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Elevated Eats: CBD cookies baked by Emma Getty

April 24, 2020

Emma Getty, an Evening MBA student, is the founder of Elevated Eats, a line of sustainable, vegan and grain-free CBD cookies that will “elevate” how you feel.

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Master’s student brings home middle school makerspace to create masks for frontline workers

April 21, 2020

Nick Schuster, a teacher and student in the Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity program, packed up parts of the makerspace at Rocky Top Middle School to create a makeshift makerspace in his own home.

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Farm Eats Direct (FED) connects community with local farmers to reduce food waste

April 16, 2020

Merten, a masters of the environment student in the sustainable food systems program, is here to mitigate food waste and support local farmers—starting right here in Boulder.

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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.

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Ladder Up: How EmergenTek is automating firefighting inefficiencies

Feb. 24, 2020

Gary Marshall, a master's student in mechanical engineering and engineering management, is on a mission to give back to those who protect us—firefighters. He founded EmergenTek in 2018 as a mechanical engineering undergrad, where he and his team developed a retrofittable system that automates fire truck ladder operations, reducing human error and increasing the chance to save more lives. Its handheld target acquisition device (called "The Fifth Man") captures the desired orientation, and a system of actuators move the joysticks that operate the ladder.

Two best friends and CU students, Molly and Clayton, took Frenz out with them for a user trial on Halloween.

Student Spotlight: Zayna Pieper - More Than Just a Phone Accessory

Feb. 12, 2020

Pieper's company, Frenz, helps prevent involuntary drugging through a phone accessory that allows you to test your drinks for common date-rape drugs.

PartyFavor app cofounders Nolan McIntosh and Max Young

CU Boulder student-designed app PartyFavor aims to prevent sexual assault

Feb. 10, 2020

Nolan McIntosh and Max Young, were motivated by the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings to create an app designed to prevent sexual assault.


Hublete: Making Fit Legit

Feb. 10, 2020

How do you know where to go and which services are right for your needs? To solve this problem, Lochlainn Renfrow, a senior in Information Management, developed Hublete in June 2018, an app for finding accredited fitness & recovery services near you.

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Suddenly Silent

Feb. 5, 2020

After Michelle Galetti lost her hearing before the start of her junior year, she decided she would use her remaining time at CU Boulder to develop a product that would give deaf people an experience of music.