Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that can turn color into sound with a simple tap. The company’s team is headlined by founder Steven Dourmashkin, who was earning his graduate degree in aerospace engineering at CU Boulder when his idea began to take off. Jenna Palensky (ethnomusicology) and Jack FitzGerrell (marketing) both earned their degrees from CU Boulder and help lead the Specdrums team.
Catalyze CU and Techstars Boulder graduate Stateless has raised $1.4 million in a seed stage funding round. Funding was led by European VC Speedinvest, with additional funding from EVO Venture Partners, Techstars, PV Ventures, Service Provider Capital and angel investors.
Give & Go, an automated film editing platform for sports teams and coaches, took home top honors at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) Championship on Thursday night, winning first place in the annual event that showcases entrepreneurial innovation from across campus.
Last year, a startup named Kitables was one of a few companies that unleashed working Lego drones into the world. Now the startup is back, and it’s attempting to build an even smaller version of its drone, which it’s calling the Mini Lego Drone.
Qualify, a Boulder startup, won the $10,000 Esprit Challenge prize for its college dating application. The challenge, sponsored by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, is an annual contest of Boulder entrepreneurs that started with 14 contestants who are whittled down to three finalists by the Tuesday night competition.