CU Boulder begins accelerator for COVID-19 innovations

Venture Partners at CU Boulder, the technology-commercialization arm of the University of Colorado Boulder, has started a new accelerator to commercialize COVID-19- related research. The Pandemic Hyper Accelerator for Science and Technology, or PHAST, will work to commercialize diagnostics, environmental sensors, supply-chain innovations and more, according to an article posted on the Venture Partners website. […]

CSU Demo Day goes virtual for 2021 on custom presentation platform

CSU Ventures, the technology transfer office for Colorado State University, is hosting its annual innovation symposium, CSU Demo Day, as a virtual event on April 27-29. All eight colleges at CSU are represented in this year’s event, with submissions highlighting the incredible innovative work that has flourished at all levels despite the challenges posed by […]

Recipients of 2021 UC Boulder Research & Innovation Seed Grants totaling $700,000 

The 2021 program attracted 66 proposals, which were evaluated by 39 faculty volunteers, including previous seed grant recipients. The program and projects signify an investment in the future research and scholarly or artistic vitality of the university. Awardees come from disciplines across the university—including ventures involving interdisciplinary work that will foster collaborative interaction among faculty—as […]

CU Healthcare Innovation Fund closes with $50 million in committed capital

The CU Healthcare Innovation Fund announced today that it has secured its maximum targeted committed capital of $50 million. The fund is affiliated with and located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus near Denver, Colorado. The limited partners include, among others, the University of Colorado, UCHealth, Children’s Hospital Colorado and CU Medicine, all […]

CO Finalists Pitch Ideas, Earn Seed Money at Big Idea Event

Four 2020 Big Idea finalists presented their venture ideas on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Colorado College’s Big Idea competition, now in its eighth year. CC’s Big Idea competition, put on by Creativity & Innovation at Colorado College, invites groups of students to develop new, innovative ideas and pitch their proposals in front of local investors for seed funding […]

Catalyze CU seeks startups to expand portfolio of successful ventures 

Catalyze CU is celebrating its fifth year of helping university-affiliated new ventures move further toward success and sustainability. University students, faculty and staff can still submit applications for the 10-week intensive summer program through April 8. Catalyze CU is the startup accelerator for the most promising ideas and technologies at the university. The program runs from May […]

Accelerating innovation: 7 U Colorado research teams receive commercialization grants

Seven CU Boulder research teams have been selected to receive grants for the development of commercially-promising technologies. A total of 21 applications were reviewed by a panel of external judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors, business executives and intellectual property attorneys from around the country. Six of the seven awards are funded by the Advanced […]

Venture Grants Fund Growth and Exploration for Colorado College Students

Keller Venture Grants, made possible by the Keller Family Foundation, allow hundreds of Colorado College students to create and implement their own research projects by providing students up to $1,000. Last year, the program provided nearly $150,000 in student research funds and saw 146 CC students pursue their own individual research projects on campus, across […]

Consortium of Spin-Out Companies from University Tech Transfer Collaborate on Beta to Raise Early Stage Investment through Equity-Based Funding Platforms for Life Sciences Startups | University of Colorado

Consortium of University Tech Transfer Spin-Outs today announces participation in a beta launch to test the application of a new funding statute passed through the JOBS act in 2013. Known as Reg D 506c exemption, this modification to private placement law enables early stage companies (private issuers) to publicly raise funds through general solicitation of […]