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CU Boulder commercialization drives $8 billion impact nationwide

Nov. 28, 2022

Commercialization activities led by Venture Partners at the University of Colorado Boulder had an economic impact of $8 billion nationally and $5.2 billion in the state of Colorado over the last five years, according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.

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CU Boulder paves the way for start-ups using ‘Licensing with EASE®’ model

Nov. 22, 2022

From Tech Transfer Central — Since launching its Licensing with EASE® express agreement for start-up entrepreneurs in 2018, CU Boulder has seen its number of startups “increase dramatically,” according to Brynmor Rees, associate vice chancellor for research & innovation and managing director of Venture Partners.

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CU Boulder innovators awarded $1.25 million in commercialization funding

Nov. 9, 2022

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).

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Key investment is the latest milestone for CU Boulder startup Vitro3D and founders Camila Uzcategui and Johnny Hergert

Nov. 2, 2022

Vitro3D, a CU Boulder startup pioneering volumetric 3D printing for life sciences, just closed its first investment round of $1.3 million. The hard-won vote of confidence from the investment community will allow the promising new venture to pursue ambitious technical advances while continuing to build critical business capacity.


Inaugural deep tech accelerator opens new doors and markets for campus startups

June 7, 2022

Deep tech cohort pitches progress after inaugural accelerator.


Promising Venture Partners startups awarded $1.75 million in state commercialization grants

May 24, 2022

These grants will help companies accelerate their entry into Colorado's deep-tech industries and increase access to early-stage capital.

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Venture Partners and Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology convene for possible international program

May 19, 2022

Delegates from Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology Innovation Office visited Boulder to begin talks for future collaborations with not only CU Boulder, but the Front Range’s premier research labs.


Venture Partners remembers late entrepreneur R.C. "Merc" Mercure

March 30, 2022

Mercure was described as a “revolutionizer” of the university’s process for transforming research at CU Boulder into commercial applications. The former CU tech transfer director co-founded CU spinout Ball Aerospace, launching Boulder into the pantheon of aerospace science and engineering.


2022 Destination Startup® drives venture capital investment in university innovations

Feb. 22, 2022

Investment records in sight for regional university ventures.


CU Boulder inventions transformed to meet market needs after commercialization program

Feb. 3, 2022

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