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...


Funding awarded to top student female founders at women's prize night

March 9, 2022

The new age in entrepreneurial ventures is female-led. From mental health campaigns and apps to data-driven analytics for content creators, the next wave of female-driven innovation was on full display Wednesday night at the New Venture Challenge (NVC) 15 Female Founders Prize Night at Imig Music. Many attendees braved the...


Student teams present innovative solutions to fight climate change at NVC Climate Prize Night

March 9, 2022

Team Agraaze, first place winner and audience favorite, was awarded $10,000 for their carbon-reducing concept: To add a very small amount of red seaweed to cows’ diets, shown in a scientific study to cut their methane emissions by 82%.


NVC15 participant looks to align business and tech—and teeth, too

Feb. 18, 2022

Vitro3D aims to bring 3D printers to dentist's offices with near-instant dental aligners. The team is set to compete in NVC 15 and the Female Founder's Prize Night.


CU Boulder named 2021 Innovation Award winner by APLU

Nov. 15, 2021

The IEP Innovation Award recognizes exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development.

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From vaccines to plants: New Venture Challenge finalists focus on saving lives

April 16, 2021

In its second year in a virtual setting, the New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premier entrepreneurial startup program and competition, dazzled with high energy and even higher-flying ideas curated by CU Boulder students vying for their share of $150,000 in prize money.

HUG Solutions team members Claire Meyer and Evan Kirk demonstrate how thermal testing for the PortaVax device is set up

Vaccine transportation startup wins CU’s New Venture Challenge pitch-slam

April 14, 2021

HUG Solutions, a startup company developing cold chain transportation technology to help rural communities access mRNA vaccines, walked away from the University of Colorado’s New Venture Challenge as champions, banking $30,000 in cash prizes and a $25,000 investment offer.

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Students invent device for delivering COVID-19 vaccines to rural areas

April 9, 2021

CU Engineering students have invented PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice. Their device will help solve transporting vaccine doses to rural communities, which often lack reliable electricity or cannot afford ultra-low temperature coolers.

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Six CU Boulder startup teams advance to the New Venture Challenge 14 Championships on April 13

April 9, 2021

Six of CU Boulder's top startups (HUG Solutions, LGBT50, Orbital Biodesign, Sarus, Seedling Biosystems and ToobTek) will vie for their portion of $100,000 in funding at the 13th annual NVC Championships.

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$30,000 awarded to CU's top startups at New Venture Challenge Specialty Prize Nights

March 31, 2021

More than 60 out of 110 registered NVC teams chose to participate in one of the three competitions: Impact Prize, NVC Newcomer Prize and Female Founder Prize. The winners represented all corners of campus, ranging from the Leeds School of Business to the College of Music, to freshmen, graduate students, PhDs and faculty.