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Competitions

We Love Competitions

If you didn’t already know, Venture College is the go-to place for interesting, inspiring, and educational competitions … and most have cash prizes!! In addition, all competitors are welcome to use our Pitch Center for practice and training.

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Invent for the Planet

February 14-16, 2020

The Invent for the Planet event is an interdisciplinary team opportunity for Boise State students to collaborate with other student teams worldwide in addressing compelling global challenges.

This is 48-hour intensive design experience that engages student teams at different universities around the world on a single weekend to solve high-impact, global problems. New groups will join the race to innovation as time travels across the world. Locally, student teams will work on provided design challenges and will be encouraged to connect with teams across the globe as they come online. Cash and other prizes available to top teams!

Registration is open to 40 students from any academic discipline and any class standing, including PhD and graduate students.

Register for Invent for the Planet


Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

April, 2020 (Exact Date TBD)

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge Winners, Free to Feed, 2019

A statewide university competition to develop and reward student entrepreneurs with promising ventures and small businesses. The event is hosted on the campus of Boise State University, but college and university students from all over Idaho are eligible to apply. $100,000 in seed funding is available for the best student entrepreneur teams. Will you be one of them? Registration will begin in November, 2020.

Register for Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

24 teams from colleges all over the state will come to Boise to pitch their big ideas for the chance to win a nice chunk of change. In fact, they’re competing for a slice of $100,000!! You in? IdahoEC.com