Providing early stage startup assistance, mentorship and market validation

What is Venture Validator?

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Venture Validator is a series of four free workshops designed for CSU students who want to learn more about entrepreneurship and put their startup ideas to the test. The program is hosted by the College of Business Institute for Entrepreneurship.

Open to all CSU students

The program is available at no-cost to all CSU students, from any academic discipline, in order to advance the Institute for Entrepreneurship's zero-barriers approach to expanding access to entrepreneurship. 

When does it take place?

Venture Validator Cohort 7 will take place every Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. between Feb. 2 and Feb. 25, with an optional fifth week session available Mar. 3 for students who want to pitch their business ideas.

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What topics will be covered?

  • Identifying Problems to Solve and Creating Your Solution
  • Conducting Customer Discovery
  • Understanding Your Customers
  • Creating a Business Model
  • Analyzing Your Competitve Landscape
  • Prototyping

Learn more about Venture Validator

Upcoming Venture Validator sessions

11/5/2019 5:00 PM - 12/3/2019 7:00 PM
2/4/2020 5:00 PM - 2/25/2020 7:00 PM
3/24/2020 5:00 PM - 4/14/2020 7:00 PM

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Get in touch!

Institute for Entrepreneurship
212 Rockwell Hall - North


Nancy Richardson Design Center
Room 121
522 West Lake Street
Fort Collins, CO 80523