• For Students

    Engage with programming designed to support your innovation and entrepreneurial journey

  • For Faculty

    Learn how you can support innovation across all disciplines

  • For Alumni

    Engage with your alma mater by joining our mentor network or hosting a workshop for our accelerator program

  • For Community Members

    Support University of Denver students as a mentor & guide their careers in innovation

We connect. We collaborate. We engage.

You revolutionize.

Project X-ITE is a cross-disciplinary community at the University of Denver that supports the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers through collaborative events, experiential programming, and strategic global partnerships.

Ignite an Innovator’s Mindset with Project X-ITE

*This is an adaptation from George Couros’ The Growth Mindset Coach


2018-2019 Academic Year

Student Participation in Programs
Startup Teams
Cups of Coffee Consumed
Community Mentors

Our Manifesto

We are future-proof.

We seek answers to big challenges and find solutions that break the mold.

We are visionaries. Trailblazers. Makers. Thinkers. Designers. Doers. We don’t send invitations. We make space for everyone who shows up because we know that possibilities and horizons expand as more people sit at the table. If you’re ready to work, eager to play, and often blur the lines between the two, we want you on our team.

We share – ideas, credit, time, and expertise. We are on the cutting edge of opportunity, setting a faster pace and a new paradigm of flexibility and inclusive leadership. We come from across disciplines and diverse backgrounds. We see pathways and connections visible only to the inspired eye. We bridge divides and know that the most important things we have to offer are collaborative spirits and open minds. We know how to adapt, and we don’t always follow the rules.

We don’t fear missing out because whatever we create, whatever we ideate, whatever we launch will be what the world didn’t know it was missing. We welcome failure, we celebrate oddball ideas, and we accept that we don’t have every answer. We iterate, we pivot, and we embrace the first pancake.

This is our way of life. We start up, and we never stop. We are the next generation of entrepreneurs, technologists, and innovators. We are Project X-ITE.

Ignite Your Inner Innovator

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Our Team

Martin Katz Executive Director of Project X-ITE, Chief Innovation Officer at University of Denver
Nina Sharma Managing Director of Project X-ITE
Kimberly Bender Academic Director of Project X-ITE