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Free Student Tickets for Boise Start Up Week Oct. 3-6

By: Sherry Squires   Published 8:47 pm / September 10, 2017

Idaho’s largest entrepreneur-focused event, Boise Start Up Week, enters its second year with a fun packed five-day celebration of startup-related events hosted in the heart of the new downtown Boise State University campus. Events will take place at the Computer Science department and the Venture College, as well as Trailhead, Boise Centre on the Grove and JUMP.

The week is highlighted by a Virtual Reality Bash, a block party at Boise Centre on the Grove, a social impact/B Corp mixer at the Boise State Computer Science department, a new pitch competition at the Boise State Venture College and a Bronco football watch party. Activities begin with a sponsor/VIP welcome party on Tuesday evening, Oct. 3, followed by three full days of panel discussions, breakout sessions, key note presentations and tours.

The Computer Science department will host a design sprint-rapid prototyping session, a social impact/B Corp mixer, a tech start-up session and other activities including a high school tour. The Venture College will sponsor and host the new startup pitch competition in their new Pitch Training Center as well as an IP Concerns for Startup Founders session and a high school tour.

Organizers encourage early registration as sessions are expected to fill. Multiple ticket options are available including:

General Admission. No Charge. Includes access to all BSW events (as capacity allows).

Supporter. $55. Same as general admission plus lunch at the Thursday and Friday keynotes and BSW T Shirt.

Student Pass. No Charge. Same as general admission plus swag bag.

VIP Pass. $149. Access to VIP Areas at block party and VR bash plus early access to VR bash (to avoid lines). Also includes BSW swag bag, T-shirt and hat, lunch Thursday and Friday at the Grove and four drink tickets (good at all applicable events).

Premium Pass (limit 15). $299. VIP pass plus a Google daydream VR headset plus private meet and greet with Robert Scoble at the VR Bash.

View the full schedule of events at: For additional information, contact the Venture College at (208) 426 5540 or email

Free student ticket is available via Eventbrite.

Learn more at Boise Startup Week and events on Facebook.