The Boise State University Venture College has joined with the Ketchum Innovation Center to create Venture Sun Valley, a partnership to support entrepreneurs across the Wood River Valley.
“This partnership allows us to not only assist with the commercial health of the Wood River Valley, but create a template that could help other communities throughout Idaho and strengthen the economic development of our state as a whole,” said Mark Rudin, vice president for research and economic development at Boise State.
Venture Sun Valley leverages the lessons learned since Boise State launched its Venture College in August 2013. Since then, three additional cohorts of students have joined the program.Fifteen of the college’s 51 entrepreneurs have achieved revenue ranging from a few hundred dollars to more than $200,000 so far.
The Ketchum Innovation Center is a 5,000-square-foot building that acts as an incubator for new businesses and offers an educational program and pitch nights for local industry.