Written by Jude Binkley, KTVB Channel 7
The ninth annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge is a statewide university competition that’s helping students develop their businesses.
The 12 teams of finalists gathered at Boise State University to pitch their startup business ideas to a panel of judges to compete for $50,000 of seed funding on Friday.
Boise State’s Venture College hosts the competition. 51 teams from seven colleges competed this year across four different tracks: accessories, manufactured goods, service/consumer goods and technology/medicine.
The Venture College is a program within Boise State’s College of Innovation and Design. Venture College Director Cara Van Sant said their mission is to help student entrepreneurs launch their ventures beyond the classroom.
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