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Venture College Incubator

Fall 2023

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).

Fill out the Application Form if you’re interested in joining the Fall 2023 cohort starting in September 2023. Download the Business Model Canvas/Lean Canvas Model Templates, HERE

Application Form

We Help With Any Stage

Whether you already have an idea or are still searching, Venture College can help.

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.

Entrepreneurial Community

Mentor Network

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.

Competition Preparation

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.

Receive Up to $3,000

Seed Funding

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.

New Offering for 2022-2023

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.