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Business confidence in Colorado slips to 5th-lowest index in 20 years

June 29, 2022

Released by the Leeds Business Research Division at CU Boulder’s Leeds School of Business, the business confidence index indicates how business leaders across the state anticipate the economy to perform in the coming quarter.

NHL Stanley Cup

In Stanley Cup final, an avalanche of demand sends ticket prices soaring

June 20, 2022

With the National Hockey League's playoffs in the final round, an analytics expert with the Leeds School of Business says teams’ box-office strategies are “leaving a lot of money on the table” for resellers.​

small group of professors identifies challenges facing the business analytics master's programs they run at their schools

Data quality: Leeds wants to shape the conversation on improving business analytics

June 20, 2022

Experts from industry and academia came to Boulder for a conference, hosted by the Leeds School of Business, assessing the challenges facing business analytics.​

Alteryx co-founder Libby Duane

Businesses need graduates who aren’t intimidated by data, says co-founder

June 2, 2022

The people at Alteryx, a software company, believe scholarships are their responsibility to help aspiring leaders develop skills for changing workplaces—which increasingly require data analysis across the board.

Grace Vaughn walks a panel of judges, including two CU alumni from Optera, through her team's recommendations

‘The future is bright’: Case competition gives Boulder tech company valuable insights on diversity, equity, inclusion

April 29, 2022

Optera tapped a group of Leeds School of Business undergraduates to help develop strategies that would help the company attract and retain diverse talent as it grows.

First place winner, Chembotix

In person once more, startup competition brings capital to creativity

April 13, 2022

Five startup ventures, led by CU Boulder students and faculty, competed for more than $100,000 in prize money Tuesday evening at the 14th annual New Venture Challenge championship, CU Boulder's premier entrepreneurial program and competition.

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Economic optimism slips but still positive, business leaders say

April 1, 2022

The latest Leeds Business Confidence Index shows the Russia-Ukraine war and inflation, among other factors, are top concerns for Colorado business leaders.

Female panelist speaking at Leeds School

A wealth (management) of expertise: Sharing industry insights at the Leeds School

March 24, 2022

At a recent panel discussion and networking event, female financial planners encouraged students to explore opportunities within this dynamic discipline.

New Venture Challenge participants celebrate on stage on female founders night.

Funding awarded to top female student founders at women’s prize night

March 14, 2022

The next wave of female-driven innovation was on full display at a recent New Venture Challenge event, where five ventures pitched startups involving 3D-printed dental aligners, camps for at-risk kids negatively impacted by social media, a mental health app for college students, a data platform for small-scale social media influencers and more.

Panelists speak at a real estate event on campus

Real estate forum reveals growing optimism, even as disasters dominate discussion

March 11, 2022

At a recent real estate forum, the Marshall Fire and COVID-19 pandemic were headliners, but panelists remained upbeat about the industry’s prospects in Denver and beyond.