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The Institute for Entrepreneurship is proud to support students from every college at CSU.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship serves as a hub for innovation, taking a zero-barriers approach to entrepreneurship by offering free programming open to all CSU affiliates and Colorado community members. Our programming is designed to help launch successful ventures as well as build an entrepreneurial mindset in all of our program participants. The institute also facilitates connections with established business leaders and strategic partners in order to validate, incubate, and accelerate University-wide startups.

 

 

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“It’s really hard to just say one great thing, but the biggest thing I took out of Venture Validator was that there are a lot of successful businesspeople out there that choose to be readily available to help us succeed. That was very encouraging.”

- Venture Validator Cohort 9

“I SO appreciate the no barriers approach! ... I have finally come to the realization that I have what it takes and I’m taking a leap."

- Venture Jumpstart Cohort 4

“I want to say thank you for offering this class to community members. I'm not sure where I saw information about the program, but my first thought was that it was just for CSU students. I am so glad I took a chance and clicked the button for more information.”

- Venture Validator Cohort 10

“No one has taught me more about how little I know about business.”

- Venture Jumpstart Cohort 4

“The first most valuable thing was the data from the three rounds of interview questions. The other was the Business Model Canvas. It is such a great tool and opened my eyes to key factors I wasn't aware of when building a business.”

- Venture Validator Cohort 10