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COVID-19 test, PTSD treatment take top honors at New Venture Challenge

April 10, 2020

Six up-and-coming companies vied for more than $100,000 in prize money and investment offers at a virtual event celebrating entrepreneurship.


Six startup teams to compete in New Venture Challenge 12 Championships

March 16, 2020

Darwin Biosciences, DocForge, EdBoard, Frenz, Mycobacteria Therapeutics and Soulutions will vie for up to $100,000 in prizes at the 12th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup competition.


Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 8, 2019

Timothy Visos-Ely, Humsini Acharya, Andrew Plum and Max Watrous - founding members of company Stride Tech - won New Venture Challenge 11 and intend to continue their efforts after graduation.

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Walk this way: Undergrad team wins $100,000 for safer senior mobility

April 9, 2019

The Stride Tech team won the 2019 New Venture Challenge (NVC) and walked out of the Boulder Theater with $100,000 toward their invention and the opportunity to hobnob with venture capitalists, business leaders and more.

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Six CU Boulder startup teams advance to the New Venture Challenge 11 Championships on April 3

March 25, 2019

Bright Wearables, KartWheel, Stride Tech,, TissueForm and Button Huggie will battle it out for $200,000 at the NVC 11 Championships.

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TissueForm, developers of next generation dermal fillers, fills last spot of New Venture Challenge 11 Championships with R&D Track Finals win

March 22, 2019

Competing against five teams in the NVC 11 Research & Development (R&D) Track Finals competition (hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder), TissueForm took home the first place prize and $6,000 after pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.

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Engineering startup Stride Tech innovates for safer senior care, nabs first place at New Venture Challenge 11 Hardware Track Finals competition

March 22, 2019

Developing mobility solutions for seniors, Stride Tech's Smart Step system detects and corrects movements and behaviors that can lead to potentially fatal or debilitating falls.

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Fashion-focused tech startup Bright Wearables seeks to eliminate business cards with first place win at New Venture Challenge 11 Creative Industries Track Finals

March 21, 2019

Bright Wearables brings both style and communication together in order to eliminate the need for business cards. Their micro-chip embedded fashion accessories allows contact information to be passed to smartphones with just a tap of the phone.

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KartWheel aims to transport injured students across campus, grabs first place in new Venture Challenge 11 General Track Finals

March 20, 2019

New Venture Challenge Track Finals are in full swing, and we're excited to announce KartWheel as the second NVC 11 Championships finalist! KartWheel is a specialized transportation company established to transport students with disabilities and injuries from their homes to specific buildings on campus. nvc 11 track finals

Software company alleviates staffing problem for caterers, wins first place in New Venture Challenge 11 IT Track Finals competition

March 20, 2019 took home the first place prize and $3,500 at the NVC 11 IT Track Finals after pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and 100 more in attendance. The team is creating a revolutionary software platform that helps catering companies keep their events efficiently staffed.