Groundbreaking innovations win big at the 17th New Venture Challenge Finals

The 2024 New Venture Challenge (NVC) culminated in a final showcase on April 17 in front of a live audience cheering on the University of Colorado Boulder’s next big innovations. At an event filled with great ideas and even greater entrepreneurial spirit, five teams competed for $165,000 in prize money. Read More

Join us at the Boulder Theater to see who will win the annual New Venture Challenge (NVC). CU Boulder’s top student, faculty and staff startups will pitch their ideas to a panel of esteemed judges and you, a live audience. Come support the next big CU Boulder innovations as we award $165,000 in funding!

Since its inception in 2009, the NVC program and competitions—run out of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative—have been CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial “flight simulator.” NVC gives aspiring entrepreneurs, problem solvers and innovators from across the university a chance to build a startup through entrepreneurial events and programming, community support, mentorship and—ultimately—funding. Learn more about the 2024 finalists!

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