July 18, 2019:  Excerpts taken from Original Post by By 

“From May 13 to June 6, 16 university and lab-based startups from CU Boulder and Colorado State University (CSU) dove into the world of customer discovery, participating in classroom lectures and workshops, networking with entrepreneurial mentors and conducting industry interviews.  The inaugural Research-to-Market (R2M) program—hosted by Venture Partners at CU Boulder in partnership with CSU and the Colorado Cleantech Industry Association (CCIA)—guided researchers-turned-startup founders through the iterative process of finding a product-market fit and refining a value proposition for their respective technologies.”

The three participating CSU startups included CitSci.orgRazix Solutions, and EcoMetrx.

CitSci.org, was developed through the Natural Resources Ecology Lab (NREL) at Colorado State University as an initiative to promote citizen involvement in scientific research. Initial funding came from the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant OCI-0636213.  CitSci.org partners with Citizen Science Central to connect volunteer coordinators with resources to help guide them in starting citizen science programs. They also collaborate with the citizen science data management working group of the DataONE program to facilitate data sharing and stewardship.

Razix Solutions delivers web-based, high-performance software tools for water demand planning and management. Razix is a software startup spinning out of Colorado State University, commercializing advanced software products for planning the future of water. Razix has the long-term goal to support efforts and projects that improve access to clean water for underprivileged populations throughout the world by answering difficult natural resource management questions through computational advancement and state-of-the-art scientific or engineering models.  Razix has expertise in a broad range of decision support systems including Big Data, mapping and visualization, data analytics, and model integration.