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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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CU Boulder a finalist for Association of Public and Land-grant Universities award

June 30, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder is a finalist for a national innovation award that recognizes exemplary initiatives spurring innovation, entrepreneurship and technology-based economic development.

Evan Kirk and Claire Meyer demonstrate how thermal testing for the PortaVax device is set up

From vaccines to plants: New Venture Challenge finalists focus on saving lives

April 16, 2021

The 13th annual New Venture Challenge finals awarded $150,000 in prize money and investments for new innovations designed by CU Boulder students, employees and alumni.

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CU's top startups garner $30K at New Venture Challenge specialty prize nights

April 2, 2021

Winners representing all corners of campus were awarded $30,000 for competitions in the categories of impact, newcomer and female founder. The New Venture Challenge championships will be held April 13.

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CEDaR's Growing Up Boulder program spins off as a nonprofit

March 24, 2021

One of the most successful child-friendly city initiatives in the world, Growing Up Boulder is transitioning to an independent nonprofit, a model for how the university can develop, nurture and then spin off nonprofit activities.

A previous Lab Venture Challenge event

Lab Venture Challenge awards record $1.35 million to promising CU Boulder ventures

Dec. 1, 2020

Judges from the local entrepreneurship community awarded 12 grants—up to $125,000 each—for the top physical science, engineering and bioscience innovations at the recent Lab Venture Challenge event.

CU Boulder undergraduate Makayla Sileo participates in the Presidents Leadership Class first-year orientation in August 2019. (Photo by Jessie Kasynski/CU Boulder)

Innovative new leadership center blends research with programming

Oct. 14, 2020

CU Boulder’s newest center combines an array of hands-on programming and partnerships to bolster leadership education for students, faculty and staff with research to advance the field of leadership studies.