TechUp Incubator

TechUp Incubator
This 8-week hybrid summer program gives you the opportunity to achieve your startup goals and entrepreneurial aspirations through weekly workshops, mentorship, and financial support.

Welcome to the TechUp Incubator, a hybrid summer program for early-stage business ventures and nonprofits offered by CU Denver’s Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship.

The TechUp Incubator is designed for tech entrepreneurs in the Denver community and at CU Denver who are looking for the resources and guidance to take their concept beyond the ideation stage. We can help your startup company execute new product development processes through a suite of learning and mentorship opportunities. Participants will finish the program by developing a minimum viable product and pitch deck.

Each week consists of a two-hour workshop led by an expert guest speaker and a one-hour meeting with a team mentor. This interactive, 8-week summer program can equip your small business with:

  • A $2,000 stipend per team
  • Free, dedicated workspace
  • Equity-free membership
  • Weekly workshops, coaching & leadership development
  • Peer-to-peer accountability
  • Networking opportunities
  • An exclusive Pitch & Demo Day
Timeline & Application

This program is for scalable ventures with validated market potential and a team that is ready to launch or already operational.

To participate, have a detailed business plan and legally established business entity to receive stipend funds.

Please note that we cannot support businesses incompatible with the mission of the University of Colorado Denver.

Important Dates

May 31st: Applications Due

June 10th: Program Begins

June 11: Orientation Workshop

June 18: Product Design Workshop

June 25: Finance Workshop

July 2: Legal & IP Workshop

July 9: Sales & Marketing Workshop

July 16: Scaling & Exits Workshop

July 23: Funding Workshop

Aug. 8th: Demo Showcase

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