collage of nvc events

“I never thought I could take my little idea and do something with it.”
– NVC finalist, BA in Music

For 12 years, the New Venture Challenge has been CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial “flight simulator,” giving aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to build a startup through outstanding support and mentorship.

Participants represent majors and departments from across the university. From undergraduates to graduates, PhD candidates to postdocs, and faculty to staff, everyone is invited to pitch their idea or watch and support.

With a world-class community of entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses in our backyard, Boulder is one of the best places to launch ideas because it resides at the intersection of a top research university, an internationally recognized startup community, and one of the nation’s best cities in which to live.