Great Ideas from Lab to Life

Lab to Life Venture Studio

What is the Lab to Life Venture Studio?

The Lab to Life team brings CSU inventions from lab to life, acting as a hands-on incubator for top inventions from the University. From handling legal matters to building websites, developing pitch decks and fueling sales, the Lab to Life team acts as the executive management team to accomplish the work required to launch and grow successful startups. In addition, the Lab to Life team builds strategy and operational capacity and moves barriers to launch.

The Lab to Life Process:

CSU-affiliated innovators submit ideas for consideration.

L2L reviews submissions weekly and selects 3-5 annually.

L2L performs research and develops launch strategy.

L2L works with innovators to build startup, bringing impactful research to market.

Hands-on Approach

The Lab to Life team immerses itself in the market to understand the industry’s need and how the innovator’s technology can meet it. The team collaborates with the innovators to understand capabilities, design the appropriate strategy, pitch to investors, and sell to customers.

The Lab to Life Team

Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIR's)

Entrepreneurs with various expertise and industry experience work as interim CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs, and mentors for the Entrepreneurs in Training.

Entrepreneurs in Training (EIT's)

We select top Colorado State University students and mentor them to assist our startups with business planning and operations.

CSU-Affiliated Innovators

Innovators assist with business development and investment pitches while remaining focused on advancing their technology.

Interested in joining the team?

Want to bring your idea to life?

Lab to Life Companies

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