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Boise State is known for innovative thinking. I mean, one of our most iconic landmarks – our blue turf – is a perfect example of thinking outside the box, right? That means we’re turning ideas into solutions, and side gigs into career paths. There’s a multitude of ways to turn your creative thinking into an entrepreneurial future at Boise State.

Venture College

Venture College is a Boise State resource hub for all students and faculty to learn skills that help them become entrepreneurial and innovative thinkers. Launch business ideas through the Incubator program. Participate in competitions and workshops that build skills and knowledge. Work on short term projects with local startups and small businesses.

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The MakerLab, located in Albertsons Library, is packed with tools, materials, entrepreneurial support and knowledgeable staff and students ready to help you create. Use the space to collaborate, build, hack, invent, share, make and do.

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Entrepreneurial Challenge

The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide university competition to develop and reward student entrepreneurs with promising ventures and small businesses.

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Leadership Certificate

Learn to work effectively with others and solve problems while making a difference in your field or community. There are two certificate programs, open to all majors, available – choose between fully online or in-person.

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The LeaderShape Institute is a six-day experience that offers you a unique opportunity to develop a healthy disregard for the impossible. It can help you shape the way you look at the world and the way you influence positive change in it. The LeaderShape Institute is about building leaders interested in creating a just, caring and thriving world.

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