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.

VentureWell is seeking students with big ideas for the E-Team Program

VentureWell is seeking students with big ideas for the E-Team Program

Sept. 23, 2022

Would funding of up to $25K be helpful in moving your invention forward? Apply by October 15 for the E-Team Program Winter 2023 cohort! The program offers entrepreneurship training to teams aiming to change the world through the development of scalable solutions to social, health and environmental challenges.


Bulwark Coffee, an NVC 15 participant, describes first responders, veteran support in Daily Camera

May 13, 2022

The U.S. Marine Corps veteran and CU Boulder student has begun an online coffee company, with the profits going to benefit disaster relief, first responders, and U.S. veterans and troops overseas, including those providing relief and other assistance in Ukraine.


In person once more, startup competition brings capital to creativity

April 18, 2022

Five startup ventures, led by CU Boulder students and faculty, competed for more than $100,000 in prize money Tuesday evening at the 14th annual New Venture Challenge championship, CU Boulder's premier entrepreneurial program and competition.

NVC Cross Campus

Multidisciplinary teams compete for venture funding at cross-campus collaboration prize night

March 17, 2022

On Monday, March 14 , great minds met to create the next innovation for this year's cross-campus student ventures. Made up of team members from multiple CU Boulder colleges, multi-disciplinary success rang true at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) 15 Cross-Campus Collaboration Prize Night. During the final NVC special prize...