Helluva Entrepreneur: Armed with an education that emphasizes creative problem-solving and advancement, many Mines alumni have started their own businesses and found success in the startup world

Nick Zustak ’17 was already flexing his entrepreneurial muscle as a student at Mines. Instead of getting a typical student job to fund his “fun happy times at college,” the chemical engineering and computer science double major started his own online business in his sophomore year, creating patent drawings for law firms. Now, Zustak is one of the founding members of FENIX.AI, a Boulder-based startup company that offers automated patent preparation at a fraction of the cost of the traditional patent process, using text recognition and artificial intelligence software. “A lot of small businesses are at a disadvantage. They...

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