To participate in the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge, teams enter one of the NVC tracks: General, Research & Development, Information Technology and Creative Industries. While teams must choose one track in which to compete, there is a spot in the CU Boulder NVC for everyone; the individual tracks are for organization purposes, and are not meant to exclude teams and ideas.

Each track accepts submissions and holds a semi-final competition. Winners of each track can win cash prizes and move on to the CU Boulder NVC Finals for a chance to take home additional cash prizes!

What track is right for me?

  • Each different track will provide mentors and workshops that are specific to each industry.

  • You can only compete in one track, but can attend events in other tracks if you are interested.

Learn about this year's tracks