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.
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.
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.
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.