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2017 Companies

Give & Go

Automates the film editing process for sports teams & coaches, making it 72x faster than current methods

Glimpse

Allows users to explore the world using a social app while supporting local residents

Myra Makes

Inspires future problem solvers by creating fun products with adventure-based challenges

Pastificio

Produces traditional artisanal Italian pasta using organic and heirloom whole grains

ReForm

Makes a novel, low-cost adjustable prosthetic socket for lower limb amputees

The Space Research Company

Provides easier access to basic space research using a small satellite biological research platform

Specdrums

Creates a collaborative musical experience with a device that allows you to tap on different colors to produce sound

Very Important Teacher (VIT)

Allows parents and businesses to recognize teachers using gifts and rewards

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Catalyze CU is an 8 week, summer startup accelerator designed for CU Students and Faculty. Catalyze CU combines world class mentorship and equity free grants with the University’s most promising ideas and technologies. Through this combination, Catalyze CU provides the driving force to make these ideas and technologies succeed.

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Press

Catalyze Member Featured on Built in Colorado Website

Catalyze Project to Expand Greatly

Former Catalyze Team Recognized as a Top 5 US Venture

Past Catalyze Team to Get TV Show

Former Catalyze Company is Making a Big Move in Industry

Kitables wants to build even smaller Lego drones

Catalyze CU Team Makes it into Techstars Boulder

Stolen Backpack Spawns Creation of Student Venture Mµ tag (inFormu, 12.12.16)

Take Holiday Fashion to a New Level with Shinesty Threads (12.12.16)

UC Grad’s Run-Tracking Tool Lands Seed Funding (ShoeSense, 12.8.16)

Mallinda Awarded  $750k Grant (10.12.16)

Denver 7 – Stories about Catalyze CU Summer 2016

Generation Next: Competitor Magazine September 2016 (Connor Winter – ShoeSense, pg. 32)

The startup helping you get your party on

8 finalists chosen for CU’s Catalyze student business accelerator in Boulder

Cubs Shuffle Rotation After Saturday’s Rainout (Shinesty)

These Are the Brand-New Shows Coming to MTV (Shinesty)

Lawbooth Shifts Model: Innovative Scheduling Technology Now Available for Free

Cyclotron Road Announces the Selection of its Second Cohort of Innovators (Mallinda)

InnovatioNews: Post Graduate: Mallinda aims to re-shape the plastics industry

BizWest: Surya Conversions wins Esprit Venture Challenge

Daily Camera: Eleven CU-Boulder faculty, staff teams offered entrepreneurship awards

Boulder County Business Report: Boulder startup raises seed funding, shifts model

Boulder County Business Report: CU spinoff Mallinda lands SBIR grant, Fitzsimons lab space

CU Boulder: Business accelerator packs the house for Demo Day event

Boulder Daily Camera: CU-Boulder launches Catalyze CU startup accelerator program

Boulder County Business Report: CU starts business-accelerator program

Denver Business Journal: CU-Boulder launching startup accelerator for student entrepreneurs

Northern Colorado Business Report: CU starts business-accelerator program

Meet the Mentors

Callie Wentling

Callie Wentling

Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
Nolan Houston

Nolan Houston

President of Curio Industrial Design
Timm McShane

Timm McShane

Director of Software & IT at Sparkfun Electronics
Chirstian Nitu

Chirstian Nitu

Technologist. Entrepreneur. CEO of Weave
Erin Angerer

Erin Angerer

Wells Fargo Technology & Venture Banking
Robert Bailey

Robert Bailey

Patent Attorney, Perkins Coie
Rich Boyan

Rich Boyan

Technology Program Manager, Century Link
Eric Bruno

Eric Bruno

Freelance- Brand Strategy & Insights
Jeff Carson

Jeff Carson

General Counsel | Business Attorney with Expertise in Start-Ups
Justin Custer

Justin Custer

CEO & Founder at ChatLingual
Dave Cass

Dave Cass

CEO, Uvize
Brad Feld

Brad Feld

Managing Director at Foundry Group
Bret Fund

Bret Fund

Managing Partner at SecureSet
Nicole Glaros

Nicole Glaros

Chief Product Officer, Techstars
Sue Heilbronner

Sue Heilbronner

CEO Mergelane
Eben Johnson

Eben Johnson

Technology Entrepreneur, Operator, Investor
Eric Kessner

Eric Kessner

Principal Attorney at Kessner Law Firm, LLC
Rich Maloy

Rich Maloy

CEO, Cognent Calculations
Morley McBride

Morley McBride

Founder, More Creative By Design
Keith Mountain

Keith Mountain

CEO, Phenometry Inc.
Paul Parungo

Paul Parungo

President at IBSC, llc
Julie Penner

Julie Penner

Techstars, Fountainhead Media Inc., Graphicly
Fletcher Richman

Fletcher Richman

Platform Manager, Galvanize Ventures
Seth Rosenberg

Seth Rosenberg

SVP, Good Sam
Brad Sands

Brad Sands

Deming Center Venture Fund, Point B Capital
Tim Shisler

Tim Shisler

Founder, Rack Focus
Erin Stadler

Erin Stadler

Boomtown Accelerator, Designed Culture, 17
Chelsea Young

Chelsea Young

Chief Designer at CurioID Inc
Eva Yao

Eva Yao

Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship
Daniel Zacek

Daniel Zacek

Startup Services
Trevor Zimmerman

Trevor Zimmerman

Co-founder and Managing Partner at Farmore Capital Group

Contact

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Contact Info

  • Rebecca Komarek, Managing Director
  • Tim O’Shea, Program Director
  • , Idea Forge, 2445 Kittredge Loop Rd., Boulder, CO
  • info[at]CatalyzeCU[dot]com