nLab and New Venture Challenge kickoff Oct. 29

New Venture Challenge

Monday, Oct. 29, marks the launch of the new cross-campus nLab for moving ideas into action and the kickoff to the fifth annual New Venture Challenge. The combined event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wittemyer Courtroom of the Wolf Law building. Please register at

The nLab serves as a campus hub that empowers students to explore and mobilize creative ideas. It provides them with resources, entrepreneurial skills and community to help transform their ideas into real-world solutions. Tools will include a mobile kiosk, a website where students can post requests and project ideas, peer and business community mentors and self-guided modules for students to develop their ideas.

The New Venture Challenge is CU-Boulder's cross-campus entrepreneurship competition. Teams are supported through mentoring from leaders in the Boulder entrepreneurial community and a series of events designed to move them from an idea through a business plan that they can pitch to potential investors. Each team will operate and compete in one of five tracks: Information Technology, Clean Tech, Music, Social Impact and a General track. Individual track and overall winners, named during competition finals in the spring, receive financial and/or in-kind prizes.

The nLab is part of the Leeds School of Business' Deming Center for Entrepreneurship with support from the CU Environmental Center. The New Venture Challenge is presented by the Deming Center and the Silicon Flatirons Center

For more information about the nLab visit and contact For more information about the New Venture Challenge visit and contact


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