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.

kelsey kinzer

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.

juan duque

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.

daniel strangfeld

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.

maddie freeman with stash-it scrunchie booth

Hair with Flair: Stash-It Scrunchie

Jan. 3, 2020

Who needs a purse when you can put your necessities in a hair accessory? Enter the Stash-It Scrunchie, founded by Maddie Freeman, a pre-business freshman, in August 2019. In the words of Damien from Mean Girls, "...her hair is so big, it's full of secrets."

bruno geoly with dog on couch

Puppy Pal Prosthetics: Giving Dogs a Leg Up on Disability

Dec. 2, 2019

Mechanical engineering seniors Bruno Geoly (left) and Niki Duer (right) founded Puppy Pal Prosthetics (PPP) in July 2019 to help canines with disabilities live their life to the fullest.

david villalobos and david lopez in front of flatirons

David Lopez: Pivoting from a Failed Venture

Nov. 19, 2019

David Lopez, a junior majoring in business with an emphasis on real estate, has learned to not be afraid of failure. While his original startup idea (Airnovate) never materialized, he chose to rebound from his mistakes and start Internalyze. David reflects on his entrepreneurial journey, from failing and founding to everything in between.

trio care team in front of flatirons

Trio Care: Connecting college students with seniors for better care

Oct. 18, 2019

After her family struggled with coordinating the right care for her aging grandmother, Rachel Sharpe was inspired to build Trio Care Services, a software platform that enables in-home caregivers to manage care plans and communication between care teams and the adult children of seniors.

braeden miguel, ted thayer and eliot kersgaard

Myra Makes: Cultivating childhood creativity

Sept. 30, 2019

Ted Thayer (EngrPhys '15) is no stranger to the CU Boulder startup world. As a student, he co-founded four companies – MyCoNet, Myra Makes,, and Earable – and participated in several entrepreneurial campus programs such as Startup Summer, New Venture Challenge, Catalyze CU and countless others. Ted reflects on his startup journey for Myra Makes – a company that creates fun, educational activity books for creative kids.