Want to turn your innovative ideas into reality but not sure where to start? Attend the I&E Campus Kickoff—hosted by Innovation and Entrepreneurship—to get inspired, plug into the ecosystem and find the support you need on your entrepreneurial journey. You'll leave inspired, energized and ready to make an impact!
Hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder—the university's commercialization arm—, Lab Venture Challenge funds the university's top innovations showing high commercial potential, a clear path to a compelling market and strong scientific support. Throughout the program, innovators receive entrepreneurial education and training, pitch coaching and the opportunity to present their technologies at a final showcase event.
A collaboration among Venture Partners at CU Boulder and the Rocky Mountain region's leading research universities and federal laboratories, Destination Startup® showcases the best technologies from the region’s innovation ecosystem to investors, entrepreneurs and community leaders.
The New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder's premier, cross-campus entrepreneurial program and competition, connects the CU Boulder campus with the Boulder community to develop and fund innovative ideas. Participants attend year-round events, network and collaborate with mentors to refine their ideas and form startup teams to pitch for funding (more than $100,000!) at the NVC Championships. NVC is organized by Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Catalyze CU is a summer-long startup accelerator program designed for all CU Boulder ventures created by students, faculty and staff. It combines world class mentorship, funding and a dedicated co-working space to help the most promising ventures from across campus reach escape velocity—without taking any equity. The program culminates in a showcase event, known as Demo Day.