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Six CU Boulder startup teams advance to the New Venture Challenge 11 Championships on April 3

March 25, 2019

Bright Wearables, KartWheel, Stride Tech,, TissueForm and Button Huggie will battle it out for $200,000 at the NVC 11 Championships.

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TissueForm, developers of next generation dermal fillers, fills last spot of New Venture Challenge 11 Championships with R&D Track Finals win

March 22, 2019

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.

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Fashion-focused tech startup Bright Wearables seeks to eliminate business cards with first place win at New Venture Challenge 11 Creative Industries Track Finals

March 21, 2019

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.

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KartWheel aims to transport injured students across campus, grabs first place in new Venture Challenge 11 General Track Finals

March 20, 2019

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. nvc 11 track finals

Software company alleviates staffing problem for caterers, wins first place in New Venture Challenge 11 IT Track Finals competition

March 20, 2019 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.

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Fletcher Richman's entrepreneurial journey from CU Boulder to Techstars

Feb. 21, 2019

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.


Stateless, CU Boulder spinoff and NVC alum, secures $11.33M in Series A funding to reinvent data center connectivity

Feb. 19, 2019

The company competed in NVC8 and was founded in 2016 by PhD student Murad Kablan and Assistant Professor Eric Keller from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Boulder’s Sphero launches musical rings to teach kids coding

Boulder’s Sphero launches musical rings to teach kids coding

Jan. 10, 2019

Teaching children to code is no simple task, but Boulder’s Sphero continues to bet big on play as a primary driver for education. Sphero has now delved into a new arena to teach coding: music.

University of Colorado Boulder New Venture Challenge finalist acquired by POLITICO venture

University of Colorado Boulder New Venture Challenge finalist acquired by POLITICO venture

July 19, 2018

Statehill, a finalist in CU Boulder’s New Venture Challenge 10 announced it has been acquired by POLITICO Europe, a joint venture between POLITICO and Axel Springer. Statehill joins Specdrums, recently acquired by Sphero , as the second NVC10 finalist to be acquired only months after a compelling performance in the...

NVC10 Champions: Specdrums

Leading toy maker Sphero acquires CU Boulder-bred startup Specdrums

June 22, 2018

Boulder-based interactive toy and robot maker Sphero today announced the acquisition of CU Boulder’s 2018 New Venture Challenge champion Specdrums.