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Alumni Spotlight: Mark Leonard - Modscholar

Aug. 26, 2021

Meet Mark Leonard, a CU Boulder alumnus and co-founder of Modscholar. Modscholar is a scholarly communications platform that combines research institutions into a centralized network to make scholars’ lives more productive, connected, and allow for easy access to all scholarly research.

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Alumni Spotlight: Dustin Ramsay - Sarus Lifting

Aug. 12, 2021

Meet Dustin Ramsay, a recent CU Boulder alumni, and co-founder of Sarus Lifting! Sarus Lifting creates lift planning tools for construction companies and heavy lifting contractors.

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Expect fungi-based steak on your plate by 2022: CU Boulder spinout Meati raises $50 million

July 15, 2021

Meati uses the roots of mushrooms to produce whole cuts, like steak ready to slice on top of a salad or chicken breast breaded and fried as a sandwich. Much of the funds from its recent Series B will go toward completing construction on an 80,000-square-foot production plant, which will soon pump out millions of pounds of Meati in time for a commercial launch in 2022. Meati was founded in 2019 by Huggins and CTO Justin Whiteley, after meeting at CU Boulder while working toward their own PhDs.

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With her brand Past Life the Collective, Berkley Gamble is showing that sustainability is in fashion

June 7, 2021

Throughout her youth as an athlete, Berkley Gamble (Comm’16) wore her soccer uniform with pride. It showed people what she cared about and stood for: determination, sportsmanship and teamwork. Today, Gamble’s self-expression is rooted in a different type of clothing: her brand Past Life the Collective, “a sustainable, small batch label for those who speak the truth, walk their own path and raise hell.”

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From MSE grad student to entrepreneur: Alumnus Nicholas Kellaris

June 7, 2021

Nicholas Kellaris (MatSci’20) is the Director of Research at Artimus Robotics, where he focuses on studying and improving electrohydraulic actuators—devices that convert stimulus into movement—and conducts research into the materials systems from which they are built.

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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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Casey Nunnelly and Sabina Rizzo - Byte Bars

April 7, 2021

Meet Casey Nunnelly and Sabina Rizzo, CU Boulder alumnae, cousins and co-founders of Byte Bars, the no-regrets vegan energy bar. Casey and Sabina both attended CU Boulder and studied Communication, where Casey was also a member of the CU Women’s Ice Hockey team.

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Alumnus’ startup harnesses blockchain for secure, trustworthy PPE purchasing

March 24, 2021

At a time when companies struggled to locate masks and other PPE at affordable prices in a highly stressed supply chain, CU alumnus Russ Decker (CompSci’18) and co-founder Jake Deichmann decided to use their technology skills to help. Since they founded PPE Exchange in June 2020, their blockchain system has helped companies secure roughly 36 million units of PPE and transfer $48 million in payments.


CU Boulder spinout TissueForm wins $20,000 at UNC Monfort Entrepreneurial Challenge

March 23, 2021

TissueForm seeks to improve quality-of-life outcomes at lower costs for patients suffering from tissue disease, damage, or aging through stem cell and matrix-based therapies. The company—founded by Jeanne Barthold, PhD, and CU Boulder Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Corey Neu—is no stranger to the pitch competition circuit. TissueForm won $125,000 in Venture Partners' 2018 Lab Venture Challenge and took home multiple awards and more than $20,000 in CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge 11.

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Wine and music-making alumni craft success with legs

March 22, 2021

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel Series spotlights three alums who have translated their degrees into successful careers. This series, which was launched at the end of 2020, features CU Boulder alumni who use their degrees in unexpected ways and encourage students within the College of Arts and Sciences to do the same.