As the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge enters its 13th year, we are proud to honor the past winners of the NVC. If you are a winner and would like to provide contact information here, or if you would like to request more information about past winners, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 NVC 12 Winners
First Place: Darwin Biosciences - $30,000 + $25,000 investment offer
Second Place: DocForge - $22,500 + $25,000 investment offer
Third Place: Mycobacteria Therapeutics - $15,000
Fourth Place: EdBoard - $12,500 + $5,000 purchase order from Dan & Cindy Caruso
Fifth Place (Tie): Soulutions Tech - $10,000
Fifth Place (Tie): Frenz - $10,000
Congratulations to all NVC 12 Finalists and Prize Winners!
Women's Entrepreneurship Prize:
- 1st Place: Simovations - $5,000
- 2nd Place: Elevated Eats - $2,000
- 3rd Place: EdBoard - $1,000
Social Impact Prize:
- 1st Place: TerraWear - $5,000
- 2nd Place: Frenz - $2,000
- 3rd Place: EmergenTek - $1,000
Sustainability Prize: FED - $2,500
Audience Choice Award: CathPort - $1,000
2019 NVC 11 Winners
First Place: Stride Tech - $100,000
Second Place: Button Huggie - $45,000
Third Place: TissueForm - $12,500
Fourth Place: Bright Wearables - $10,000
Fifth Place: Nimb.ly - $7,500
Sixth Place: KartWheel - $5,000
Congratulations to all NVC 11 Track and Prize Winners!
IT Track: Nimb.ly
Hardware Track: Stride Tech
General Track: KartWheel
Creative Industries Track: Bright Wearables
R&D Track: TissueForm
Women's Entrepreneurship Prize: TissueForm
Social Impact Prize: Volta Irrigation
Audience Choice Award: Gaia Glam
2018 NVC 10 Winners
First Place: Specdrums - $75,000
Second Place: HASEL Artificial Muscles (now Artimus Robotics) - $25,000
Third Place: BeautiBook - $5,000
Fourth Place: Statehill - $3,000
Fifth Place: Cannabis Marketing Association - $2,000
Congratulations to all NVC 10 Track and Prize Winners!
IT Track: BeautiBook
General Track: Specdrums
Creative Industries Track: Cannabis Marketing Association
Social Impact Prize: Veganarke
2017 NVC 9 Winners
First Place: Give & Go - $64,000
Second Place: ReForm - $21,500
Third Place: Gigsicians - $9,000 (includes $5,000 personal award from judge Jason Mendelson)
Fourth Place (tie): PerfectFit and The Bedtime Box - $1,000 each
Congratulations to all NVC 9 Track and Prize Winners!
IT Track: PerfectFit
General Track: The Bedtime Box
Performing Arts Track: Gigsicians
R&D Track: ReForm
Women's Entrepreneurship Prize: ReForm
Social Impact Prize: ReForm
Audience Choice Award: ReForm
2016 NVC 8 Winners
First Place: Hive Tech Solutions
Second Place: Grownetics
Third Place: The Space Research Company
Runners Up: Sing It Forward & Outloud!
Congratulations to all NVC 8 Track and Prize Winners!
I/T Track : Grownetics
R/D Track: The Space Research Company
General Track: Hive Tech Solutions
Social Impact Prize: The Space Research Company
Women’s Entrepreneurship Prize: Hive Tech Solutions
Newcomer of the Year Award: Off the Wall Language
Collapse the Campus Award: ReVision
Rising Star Award: Qualify
2015 NVC 7 Winners
First Place: Revolar
Second Place: NuBru Coffee
Third Place: Blue Star Medical Devices
Runners Up: Antigua Brewing Co. & Tenor (now: Institute for Adaptive Mastery)
Congratulations to all NVC 7 Track and Prize Winners!
R/D Track: (1) Blue Star Medical Devices, (2) NuBru Coffee, (3) The Space Research Co.
Social Impact Award: (1) Revolar, (2) Antigua Brewing Co.
2014 NVC 6 Winners
Third Place: NeuroPractice - $1,000
Runners Up: Wakeio and Agribotix
Congratulations to all NVC 6 Track and Prize Winners!
Mobile App Track: (1) Wakeio, (2) Cue, (3) Riffle
General Track Champion: Malleable Medical Technologies (Mallinda)
IT Track Champion: Varsity (now: Pana)
Cleantech Track Winner: Agribotix
2013 NVC 5 Winners
Congratulations to all NVC 5 Track and Prize Winners!
Social Impact Champion: Second Family
Wild Card: TuTaxi
Music Track Champion: Piano Plus
General Business Champion: SnowGate
Cleantech Champion: Boom Algae (formerly, Superior EcoTech)
IT Champion: TeacherMaps
2012 NVC 4 Winners
First Place: rideorama.com – $4,000
Second Place: Urban Farm Company – $2,000
Third Place: Rebound Technology – $2,000
Congratulations to all NVC 4 Track and Prize Winners!
Audience Choice Prize: rideorama
Cleantech Champions: Thrive Energy
Social Impact Champions: Urban Farm Company
Music Champions: Ensemble Pearl
General Champions: Mobius Creations
IT Champions: rideorama.com
2011 NVC 3 Winners
First Place: Green Truck – $7,000
Second Place: CleanPlate – $3,000
Third Place: L’Esperance – $2,000
2010 NVC 2 Winners
First Place: Streat Chefs – $6,000
Second Place: Jobsite Visitor.com – $3,000
Third Place: Dymotion – $2,000
Congratulations to all NVC 2 Track and Prize Winners!
Judges Choice Prize: Rwanda Rocket Stoves – $250
College of Music Prize: Boulder Brass Band – $3,500
2009 NVC 1 Winners
First Place: Knova Learning
Second Place: 3QMatrix
Third Place: Fetcht
Congratulations to all NVC 1 Track and Prize Winners!
Computer Science Award: TechoShark, Inc.
Honorable Mention CS Award: Ap.igy
Most Innovative: Conifer Quantum Technology