New Venture Challenge

Do you have a business idea you just know is a winner? Are you eager to join the startup world, with its epicenter located right here in Boulder? Leeds students are poised to benefit from the opportune intersection of CU Boulder, the Forbes-ranked #18 most entrepreneurial university in the nation, and the world-class Boulder startup ecosystem.

The CU Boulder New Venture Challenge (NVC) offers all CU students the opportunity to capitalize on Boulder’s world-class entrepreneurial ecosystem by providing a “flight simulator,” giving teams the chance to build a startup and gain mentorship support to develop and fund their ventures. Throughout fall and spring semesters, the NVC provides a way for CU Boulder students, faculty, staff and the Boulder community to learn about the process of launching ventures through a series of events, workshops, mentorship and networking.

To participate, teams enter one of the NVC tracks: General, Research & Development, Information Technology and Creative Industries. From natural foods and social impact to technology and creativity, no idea is too small or too big. With cash prizes along the way - the Social Impact Prize focusing on social and environmental responsibility and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Prize encouraging and promoting female entrepreneurs – it all culminates at the championships for a $100K grand prize.

Experience the exhilaration of entrepreneurship and dive into the NVC journey. Full events schedule and registration