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Ready to unlock the full potential of your research? Join the I-CorpsTM Starting Blocks Customer Discovery Workshop—by Venture Partners at CU Boulder—designed for innovators motivated to translate their research, get funding and make a lasting impact. Starting Blocks equips researchers, creators, engineers and scientists from any research institution with the tools and resources needed to bring their innovations to those in need and enhance their competitiveness for funding. Over three weeks, gain a deeper understanding of the commercialization process, develop a solid foundation in business concepts and accelerate your journey toward commercialization.

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Join the I-CorpsTM Starting Blocks Workshop by Venture Partners at CU Boulder to gain essential tools for translating research into impactful, fundable innovations over a three-week program.

Event Details 

When and where:

  • Friday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-noon, in person on the CU Boulder campus
  • Friday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m.-noon MT, virtual via Zoom
  • Friday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-noon, in person on the CU Boulder campus

Who: Venture Partners at CU Boulder’s I-Corps programming is available to innovators from any research or teaching institution.

How: This opportunity is free. Application is required. Application deadline July 26.

Learn More and Register: (Starting Blocks QR or 

About Us

Set in the heart of our university’s bold, innovative community of scholars and learners, Venture Partners at CU Boulder brings the university's world-class researchers together with business, startup and entrepreneurial communities to translate groundbreaking solutions into economic and social impact. Learn More 

Venture Partners at CU Boulder is proud to be a leader of the I-Corps™ Hub: West Region, one of the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (“I-Corps”) Hubs. This Hub is a partnership with seven of the top research universities across the Western United States, alongside our partners the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Learn More 

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