subterranean drone

Drones go underground in high-stakes competition

Feb. 5, 2020

Mechanical engineering students are competing in the Subterranean Challenge, a competition launched by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Over three years, teams of researchers from across the world will vie against each other to design robotic vehicles that can navigate underground environments.

juan duque

iListo: Bringing a marketplace for local services to Colombia

Jan. 27, 2020

Hailing from Colombia, Juan Duque has always had a passion for starting his own business. Moving 3,122 miles away from his home country to study business, Juan found a home within CU Boulder's entrepreneurial community.

daniel strangfeld

Student Spotlight: Daniel Strangfeld - The Collapsible Keg

Jan. 22, 2020

Daniel recently pitched to the Get Seed Funding team here on campus and used this awesome opportunity to see how he can create value and capture an investment for his latest venture, Kegstand.

nba chairs courtside

CU Boulder students design better bench for NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks

Jan. 8, 2020

A University of Colorado Boulder class designed state-of-the-art seats for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, and the design is gaining traction among other teams tired of cramming tall players into metal folding chairs.

maddie freeman with stash-it scrunchie booth

Hair with Flair: Stash-It Scrunchie

Jan. 3, 2020

Who needs a purse when you can put your necessities in a hair accessory? Enter the Stash-It Scrunchie, founded by Maddie Freeman, a pre-business freshman, in August 2019. In the words of Damien from Mean Girls, "...her hair is so big, it's full of secrets."

bruno geoly with dog on couch

Puppy Pal Prosthetics: Giving Dogs a Leg Up on Disability

Dec. 2, 2019

Mechanical engineering seniors Bruno Geoly (left) and Niki Duer (right) founded Puppy Pal Prosthetics (PPP) in July 2019 to help canines with disabilities live their life to the fullest.

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David Lopez: Pivoting from a Failed Venture

Nov. 19, 2019

David Lopez, a junior majoring in business with an emphasis on real estate, has learned to not be afraid of failure. While his original startup idea (Airnovate) never materialized, he chose to rebound from his mistakes and start Internalyze. David reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, from failing and founding to everything in between.

josh tacca

Grad student helps make prosthetic sockets out of recycled plastic

Nov. 18, 2019

Josh Tacca, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering, worked with prosthetists in Quito, Ecuador, last summer making prosthetic sockets using a 3D scanner and recycled plastic bottles.

Harrison Bolin

Harrison Bolin: A One Man Web Development Show

Nov. 1, 2019

Harrison Bolin, a technology, arts and media sophomore, founded his web company Atheon Hosting in 2017 when we was just in high school. After attending speaker and pitch events on campus and receiving funding from the Get Seed Funding program, Harrison has grown his business consistently over the years.


Venture in Progress: How Zach Klaus is turning passion for blacksmithing into a business

Oct. 31, 2019

The Deming Center for Entrepreneurship caught up with Zach Klaus, mechanical engineering sophomore, to learn about his passion for blacksmithing and how he's turning it into a functional business.