BSU hosts entrepreneur challenge for high school students

Posted at 8:52 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 10:52:45-05

BOISE, Idaho — Boise State University played host to a group of high school students, giving them a glimpse of the competitive business world.

Teams of students presented their start-up business ideas to a panel of around 40 volunteer judges. The teams competed for cash prizes as well as the chance of an investor coming along, wanting to develop their idea.

"I would imagine there will be some students who might even get approached by real investors outside of winning. They may not have won, but they may still have pitched an idea that somebody loves that says you ought to think about pursuing," said Steve Faulkner, Economics teacher at Capitol High.

The event is sponsored by Idaho Trust Bank and the BSU Venture College.