Demystifying Entrepreneurship Rural Colorado Workshop Series

Program Contact

Katherine Morton

kmorton@colorado.edu

Demystifying Entrepreneurship workshops, hosted across the state of Colorado, are interactive certificate courses for anyone interested in launching their own business or improving upon an existing business. These unique programs allow the University of Colorado Boulder and Leeds School greater exposure to mountain communities and potential partnerships in the future. Exposure to these mountain communities will provide potential data sources for research in the future. In turn, the small mountain communities gain access to the University of Colorado Boulder’s knowledge and expertise that can lead to better economic viability and sustainability.

Demystifying Entrepreneurship provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and is geared toward anyone considering launching their own business or improving their existing small business. Taught by distinguished faculty, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business, this two-day course will impart a framework and toolkit in order to develop sought-after products and services, avoid pitfalls, and succeed at entrepreneurship.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of what it takes to be an entrepreneur
  • Understand the process to create a value proposition
  • Determine ways to be different and establish a competitive advantage
  • Explore techniques for getting your first ten customers
  • Grasp entrepreneurial economics and fundraising

Benefits:

  • Set yourself up to plant the seed, stir the creativity, and hit the ground running
  • Grow your entrepreneurial toolkit
  • Leave motivated toward supporting and cultivating your entrepreneurial bug
  • Receive a University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business Certificate of Completion

Who should attend?

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Existing small business owners interested in building and growing their business
  • Local leaders wanting to support entrepreneurial growth

For individual workshop and registration information, please email us!

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    Additional Info

    Develop the framework to turn your idea into a business. Learn to create a value proposition, avoid common pitfalls and get funding to turn your ideas into reality. In collaboration with the West Central Small Business Development Center, you will learn core elements critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, in this certificate course.


    Location

    in colorado

    Olathe

    Dates

    4/28/2023 - 4/29/2023

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • Native Entrepreneurship - Southwest Colorado

    Additional Info

    Taught by entrepreneurs and award-winning professors Erick Mueller and Eric Bruno in partnership with the Southern Ute Tribe, this two-day short course is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations, specifically, those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next.”


    Location

    in colorado

    Ignacio

    Dates

    5/12/2023 - 5/13/2023

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • Shore Up Finale - Northeast Colorado

    Additional Info

    Learn how to amp up creativity, enhance digital tactics, squeeze the most efficiency out of your financial story, stay ahead of the curve in leveraging tech solutions, and much more during our fifth and final Shore Up workshop. In collaboration with the Logan County Economic Development Corporation, you will learn core elements critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, in


    Location

    in colorado

    Sterling

    Dates

    6/2/2023 - 6/3/2023

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • StartUp To ScaleUp - Southeast Colorado

    Additional Info

    Taught by Erick Mueller & Visda Carson, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business, the two-day short course is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations, specifically, those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next.”


    Location

    in colorado

    Trinidad

    Dates

    9/22/2023 - 9/23/2023

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • Shore Up Finale - Southwest Colorado

    Additional Info

    Learn how to amp up creativity, enhance digital tactics, squeeze the most efficiency out of your financial story, stay ahead of the curve in leveraging tech solutions, and much more during our fifth and final Shore Up workshop. In collaboration with the Telluride Venture Network, you will learn core elements critical to every successful business venture, regardless of stage, in this certificate


    Location

    in colorado

    Telluride

    Dates

    10/6/2023 - 10/7/2023

    Public or Private

    Public Program (open to the public)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • StartUp to ScaleUp - Northwest Colorado

    Additional Info

    Taught by entrepreneurs and award-winning professors in collaboration with Northwest Small Business Development Center, this two-day short course is designed for second-stage small businesses and organizations, specifically, those looking or needing to shift out of their startup phase and into “what’s next."


    Location

    in colorado

    Hayden

    Dates

    10/20/2023 - 10/21/2023

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

Program Partners

  • Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center, Colorado Mountain College
  • Craig Chamber of Commerce
  • Town of Hayden
  • Northwest SBDC
  • Steamboat Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Northwestern Community College
  • Telluride Venture Fund
  • Southern Ute Tribe

Audiences Served

  • Adult Learners
  • Business
  • General Public
  • Government
  • Historically Excluded/Marginalized/Non-dominant Group(s)
  • Indigenous Populations
  • Native American/American Indian
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Rural Communities
  • Socioeconomically Disadvantaged
  • Students - High School