X-Lab. Mentor Platform. Sessions Podcast.

Faculty Innovation Fellows. Student Advisory Board.


The X-Lab is Project X-ITE’s coworking space for student entrepreneurs on the DU campus. The X-Lab is located in Margery Reed Hall Room 116, and is open daily for student entrepreneurs and innovators to use.

What does the X-Lab have to offer? 

Workspace for individuals and groups, whiteboards and M-squared boards, every design-thinking supply you could imagine, two big-screen TVs, Google Home, Apple TV, Chromecast Ultra. PLUS – a sticker making machine, a t-shirt press, comfy couches and movable furniture.

The X-Lab is the perfect space to work alongside other student entrepreneurs, get to know the Project X-ITE team, and meet alumni and community partners that frequent the space. Contact for keycard access.

X-ITE Mentoring Program

Come with an idea, leave with a plan.


Project X-ITE is thrilled to announce a new mentoring program. Mentors are a key component to launching a successful startup – or even thinking through the idea for a company or project. We seek experts and those who have been in the trenches to help students along their path to becoming an entrepreneur an innovator in four ways:

Periodic mentor meetings with individual students

Dedicated mentoring for a student-led startup

Mentoring session with a group of student entrepreneurs

Event-based mentoring

Experts! Fill out our mentor form to be included in our database. We’ll let you know about periodic opportunities, and student will have access to your profile. We curate all relationships and help match you with students who need your help. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact

Students! Looking for a mentor for your company or project? Explore our mentor-matching platform, powered by Cultivo Media, to find your perfect mentor today!

Mentor-matching platform coming soon!

Sessions Podcast

X-ITE Sessions is a podcast where Project X-ITE explores innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship with the brightest minds, leaders, and innovators in Colorado, the university ecosystem, and abroad.

Featured Podcast

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Season 2

Season 1

Innovation Fellows

Melissa Akaka

Daniels College of Business

Kimberly Bender

Graduate School of Social Work

Jesse Burne

Graduate School of Social Work

Michael Caston

Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

Chris Coleman

Digital Media Studies

Patience Crowder

Sturm College of Law

Matt Rutherford

Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science

 Past Innovation Fellows

Stephen Haag

Daniels College of Business

Laleh Mehran

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Student Advisory Board

Utilizing student leadership is critical to Project X-ITE. The Student Advisory Board is a cross-disciplinary multi-level group spanning across the University of Denver committed to helping Project X-ITE offer opportunities for students to explore innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Anna Bernhardt | Co-Chair
Juris Doctor
Sturm College of Law

Thomas Bealer | Co-Chair
Juris Doctor
Sturm College of Law

Alex Lewis | Secretary
Master of Business Administration
Daniels College of Business

William Alverson
Bachelor of Science, Finance
Daniels College of Business

Reyn Aubrey
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Daniels College of Business

Ciera Blehm
Bachelor of Arts, Business Analytics & Socio-Legal Studies
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Jayne Butler
Master of Fine Arts, Emergent Digital Practices
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Nathan Egan
Master of Science, Computer Science
Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Daniel Farrell
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Luke Johnson
Bachelor of Arts, Economics & Spanish
Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Hayley Miller
Bachelor of Art, Geography and Bachelor of Science Computer Science
Natural Science & Mathematics, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science

Bessie Rice-Soley

University College

Scott Romano
Bachelor of Science & Bachelor of Arts International Business and Economics
Daniels College of Business

Stormer Santana
Bachelor of Science, Finance
Daniels College of Business

Jennifer Hope Wilson, MSW, IMBA
Doctoral Student
Graduate School of Social Work

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