Helping entrepreneurs ideate, innovate and launch businesses that make an impact
Entrepreneurship competition
The Institute for Entrepreneurship is proud to have student participants that represent each college at CSU.

The Venture Validator Programs are free, open to all, where aspiring entrepreneurs meet twice a week for two weeks to test out their new business concepts. With the support of seasoned mentors and coaches, students conduct customer discovery and market research, create a business model, analyze their competitive landscape, and prototype products with the goal of launching successful ventures. 

This intensive process is a necessary step in the entrepreneurship experience and ultimately sets businesses up for success, providing the knowledge needed to grow a venture while avoiding common pitfalls and frustrations. Starting a business is hard and requires a lot of research and planning before an idea can come to life. By interviewing potential customers, identifying problems in the product, and analyzing the current competition, major issues can lead to the early demise of a company can be avoided. 

The Venture Validator Programs are led by people who have been through the real-world trials of creating and running their own companies. Their experience and insights will help you grow your business as they provide the tools, resources, and guidance you need to be successful. Institute for Entrepreneurship mentors help deliver this interactive workshop and weekly office hours are provided. 

Join us for an upcoming cohort

2/27/2023 5:30 PM - 3/8/2023 6:45 PM
3/20/2023 12:00 PM - 3/29/2023 1:15 PM

Venture Validator 1.0 

The Venture Validator 1.0 is the starting blocks for your entrepreneurial venture. Topics covered include:  

Venture Validator 2.0

The Venture Validator 2.0 is a continuation of your customer discovery journey from the Venture Validator 1.0 and digs in on if there is a market opportunity for your business idea. Topics covered include: