Published: July 25, 2016
Catalyze Demo

Twenty CU Boulder students in seven teams will take their next leap into entrepreneurship on Thursday, July 28, as they pitch their companies to potential investors at the annual Catalyze CU Boulder Demo Day.

The startups, four of which are led by women, tackle problems ranging from water quality impacts from pharmaceutical waste to streamlining scholarship opportunities on a universal platform.

The campus community is invited to attend the event from 6 to 8 p.m. in room 100 of the Roser ATLAS Center. Tickets, which are required, range from free to $20. The value of purchased tickets translates into tokens or “Catalyze Bucks” that ticket holders may put toward the team of their choosing at the event.

Teams presenting at Demo Day are:

Hive Tech Solutions – Allows beekeepers to apply scientific research to improve the health of their bees and enables growers to vertically integrate pollination into their operations.

iNFormμ – Uses “Internet of Things,” or IoT, technology to help people keep track of their most important things by preventing loss or theft before it happens.

NoEstra – Advocates for awareness, education and research to address water quality concerns stemming from pharmaceutical waste such as estrogen.  

Qualify – Gamifies the process of online dating in college by requiring people to successfully complete user-created quizzes to view someone’s profile.

Flutter Scholarships – Streamlines the way scholarships are sought, completed and managed through a unified scholarship application platform.

ShoeSense Running – Provides runners with detailed data to know precisely when their shoes are worn out, prompting them to replace their shoes and prevent injuries.

Stateless – Revolutionizes the architecture for IT networks by introducing virtual devices that seamlessly scale and don’t fail.

Over the past seven weeks, campus and local entrepreneurship leaders participating in Catalyze CU Boulder have provided mentorship and workshops for the teams on topics such as growth hacking, utilizing the community and learning from failure.

At the July 28 Demo Day, Catalyze CU Boulder will accept applications for next year’s accelerator cohort. The program is open to CU Boulder students and faculty interested in taking their business ideas to the next level.

Visit the entrepreneurship page for more information about entrepreneurship across the CU Boulder campus.

Photo: A display is captured at Demo Day 2015 of a vehicle outfitted by Surya Conversions, which builds electric conversion kits for rickshaws in developing countries.The technology is better for the environment and more sustainable for business owners. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)