Future of Ethics Conference

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Future of Ethics Conference

This exclusive evening commences with six of the most innovative student teams from the Spring BUS 1440: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” course. After a competitive first round, the top six teams are invited to pitch their startups on stage as a distinguished panel of judges and audience members enjoy a delicious dinner. Each startup will have seven minutes to present its innovation, the problem they are solving, and the target market to students, alums, friends, and judges.

Be part of this exciting opportunity to witness the selection of the top three teams who will receive a cash prize and one will be crowned the Spring 2023 Madden Challenge winner.

Attendance at the Madden Challenge is open to the entire DU community; however, spots are limited, so don’t wait to RSVP! We hope you will join us in celebrating our student entrepreneurs. Food and beverages will be available for all attendees.

Wednesday, May 31, 6-8:00 PM in the University of Denver Community Commons!


  • 6:00 PM Dinner (sit down/buffet)
  • 6:40 Pitch Competition Starts
  • 7:40 Judges Deliberate
  • 7:40 – 7:55 Special Guest Speakers
  • 7:55 Winners are announced


The Madden Challenge is part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution course, an introductory class required for business majors that builds foundational knowledge in business and entrepreneurship. The course introduces students to current technologies and requires them to use innovation and creativity to create a comprehensive business plan and a go-to-market strategy. Many students have the opportunity to convert their ideas into actual prototypes using artificial intelligence, 3D printing, blockchain, crypto currency and more.

During the Madden Challenge, student teams pitch their business venture in front of an audience of more than 100 people. A panel of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors and business experts from the Denver business and DU alumni community act as judges.  Teams compete for a chance to win Best Sales Pitch, Most Disruptive and Overall Winner prizes.


Feb 15 2024 - Dec 15 2024


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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