The Venture Collaborative

Student learning beyond the classroom

 Working with private industry leaders, the North Coast SBDC, and the newest resources in entrepreneurial curriculum students may participate in College of the Redwoods, Non-credit (FREE) class “Starting a Business”. Using the newest curriculum, Skills for the 21st Century, this eight week class will prepare students to start their own business and to compete in the Student Competition. Local industry leaders will present real-world experiences to complement classroom learning. Concurrently offered, The North Coast SBDC student flight will provide a series of workshops to prepare students to start their own business.

Student Competition

Registered students attending College of the Redwoods and Humboldt State University are eligible to compete to win seed capital and in-kind prizes to help launch their business.

Connecting with business leaders and mentors

Students participating in the program will have an opportunity to connect with business mentors, SBDC Advisors and CR / HSU faculty to support them during their project.