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April 5, 2024

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.

Schedule + Key Dates

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The 2024 Idaho Entrepreneur Application has closed.

  • Feb 27th: Application closes at midnight
  • Feb 28th and 29th: Preliminary judging
  • Feb 29th: Teams notified if they will be advancing to the prelims
  • March 7th: Preliminary competition, virtual via Zoom
  • March 8th: Top 15 teams announced
  • April 4th: Travel to Boise and pre-competition events
  • April 5th: Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, in-person at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) + Award Ceremony
IEC Resource Center
Advance Your Venture

Compete for $40,000+ in Cash Prizes

Meet the 2024 Award Recipients
Golden Ticket

Boise Entrepreneur Week

Winners of the Spring 2024 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge will receive a “Golden Ticket” to pitch in the Fall 2024 Boise Entrepreneur Week Pitch Competition.

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Boise Entrepreneur Week

2024 Sponsors

CDI Group of Companies
Trailhead Logo

Tolley House Ventures logo

Blue Idaho Commerce Logo
City of Boise Logo
Wells Fargo logo
Boise Entrepreneur Week logo
Hawley Troxell Logo
Stratton and Associates logo
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Boise State University College of Innovation and Design logo

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.