Corporate travel has a been a market in need of some desperate transformation. Pana, a CU Boulder spinoff company, hopes to facilitate this change with a $10 million Series A round led by Silicon Valley VC firm Bessemer Venture Partners.
The Stride Tech team won the 2019 New Venture Challenge (NVC) and walked out of the Boulder Theater with $100,000 toward their invention and the opportunity to hobnob with venture capitalists, business leaders and more.
Competing against five teams in the NVC 11 Research & Development (R&D) Track Finals competition (hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder), TissueForm took home the first place prize and $6,000 after pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and a live audience.
Bright Wearables brings both style and communication together in order to eliminate the need for business cards. Their micro-chip embedded fashion accessories allows contact information to be passed to smartphones with just a tap of the phone.
New Venture Challenge Track Finals are in full swing, and we're excited to announce KartWheel as the second NVC 11 Championships finalist! KartWheel is a specialized transportation company established to transport students with disabilities and injuries from their homes to specific buildings on campus.
Nimb.ly took home the first place prize and $3,500 at the NVC 11 IT Track Finals after pitching their business idea to a panel of judges and 100 more in attendance. The team is creating a revolutionary software platform that helps catering companies keep their events efficiently staffed.
This week on Students and Startups, CU Boulder alum Fletcher Richman talks about how he took advantage of a multitude of resources on campus from New Venture Challenge to Catalyze CU, and these experiences plus being in the Boulder startup community sparked his entrepreneurial journey.