By Chris Yankee
To Brad Bernthal, associate professor of law and longtime champion of entrepreneurship on campus and in the community, palpable energy is emanating from CU Boulder’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. “For innovators, it just doesn’t get better than Boulder. This Initiative makes CU Boulder a more prominent part of a world-class startup scene.”
One of the few campuswide efforts of its kind in the country, the initiative encourages students, faculty, researchers, investors, alumni, accelerators, founders and contributors of all kinds—anyone with a problem-solving mindset who wants to collaborate on creative, innovative solutions. The initiative serves as a hub, connecting the vast array of programs and resources available to nurture and support entrepreneurial energy on campus and beyond.
The ever-expanding menu of programs, courses and resources now includes Global Entrepreneurs in Residence, innovation seed grants, the Catalyze CU equity free accelerator, a business minor, a social innovation certificate and the New Venture Challenge, now in its 10th year.
With the campus and city already considered among the most entrepreneurial in the nation, the future looks bright in Boulder.