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April 7, 2022

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.


Application Due: February 25, 2022

Schedule + Key Dates

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Once the application closes on February 25, 2022, completed registrations will be evaluated by preliminary judges comprised of top business owners and leaders across the state of Idaho. Applicants will receive feedback from the judges, and the 24 finalists will be announced on March 8, 2022.

The 24 finalists will compete on April 7, 2022.

Rules, Eligibility, + FAQ
Advance Your Venture

$50,000 in Cash Prizes

Compete for $50,000 in cash prizes! Winning teams will also receive accounting and legal services to advance their ventures.

Meet the 2021 Award Recipients

Trolley House Ventures

IGEM Innovating IdahoJUMP Jack's Urban Meeting Place



Stratton & Associates Certified Public Accountants
Hawley Troxell Attorneys and Counselors
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.