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Walk this way: Undergraduate 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.


Stateless, CU Boulder spinoff and NVC alum, secures $11.33M in Series A funding to reinvent data center connectivity

Feb. 19, 2019

The company competed in NVC8 and was founded in 2016 by PhD student Murad Kablan and Assistant Professor Eric Keller from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Boulder’s Sphero launches musical rings to teach kids coding

Boulder’s Sphero launches musical rings to teach kids coding

Jan. 10, 2019

Teaching children to code is no simple task, but Boulder’s Sphero continues to bet big on play as a primary driver for education. Sphero has now delved into a new arena to teach coding: music.

University of Colorado Boulder New Venture Challenge finalist acquired by POLITICO venture

University of Colorado Boulder New Venture Challenge finalist acquired by POLITICO venture

July 19, 2018

Statehill, a finalist in CU Boulder’s New Venture Challenge 10 announced it has been acquired by POLITICO Europe, a joint venture between POLITICO and Axel Springer. Statehill joins Specdrums, recently acquired by Sphero , as the second NVC10 finalist to be acquired only months after a compelling performance in the...

NVC10 Champions: Specdrums

Leading toy maker Sphero acquires CU Boulder-bred startup Specdrums

June 22, 2018

Boulder-based interactive toy and robot maker Sphero today announced the acquisition of CU Boulder’s 2018 New Venture Challenge champion Specdrums.

NVC winners

Sports film-editing software, adjustable prosthesis socket among NVC 9 Championship winners

April 10, 2017

Give & Go, an automated film editing platform for sports teams and coaches, took home top honors at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) Championship on Thursday night, winning first place in the annual event that showcases entrepreneurial innovation from across campus.


HuffPost: The Qualities that Make an Amazing Entrepreneur

Dec. 7, 2016

A Q&A from Nicole Glaros, Partner and Chief Product Officer at TechStars, and David Slayden, associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information & executive director of IXDMA, a graduate degree program.

Esprit Challenge

Daily Camera: Student-led Qualify wins Boulder's Esprit Challenge

Nov. 1, 2016

Qualify, a Boulder startup, won the $10,000 Esprit Challenge prize for its college dating application. The challenge, sponsored by the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, is an annual contest of Boulder entrepreneurs that started with 14 contestants who are whittled down to three finalists by the Tuesday night competition.

Mallinda research

Mallinda awarded $750K grant for reusable carbon-fiber composite

What’s one way to cut a car’s weight by 50 percent and improve fuel efficiency by up to 40 percent? Make it out of carbon fiber instead of steel. What if everyone had access to such a vehicle? Chris Kaffer, co-founder and CEO of Denver startup Mallinda , believes his...

NVC Kickoff Event

New Venture Challenge teams to make first pitches Oct. 13

Oct. 10, 2016

Sixty seconds to pitch your big idea and excite a crowd of 200. Could you do it? On Thursday, Oct. 13, thirty teams will face this challenge as they participate in the annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) Quick Pitch Night, now in its ninth year.