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Top Quality Pitches at the New Venture Challenge Track Finals

March 20, 2018

New Venture Challenge track finals are happening this week, and the excitement and tension is thick. The level of competition has never been higher, with over 125 teams competing across four tracks, and many of them are very strong contenders. This is the tenth year for the New Venture Challenge,...

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Colorado Startups- A new platform for the State of CO by CU Boulder alumni

March 12, 2018

Brennie Pellegrini (BA Management and Entrepreneurship, sophomore), Jake Hurwitz (BA Business and Entrepreneurship, '17), and Marco Vienna are trying to do something major for the State of Colorado. They're the founders of Colorado Startups , a website that captures the entirety of the startup community across the state. The Story...

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Student Venture Story: Sweat Points

March 1, 2018

Background CU Boulder Senior Chad Piatek founded the venture Sweat Points . The idea for this specific type of app came to Piatek as he was talking to his fellow members of the CU Boulder Club Lacrosse team about what they need in an app. They explained that many apps...

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Student Venture Story: The Grove

Feb. 20, 2018

The Story John Moore, student and aspiring entrepreneur, decided to test the boundaries of experimental legislation when he came up with the idea for his latest venture. The Grove is founded on the idea that like minded people who enjoy the influence of marijuana should be able to consume it...

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Student Venture Story: Nektyd

Jan. 27, 2018

Background Ryan Pfeifer, a CU Boulder student, and his brother Steven are the founders of Nektyd , a platform designed for innovative individuals. Steven and Ryan have put in over 18-months of coding and sweat to help create a go-to search platform for any service. Problem It Solves Nektyd wants...

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Welcoming Kyle and Sally, Our New Entrepreneurial Staff

Jan. 18, 2018

CU Boulder is bringing more entrepreneurs into the campus culture. Recently, Kyle Judah and Sally Hatcher were hired to encourage an entrepeneurial spirit in academics and research. We are thrilled to have them as part of our community. Read about their backgrounds below. Sally Hatcher, Cross Campus Entrepreneur Educator, Research...

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New Year's Tips from our Global Entrepreneurs in Residence

Jan. 7, 2018

10 Things We (Entrepreneurs) Do at the Beginning of The Year As we say goodbye to 2017 and usher in a new year filled with endless opportunities, here are 9 tips from our Global Entrepreneurs in Residence (GEiRs), Colin Daniels and Masha Zvereva, on what you should do in order...

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How the New Campus Startup Hub Got Sparked

Dec. 30, 2017

Quite often, we walk along familiar streets and suddenly notice a new storefront, restaurant, or business. It's as if these things magically appear out of nowhere. But as entrepreneurs, we know that's not how it works. Nothing "suddenly appears". Undoubetdly, it takes weeks, months, even years of planning, sweat, anxiety,...

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Meet Colin, Global Entrepreneur in Residence

Dec. 26, 2017

In December, we welcomed Colin Daniels from South Africa as our second Global Entrepreneur in Residence for the 2017-18 year. Colin is the co-founder and CEO of Grenade , a technology company that was founded in South Africa in 2012 and started off as a web development agency. Now, he...

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What's involved in starting a campus-wide Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative?

Dec. 7, 2017

Recently, Sarabeth Berk, Director of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) Initiative at CU Boulder, was interviewed by the Mentorship and Entrepreneurship Advisory Center to reflect on lessons learned since launching this Intiative less than a year ago. Being a core piece of the Chancellor's strategic imperative for CU Boulder to...