Welcome to the NVC!
The New Venture Challenge (NVC) is CU’s cross-campus entrepreneurship championships.
It is an entrepreneurial flight simulator, giving folks in the CU community a chance to explore starting a business 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 On Campus 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!
- Fun! CU-NVC emphasizes the creativity, risk-taking, and innovation inherent in entrepreneurship and is guaranteed to be fun, eclectic, and educational. Video from last year can be found here!