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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.

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The 2022 IEC application is now closed. 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 at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) in Boise, Idaho.

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$50,000+ in Cash Prizes

Plus legal and accounting services to advance your startup

Track Prizes (4 tracks total)

  • Track Winner: $7,000
  • 1st Runner Up: $3,000
  • 2nd Runner Up: $1,000

Trolley House Ventures Award: $7,000 + 3-month mentorship program

President’s Award: $1,000

Final Pitch Award: $1,000 + winning team qualifies for the 2022 Boise Entrepreneur Week pitch competition where they will compete for $25,000 in seed funding.
The 4 track winners will pitch for this prize.

Meet the 2022 Award Recipients


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.