For Faculty, Researchers, Inventors & Founders
Venture Partners helps researchers and creators from across the entire CU Boulder campus. We most often work with faculty, graduate students and post docs who are interested in commercializing their research or creative works.
Translating your innovations into a product or service can be a powerful way to create real-world impact. CU Boulder’s researchers address many local and global challenges, and commercialization is one vehicle to bring about transformative change. The path to commercialization often consists of starting a business or partnering with an established company. Each can also create new funding sources for your research program and for you personally.
No! Venture Partners is here to supplement your technical expertise with business resources including entrepreneurial training programs, mentorship, intellectual property services, gap funding, a startup accelerator and investor connections. We provide this support to our researchers to deliver on CU Boulder’s missions to be a top university for innovation and to positively impact society.
Even if you are at a very preliminary stage in your research, it’s not too early to start working with Venture Partners. In fact, starting early is the best way to maximize intellectual property opportunities and to begin understanding the market and customers for your innovation.