Up to $125,000 in funding


Showcase to the business community


Building commercial strategies

Through Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), Venture Partners at CU Boulder and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (through the Advanced Industry Program) fund the university's top innovations that address a commercial need, have a clear path to a compelling market and strong scientific support.

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

Congratulations to our 2022 winners!

Twelve teams of University of Colorado faculty, researchers and graduate student innovators competed for a combined $1.25 million in startup funding grants in this year’s Venture Challenge (LVC). Judges from CU Boulder’s entrepreneurial network heard Shark-Tank-style pitches across two nights, one for innovations in biosciences and another for physical sciences and engineering. Read More

Apply to compete in the Lab Venture Challenge

Information and deadlines for the Fall 2023 Lab Venture Challenge will be posted soon. Sign Up for Updates

Register to attend the Lab Venture Challenge

Information about the Fall 2023 Lab Venture Challenge will be posted soon. Sign Up for Updates