Around 150 promising inventions are generated annually within the University of Colorado Boulder. To support these inventions, the Venture Partners at CU Boulder organization established the Embark Deep Tech Startup Creator, an accelerator program for start-up companies coming out of CU Boulder. This year, Venture Partners at CU Boulder announced the Embark Entrepreneurs in Residence cohort. This cohort pairs entrepreneurs with promising inventions.
In the case of JILA, entrepreneur Eva Yao will lead FLARI in bringing to market a breathalyzer capable of detecting molecules in breath or air samples invented by Jun Ye for fast detection of diseases and contaminants. According to the Denver Post: "Yao is one of 12 entrepreneurs selected for the program out of more than 100 applicants to create startups based on university-created technology. Available technology inventions were available to the entrepreneurs in fields including science and engineering, biotechnology, quantum science and aerospace."