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CU Boulder launches program to match inventions with outside entrepreneurs

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: March 22nd, 2023

A new program at the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder will match entrepreneurs outside the university with CU inventions and provide support in creating start-ups to bring the technologies to the marketplace.

The Embark Deep Tech Start-up Creator, developed by the university’s commercialization arm, Venture Partners at CU Boulder, has curated a list of 50 promising inventions for entrepreneurs to consider.

“The exciting element is that Embark brings to the table technologies from a variety of sectors,” says Stephen Miller, director of venture development at Venture Partners. “No matter what sector you’re interested in, we’ve got a technology that has high potential that really needs a hard-driving innovator to move it forward.”

Entrepreneurs can apply to the program through Venture Partners. Once accepted, they will have several weeks to explore the technologies, learn about CU Boulder’s start-up resources, and meet with the inventors. A number of applicants will be offered funding from the university.

“As much as we’re interested in experienced, successful start-up founders, we also want applications from folks who are earlier in their career or who otherwise wouldn’t be able to start a venture such as this without the salary support,” says Brynmor Rees, associate vice chancellor for research and innovation at CU Boulder and managing director of Venture Partners. “We hope that the funding will diversify our start-up founders at the university.”

Source: Daily Camera

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