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Longmont native, CU Boulder student team up to develop Drivewayz app to rent unused parking spots

Aug. 12, 2019

Drivewayz placed second out of 35 teams in the IT Track finals, winning $2,500 at the New Venture Challenge at CU in March 2019.

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CU Students Invent Device To Make Cyclists More Visible

Aug. 7, 2019

A group of three engineering students and one business student at the University of Colorado Boulder are using their specialized skills to improve bike safety. Alex Mulvaney, who graduated from CU in the spring, tells CBS4 he came up with the idea two years ago.

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ShineOn prepares for mass production of advanced bike light

Aug. 4, 2019

A year and a half after starting the company, CU Boulder startup ShineOn has grown to five employees and is preparing to launch its first product for cycling enthusiasts.

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New Venture Challenge alum Pana raises $10 million to scale for corporate travel market

May 17, 2019

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.


Engineering grads’ high-tech walker could keep seniors from falling

May 8, 2019

Timothy Visos-Ely, Humsini Acharya, Andrew Plum and Max Watrous - founding members of company Stride Tech - won New Venture Challenge 11 and intend to continue their efforts after graduation.

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Walk this way: Undergraduate team wins $100,000 for safer senior mobility

April 9, 2019

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.


Mallinda raises $2M strategic investment from SABIC Ventures

March 28, 2019

This round of financing will enable Mallinda to scale up and to deliver its first commercial product of its high-performance materials for the transportation segment.

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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.