Venture College Incubator
Launch Your Venture Beyond the Classroom
Incubator participants pitch ideas, learn concepts to build traction, and set goals in a cohort setting. Individuals/Teams participate in a not-for-credit seven week “lean startup” cohort focused on determining if their business idea can become a business opportunity (repeatable, scalable, & profitable).
Need help generating an idea? We help students through ideation sessions to help analyze ideas and formulate initial plans.
Need help launching your idea? We help with prototyping, launch strategies, and getting your idea in front of customers.
Need help accelerating your idea? We can connect you with mentors, industry experts, and seed funding.
In addition to meeting with Venture College staff, students connect with professionals in our business network. Program participants gain access to CEOs, marketing professionals, lawyers, non-profit specialists, and much more.
Win Prize Money
Venture College Incubator participants have an amazing track record of winning prize money from competitions like the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge, Boise Entrepreneur Week, and other local reverse pitch competitions. Over the past two years (2020-2022), Venture College has helped Incubator alumni win over $100,000 in prize money.
Venture College students who are actively accelerating their ideas may be eligible for seed funding. These students pitch their ideas and progress to Venture College staff and community members for consideration.
If awarded, the seed funding is considered a grant and does not impact company equity.
Win National & International Prize Money
For the first time, the Venture College will actively help Incubator alumni apply to, prepare for, and try to win prize money from national and international competitions. If participants are accepted into these pitch competitions, it’s possible to pitch for Seed Funding to cover the travel costs.