Catalyze CU, the CU Boulder accelerator, is pleased to welcome its fourth cohort of paricipants. Nearly 50 applications were received and reviewed to select this year’s "most promising ideas and technologies." Read about the winning companies below.
Currently in its fourth year, the eight-week startup accelerator program for university-affiliated companies is hosted out of the Idea Forge, a cross-disciplinary design and innovation space on campus. Interested companies apply, interview and are accepted to be part of Catalyze CU. The selected groups then receive structured programming, access to network of mentors and $4,000 in equity-free funding to develop their businesses.
Who: Open to the public
What: Demo Day final pitch night
When: Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.
Where: Boulder Canyon Theater
Past successes of the CU Boulder accelerator program include Shinesty, Mallinda, Kitables, JustLegal (formerly Congo), Stateless (who moved on to be in the Techstars accelerator) and HiveTech Solutions.
The program culminates in a celebratory Demo Day pitch night, where each team gives its five-minute business pitch. This year's event, open to the public, takes place July 27 at the Boulder Canyon Theater in the Boulder Public Library, located at 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
Catalyze CU is welcoming mentors and sponsors for the summer 2017 program participants. If you are interested in becoming involved as a mentor or sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.