Entrepreneurship@DU gives students the freedom and the space to explore their interests, passions and purpose. We encourage our students and provide the support to think big, disrupt, solve problems and make an impact.­

Entrepreneurship Week
May 19–23, 2024

Join Entrepreneurship@DU for another jam-packed week of festivities on the University of Denver campus focused on innovation, collaboration and creativity. 


Inspiration starts with the cross-disciplinary entrepreneurship curriculum. The entrepreneurship minor can complement any DU major, and entrepreneurship classes are available to every graduate and undergraduate student at the University.­­

Outside the Classroom

Students across campus can gain inspiration and learn about entrepreneurship by taking part in E@DU events, programs and experiences. The topics and formats are diverse, and we support students in exploring their passions.


E@DU is excited to introduce new $1,000 microgrants! These funds are available to DU students from any full-time program to support new and early-stage business ideas, helping students take their ideas from concept to reality.

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A hub for entrepreneurial energy

Both on and off campus, we immerse students in the startup world with activities and resources such as:

  • Madden Challenge—a pitch competition for students to get funding and feedback on their business plans
  • DO U (Entrepreneurship Club)—a student-led club open to all students interested in exploring entrepreneurship with peers
  • Women Innovators—events to inspire, encourage and provide support for female entrepreneurs and other aspiring business-minded individuals
  • Harry Trueblood Innovation Collaboratory—an exciting opportunity for students to receive funding and coaching from Daniels entrepreneurial experts to think, innovate, build and validate—and take their product and services to market.
  • Entrepreneurship Week—a 7-day experience in Fall Quarter celebrating the entrepreneurial community at DU
  • Pioneer Venture Group (PVG)—the University of Denver’s first venture capital fund entirely run and managed by a team of students
  • DU Pitch Competition—a pitch competition open to all DU students, where undergraduate and graduate students go head to head
  • BASE Camp—a 5-week program for student startups that want to grow and accelerate their business idea, find market fit and create value.
  • Pop Up Palooza—a student-led market featuring DU students showcasing their business/product and ideas with free food and live music!

New businesses start here

The ideas developed in the entrepreneurship program at DU don’t stay ideas. They become start-ups and thriving businesses. Here are a sampling of some student ventures that received financial support from Entrepreneurship@DU:

  • Buonaforma—Combines the timelessness of ceramic form and the innovation of modern technology to compose functional luxury art for any space.
  • ChaiGoThe ChaiGo chai latte is a ready-to-drink canned, oat-milk chai latte. It is purpose brewed with Assam black tea and whole spices for the richest of flavors.
  • GoodLove Foods—A Gluten-Free line of Frozen, Ready-to-Bake goods so delicious, you may check the ingredients list again!
  • Illegal Oats– Ento-granola that embraces the most sustainable and healthiest source of protein by including ento-powder in each recipe.
  • MyCogito– A comprehensive, intelligent, and secure digital phenotyping platform for your wellbeing.
  • Nomad Joe—Designs and develops products such as the Voyager Kettle, an electric, collapsible kettle designed to make coffee or tea while traveling.
  • One Kind Cup—Dedicated to reducing plastic waste from soft drinks by developing a cost efficient, environmentally friendly cup solution.
  • PocketChange—Platform enabling users to take action on causes they care about, by donating $0.25–$2 in just one click.
  • SlopeThreads—Ski clothing rental service, delivering name-brand ski and snowboarding gear right to your doorstep.
  • Vino Everywhere– A wine straw perfect for any occasion.

For April’s Newsletter, we had the pleasure of speaking to Colin Boscher, founder of @cbapparel.co. Colin is a 1st year at DU who started his entrepreneurial journey in 2022. cb apparel has quickly become a hot commodity for ski apparel enthusiasts. With drops selling out in as fast as three minutes, the brand has made a name for itself by creating unique, limited-edition pieces that encourage buyers to “be different … be you.

Check out the full article in our newsletter.
#freestyle #park #parkskiing #studententrepreneur #du #skibrand #baggypants #business #tricks #ski

In this episode, host Joshua Ross sits down with Ashley Thomas and Art Saltarelli from the University of Denver’s Office of Technology Transfer. They discuss the mission and work of this important office, which supports innovation and entrepreneurship across the university community.

Listen to the full episode, link in bio ➡️

#podcast #techtransfer #technology #ip #du #entrepreneur #denver #university

This quarter we are offering a variety of TA led workshops! Save the date and learn valuable skills that you can add to your resume. Registration links in bio ➡️

P.S. These workshops are how students create successful prototypes for the Madden Challenge 🏆

#iot #buildsomethingawesome #cad #screenprint #cricut #creativity #engineer #innovate #du #universitylife

DU alum, John Winsor is making waves with his US Today’s #6 National Best Seller “Open Talent”. Harvard Business Review called it “an urgent and timely read that provides a road map for the open talent revelation.”

John will be a featured speaker during Entrepreneurship Week @DU on May 22nd discussing the future of work.

#newbook #alum #du #business #newapproach #business #entrepreneur #denver #colorado #harvard #goodreads

In this podcast episode, Ben shares his profound passion for bicycles and the inspiration behind establishing his business, which specializes in restoring and selling classic bikes, allowing cycling enthusiasts to experience the charm and nostalgia of vintage bicycles

🚲 🚲 🚲 listen to the whole episode in our bio

#podcast #newestedition #vintage #cycling #bikelovers #du #alum #denver #localbusiness #bikelife #bikelovers

Congratulations to TyreWorks for taking the 1st place win and the $2,000 check at the Madden Challenge! We don’t foresee flat tires in your ride to the future 🚲

#biketech #flattiressuck #cycling #engineering #innovate #due to #denver #pitchcompetition #biking #madden

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