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Business confidence index improves, remains pessimistic in Colorado

March 24, 2023

Prepared and released by the Leeds School of Business research division, the latest Leeds Business Confidence Index—which gauges Colorado business leaders’ opinions about economic trends and how their industry will perform in the coming quarter—marks the third-longest period of pessimism in the index’s 20-year history.

Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse ‘eerily reminiscent’ of 2008 crisis

March 14, 2023

We’ve seen this movie before, so how could history be repeating itself so soon? Experts from the Leeds School of Business reflect on the Silicon Valley Bank collapse and discuss what went wrong.

Researcher Jun Ye (University of Colorado Boulder)

New Embark program to pair entrepreneurs with CU Boulder technologies

March 13, 2023

The Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator is a new program created by Venture Partners at CU Boulder to match business minds outside the university with breakthrough inventions created within the walls of the university—and to provide those ventures funding.

John Lynch

Leaving your job? Leave the money on the table

March 9, 2023

It turns out the more generous an employer’s 401(k) match is, the more likely employees are to withdraw money from their plans when they leave a job, finds new CU Boulder research involving Distinguished Professor John Lynch.

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Venture Partners report highlights groundbreaking innovation pipeline

March 6, 2023

CU Boulder has developed a groundbreaking pipeline to translate research into real-world impact, as highlighted in the 2022 annual report of Venture Partners at CU Boulder, the university’s commercialization arm.

Mike DelPrete teaching a class at Leeds

Is tech transforming the housing market? Its track record doesn’t build confidence

Feb. 16, 2023

Mike DelPrete, a scholar in residence at the Leeds School of Business, says new tools will bring incremental changes, not wide-scale disruption.​

Actors Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad star in the newest PopCorners Super Bowl commercial.

Super Bowl commercials let you play, too

Feb. 7, 2023

Super Bowl ads have become almost bigger than the big game itself. Alix Barasch, associate professor of marketing, shares how big brands are engaging with you, the consumer––and how, sometimes, you’re helping them make their content.

Leeds School of Business Dean Sharon Matusik speaks during the new Rustandy building grand opening event at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

$5 million gift creates first named deanship at CU Boulder

Jan. 31, 2023

Alumnus, entrepreneur and CU Boulder donor Tandean Rustandy has given $5 million to create the Tandean Rustandy Endowed Deanship at the Leeds School of Business—the first named deanship on campus.

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Business filings in Colorado surge in Q4 2022

Jan. 30, 2023

Colorado ended 2022 with continued strong job growth and is outperforming the nation in many areas, according to a report released Monday by CU Boulder and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

Kai Larsen

To better understand ChatGPT, expert puts it to work

Jan. 26, 2023

What happens when an expert on natural language processing asks a chatbot to write a children's book in the style of Dr. Seuss? Professor Kai Larsen put the question to the test.