CU-Boulder students invest $30,000 in startup through real-life venture capital program

Nov. 26, 2013

Elihuu, a startup company whose slogan is “meet your manufacturer,” has met an investor -- a group of University of Colorado Boulder graduate students. The students last week put $30,000 into Elihuu, an online software platform that connects product designers with manufacturers who can make their wares. The students turned venture capitalists direct CU-Boulder’s Deming Center Venture Fund (DCVF), which was launched by a donor in 1997 and is a program of the Leeds School of Business.

Rich Wobbekind

Economic Outlook Forum presented Dec. 9 by CU-Boulder’s Leeds School of Business

Nov. 19, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business will present its 49th annual Colorado Business Economic Outlook Forum on Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center. The event is free and open to the public but reservations are required for those planning to attend. Leeds School economist Richard Wobbekind will present the forecast and Doug Suttles, president and CEO of Encana, will deliver the keynote address.

U.S. policy should encourage highly skilled, foreign Ph.D. students to stay, CU-led study finds

Oct. 31, 2013

Attracting more talented foreign students to study at U.S. universities and encouraging them to launch entrepreneurial ventures here could help “revitalize innovation and economic growth” in this country, a trio of economists led by University of Colorado Boulder Professor Keith Maskus concludes. Maskus and co-authors Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, associate professor at the Yale School of Management, and Eric T. Stuen, assistant professor at the University of Idaho College of Business and Economics, make this case in the Policy Forum of the Nov. 1 edition of the journal Science .

New CU-Boulder leadership minor to launch in spring 2014

Oct. 14, 2013

Former University of Colorado President Alexander E. “Sandy” Bracken knows a few things about the role that effective leadership plays in career success and life in general. As the Newton Leadership Chair at CU-Boulder, Bracken has the task – and desire – to bring more leadership training and development opportunities to students across all academic disciplines. One of the major components of this goal is the creation of the Newton Leadership Studies Minor, which will launch in the spring 2014 semester along with a new class (LEAD 1000) titled “Becoming a Leader.”

Colorado business confidence falls slightly going into fourth quarter, says CU-Boulder Leeds School

Oct. 1, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has slightly declined going into the fourth quarter as uncertainty facing a potential government shutdown and the federal deficit increased, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

Experienced entrepreneurs better cope with stress by knowing value of time away, says CU study

Oct. 1, 2013

Taking breaks from the stress of a startup improves experienced entrepreneurs’ mental well-being, but not inexperienced entrepreneurs’ well-being, says a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Startups and incumbents differ on reasons for getting into green building, says CU-Boulder study

Sept. 24, 2013

The drivers for entry into the green building industry differ between startups and established companies diversifying into the field, according to a study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. Sociocultural norms and movements -- such as Sierra Club activity in a community or a local culture’s emphasis on environmental sustainability -- motivate entrepreneurs to launch green building businesses, according to the study.

Covert product placements in TV shows increase consumers’ memories and brand attitudes, says CU-Boulder study

Sept. 23, 2013

Consumers who watch television sitcoms and see product placements through covert marketing have better memories of the products and better attitudes toward the brands, according to three joint studies led by the University of Colorado Boulder.

Colorado to see continued growth in 2013, forecasts CU economist

July 16, 2013

The Colorado economy continues to grow in 2013 at a magnitude that exceeds previous expectations going into the year, according to economist Richard Wobbekind of the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. Midway through the year, Colorado’s job growth rate is up by about 2.3 percent -- a gain of about 52,400 jobs from May 2012 to May 2013. The job growth rate is expected to continue to rise to about 2.5 percent -- a figure that was revised from estimates last December when the projection was at about 1.8 percent.

Colorado business confidence surges going into third quarter, says CU-Boulder’s Leeds School

July 1, 2013

The confidence of Colorado business leaders has continued its strong upward trend, surging into the third quarter of 2013, according to the most recent Leeds Business Confidence Index, or LBCI, released today by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business.

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