2017 Winners

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

First Place

  • Agriculture and Agriculture Tech. – Wynderhub, Idaho State University $15,000
  • Technology, Consumer Product or Service – Silent Arrow, Boise State University $15,000
  • Social or Cultural Impact – Style Her Empowered, University of Idaho $15,000
  • Health and Healthy Living – berry box, Boise State University $10,000
  • Health and Healthy Living – The Forever Shower, University of Idaho $10,000

Runner Up

  • Runner Up – Poo Vault, Boise State University $6,000
  • Runner Up – Spare Space, Idaho State University $6,000
  • Runner Up – StrykeTech, Boise State University $6,000
  • Runner Up – iuveni Duality, Idaho State University $6,000

Honorable Mention – Table Top Display

  • Food Nomad, BYU Idaho $1,250
  • Puzzle Modular Housing, University of Idaho $1,250
  • Turtle Back Technologies, Idaho State University $1,250

We have been been humbled by the great response for the 2017 Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge. The preliminary round saw over 70 applications from 8 different schools throughout the state. We thank you all for putting your venture ideas out there – it takes a lot of courage!

The judges have submitted preliminary scores and the top 26 teams from the preliminary round are invited to pitch their venture in Boise at the final event on March 31st. Thank you to all of our participants and partner schools from all over Idaho!

Please see below for the official finalist list.

Important: If you were selected as a finalist make sure to RSVP & download your IEC Finalist Participation packet for additional information.

The Finalists:

Affinity Outfitters
Boise State University
Boise State University
Bion Studio LLC
Boise State University
Blue Collar Virtual Reality
University of Idaho
Boise State University
FarmCraft Analytics
Lewis-Clark State College
Food Nomad
Brigham Young University – Idaho
Grid Defender
University of Idaho
iuveni Duality
Idaho State University
Kairos Community
University of Idaho
Poo Vault = Dog Poop Bag Carrier
Boise State University
Puzzle Modular Housing
University of Idaho
RedHawk Innovations
Boise State University
Northwest Nazarene University
The College of Idaho
Rx Project
Idaho State University
Silent Arrow / AVIUS
Boise State University
Smart Lawn
Idaho State University
Idaho State University
Style Her Empowered
University of Idaho
The Forever Shower
University of Idaho
The Right Cart
University of Idaho
Turtle Back Technologies
Idaho State University
Boise State University
Weaver Equipment Company, LLC
Boise State University
Idaho State University