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Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge announces eighth annual competition, opens application

Sierra Sandison, founder of 3D Printcess and winner of the 2021 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Lifestyle and Service Track Award

The eighth annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge (IEC), hosted by Boise State’s Venture College in the College of Innovation and Design, will take place on April 7 at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) in Boise. The event is a statewide competition that brings Idaho’s most promising student innovators and entrepreneurs together to compete for over $50,000 in cash and other prizes. At least one founding member must be a registered, full-time college student in Idaho in order to apply for IEC. The application is open now through Feb. 25.

The competition will include 24 teams that will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges made up of entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. Teams will be split between four tracks, and judges will select a track winner from each category to compete in the finals for additional cash prizes. Prize money will be split between the four tracks, with awards given to the track winners, and the first and second runners-up in each track. Track winners also will receive complementary services from attorneys and accountants as part of their prize package.

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