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 online workshops designed for CSU students and community members 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!

The program is available at no-cost 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 17 has transitioned to online delivery and will take place every Monday and Wednesday from February 7 - 16. Register to receive more details on how the program will operate. Outside work will be conducted throughout the two week period.

Register now

High School students register now

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

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Get in touch!

Institute for Entrepreneurship
212 Rockwell Hall - North

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