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Welcome to the NVC


The New Venture Challenge is CU’s cross-campus entrepreneurship championships.

It is an entrepreneurial flight simulator, giving the people in the CU community with an interest in starting a business a chance to give it a try while learning about the process through events, workshops, and mentors.

Spend the fall working on your idea, and building your team.  Check out the weekly Ideas Launcher (formerly nLab) co-working sessions at Spark and many of the Silicon Flatirons events to work on your ideas and learn more about entrepreneurship.  The competition culminates in April with the NVC Finals.

What is it?

  • Workshops Structured for “new venture” rookies and pros alike. A series of workshops and entrepreneurial crash courses on how to identify, analyze, and act upon any new venture ideas.
  • Mentorship each team that participates in the NVC gets a mentor from the Boulder/Denver business community. Check out our rock star mentors on our Mentors page.
  • Competition A unique venue to “pitch” your idea to actual entrepreneurs and investors while competing for a cash prize. A great way to gain exposure!