Running a profitable food truck restaurant while going to school full-time isn’t always easy, but it sure is an adventure. Just ask Jonathan Tejada, a 20-year-old entrepreneur and undergraduate marketing major at the CU Denver Business School.
High school hustle
It all started with a container of homemade guacamole and a classroom of hungry teens. Tejada brought some to class and his friends asked to try it. Read more
A handful of student teams presented a culmination of four months of work at the Inworks Expo. From health care to fashion, innovative start-ups achieved their goal of providing real solutions to real problems facing society today.
All of these groups were formed through a new initiative at the University of Colorado Denver called Inworks. Inworks brings together faculty, staff and students from both campuses, as well as entrepreneurs and leaders from industry, government, education, and the community, to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Read more
There are more refugees today than ever before, and many live in camps of a million or more people. The camps need medical facilities, bathrooms, showers, water sanitation and other long-term structures to serve basic functions for people. Undergraduate students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a way to save time and tens of thousands of dollars in building these facilities. Read more
On April 26th six collegiate startup teams battled it out on stage in front of a panel of judges and a record-breaking audience of 170+ people at THE CLIMB | Pitch Night. Hosted annually by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship, THE CLIMB is a business development challenge open to all Colorado universities. This year’s competition marked 17 years of empowering student entrepreneurs to blaze their own trail. Read more
Imagine you were faced with the decision of firing your CEO who has been an advocate for equal rights and pay for women in the workplace due to a mistake he made 39 years ago. Your stock price is rapidly declining due to the public’s knowledge of this scandal, and this mistake has now drastically altered the CEO’s reputation of treating women fairly in the workplace. Do you fire him? Read more
Humberto Meza is a driven CU Denver Business School student chasing his dream of founding his own company. As the first person in his family to graduate high school, let alone pursue a university degree, Humberto is gaining more experience and contacts than he ever could have hoped at the Business School.
Humberto immigrated from Mexico with his parents to Colorado at a young age. Read more
A ground-breaking, industrial botanical extraction system for the essential oil market won first place at THE CLIMB | Collegiate Pitch Night, sponsored by the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Denver Business School. David Baker, founder of Botanex, impressed the judges panel, winning $3,000 and in-kind prizes to support his business. Read more