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Nov. 30 Presentation Features Successful Venture College Entrepreneurs

By: Sherry Squires   Published 1:54 pm / November 7, 2017

According to Forbes, 62 percent of millennials expect to start their own businesses. Three millennial graduates of Boise State’s Venture College program, who have not only launched their businesses but are prospering from them, will share about their experiences at a Rotary Club presentation from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the historic Hoff Building, 802 W. Bannock St. in Boise.

Kelli Sohl, who earned a Masters in Public Administration from Boise State, takes high school students on service-learning experiences to Belize. James Petzke, who has a bachelors of applied studies degree, has a multi-million dollar business selling on and through Amazon, including sourcing his products from Chinese manufacturers.  And Whitney Hansen, who earned an MBA at Boise State, provides financial coaching to millennial women worldwide.

All younger than 30, these entrepreneurs will tell their inspiring stories of the roadblocks they overcame and how they are growing their businesses.

Boise’s State’s Venture College launched in 2013 as a way to help students launch their own business or non-profit. Learn more at cid.boisestate.edu/venture college.