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April 7, 2023

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

A statewide university competition hosted by Boise State University to develop and reward student entrepreneurs with promising ventures and small businesses. College and university students from across Idaho will compete for money and services to advance their startups.

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The 2023 IEC Application is now closed.

  • March 17th: Teams notified if they will be advancing to the prelims
  • March 31st: Preliminary competition, virtual via Zoom
  • March 31st: Top 12 teams announced, will compete in the finals in Boise, Idaho
  • April 7th: Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, in-person at Boise State University
IEC Resource Center
Advance Your Venture

Compete for $50,000 in Cash Prizes

Check back soon for more information.

Meet the 2022 Award Recipients
Golden Ticket

Boise Entrepreneur Week

Winners of the Spring 2023 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge will receive a “Golden Ticket” to pitch in the Fall 2023 Boise Entrepreneur Week Pitch Competition.

Boise Entrepreneur Week

2023 Sponsors

CDI Group of Companies
IGEM Innovating in Idaho
Stratton and Associates Certified Public Accountants
Boise Entrepreneur Week
Trolley House Ventures

Hawley Troxell Attorneys and Counselors
Trailhead where business starts in Boise

2022 Sponsors


Wells Fargo

JUMP Jack's Urban Meeting Place
Boise State University College of Innovation and Design

The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge is a project based in the College of Innovation + Design (CI+D). You can view all of the CI+D initiatives on their home page.