At Venture College we offer programs that start, grow, or enhance your skills.

We’re a little different than other academic programs too. We work with people that range from college students to entrepreneurs to executives at companies.

So if you think we don’t have a program for you, you’re wrong.

Programs We Offer

vc-coreOur flagship program designed to help students (and non-students) launch a business in just 15 weeks. Lots of hand holding and ridiculous amounts of personal growth. (For Credit + Not For Credit)

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“Being a part of Venture College has been the most valuable experience of my entire college career. Having the support of fellow entrepreneurs and the mentors and directors of Venture college is something I will never forget. The opportunity to meet and connect with some of the most influential men and women is worth it in itself! This program helped me learn what I am passionate about and has equipped me with the skill set to make a positive change in my community.”

-Alex Jangard, Cohort 2


Like Venture College Core, but you’re working on non-classified government issues. A great opportunity to build your network and solve big problems in our nation. (For Credit Only)

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HBX Core is an opportunity to learn directly from Harvard professor in this extension program. A little piece of business school without going back to school… or going to Harvard. We’re pretty proud that Boise State is the first public University to offer this program. Learn the fundamentals of business (accounting, statistics, economics) in an online format.  (For Credit + Non For Credit)

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“I started my career in 2010 as an engineer and project manager with very little formal business training. Maybe a couple classes between high school and college. I realized that even in the public sector, we are all working in a business driven world, and many career paths in front of me would require me to understand and communicate the language of business. I’m more already more confident in my job, better positioned for career advancement, and even plan to turn a hobby into to a side business because of what I’ve learned in HBX Core. I would recommend this program to any working professional looking to sharpen their business acumen, and it is a great compliment to any non-business undergraduate degree.”

-Kyle Rosenmeyer

scrambleIntensive weekend program that allows students to work in teams developing an idea from nothing to something in one weekend. The skills and results are nothing short of amazing! (Students Only, Not For Credit)


If you’re a student with an idea, this is the place to be. It’s a fun competition where you can pitch your idea to a panel of community experts (networking opportunities *cough*) AND win cash. (Students Only, Not For Credit)


Learn to code in just 8 weeks with this 3 course series. Designed specifically for those with no coding experience who want to learn HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript and Angular, and Firebase. (Not For Credit)

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