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Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge 2021

Team presents at challenge
Team Door Step from BYU-Idaho (left to right: Garrett Barlocker, John Shin, Bruce Peck) present their idea at the 2019 IEC. Hue Herrick photo.

Join the Venture College for the virtual 7th Annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge (IEC) on March 31. Twenty-four finalist teams composed of higher education students from across Idaho will compete throughout the day for over $50,000 in cash prizes, along with legal and accounting services to advance their startups.

Teams are divided into four tracks: Lifestyle + Service, Manufactured Goods, Social + Environmental Impact, and Software + Technology. The winning team in each track will earn a spot in the final pitch competition, where it will have a chance to compete for an additional cash prize.

Tune in to watch the final pitch competition live from 4-5:30 p.m. MST on March 31. This event will be streamed live via the Venture College YouTube Channel.


Lifestyle + Service

  • 3D Printcess (Boise State University)
  • Dream Driven Apparel (Boise State University)
  • Maker’s Shop (Boise State University)
  • (Idaho State University)
  • Solare Immigration (University of Idaho)
  • What in Carnation (Lewis-Clark State College)

Manufactured Goods

  • Cargo Made EZ (Brigham Young University – Idaho)
  • Cruxion (University of Idaho)
  • HAUS (University of Idaho)
  • Mind Game (Idaho State University)
  • Sawtooth Supplement Science (Boise State University)
  • SSS Suspension (University of Idaho)

Social + Environmental Impact

  • Beaming (Boise State University)
  • The Backcountry Swell (Brigham Young University – Idaho)
  • Campus Can Crushers (University of Idaho)
  • FEM (University of Idaho)
  • HONU Systems (University of Idaho)
  • Scholarships Africa, International (Boise State University)

Software + Technology

  • Centralized (Boise State University)
  • Explorer (Idaho State University)
  • GrainBot (University of Idaho)
  • Schoolhouse Simulations, LLC (University of Idaho)
  • Tap Network, LLC (Boise State University)
  • Waytamin (University of Idaho)

Head to the Venture College YouTube Channel to hear from the top teams

The 2021 IEC is presented by, CDI Group of Companies, Alturas, IGEM, Trolley House Ventures, Hawley Troxell, Stratton & Associates, and JUMP.