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Apply for 2022 Idaho Ignite Faculty Summer Workshop

The campus community is invited to attend the 2022 Idaho Ignite Faculty Summer Workshop, a summer program devoted to helping Idaho university faculty, post-doctoral, and graduate students advance their ideas. Idaho Ignite workshops will be offered via Zoom on Tuesday and Thursdays from June 7 to July 14, 2022. This program is hosted by the Venture College with the joint efforts of partners Boise State University, Idaho State University, the University of Idaho, and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

Apply to attend the Ignite Workshop

This program will cover Intro to Startups + Entrepreneurship:

  • What is a Value Proposition?
  • Finding a Value Proposition through Customer Discovery + Empathy
  • How to test a Value Proposition
  • Measuring a Minimum Viable Product
  • How to Pivot
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Partnerships, Founders + Funding
  • Completing Customer Discovery
  • Interviews with student support

Focus on Scalable Ventures

This program will deliver training, provide a network, facilitate connections to service and capital providers, and establish a scalable structure for faculty seeking to go to market with their ideas.

Stipend for Participants

There will be a stipend offered for faculty and graduate students accepted into the program.

All Academic Disciplines Welcome

Faculty members are doing incredible research across many disciplines.  All faculty members from higher education institutions across Idaho with an entrepreneurial mindset are encouraged to apply!

Mentor Network

Work with the Venture College and a network of mentors to refine solutions into ventures through research, customer discovery, and idea validation.

Cohort-Driven Education

Learn with peers and colleagues in a welcoming and forgiving environment that encourages participants to learn with others and drive useful connections that will grow the business idea.