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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.

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

March 20, 2019

Nimb.ly 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.

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Top Quality Pitches at the New Venture Challenge Track Finals

March 20, 2018

New Venture Challenge track finals are happening this week, and the excitement and tension is thick. The level of competition has never been higher, with over 125 teams competing across four tracks, and many of them are very strong contenders.

People Tracker pitches during new venture challenge quick pitch night

New Venture Challenge Quick Pitch Nights Showcase Over 60 Diverse Pitches

Oct. 26, 2017

During Homecoming Week 2017, The New Venture Challenge (NVC), CU Boulder’s premiere cross campus venture challenge, hosted its 10th annual Quick Pitch Nights!

Audience watches Sarabeth Berk and Ali LeBeau host the NVC Kickoff

New Venture Challenge Kicks Off Its 10th Year

Sept. 22, 2017

It’s going to be a groundbreaking year for the CU Boulder New Venture Challenge.