enjoyably.

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CU Boulder Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces first external advisory board

Sept. 19, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces its inaugural External Advisory Board. The board will integrate industry leaders poised to support and help shape the university's future of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Luke Bille on the impact of the Deming Center and New Venture Challenge

Sept. 14, 2023

Leeds School of Business—New Venture Challenge (NVC) allows teams to create real-life impact and get the funding they need for any entrepreneurial endeavor. Luke used the opportunity NVC provided and the mentorship opportunities from the Deming Center to co-founded Climate Scaping on a mission to replace grass yards that waste a lot of water with more eco-friendly options.