The Idaho Entrepreneur Problem, an annual competitors for Idaho school college students, is happening immediately. College students from throughout the state will compete in opposition to one another in numerous classes for prizes.After an software course of, the competitors has been narrowed all the way down to 24 finalists who’ve the prospect to pitch their product as much as thrice to a few completely different panels of judges. The judges are entrepreneurs, buyers, enterprise leaders from Boise, and there are additionally a few judges from out-of-state.
The classes for the competitors are Way of life and Service, Software program and Know-how, Social and Environmental Impression, and Manufactured Items. Judges then choose a winner in every class and award $7,000 to go towards startup prices for his or her enterprise.
Then, an general winner between the 4 classes earns an extra $1,000 plus they’ll routinely qualify for Boise Entrepreneur Week, the place they’ll compete for $25,000 in seed funding. [Boise Entrepreneur Week expanding ‘Hacking for Homebuilding’ challenge]
Final 12 months the winner of the Idaho Entrepreneur Problem, Adam Inventory of Brigham Younger College-Idaho, additionally went on to win the Boise Entrepreneur Week pitch competitors. Inventory based Cargo Made EZ which makes use of excessive torque motors and Kevlar straps to create tie-down straps for flatbeds and different vans Some finalists for this 12 months’s competitors embrace The Bee Group an organization with the purpose of bettering the beekeeping commerce, Cops & Ok-9s which helps higher police canine coaching, and Maggie, which connects girls in low-paying jobs to higher-paying positions in tech gross sales.
After two years of reside streaming the competitors, the scholars will likely be again in particular person at Jack’s City Assembly Place.“We’re psyched to carry everybody to Boise to have that in-person connection,” Miller stated. “We’ll do the entire occasion at bounce this 12 months. So the scholars will go have an opportunity to pitch with a fantastic backdrop. After which at one o’clock once they’re accomplished pitching, they get to go down the slide as properly.”