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Three CU Boulder spinouts awarded $1 million from Advanced Industries Accelerator Grant Program

May 24, 2021

CU Boulder spinouts Ezalife, Hive Tech Solutions, and Mosaic received a total of $1 million in grants from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)'s Advanced Industries Accelerator (AIA) Grant Program. A total of $8,567,756 was approved this grant cycle for Proof of Concept and Early-Stage Capital and Retention Grants to support Colorado’s advanced industries.

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CU Boulder engineering students win 1st place in national Solar District Cup Competition

May 24, 2021

After working on their project for the entire academic year, CU Boulder engineering students placed first in a national design competition. The annual Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition is run through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The goal was to build an economically feasible set of solar photovoltaics, also known as solar-PV installations, for a campus or urban district.

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Navigating Uncertainty and the Entrepreneurial Hustle

May 20, 2021

The latest Creative Distillation podcast delivers a spirited discussion on Hoosier state sours and the unorthodox actions entrepreneurs take to address organizational challenges. Creative Distillation is a podcast co-hosted by Associate Professor Jeff York, Research Director, and Instructor Brad Werner, Teaching Director for the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship. Each episode distills academic research on entrepreneurship into actionable insights.

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Scientists construct first-ever synthetic DNA-like polymer

May 20, 2021

Double helical covalent polymers—which are spiraling collections of nature’s building blocks—are fundamental to life itself, and yet, despite decades of research, scientists have never been able to synthesize them in their entirety like their non-helical brethren—until now. Scientists, led by a team at the University of Colorado Boulder, have cracked the code, creating synthetic versions of these large DNA-like molecules for the first time.

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Deming Center for Entrepreneurship to host Southwest Colorado’s inaugural Native Entrepreneurship workshop

May 17, 2021

The Southern Ute Tribe, Fort Lewis College and The University of Colorado-Boulder Leeds School of Business Deming Center for Entrepreneurship will host the virtual inaugural Native Entrepreneurship workshop May 21 and 22. The workshop will be taught by Erick Mueller and Visda Carson, entrepreneurs and award-winning professors at the Leeds School of Business.

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CU spinout ColdQuanta adds $20M to speed up commercialization

May 13, 2021

Continuing what has been a busy year for the startup, Boulder-based ColdQuanta has brought on $20 million to help commercialize its quantum computing technology. The investment brings ColdQuanta’s total funding to $74 million and comes from existing investors including Foundry Group, Global Frontier Quantum Opportunity Fund, LCP Quantum Partners and Maverick Ventures.

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Student Spotlight: Sam Stevens - Peaceful Places

May 13, 2021

Meet Sam Stevens, Founder and CEO of Peaceful Places LLC, a nature-themed virtual reality app that creates experiences for relaxation and reflection. Sam is a current student at CU Boulder studying Computer Science and Creative Technology & Design. Sam developed the idea for Peaceful Places over a decade ago and has been a serial entrepreneur ever since!

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Administrative citations to replace low-level CUPD tickets

May 11, 2021

“This program is a positive, progressive move for CU Boulder,” said Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty. “It will lessen the criminal justice footprint in the lives of students while still allowing CUPD to keep this beautiful campus safe for everyone. I applaud Chief Jokerst and CU Boulder for this innovative and important reform.”

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Spring 2021 ATLAS Student Awards

May 5, 2021

Graduating in May 2021with degrees in Creative Technology and Design, these innovative students have recognized for exceptional accomplishments, having demonstrated initiative in their academic and extracurricular activities, completing outstanding research or creative projects, or contributing significantly to the ATLAS community.

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Alumni Connections: Claire France, the entrepreneur

May 5, 2021

Claire France began her dream endeavor, My Launch Box, a lunch box meal delivery and catering service with a buy-one-give-one model. With the tagline "Fuel the Future," Launch Box partners with one of the largest elementary schools in Chicago Public Schools, where 96% of the school’s 1,200 students qualify for free and reduced-price lunch.