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Helping Students Launch Ventures Beyond the Classroom

Venture College

As part of the College of Innovation & Design, Venture College is available to students and Boise State community members ready to launch their ventures beyond the classroom. If you have an idea for a business, venture, or non-profit, or are hoping to apply your knowledge and expand your skill set, Venture College can help. We offer workshops, competitions, and collaborative projects.

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Venture College Incubator

Do you have a business, non-profit, or venture idea but you’re not sure on next steps? Maybe you have a side hustle that you’d like to grow into a full-time job? If this sounds like you, apply to the 8-week Venture College Incubator. All students, from any academic background, are encouraged to apply.

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March 31, 2021

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide university competition to develop and reward student entrepreneurs with promising ventures and small businesses. College and university students from across Idaho competed for $53,000 in cash prizes and services to advance their startups.

Applications for the 2021 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge are now closed.

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Upcoming Programs + Events

Venture College is the go-to place for interesting, inspiring, and educational competitions. In addition, we offer hands-on professional workshops, ideation sessions, and pitch practice to build your professional skills and knowledge. Subscribe to get updates on upcoming and new events.

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Professional Projects

The Venture College pairs students with startups and small businesses throughout the Treasure Valley to work on short term (2-4 weeks) projects. Students gain relevant hands-on experience that they can add to their resume or LinkedIn profiles. Learn more about professional projects.

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Venture College also offer videos, interviews, and online discussions available to all Boise State students and community members. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to access these resources.

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The Venture College is a program in the College of Innovation and Design (CID). You can view all of the CID initiatives on their home page.