One by one, a team of often-siloed CU Boulder scientists began to pivot, back-burnering their own research and personal lives to face a daunting challenge: to bring 31,000 students back to campus safely in the midst of a deadly virus easily spread by young people who don’t know they have it.
From the moment CU Boulder pivoted to remote learning in March 2020, researchers across campus began deploying their scientific expertise to not only prepare campus for reopening, but to also understand all that they could about the virus. As of March 1, 2021, campus scientists had launched 34 COVID-19-related research projects and had nearly 100 more in the works.
LongPath Technologies, Inc. has been awarded $5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The award will support the commercial scaling of LongPath’s innovative approach to continuous emissions monitoring and mitigation from the oil and gas sector, including the launch of Basin-SCAN (Basin Scale Continuous oil and gas Abatement Network).
Max Young is a junior studying computer science and a solopreneur who has a passion for startups and building awesome products. His passion led him to compete in CU Boulder's New Venture Challenge (NVC) in 2019 with his business idea for PartyFavor (now known as Hooot), a smartphone app that is aimed at empowering individuals with the gift of safety.
After competing in New Venture Challenge her freshman year at CU Boulder, computer science major Andrea Chamorro is back competing as a senior with a new business concept: trAIn. The company hopes to change the way employee training is done in industry.
Ben and Andrew created their initiative while remote during COVID-19. The VC Club is a student-led organization designed to bridge the gap between CU and the local startup ecosystem through guest speaker presentations. Startup Mill is a student-led program designed to provide another option to startups looking for assistance during their growth and expansion.
OnKure, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class, targeted oncology therapeutics, announced that it has raised $55 million in a Series B financing. Proceeds will be used to advance the Company’s next generation histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors further into clinical development and fund a growing pipeline of earlier stage molecules.
ATLAS students will host the sixth annual T9Hacks the weekend of March 19-21, promoting interest in creative technologies, coding, design and making, among college women, non-binary individuals, people of color, those with disabilities and others who may have felt marginalized during hackathons or other technical activities.
Among 30 distinguished academics, clinicians, consultants and authors, Jeffrey Nytch—director of the College of Music’s Entrepreneurship Center for Music and associate professor of composition—has joined the Yamaha Master Educator Collective’s newly-launched Music Business and Entrepreneurship group.
Meet Juan Esteban Duque, a CU Boulder Alumnus and founder of Tupró, a platform that provides a business portal to services and professionals in Colombia. Juan grew up in Colombia and lived in China before coming to the University of Colorado at Boulder to pursue a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Strategy and Entrepreneurship.