This year's event — hosted again by Venture Partners at CU Boulder on Feb. 27 — will feature 18 startups from CU Boulder, CU Anschutz, CU Denver, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines and NIST.
The Lab Venture Challenge is hosted over two days and broken up into Biosciences on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Physical Sciences & Engineering on Thursday, Nov. 14. This showcase is the can't-miss event of the year to see CU Boulder's next wave of breakthrough innovations.
The inaugural Research-to-Market (R2M) program—hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder—guided researchers-turned-startup founders through the iterative process of finding a product-market fit and refining a value proposition for their respective technologies.
The study was conducted by Brian Lewandowski at the Business Research Division of the Leeds School of Business, a CU Boulder organization that conducts economic impact studies and customized research projects for the university and local business communities.
A collaboration among Front Range research universities and federal laboratories, Destination Startup seeks to connect Colorado’s most promising ventures with funding and networking opportunities so they can take the next step toward commercialization.
Fourteen finalists pitched their innovations at the first annual Lab Venture Challenge (LVC), a funding competition run by the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) and designed to help commercially-promising technologies accelerate into impactful business ventures.