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New Venture Challenge Mentor Matching Night

Nov. 20, 2017

As NVC rolls along, participants are certainly looking for sounding boards to polish those rough edges and uncover new directions of their future venture. To this end, NVC 10 Mentor Matching Night brought together pioneering mentors and eager participants in an intimate environment brimming with infectious energy. This year, mentors...

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Get Seed Funding: Micro-grants for Students with Ideas

Nov. 2, 2017

It takes a lot to start a business: hard work, passion, discipline, intelligence, and the list goes on. But sometimes it just takes cash. This Fall the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative launched the Get Seed Funding program so that students with ideas can get the money that they need to...

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How to Speak Venture Capital with Ari Newman & Amy Baglan

Nov. 2, 2017

It's common knowledge that Venture Capital has been put on a pedestal and can be intimidating or confusing to engage. Using years of industry experience, Ari Newman of Techstar Ventures and Amy Baglan of Meetmindful broke down the barriers in this weeks fireside chat bringing clarity and a basic understanding...

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New Venture Challenge Quick Pitch Nights Showcase Over 60 Diverse Pitches

Oct. 26, 2017

During Homecoming Week 2017, The New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premiere cross campus venture challenge, hosted its 10th annual Quick Pitch Nights! Quick Pitches have long been one of the most popular NVC events, and for many ventures, it provides the first opportunity to pitch their ideas to an...

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Local Startups and Students Connect at the Startups2students Career Fair

Oct. 20, 2017

Startups2Students reverses the traditional dynamic of recruitment and job fairs by putting the work and pressure on the company needing to hire. Created in 2016 by HackCU, Startup2Students is now being organized jointly by HackCU and CU Boulder's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. On October 19th, they brought 20 of Boulder/Denver’s...

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How to Pitch B*tch Workshop Emphasizes Power of Practice

Oct. 11, 2017

Think of all the times you’ve had to give a presentation, then think about the high stakes of giving a presentation to a group of investors or potential consumers of your product or idea. Does that thought make you shudder or panic? That’s because, for most of us, it’s really...

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New Venture Challenge Kicks Off Its 10th Year

Sept. 22, 2017

It’s going to be a groundbreaking year for the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge

Garmai Matthew presents her Lightning Talk at New Venture Challenge Kickoff Night

Success Story: Creating a Fashion Company with African Roots

Sept. 22, 2017

For an entrepreneur, success is the result of endless hours of grit and a moment of brilliance.