Grant Helps Student-Led Businesses Thrive Beyond University of Colorado

The University of Colorado (Boulder) Leeds School of Business was awarded a grant in the Fall of 2018 by the Robert and Kathleen Dobkin Intuitive Foundation to cultivate the top student-run start-ups, by providing the tools, guidance, and resources to bring about viable business ventures.

The Master Course in Entrepreneurship will attract top entrepreneurial students throughout the University of Colorado who demonstrate traction on a specific concept and are ready to launch a viable venture beyond the university.

The grant will fund a Master Course in Entrepreneurship, one of the core areas of focus for the Intuitive Foundation. The course will be a catalyst for launching real world, student-run, businesses. To do so, it will focus on the following:

  • Communicating technical and complex concepts clearly and simply
  • Refining technology and projects
  • Mastering pitches for investors
  • Fostering mentoring connections within the start-up community

This new course will leverage Boulder’s rich start-up and innovation community, as well as the experience of business leaders across a wide range of growth phases. It will be taught by Professor Jeffrey G. York, who is the Academic Director of the CU Boulder Deming Center for Entrepreneurship.