In this episode of the E@DU podcast, host Joshua Ross has a conversation with Caroline Creidenberg, the innovative founder of Wedfuly and University of Denver alum. They explore her journey of building a successful wedding business, adapting and pivoting through a global pandemic, her experience pitching on Shark Tank, and finally the reasons behind her decision to sell Wedfuly.
If you’re distilling Mary Beth Cote-Jenssen’s career into three words, they’d be sustainability, water and partnership. As a global water stewardship executive at PepsiCo, she knows the importance of bringing people together to tackle a global issue. Her career North Star has been creating access for water, and that has followed her to roles at Keurig, global non-profit Water for People, and now PepsiCo. On this episode of the Voices of Experience podcast, the Daniels alumna shares how water access is being addressed on the global stage, gives a few keys to build strong partnerships and details how your personal and professional lives are more intertwined than you might realize.
Table of contents
• 1:21 An entryway into sustainability and water • 3:20 How PepsiCo approaches water stewardship • 6:42 Partnering with your competition • 8:33 Bringing the public and private sector together • 10:41 “We bought a motorhome” • 15:16 Lifelong friendships at Daniels • 17:50 How to conduct business globally • 22:20 An intertwined personal and professional life • 24:44 Show notes and credits
The University of Denver’s Entrepreneurship Podcast launched in January 2023. Every month, DU student and alumni entrepreneurs have shared their firsthand perspectives on innovation and problem-solving in a wide range of industries, including hospitality, arts and...
Featuring Beatrice Meyer, MSEd, PHD
In this podcast episode, join Joshua Ross for an interview with Josh Berlo, vice chancellor for athletics and Ritchie Center operations at the University of Denver, and Niko Blankenship, director of athletics communication, as they delve into the profound impact and importance of name, image and likeness (NIL) in collegiate athletics. Learn how this rule change has impacted college sports by enabling student-athletes to earn money through their name, image and likeness.
Artificial intelligence is entering the business world, welcome or not. Binh Diep (MBA 2012), general manager at Slalom, a consulting firm, is doing his best to prepare his company and his clients for the future. On this episode of the Voices of Experience podcast, Diep explains how Slalom is taking a “human-centered approach” to the new technology and discusses how he sees AI shaping the consulting business. Plus, he offers his top piece of advice for building a relationship while networking.
Table of contents • 1:09 Aligning values and organization • 3:16 Creating a culture like Slalom’s • 6:01 “Let’s thrive in turbulence together” • 7:42 Maintaining culture through layoffs • 10:22 What’s next at Slalom? • 11:58 “Human-machine collaboration” and AI • 14:02 How AI might change consulting • 15:30 The most important skills for an AI workplace • 16:13 From engineering to business • 21:02 How to build a relationship • 21:02 Show notes and credits
In this episode of the E@DU podcast, we sit down with Robert McIntosh and Jonny Boyarsky, the innovative minds behind Literally Helping Startups. Unlike typical investors or mentors, Robert and Jonny have embarked on a unique journey with a clear mission: to assist founders in growing their startups, navigating adversity, and securing funding.
Throughout our discussion, they provide insight on successful strategies for startups, focusing on how to find product-market fit and engaging with the right target markets. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an established business professional, this episode offers valuable perspectives on fostering growth and success in the ever changing world of startups.
After spending time at Amazon and Meta (formerly Facebook), Stephen Newton knows what a visionary leader looks like. Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg certainly fit the bill. Now, Newton is looking to back the next generation of these leaders at his technology-focused investment firm Occipital Ventures. On this episode of the Voices of Experience podcast, Newton shares how he helped Amazon and Facebook stay in compliance with data protection and privacy laws, and out of the news. We also talked about what makes a visionary leader, the future of AI in business and why you should rock the boat at your job.
1:12 Making an impact at a big company
5:08 Staying in compliance and out of the news
7:45 Trust and science in tech
8:38 Switching to the investor side of the table
10:15 Investing in the visionary and what defines one
14:04 Why AI is crucial to Stephen’s investments and personal life
16:58 Using AI for good
20:35 “Rock the boat”
24:02 Show notes and credits
The Burns Mentorship Program launched in September, aiming to pair 20 students with industry mentors. The interest on both sides was so high, however, that the program ended up with 42 mentor/mentee pairings. Vivek Sah, director of the Burns School of Real Estate and...