Forging the future of Denver.
Season 1: Teams
November 13, 2017
Peter Burwell (BSBA ’11), CEO Burwell Enterprises, Inc. and Fred Klaas (BSBA ’11), GM of Echo Mountain joined Chancellor Rebecca Chopp at Galvanize for the inaugural Pioneering Denver experience to discuss their audacious plot to turn a once-struggling resort into Denver's own skiing destination.
March 14, 2018
Prodigy Coffeehouse founders Steph and Hillary Frances (MA '09) shared the stage with Graduate School of Social Work Dean Amanda Moore McBride to explore how their small but mighty coffee shop is transforming the lives of Denver's young professionals—all while making a delicious cup of craft coffee.
April 9, 2018
Chancellor Rebecca Chopp led us once again with founders Eric Kornacki (BA ’07) and Joseph Teipel (BA ’07) and their mission to reimagine community development and transform the lives of one of Denver’s most economically marginalized neighborhoods into a flourishing and strong community.
Season 2: Titans of Denver
Denver Startup Week
September 5, 2018
Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science Dean JB Holston led us into season 2 with the team of Erik Mitisek (BS ’99), Ben Deda (MBA ’11) and Tami Door that joined forces to build the largest free entrepreneurial event in the world right here in Denver.
April 17, 2019
Scott McLagan led us on a journey with Mark Shaker (MBA ‘11) and his inspiring story of leading a community of small business innovators and entrepreneurs to create a community-focused marketplace at Stanley Marketplace.
June 17, 2019
Knoebel School of Hospitality Management Director David Corsun took us behdind the scenes with Frank (BSBA '90) and Jacqueline Bonanno, the first family of Denver food and explored how they put the Mile High City on the culinary map with their restaurant empire.