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Idaho Ignite Summer Workshop

Entrepreneurship Training for Researchers

June 7 – July 14, 2022

Tuesdays + Thursdays

Join Venture College for a summer program devoted to helping faculty, post-doctoral, and graduate students from universities across Idaho advance their ideas.

Applications due: May 20, 2022

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What to Expect

Dr. Donna Delparte, Founder of I2I Geo LLC, Summer 2021 Participant

Stipend for Participants

There will be a stipend offered for faculty and graduate students accepted into the program.

All Academic Disciplines Welcome

Faculty members are doing incredible research across many disciplines. We encourage all faculty members from higher education institutions across Idaho with an entrepreneurial mindset to apply!

Focus on Scalable Ventures

This program will deliver training, provide a network, facilitate connections to service and capital providers, and establish a scalable structure for faculty seeking to go to market with their ideas.

Cohort-Driven Education

Learn with your peers and colleagues in a welcoming and forgiving environment that encourages you to learn with others and drive useful connections that will grow your business idea.

Mentor Network

Work with the Venture College and a network of mentors to refine your solutions into ventures through research, customer discovery, and idea validation.

Application Process

  • Applications close on Friday, May 20, 2022.
  • Idaho Ignite begins on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

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Launch Your Venture Beyond the Classroom

Topics Covered

  • Intro to Startups + Entrepreneurship
  • What is a Value Proposition?
  • Finding a Value Proposition through Customer Discovery + Empathy
  • How to Test a Value Proposition
  • Measuring a Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
  • How to Pivot
  • Business Model Canvas
  • Partnerships, Founders + Funding
  • Completing Customer Discovery Interviews with Student Support