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COVID-19 test, PTSD treatment take top honors at New Venture Challenge

April 10, 2020

Six up-and-coming companies vied for more than $100,000 in prize money and investment offers at a virtual event celebrating entrepreneurship.


Six startup teams to compete in New Venture Challenge 12 Championships

March 16, 2020

Darwin Biosciences, DocForge, EdBoard, Frenz, Mycobacteria Therapeutics and Soulutions will vie for up to $100,000 in prizes at the 12th annual New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup competition.

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Alumni Spotlight: Timothy Morrissey - A New Approach to Robotics

Feb. 26, 2020

Co-founder and CEO of Artimus Robotics, Timothy Morrissey, graduated from CU Boulder in 2019 with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. After years of research and dedication, Timothy and his team launched Artimus Robotics in 2018.

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Ladder Up: How EmergenTek is automating firefighting inefficiencies

Feb. 24, 2020

Gary Marshall, a master's student in mechanical engineering and engineering management, is on a mission to give back to those who protect us—firefighters. He founded EmergenTek in 2018 as a mechanical engineering undergrad, where he and his team developed a retrofittable system that automates fire truck ladder operations, reducing human error and increasing the chance to save more lives. Its handheld target acquisition device (called "The Fifth Man") captures the desired orientation, and a system of actuators move the joysticks that operate the ladder.

Two best friends and CU students, Molly and Clayton, took Frenz out with them for a user trial on Halloween.

Student Spotlight: Zayna Pieper - More Than Just a Phone Accessory

Feb. 12, 2020

Pieper's company, Frenz, helps prevent involuntary drugging through a phone accessory that allows you to test your drinks for common date-rape drugs.

PartyFavor app cofounders Nolan McIntosh and Max Young

CU Boulder student-designed app PartyFavor aims to prevent sexual assault

Feb. 10, 2020

Nolan McIntosh and Max Young, were motivated by the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings to create an app designed to prevent sexual assault.


Hublete: Making Fit Legit

Feb. 10, 2020

How do you know where to go and which services are right for your needs? To solve this problem, Lochlainn Renfrow, a senior in Information Management, developed Hublete in June 2018, an app for finding accredited fitness & recovery services near you.

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Alumni Spotlight: Kelsey Kinzer – Sustainable Glitter Gel

Jan. 30, 2020

CU alumna and Founder of Gaia Glam, Kelsey described herself as an accidental entrepreneur. She never imagined starting a business in graduate school, but all that changed when she stumbled upon an idea.

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iListo: Bringing a marketplace for local services to Colombia

Jan. 27, 2020

Hailing from Colombia, Juan Duque has always had a passion for starting his own business. Moving 3,122 miles away from his home country to study business, Juan found a home within CU Boulder's entrepreneurial community.

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Student Spotlight: Daniel Strangfeld - The Collapsible Keg

Jan. 22, 2020

Daniel recently pitched to the Get Seed Funding team here on campus and used this awesome opportunity to see how he can create value and capture an investment for his latest venture, Kegstand.