E@DU Entrepreneurship Week 2024

Join Entrepreneurship@DU for another jam-packed week of festivities on the University of Denver campus focused on innovation, collaboration and creativity. New this year, Entrepreneurship Week will make its spring debut! Get ready for an exciting week designed to highlight entrepreneurship in Denver. All DU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the Denver community, are welcome. All events are free to attend. 


Pop-Up Palooza: Spring Festival

Sunday, May 19 
2–5 p.m.
Campus Green

Join us as we kick off Entrepreneurship Week with the third annual innovation festival, Pop-up Palooza, with Entrepreneurship@DU and the student entrepreneurship group DO U. This high-energy event provides a great opportunity for you to meet student entrepreneurs, learn about their businesses, try their products and connect with the hundreds of DU students attending. There will be plenty of swag, food, games, live music from Lamont School of Music students and more!

Think you have what it takes to become an entrepreneur? Do you have a business idea, but aren’t sure how to get started? Stop by any time during the event to connect with the E@DU team and explore the resources we have available to all DU students, faculty, staff and aspiring entrepreneurs. Registration not required.

Entrepreneurship Minor Dinner

Monday, May 20 
6-8 p.m.
Joy Burns Center, Tuscan Ballroom

The Entrepreneurship Dinner is a time to celebrate the graduating seniors that have completed their entrepreneurship minor. In this inaugural dinner, seniors will be joined by entrepreneurship faculty to recognize their tremendous achievements and look toward their future outside of Daniels. This event is open to entrepreneurship minors and faculty.

The evening agenda is as follows:

Shaping Tomorrow: A Dialogue on the Future

Wednesday, May 22 
6–7:30 p.m.
Community Commons Room 1700 and livestreamed

If you’re looking to learn about the future across a variety of fields, this event is for you! In this session, five leading experts will share what the future holds in their respective fields. Learn more about the lineup of speakers and topics below.

Pitch Competition

Thursday, May 23 
5:30 p.m.
Daniels College of Business, Marcus Commons

The Entrepreneurship Week Pitch Competition is E@DU’s grand finale, bringing a close to the University of Denver’s most innovative week. In its third year, the annual Pitch Competition is set to award more cash prizes than ever before, promising a thrilling competition. Whether pitching or attending, the event is guaranteed to be an exciting evening for all. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the first pitch will be at 6 p.m. and there will be a reception to follow.

The pitch competition is designed to give students the opportunity to develop forward-thinking, socially impactful ideas aligned with the Daniels College of Business’ mission of leveraging business for the public good. As a result, participants will develop globally impactful solutions that can tie their value creation to one of the 17 United Nations sanctioned Sustainable Development Goals 

Students: See the pitch competition page for information on how to enter.




May 19 - 23 2024


2:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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University of Denver Community Commons