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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Side-Hustle Competition

September 25th, 5:00 – 8:00 at Venture College

Think you have a great side hustle idea? Are you already running a side hustle while in school? This competition is for you! 

Throughout the month of September, Venture College will be hosting side hustle workshops(link), training, and pitch practice. On September 25th, students will compete in a 3-4 minute pitch-off in front of investors, business owners, and the entrepreneurial community. Winners will receive cash prizes.  

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Non-Profit Competition

October 22nd, 5:00 – 8:00 at Venture College

Think you have a great non-profit idea? This competition is for students looking to change the world, our Treasure Valley home, or anywhere in between.

Throughout the month of October, Venture College will be hosting non-profit workshops(link), training, and pitch practice. On October 22nd, students will compete in a 3-4 minute pitch-off in front of non-profit founders, business owners, and the entrepreneurial community. Winners will receive cash prizes.

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Mobile App Idea Competition

November 18th, 5:00 – 8:00 at Venture College

Think you have a great idea for the next big mobile app?  Whether you have an idea, functional prototype, or an app already in production, we invite you to compete!  

Throughout the month of November, Venture College will be hosting mobile app workshops(link), training, and pitch practice. On November 18th, students will compete in a 3-4 minute pitch-off in front of non-profit founders, business owners, and the entrepreneurial community. Winners will receive cash prizes.

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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.

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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.

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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