A couple of years ago, my friend Mary Andrews (Director of the Office of University and Industry Ventures at Boise State University) approached me about an idea of hers to create curriculum at BSU aimed at preparing students to launch startups either while at school or upon graduating. The more she described it, the more awesome it sounded.
I’m really excited to share that this week, BSU announced Venture College, a program that will debut this fall aimed at providing students with the knowledge, skills and networks to launch a business. It’s fantastic to see this type of forward thinking coming out Boise State. I’ve known Mary since I moved to Boise and our community is lucky to have her. Her background as a venture capitalist gives her a unique perspective in a university setting and anyone who has spent time with her knows that her unwavering optimism is contagious.
As one can sense from yesterday’s article from Entrepreneur Magazine, Boise’s startup scene is on the rise and Venture College at BSU will only add to it. I’m really looking forward to watching this unique and innovative program launch this fall. Go Broncos!