From restaurants, to personal coaching, to publishing books, and even global nonprofit organizations, CU Denver alumni can be found throughout our communities. Patron a CU Denver alumni-owned business or venture and easily stay connected with the Lynx community.
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Barani is based in Sheridan, Wyoming.
FooLPRoof's alternative business model makes it possible to showcase emerging artists. We provide access to a stable of artists to purchase works from the gallery and to also consider our art consulting, leasing and fabrication capabilities to help our clients with both residential and commercial projects as well as site-specific works in the commercial and residential sectors.
Gray Corner is a boutique audio production studio based in Florida’s Treasure Coast delivering foley, soundscapes, and sound design for video games. Our aim is to help your game studio create amazing games using original audio assets produced specifically for your project, thus giving it a customized sonic identity to help you tell a story. Whether you are looking for UI sound effects, audio post for cutscenes, or a turnkey game audio solution, Gray Corner can help.
We proudly connect artists to collaborators and build beneficial partnerships and relationships with stakeholders and communities to recognize the interdependence of all players in the field. We also develop programs and initiatives to encourage a sustainable and symbiotic relationship between artists, communities, and stakeholders. We raise-up the artist’s experience as a person of Japanese descent in America, and provide opportunity and resources for them; recognizing the struggles they might face as part of a marginalized community.
Liquid Luck is a Colorado-based video production house formed by Ian and Lauryn Kellett. Lauryn & Ian, a husband and wife team, founded their production company in 2011. The couple has always been passionate advocates for creating film in Colorado and giving work to local filmmakers. The Liquid Luck team specializes in business branding, documentaries, and television series. They strive to share messages that should be heard, finding the passion behind every project they work on. From conception and scriptwriting to shooting and editing, Liquid Luck will bring your vision to life through film.
McBoat Photography is a Global Wedding, Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Event and Portrait Photography Company photographing clients all over the world since 2005. We enjoy capturing little stolen moments, the wow-factor of "Is this really me?" and working with unique clients each with their own stories to tell. Giving back is extremely important to us as we realize the importance of community and taking care of each other. We offer a 10% Military Discount and a 20% Non-Profit Discount.
The Songwriter Diaries is a podcast created by Caroline Stump '20 and Megan Ellsworth '20 that explores the songwriting process. Both Songwriting and Music Business majors at the University of Colorado Denver, these young women hope to shed a light on the creative and analytical aspects of the industry. By interviewing fellow songwriters, mentors, and industry professionals, Stump and Ellsworth showcase a wide array of valuable perspectives on pursuing a career in music.
The BRAVE series, authored by Janyne Mcconnaughey, Ph.D., Trauma-Informed Author, and Advocate, provides an opportunity to understand the lifelong effects of childhood trauma and both a path and hope for healing.
Less than an hour north of Denver roam more than 500 large carnivores - including over 200 bears, 70 African lions, and 70 tigers. Now living at The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, Colorado, these magnificent animals, and their rescues from around the world, are the focal point of this groundbreaking book about courage, resilience, and hope. Forever Wild, Forever Home honors the nobility of the animals who call the Sanctuary home, and the heroic labors of those who care for them.
The adventures of Gracie, an inquisitive 7 year old, and her 4 year old brother, Matteo, are chronicled in this thoughtful and engaging series of eco-conscious children’s books. Check out The Magical Plant and Luna’s Gift.
Going from the margins of society as an immigrant child in the United States to becoming a First-Generation physician in his family’s history, William Mundo describes his path to medicine while at the same time overcoming the adversity of being a minority student in medicine and higher education. Mundo delivers a health equity guide that discusses the intersections of medicine with ethnic and racial studies alongside public health and the social determinants of health. In this memoir-style reference book, you will acquire an introduction to the health sciences combined with readings for diversity and social justice through compelling life narratives rooted in theory and practice.
An imaginative, emotional debut novel for fans of Ann Patchett about one woman's fight to save her daughter from repeating a deadly fate. Once Again is the 2021 Colorado Book Awards winner in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category.
This book addresses the 48 fundamental principles of nonprofit law and finance, comprised of 24 legal principles and 24 finance principles. Each chapter contains at least one case study from the nonprofit sector to bring these principles to life and to give the reader context for the rules of law and finance addressed in that chapter. It’s geared toward anyone interested in learning more about the top issues in both nonprofit law and finance, including philanthropists, volunteers, students, or professionals working in the nonprofit sector.
My book helps support Off the Street Club, Chicago’s oldest boys and girls club, in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. CU Denver’s support of and focus on diversity aligned with my work to increase opportunities for diverse businesses and to write and tell my stories.
This collection of poems brings Belgium's "painter with words" to a new audience of English poetry readers. Awarded the Order of Leopold II for his cultural work, Willem M. Roggeman is a prolific writer, widely translated around the world. Through active support and guidance from Mr. Roggeman, translator Philippe Ernewein now introduces Roggeman’s fantastic Dutch poetry to the United States.
A first-of-its-kind children's book, it's a touch and feel book featuring eight popular sports, each with a modern illustration and diverse cast of characters, a fun rhyme that teaches key terminology, and a ball on each page that's made from material that actually looks and feels like the real thing. You Can Play Sports is also currently in the process of creating other sports-related products and content for babies and toddlers.
Travis Tung MS '16 | Founder
Disrupting the Accounting Conversation. From startup consultation and forecasting through tax prep and software selection, our team is dedicated to removing the anxiety from the accounting process, so you can have fun with your business.
Alexandra Phillips MS '20 | Founder and Principal Creative Consultant
Our mission is to help businesses and entrepreneurs build future-proof holistic brands that are infused with creativity, innovation, and inspiration through content, design, social media, and brand strategy that further your own mission, products, and services.
Matt Kaspari '05, MS '10 | President and CEO
Matt Kaspari, started Denver-based Kaspo in 2003. They are focused on carrying out their mission to Bring Brands to Life through the strategic use of branded merchandise. Matt and his team specialize in event marketing and appreciation to build loyal clients and engage employees around the “why” of a brand. They have one simple rule and that is to work with people they enjoy working with.
Julie Beckwith '95 | Creator
A blog intended to help others who want to expand their living space outdoors to take advantage of the research and construction we’ve already done so you won’t be starting from scratch. Most of all, we want you to have as much fun as we are having creating an outdoor living space that satisfies wants and needs without breaking the bank.
Marta Sprik MA '12 | Founder
All about helping people step into their entrepreneurial potential. With over twenty years of experience as a teacher, translator and interpreter, Spirk has been able to engage with her audience to support them through the toughest of times. With her 5-Step Engage to Serve Method™, she gets right to the point with strategies that actually work for entrepreneurs who struggle to show up confidently and engage their audiences with their offer. She also hosts The Empowered Woman weekly podcast and created the Get Seen, Gain Trust & Get Paid Masterclass that helps women identify how they're positioning themselves to their audience and how to nurture them into paying clients.
Chris Murphy MS '01 | President, Founder, and Principle
Chris Murphy, founder/principal, started M2 with the goal to create a full-service mortgage company whose sole purpose was to find the right product for a customer’s individual circumstances. Chris knew from his experience that many customers were being sold loans that were not necessarily the right home loan for the customer but paid well for the banks and mortgage brokers. He knew he wanted to give his customers a better experience.
M2 Lending Solutions is a full-service independent Denver mortgage lender and home loan company serving only Colorado. We work with first-time home buyers, investors, commercial developers, and everyone in between to match you with the mortgage product that is right for you. If you’re buying property, we’ll find the mortgage product that suits your financial goals.
Gregory Sturr '95 | OwnerThree Hive Strategy provides fractional expertise to startup and high growth companies who understand building a strong internal People foundation and discipline about data driven decision making is critical to successfully scaling a business. Founders and early stage CEOs are typically visionaries, but are expected to also possess the skills and capacity to build all internal business functions to support their growth. In reality, this is a rare skill set, and growing companies often need outsourced support with strategic planning, process development, thought partnership, and short term projects to build and grow efficiently.
Brandon Slade M Ed '11 | Founder and CEO
Untapped Learning is an education startup that helps middle school, high school, and college students who have executive function challenges like ADHD and dyslexia. Our mentors work one-on-one with students to develop organization, time management, planning, and self-advocacy skills. We build strong, trusting relationships in order to hold students accountable from a non-parent, non-teacher perspective. Our goal is to empower students to gain confidence, be resilient, and problem solve—benefiting them in school and beyond.
Jahnavi Brenner MS '05 | Founder"CU Denver expanded my network which laid the foundation for a career pivot from Sales into HR and eventually the launch of my own business, The Vivid Leader" says Jahnavi Brenner.
Barre Forte was founded in 2012 when we opened our first studio in Denver, CO. Our clients were amazed by their results and we knew we needed to open more studios so others could experience our challenging workout. We developed an affordable licensing program to expand Barre Forte across the country. Now, with multiple studio locations, a barre teacher certification program, and licensing opportunities nationwide, Barre Forte has officially arrived on the fitness scene.
Denver’s #1 Corporate Wellness and Mobile Personal Training Company is national and works with organizations and individuals across the county. Offering onsite and virtual wellness solutions for companies, schools, hospitals, senior facilities and more; and personal training and nutrition coaching for individuals.
We offer Breaking and Hip-Hop dance classes and programs for students of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are looking to learn the dance foundations of Breaking and Hip-Hop, jump into the competitive world of Breaking, or get involved in your local Hip-Hop community, our instructors are here to educate, inspire, and guide you to express yourself freely in a supportive, welcoming, and creative environment.
Neighborhood focused, unpretentious French food and drink in the heart of Cole, Denver. Open for both dinner and brunch.
Comfort food with a twist. Known for its currie dishes, Coriander combines sauces, cloves, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, and more spices to create elevated Indian food.
Hertz survived melanoma and thyroid cancer in her early 30’s, leading to a treatment plan including a gluten-free diet. As her passion project, she founded a gluten free brewery.
Colorado’s coffee subscription delivering specialty coffee, free drink cards, and merchandise from different local roasters to your door.
ZOMO is owned by couple and CU Denver alums Ryan and Alaysia. Influenced by their families’ migrant history, the menu offers a unique mix of Asian and American cuisine.
Jamie Van Leeuwen PhD '07 | FounderWith our core focus to Listen. Think. Act. the mission of the Global Livingston Institute is to convene global communities to learn and advance best practices in community development and create equitable, sustainable, and culturally responsive solutions to challenges in the areas of health, economic development, and the environment.
Alejandro Henao MS '13, PhD '17 | FounderOur mission is to bring joy and the potential of soccer to the children of Colombia by providing resources and giving them hope to turn their dreams into reality.
Karen Sugar MA '08 | Founder and Executive DirectorThe mission of Women’s Global Empowerment Fund is to support women through economic, social and political programs, creating opportunities while addressing inequality; strengthening families and communities.