We are seeking students with a bias for action, a passion for launching a new organization, an interesting idea that could be the basis for
their new organization, the ability to communicate their passion and idea.
No, this is a non-credit program. However, those who successfully complete the program will receive evidence of participation known as Venture
College “Badge.” Internship credit may be possible depending upon the student’s degree requirements.
You must apply online. Apply here.
Fall Semester 2016
- Applications due: April 8, 2016
- Interview notices: April 10, 2016
- Interviews: April 20 through May 1, 2016
- Acceptance letters: May 5, 2016
- Classes begin August 28, 2016
Any full-time Boise State student. All majors and are welcome to apply.
- An individualized program based upon your needs and intentions.
- One-one-one mentoring.
- Experience in areas relevant to your background and intentions.
- Participation as part of a carefully selected cohort.
- Participation in a lab relevant to launching a business each Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- The opportunity to complete for cash resources to further your idea.
- Downtown Boise meeting and workspace.
- Access to software to track and document your progress.
We have $30,000 committed and are working to increase this pool. Students will make their case to local business people who will decide whether or
not to provide the requested resources. While all students will have the opportunity to compete for the resources, it’s likely not all students will
We expect some of the students will launch businesses while in the College or shortly thereafter. Others will determine that their idea is not
feasible at this time. All will gain skills associated with attempting to launch a business, skills that are important to employers and for
successfully launching a business. And all will develop the beginnings of a network of business and investor contacts. Those successfully completing
the program will receive the new digital Venture College Badge, which they may put on their resumes.
No, students interested in founding nonprofits are welcome to apply.
Nothing. This is part of the university’s commitment to helping our students gain valuable skills and to furthering the economic development of the
Yes. Part of the application process is to present an idea you’re passionate about. We recognize as you proceed through the program, your idea may
transition into an entirely different idea.
Teams are welcome to apply. All members of the team will be considered together and all will either be accepted or rejected. Alternatively, each
member can apply individually, and the acceptance committee will consider each student’s application individually.