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Businesses

We partner with local and national businesses on new ideas and projects when they need the vast research and expertise of a private university. Our faculty are reputable specialists in their fields, and we can protect corporate trade secrets as a private institution.

Our education combines in-class theory with real-world experiences, and our students work for businesses in classes and internships while still in school. They leave prepared to be strong contributors for their employers, with 71 percent of students having at least one job offer at graduation.

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    Partner with us

    If you're part of a local business and you'd like to partner with DU, please get in touch with our community liaison. We're always looking for new ways to collaborate with our community, and we'd love to hear from you.

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    Post a Job

    If you're an employer looking to post a job or an internship for DU students, you can have your opening listed on our Pioneer Careers page. Our students and alumni use this database to find career opportunities, so it's perfect if you are seeking talented individuals to contribute to your goals.

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    Book Event Space

    The University of Denver’s campus provides businesses and student organizations with a variety of spaces on campus, both indoors and outdoors, for events, activities and meetings.

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Project X-ITE

Connecting all resources at the University, Project X-ITE provides a space for students, faculty and businesses to innovate. Collaborate with us in the X-Lab or drop by our X-ITE Solutions office hours to mentor students on their business ideas.

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Consumer Insights & Business Innovation Center

What makes customers and consumers tick? The Consumer Insights & Business Innovation Center explores marketing trends and customer behavior through experiments, surveys, focus groups and observations.

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Institute for Enterprise Ethics

At the Institute for Enterprise Ethics, executives and directors learn from respected scholars and seasoned business leaders through roundtable discussions, panels, podcasts and networking.

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Pardee Center for International Futures

The Pardee Center for International Futures uses forecasting modeling systems to explore, understand and shape strategy to address the major issues facing humanity.

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Transportation Institute

The Transportation Institute offers corporate education customized around each company’s needs. Our sponsors and partners benefit from our student business planning projects, which can provide benefits in productivity and revenue growth.

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Applied Research and Technology Institute

The Applied Research & Technology Institute provides access to facilities and research services to its partners. This interdisciplinary team addresses everything from STEM education to space exploration.

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Our Partnerships

Comcast Challenge

Comcast and the Daniels College

A telecommunications giant looked to DU grad students to improve customer engagement and enhance satisfaction.

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Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics and multiple DU colleges

When a global tech company searched for ways to leverage its new technology, it turned to students from four of our schools and colleges for help.

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Nike and the Ritchie School

One of the world’s most popular shoe companies chose to work with DU students to improve the company’s basketball footwear.

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Take advantage of the extensive research resources the University of Denver has to offer.

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Campus Master Plan

Campus Master Plan

We collected feedback from our neighbors during the formation of our new master plan, a far-reaching plan that will help us grow as a university and a community within Denver. Based on DU IMPACT 2025, our University-wide strategic plan, we're working toward a DU District that includes everyone in the community. Learn about our progress and future projects as we aim to bolster all our community members and friends.

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Athletics Advertising

From TV and radio ads to in-stadium signage, broadcast your company’s message to our Pioneer fans.

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Pioneer-Created Businesses

We are a community of inventors and entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and business owners. With the vast resources of the University of Denver backing their success, our faculty and staff, alumni and students are pioneering sustainable business in Colorado and beyond.

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    Alumni Breweries

    After fermenting on our campus, several alums tapped into Colorado’s growing beer scene and created successful craft breweries.

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    Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery

    Two DU alumni founded Tocabe, a Native American eatery, in 2005. With two locations and plans to expand, Tocabe is part of a growing indigenous food movement.

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    LED Supply Co.

    Smack in the middle of the recession, the lightbulb switched on for two alumni, who went on to create one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.

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    Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch

    After a DU degree sent an alumna abroad, her experience working with the United Nations hatched what would become Colorado’s first and only edible insect farm.

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    Denver Cat Company

    A Denver Law graduate opened the only place in the city where you can grab a cup of coffee for here and a new pet to go.

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    TekDry

    Big-name office supply chains like Staples have soaked up a Pioneer-designed product to save your waterlogged cellphone.

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    Elephant Learning

    The number of kindergartners behind in math started to add up for a DU alum and professor, who created a game that can teach a year’s worth of math concepts in just three months.

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