Students involved in entrepreneurship at Boise State University have the opportunity to turn their dreams into reality by working with faculty to develop their ideas through class projects, by participating in our business plan and elevator pitch competitions and through internships with local businesses. Some do so as part of an undergraduate program, others as part of a graduate program. All of them can use the opportunities at the university as a means to achieving their goals whether that be a new product or service idea or a game changing company concept. A few of our success stories are listed below.
Alex Livingston’s R2EV Project has developed an innovative system of rechargeable replaceable batteries for use in powering electric vehicles.
- Josh Woodard and Mark Morris started Globecom before they finished their undergraduate program. The company evolved into Valitics, an interactive marketing company specializing in web design, inline marketing and web analytics.
- Working with local inventor Robert Geier, Kevin Veon launched Banshee Bungee during his MBA program. The company is now an award winning international extreme sports company.
- Brian Dickens was the event manager of the Northwest Venture Championship during his MBA program. Today Brian the manages the Commercial Innovation Division in the Idaho Department of Commerce helping to develop the state’s innovation industry.
- Boise State business plan teams have won numerous awards in competitions.
- Brothers Eric and David Leaman are, respectively, “Chief of Hoopla” and “minister of merriment” behind Gameday Sports Leagues, a burgeoning sports league start-up launched in 2012. Both Boise natives, Eric and David hope to reach as many as 2,000 active participants in fun league bouts of kickball, flag football, and other sports, by the end of 2013. David, a Boise State alum, earned his degree in entrepreneur management, and worked in digital marketing before launching Gameday.