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CU Boulder Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces first external advisory board

Sept. 19, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative announces its inaugural External Advisory Board. The board will integrate industry leaders poised to support and help shape the university's future of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Rocky Mountains

CO-WY Engine chosen as finalist in new NSF innovation competition

Aug. 17, 2023

Research & Innovation Office—CU Boulder is a founding partner of the CO-WY Engine, one of 16 finalists for the National Science Foundation’s inaugural “NSF Regional Innovation Engines” competition, which could net winners $160 million over 10 years.

NoSo November

New Venture Challenge favorite NoSo November holding youth 5K mental health fundraiser

July 27, 2023

9NEWS—No Social Media November is a 1-month detox and educational program that encourages young people to learn about social media's impact on our mental health and lives. NoSo November, founded by Madeline Freeman (Business '23), competed twice in the New Venture Challenge (NVC) Female Founders Special Competitions.

Puresip cap

Students tap into CU Boulder ecosystem to design water-purification system

May 2, 2023

A group of mechanical engineering seniors has designed a water-purification system called Puresip, which is housed inside a bottlecap and shines ultraviolet radiation through a straw to purify the water as the user drinks. The team pitched their product at the New Venture Challenge (NVC).

CLD-9 Team

CU Boulder students win $50,000 to help build athletic supplement company

May 1, 2023

Daily Camera—CLD-9 is the name of the first-place-winning athletic supplement company created by CU Boulder students Eric Osicka (Business, Engineering & Applied Science), Jackson Cameron (Arts and Sciences), Khushang Hirpara (Business) and Tanner Amaya (Business).

NVC Finals first place winners

5 startups poised to make pitches a reality, thanks to annual New Venture Challenge

April 14, 2023

What if improving one’s athletic performance through supplements was simpler and more affordable? What if, instead of producing emissions, airplanes could take carbon out of the air? These ideas and more are realities in the making, thanks to many aspiring entrepreneurs who pitched their products at the 16th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC) finals.

Erika Gossett

Student spotlight: Erika Gossett

April 10, 2023

Erika Gossett will graduate next month with a BM in flute performance, as well as a BA in media studies, a minor in business and a Music Entrepreneurship Certificate, exemplifying the College of Music’s universal musician vision. Additionally, her climate change-focused venture, Piña Designs, is a finalist in the New Venture Challenge. Finals are April 12: Join us!

Prize-winning teams on stage

NVC prize nights spotlight—and fund—female founders and climate solutions

March 14, 2023

On two exciting nights of pitches and prizes, ten startups brought a broad range of ideas to the stage, including how to live and garden more sustainably, how to deal with the downsides of social media, how to offer practical prosthetics for kids—and sustainable water filters and hydroponic produce for all. Across the two events, eight teams took home a total of $20,000 to develop their ideas further.

Stan Hickory

New Venture Challenge’s Hickory steps into Innovation & Entrepreneurship director role

Feb. 22, 2023

The Research & Innovation Office (RIO) has announced several leadership transitions within the campuswide Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, with Stan Hickory stepping into the role of director of the initiative, a position held by Chris Gustavson since 2019.

Johnny Hergert and Camila Uzcategui on the CU Boulder campus

Key investment is the latest milestone for CU Boulder startup Vitro3D and founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Nov. 2, 2022

Vitro3D, a CU Boulder startup pioneering volumetric 3D printing for life sciences, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million. The hard-won vote of confidence from the investment community will allow the promising new venture to pursue ambitious technical advances while continuing to build critical business capacity.