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Iowa Venture School Fall 2023 Cohort

Develop your business idea and get a crack at up to $5,000 in pitch prize money!

Venture School meets on Tuesday nights, October 3 - November 14 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

Venture School is an innovative training program focused on real-world experimentation, customer discovery, and Lean LaunchPad methodologies. This program uses the official National Science Foundation I-Corps curriculum to help high-potential startups turn their ideas into reality and existing businesses launch new ideas.

Test your business hypothesis immediately by getting out into the community to talk to customers, partners, and competitors, rather than relying on static case studies and secondhand market research. You will encounter the chaos and uncertainty of commercializing innovations and creating new ventures, while also being challenged to create your own business model as you make pivots or preserve your original plans based on your findings.

Participation in Venture School requires that at least one team member owns a computer, has internet access, and basic computer literacy.

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Need more info? Check out Venture School FAQ’s here.

Ready to sign up? Register Here. (choose the Dubuque location)


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