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All-woman engineering team earns Most Innovative Award at NASA Mars competition

May 30, 2019

NASA has presented a University of Colorado Boulder team with the 2019 Most Innovative Award for their project in the space agency's BIG Idea Challenge.

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Students pitch ideas to thwart national security threats

May 14, 2019

More than 50 students from across the CU Boulder campus, including a number of military veterans, put on their professional best this week to talk about an important issue: the new reality of national security.

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Listen Now: Seven NEW "Students and Startups" podcast episodes

May 8, 2019

Our "Students and Startups" podcast miniseries just launched seven new episodes, featuring interviews with CU Boulder student founders, alumni founders, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative staff.


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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CU Boulder students pitch defense contractors on innovative security solutions

May 8, 2019

CU Boulder's designing for defense class provides Department of Defense leaders with the opportunity to collaborate with talented student teams at CU and develop innovative solutions to their most pressing national security problems. The 53-person class, presented their projects to 12 judges, including retired major generals and executives from defense companies.

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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, Nimb.ly, 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.