Dr. Gali Baler, program director of investments at CU Innovations, will present on the topic “No need to quit your day job—Entra and Intra-preneurship and Clinical Translation.”
Ask the Expert is a lunchtime series aimed at biomedical researchers and academics who are interested in entrepreneurship, device and technology development and innovation. This is a joint program organized by Venture Partners at CU Boulder, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute at CU Anschutz and CSU Ventures.
What does an early-stage University startup that has done customer discovery and nearing investment look like? Destination Startup® is a collaboration among leading research universities and federal laboratories across the Mountain-West region to showcase the best companies from our innovation ecosystem. Learn about their path and what it takes as 25 startups from 10 different universities across six states showcase their ventures and technologies, drawing investors from around the world.
The Business Model Canvas is a simple visual tool to map out and test elements of your business. Deep tech companies have a lot of assumptions they need to validate before they launch a product. Using this canvas will lead to insights about the customers you serve, what value propositions are offered through what channels, and how your company makes money. Where do you focus your efforts on your new venture? How do you communicate your business to customers/investors? We especially want to invite our friends from UCCS, CU Denver and Colorado School of Mines.
Join graduate alumni Tamar McKee, Murad Kablan (pictured) and Rachel Fleming as they discuss their path to entrepreneurship and the lessons they learned along the way. This panel, a part of the Graduate Career Panel series, will provide instructive discussion from entrepreneurs who attended grad school at CU Boulder and then went on to start their own businesses. They will discuss the decisions they made, their successes and setbacks, and the ways that their graduate degrees assisted them on their journey to entrepreneurship.
New Venture Challenge (NVC)—CU Boulder's premier, cross-campus entrepreneurial program and competition—connects the CU Boulder campus with the Boulder community to develop and fund innovative ideas. Participants attend year-round events, network and collaborate with mentors to refine their ideas and form startup teams to pitch for funding (up to $100,000!) at the NVC Championships in April.
NVC isn't just for undergraduate students—graduate students, postdocs, faculty and staff who are forming research-based spinouts can participate as well! Several spinouts who have worked with Venture Partners in the past, such as Darwin Biosciences, TissueForm and Artimus Robotics have competed and won at NVC.