Shinesty

Shinesty

Shinesty (2014) sells clothing that your mom would hate. Ugly Christmas sweaters are just the beginning. They evolved from selling foraged used clothing to designing and manufacturing original pieces. As featured in a 2017 MTV documentary, the Shinesty team authentically keeps to their over the top message. They have been...
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Artimus Robotics

Artimus Robotics (2019) provides lifelike motion for the next generation of robotics and automation. With our breakthrough technology, HASEL artificial muscles, we research, develop and manufacture critical motion components for various industries ranging from defense to entertainment. The technology was conceived by Professor Christoph Keplinger as a way to combine...
Big Blue Technologies

Big Blue Technologies

Big Blue (2015) manufactures energy-efficient, cost-competitive light metals and ceramics. Their unique high temperature chemical processing technology, patent-pending reactor, and process designs enhances domestic production.
Boulder Sun

Boulder Sun

Boulder Sun (2018) makes natural food products using sunflower seeds. Their first product is sunflower seed milk, a vegan, and allergen-free treat while saving water during the growing and harvesting process. They have their product on the shelves in 4 stores around the Boulder area. Visit Sun Milk's Website
Congo

Congo

Congo (2015) members were the inspiration behind the now famous “Most Spirited Team” award given annually at Demo Day. They created a platform to connect lawyers with those in need of legal help, perfecting scheduling software and building relationships in the legal community. The team earned angel funding after the...
Edboard

EdBoard

EdBoard makes it easy to learn about electronics with their low-cost breadboard for use in the home or the classroom. Teachers or parents can change the EdBoard design in seconds, creating a fun way for children to build new circuits and spark their creativity. Visit EdBoard's Website
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Flutter Scholarships

Flutter Scholarships (2016) came in to Catalyze CU with a passion for making the search for scholarships and grants to pay for college easier and more efficient. They created a common platform where scholarship providers can manage and promote their application and scholarship applicants can fill out their basic information...
Give & Go

Give and Go Film

Give and Go Film (2017) became part of Catalyze CU after they won the campus New Venture Challenge in April of 2017. The team is comprised of a business student and two computer science students. They created an automated video editing service for basketball coaches that allows them to edit...
Glimpse

Glimpse

Glimpse (2017) is a team that came out of the computer science entrepreneurial capstone course. They created a social app that allows users to explore the world while supporting local residents. They encouraged travel as a way to connect the world and decrease the lack of understanding that spurs conflict...
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Hearth

Every home has rooms that either run too hot or too cold for comfort. Hearth (2018) is solving this problem with a smart vent system that allows you to control airflow throughout the home, giving you personalized comfort through room by room temperature control.
Hive Tech Solutions

HiveTech

Hive Tech Solutions (2016) joined Catalyze CU after winning the campus New Venture Challenge in 2016. They created a hive monitoring and management technology that will help beekeepers and agricultural operations improve bee surival rates and manage larger populations with increased efficiency. They design smart beehives as well as gather...
InFormU

InFormU

inFormu (2016) created a small, connected device that attaches to your valuables, preventing loss. After finishing Catalyze in 2016, they have gone on to stage a successful Kickstarter campaign. inFormu was founded by Lang Mei and Rishabh Berlia, alums from the business school and school of engineering, respectively. They've continually...
Kitables

Kitables

Kitables (2015) creates and sells kits to aspiring and established makers, bringing them the confidence to build bigger and better. From a lego drone to a solar USB charger to a ukulele, their kits are suitable for kids of all ages and abilities. They received angel investment soon after Demo...

Magneta

Magneta (2019) aims to help predict how much a business should pay a creator to produce sponsored content, helping both parties get the best deal possible . W e got the idea from a podcast called "Hello Internet" where two YouTubers who make educational content talk about what it’s like...
Mallinda

Mallinda

Mallinda’s (2014) patented resin system enables composite molding in mere seconds. This fully recyclable composite material is environmentally friendly and useful in applications from automobiles to sports equipment, and medical devices.
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MindScribe

MindScr ibe (2018) combines principles of early childhoo d education, neuroscience, and computer science to create an engaging experience, helping young children learn, develop and retain language skills. The MindScribe team have already been testing their product in schools and childcare centers in Colorado, California and even Japan. Visit MindScribe's Website
Myra Makes

Myra Makes

Myra Makes (2017) inspires future problem solvers by creating fun, educational products with adventure-based challenges. Their first product is an activity book which follows the adventures of Myra, the company's namesake. Throughout the program, they leveraged the opportunities to improve marketing and printing processes. They got their product into stores...
NoEstra

NoEstra

NoEstra (2016) was founded by two undergraduate level students in integrated physiology with a specialty in endocrinology. They addressed the growing prevalence of pharmaceutical waste, especially estrogen, in our nation's drinking water. They proposed a solution akin to a Brita filter that removes such waste from drinking water. Furthermore, after...
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NobleRoots

Noble Roots Kitchen (2018) is a healthy snack company with a local impact. In addition to selling snack boxes with local, healthy, and allergy-friendly food to businesses, they also work with local non-profits to address the issue of food deserts, bringing affordable and healthy food options to families around Colorado.
Pastificio

Pastificio

Pastificio (2017) produces traditional, artisan Italian pasta using organic and heirloom grains. They believe in quality food as a means of connecting people and inspiring them to slow dow, share and enjoy life with community, family and friends. The founder of Pastificio, Claudia Bouvier, was a student in CU's Engineering...
Qualify

Qualify

Qualify (2016) was founded by two CU undergraduates who envisioned a dating app just for college students. The app gamifies mobile dating by prompting users to create questions and message those who pass. The team made great progress and had over 30,000 surveys completed in a 3 month period before...
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Quoala Code

Quality assurance during mobile app development can be like a game of whack-a-mole, always trying to find new bugs before pushing your application live, so you’re not bombarded with negative reviews. Quoala Code (2018) makes QA safe and simple using their machine learning platform for bug detection, saving time and...
ReForm

Reform

ReForm makes wearing a prosthetic leg more comfortable with less time and money. The business grew out of the experiences of Madie Kern, BS, MS, and PhD graduate of CU Boulder. During her time in South Africa working with amputees, it became clear that there were opportunities for improvement in...
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ShineOn

ShineOn (2019) is an outdoor product design firm that aims to make all people feel safe on bikes. We make the world a safer place by providing cyclists with a simple solution to greatly improve their visibility to motorists and other cyclists. ShineOn has pioneered a revolutionary dual beam lighting...
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ShoeSense Running

The ShoeSense (2016) Pod is a reusable, scientifically proven device that enables you to accurately know when your shoes are worn out. The Pod helps elite runners avoid injury and facilitates peak performance. Shoe Sense was founded by Connor Winter, CU Boulder mechanical engineering alum and CU cross-country runner. Since...
SpecDrums

Specdrums

Specdrums creates a collaborative musical experience with a wearable device that allows you to tap on different colors to product a variety of sounds. The founder, Steven Dourmashkin, and his team used their time at Catalyze CU to build a strong network in the Boulder community. They used the Idea...
Stateless

Stateless

Stateless is redesigning network functions to meet today's "as a service" demands, making even the most sophisticated and dynamic networks dead simple to manage. Stateless was founded by CU Boulder PhD student Murad Kablan and Professor Eric Keller from the Department of Electrical, Energy, and Computer Engineering. After beginning their...
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StrideTech

Stride Tech (2019) is a company innovating for safer senior care by bringing research-backed solutions to reality. Our first product, Smart Step, helps seniors use their walkers safely and corrects dangerous walking habits that lead to falls. Smart Step has been developed through two classes (GEEN 3400 and Senior Design)...
The Space Research Company

The Space Research Company

The Space Research Company (2017) promotes research and innovation in space through their small satellite biological research platform. Researchers wishing to run experiments in space contract with The Space Research Company (TSRCo) to plan, create, and launch their experiments. TSRCo facilitates collaboration with space agencies to streamline the process. Founded...
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Thrift/Ed

T hrift/ed (2019) is an online thrift store designed for individual college campuses. Thrift/ed is an app that allows students to buy and sell clothing, furniture, textbooks, etc. with other students at their school, all while staying safe, environmentally friendly and fiscally responsible. W e came up with this idea...
Trio Care

Trio Care

Trio Care (2019) is a software platform that enables in-home caregivers to manage care plans and communication between care teams and the adult children of seniors. The program will alleviate stress, streamline communication and lead to better family and caregiver decision-making. Our team members have been lifelong friends. About a...
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Uzio

The way that farmers protect their livestock hasn’t changed in hundreds of years – it’s still a fence that the farmer hopes stays secure throughout wind and storms. Uzio (2018) has developed a solar-powered electric fence for farmers, that keeps them in the know by sending push notifications in case...
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V.I.Teacher

V.I.Teacher (2017) creates a platform for parents and businesses to recognize teachers using gifts and rewards at local businesses. To do this, V.I.Teacher has created a credit card for teachers that they use at participating businesses. When they do, they are awarded a "giveback" from the business for a certain...