Adelyn Dozier, right, shakes hands with one of the judges from Omni Interlocken

For hotel leadership, student perspectives on industry’s challenges offer something suite

Jan. 19, 2023

Putting students to work on a company project helps them apply their learning in meaningful ways. But it can also help companies consider innovative ideas.

faculty, researchers and graduate students pose with giant checks

CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.25M in commercialization funding

Nov. 11, 2022

Twelve teams of faculty, researchers and graduate students competed for a combined $1.25 million in startup funding grants in this year’s Lab Venture Challenge. Judges heard Shark Tank-style pitches across two nights, one for innovations in biosciences and the other for physical sciences and engineering.

Johnny Hergert and Camila Uzcategui

$1.3M investment latest milestone for CU Boulder startup

Nov. 10, 2022

Vitro3D, a startup founded by CU Boulder doctoral students, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million. The venture involves novel, high-speed volumetric 3D printing technology with potential applications in industries such as dental, medical and drug development.

Winners hold a large Lab Venture Challenge check.

Lab Venture Challenge final showcases set for Nov. 2–3

Oct. 28, 2022

Lab Venture Challenge culminates in two evening showcases, where finalists will deliver pitches to a panel of business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors. These are the can't-miss events of the year to see CU Boulder's next wave of breakthrough innovations.

First place winner, Chembotix

In person once more, startup competition brings capital to creativity

April 13, 2022

Five startup ventures, led by CU Boulder students and faculty, competed for more than $100,000 in prize money Tuesday evening at the 14th annual New Venture Challenge championship, CU Boulder's premier entrepreneurial program and competition.

Students working on laptops

Commercialization program helped transform CU Boulder inventions to meet market needs

Feb. 8, 2022

Seven university companies pitched new startups after seven months of entrepreneurial training and guidance.

Lightbulb sparking ideas

Groundbreaking innovators awarded $1.5 million in grants at Lab Venture Challenge Finals

Nov. 11, 2021

Eleven university innovators pitched their innovations at Lab Venture Challenge, an annual funding competition hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder that helps accelerate commercially promising technologies into business ventures.

electric towers

Scientists win $4 million for efficient battery development

Nov. 3, 2021

A Department of Energy award will help accelerate research into flow batteries, which will help make the electricity grid more reliable and sustainable.

A speaker at a Catalyze CU event

Hear pitches Aug. 4 from CU Boulder's top startups

July 20, 2021

After dedicating 12 weeks this summer to furthering their ventures, this year's Catalyze CU cohort will pitch to the public in a showcase event, or "demo day." All are welcome!

Old Main in springtime

Innovation Buffs program seeks staff with ideas for improving workplace diversity

July 1, 2021

Employees are invited to register to participate in a four-month program featuring human-centered design to develop solutions around workplace diversity, equity and inclusion.