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It's never too early to start thinking about business. These programs are designed for young entrepreneurs

The College of Business and the Institute for Entrepreneurship takes a zero-barriers approach to entrepreneurship and believes that business can create a better world. As part of that mission, we work with educators, students, and community members to bring the spirit of entrepreneurship into your middle and high school through support systems, events and programs.


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Take Your School’s Pulse

Running entrepreneurship in schools is tough. That’s why we created a tool to help you get to the next level. The Pulse Checker is designed to provide a quick and easy analysis of how your school is doing and can implement the best entrepreneurship experiences for your students starting today.

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Venture Rams High

The Rams Venture High Support Program is a support program for 7th-12th grade students and teachers to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset. The support program also offers Venture Rams High student mentors, free professional development opportunities for teachers, professional mentors to help with class projects and invitations to future Institute for Entrepreneurship events.

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Venture Validator

The Venture Validator is a free, two-week program designed for entrepreneurs ranging from high school students and teachers, to CSU students, to community members. These entrepreneurs meet as a collaborative group twice over every other week to test out their new business concepts. 

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Venture Jumpstart

This program is for those that have gone through the Venture Validator. The Venture Jumpstart is a six-week workshop series where entrepreneurs come together twice per week from across CSU and the broader community to learn about – and take – the concrete steps needed to begin their business operations.

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Global Business Academy

The Global Business Academy is a 10-day, international program that shows students how they can use business for a better world. GBA promotes skills in international business and leadership while helping students find new ways to apply their business skills to the things that matter most. 

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Venture Validator Summer Camp

The Summer Camp is a week-long Venture Validator program that lets high school students explore what it takes to become an entrepreneur. Throughout this program, students explore a real-world issue they’ve identified and develop a business idea to address it.

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