The Venture College

We create unique experiential learning opportunities for student innovators.

Whether you are trying to launch a student startup, want to win money in pitch competitions, or need to gain relevant, professional experiences, Venture College is for you! We welcome all students from any major or class standing.

Venture College


The Venture College helps students turn their ideas into reality! Services include mentoring, seed funding, connections to investors and Treasure Valley CEO’s, and much more. Additionally, we offer the only residential entrepreneurial lab at Boise State University. Learn More about Incubator and Startup Services.

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Competitions & Workshops

Last year, Venture College students won over $50,000 in prize money through student competitions. In addition to hosting monthly pitch competitions, Venture College also helps students prepare through ideation sessions, pitch practice, and professional workshops – which are hands-on and will add skills and knowledge you can add on your resume or LinkedIn profiles. See the Full Calendar of Events. 

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Venture College


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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Student Cohorts

For students looking to accelerate their ideas, Venture College offers student cohorts – where they receive group training, one-on-one-training, access to industry experts and mentors, and more. Cohorts are open to all students willing to put in the time and energy to take their idea as far as it will go. Learn More about Student Cohorts. 

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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.