Grace Vaughn walks a panel of judges, including two CU alumni from Optera, through her team's recommendations

‘The future is bright’: Case competition gives Boulder tech company valuable insights on diversity, equity, inclusion

April 29, 2022

Optera tapped a group of Leeds School of Business undergraduates to help develop strategies that would help the company attract and retain diverse talent as it grows.

First place winner, Chembotix

In person once more, startup competition brings capital to creativity

April 13, 2022

Five startup ventures, led by CU Boulder students and faculty, competed for more than $100,000 in prize money Tuesday evening at the 14th annual New Venture Challenge championship, CU Boulder's premier entrepreneurial program and competition.

CU Boulder campus with Flatiron mountains in the background

Economic optimism slips but still positive, business leaders say

April 1, 2022

The latest Leeds Business Confidence Index shows the Russia-Ukraine war and inflation, among other factors, are top concerns for Colorado business leaders.

Female panelist speaking at Leeds School

A wealth (management) of expertise: Sharing industry insights at the Leeds School

March 24, 2022

At a recent panel discussion and networking event, female financial planners encouraged students to explore opportunities within this dynamic discipline.

New Venture Challenge participants celebrate on stage on female founders night.

Funding awarded to top female student founders at women’s prize night

March 14, 2022

The next wave of female-driven innovation was on full display at a recent New Venture Challenge event, where five ventures pitched startups involving 3D-printed dental aligners, camps for at-risk kids negatively impacted by social media, a mental health app for college students, a data platform for small-scale social media influencers and more.

Panelists speak at a real estate event on campus

Real estate forum reveals growing optimism, even as disasters dominate discussion

March 11, 2022

At a recent real estate forum, the Marshall Fire and COVID-19 pandemic were headliners, but panelists remained upbeat about the industry’s prospects in Denver and beyond.

Agraaze team members pose for a group photo

Campus teams present innovative solutions to fight climate change, win funding

March 9, 2022

At the recent New Venture Challenge Climate Prize Night showcase in downtown Boulder, five teams with plans to tackle pressing climate change issues pitched their works-in-progress to a panel of judges, competing for a share of $20,000 in prize money.

Rich Wobbekind

In weathering the economy, here's a forecaster you can count on

March 3, 2022

In ranking Rich Wobbekind among its 30 most influential business leaders, BizWest magazine said he “probably ranks as the most sought-after voice on the Colorado economy.”

Vitro3D startup contributors

Aligning business and tech—and teeth, too

Feb. 17, 2022

It takes a wealth of technical knowledge to create a company that uses a novel form of 3D printing to potentially revolutionize a visit to the dentist. If successful, this CU startup will have the Leeds School's collaboration with engineers to thank.

Barrel of gin

Does autonomy, self-selection impact how teams perform? Listen to Creative Distillation

Feb. 11, 2022

Tune in for a spirited discussion on how levels of autonomy and group structure impact organizational outcomes as a serial entrepreneur and a leading academic share their perspectives on research published in Organization Science.