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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.