Beautibook pitching at IT track finals

Top Quality Pitches at the New Venture Challenge Track Finals

March 20, 2018

New Venture Challenge track finals are happening this week, and the excitement and tension is thick. The level of competition has never been higher, with over 125 teams competing across four tracks, and many of them are very strong contenders.

People Tracker pitches during new venture challenge quick pitch night

New Venture Challenge Quick Pitch Nights Showcase Over 60 Diverse Pitches

Oct. 26, 2017

During Homecoming Week 2017, The New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premiere cross campus venture challenge, hosted its 10th annual Quick Pitch Nights!

Audience watches Sarabeth Berk and Ali LeBeau host the NVC Kickoff

New Venture Challenge Kicks Off Its 10th Year

Sept. 22, 2017

It’s going to be a groundbreaking year for the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge.

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.

NVC Kickoff Event

CU Boulder New Venture Challenge kicks off Sept. 21

Sept. 12, 2016

The popular program, which is open to the entire campus community and progresses through a series of events and workshops throughout the school year, helps cross-disciplinary participants form teams and develop their startups, providing entrepreneurial skills, mentorship and networking opportunities along the way.