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Third annual Destination Startup® event expands across the Mountain-West, connecting top research-based startups with investors

Feb. 2, 2021

Register now to attend the biggest Destination Startup® yet, from February 16-18, 2021. Twenty-five startups from 10 different universities across six states in the Rocky Mountain region will showcase their technologies, drawing investors from around the world.

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Senior Licensing Manager Dipika Singh featured in Physics Today

Feb. 1, 2021

Dipika Singh got her first taste of commercialization in 2012–13 when she and her supervisor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center developed a proprietary medium for freezing neurons. At the time of her invention, Singh was 25 and deciding whether to pursue a PhD or explore the business side of biotech. She earned an MBA at the University of Colorado Boulder. While there, she did an internship at the university’s tech transfer office. Seven years later she is a senior licensing officer at the university.


Venture Partners: 2020 in Review

Dec. 20, 2020

As we wind down for the holidays, the Venture Partners team wants to celebrate the accomplishments of our resilient community of world-class innovators, business partners and dedicated mentors. We’re excited to share our highlights of this year.

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Staff Innovation Spotlight: Venture Partners team organizes Destination Startup® event to connect top research-based startups with investors

Dec. 16, 2020

From February 16-18, 2021, Venture Partners will host the biggest Destination Startup® yet, showcasing 26 startups from 10 different universities across six states in the Rocky Mountain region—not just Colorado—and drawing investors from around the world. Registration is now open!

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

Nov. 23, 2020

This year's 12 LVC winners included LumenAstra, Endoculus, Gene-Lock, Think Bioscience, HeapSi, Vitro3D, Modern Shennong, OTORO Energy, TYNT, Blue Cubed, Minus Materials and Resonant Inclusions.

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From Concept to Commercialization: Colorado Universities Reinvent the Tech Transfer Office

Oct. 6, 2020

In the latest Colorado Bioscience Association magazine, Venture Partners' Managing Director Bryn Rees explains how CU Boulder startup success story Inscripta came to be, and what impact university-based spinoffs bring to the life science ecosystem.

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Venture Partners' flagship Research-to-Market program helps innovators create go-to-market strategies for technologies

Aug. 19, 2020

This customer discovery program helps any innovating researcher from CU Boulder or a partnering institution, not just those wanting to create a startup, learn how to commercialize their technology.

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Inventions keep powering CU Boulder startup formation, system leaps to No. 20 in global university patent rankings

June 11, 2020

The University of Colorado jumped from No. 53 to No. 20 in a recent global ranking of the top 100 universities granted U.S. utility patents. All four campuses contributed to CU’s total 100+ patents, with CU Boulder contributing 60.

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COVID-19 Innovations Available for Licensing & Partnerships

April 27, 2020

Venture Partners at CU Boulder is identifying new innovations that address problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Second annual Destination Startup event connects Colorado university spinoffs with investors

March 19, 2020

In hopes of securing investments to advance their companies, 18 university ventures spun out of Colorado research institutions and federal labs pitched to local and out-of-state investors at the state's Destination Startup showcase on Feb. 27.