X-ITE Holiday Gift Guide

‘Tis the season to give, and we’ve got just the guide for you featuring DU student-and alumni-led companies. If you want to give a unique gift AND support young entrepreneurs, read on! Maybe you’ll even find a little something for yourself.


Caroline Creidenberg, Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science, BS ’17
For the ones who are in the throws of wedding planning.
Let’s face it. Wedding planning can be A LOT. Wedfuly makes for an easy and custom experience in finding the perfect vendors based on your budget. Work with their team of experts to plan your big day and stay organized using the Wedfuly platform. Learn more about how your gift can help ease any planning woes by contacting the team here.

Slope Threads

Sarah Laughlin, Daniels College of Business, MBA ’19
For the snow aficionados.
Slope Threads makes skiing in style possible for everyone. It’s basically Rent-the-Runway for ski apparel, and they make it easy and accessible for the whole family to participate. Check them out and hit the slopes!

Village Institute

Ellie Adelman, Graduate School of Social Work, MSW ’19
For the ones who are want to make a greater impact.
The Village Institute is a live-learn-work community for single-mother refugee families. They are just getting ready to open their doors, and you can mail a check or make a donation online through the Rocky Mountain Welcome Center as your gift for your social impact minded friends and family. Include “Village Institute Project” in the comment or memo line to make a tax deductible donation through the end of December.

The microFactory at the DU Innovation Labs

The DU Innovation Labs is powered by Project X-ITE and includes the microFactory, which is run by student consultants.
For the ones who want to personalize a gift.
Student consultants at DU’s Innovation Labs can 3D print and laser engrave anything – from water bottles to coasters. Check out the catalogue here and place your order with Isaiah Silva, the Innovation Labs Operations Manager and DU alum!

Colorado Sun

As a supporter of the Colorado Media Project, we believe in the power of strengthening Colorado’s diverse local news ecosystem.
For the ones who wants to stay informed.
Gift a subscription to The Colorado Sun – a journalist-owned news outlet that covers all of Colorado. Your donation will directly support the best of local journalism. Check out the Sun here and click “Become a Member”.

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