Investment Bootcamp for College Entrepreneurs

College Prep for Entrepreneurial Success

Investment capital is a necessity for most startups.
Do you know where and how to seek funding?
Do you have the skills to gain investor confidence?

You’ve got the business plan, but what now?

The Investment Bootcamp for College Entrepreneurs gives you the skills you need to approach investors.




College student teams in the 5-county area of NW Washington: Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island, & Snohomish, who already have their business plans in place and are ready to take the next step or interested to learn about acquiring startup investment capital.


Investment capital is a necessity for most startup business. College students who leave school with a business plan AND the skills to seek investment capital are much more likely to succeed.  Regardless, the knowledge you will gain will benefit you as an employee, business partner or for your own investing knowledge.

Also…it’ll be fun!


Student entrepreneurial teams will be paired with mentors from the business community and given hands-on instruction for how to research options for available capital, how to gain funding, presentation opportunities, and the opportunity to interact with investors.

Financing the Lifecycle of Your Startup

Explore how the sources of financing can change as the company goes through it startup phases.

Intro to Angel Investing

Learn the basics of angel investing – the process, requirements and much more.


What if angel financing is not a fit for me?
What are my options?

When & Where?

The boot camp will take part in two phases, with education sessions split by geographic location, then culminating in one final event where all teams assemble to pitch their ideas to investors.

Two Educational Sessions to Choose From

Region 1

Date: Early April
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Region 2

Date: Early April
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Final Pitch Event

Both Regions

Date: Late May
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

Great! I’m in! What’s next?

Just submit the application form below, and someone from the NWIRC will be in touch shortly to pair you with a mentor from the business community.

Investment Bootcamp for College Entrepreneurs
Application Form

Deadline: TBD

Frequently Asked Questions

How many members are needed to make a team?
A team can be anywhere from 1-10 people
Can a faculty member be part of the team?
Can I get help finding other team members?
Just make a request on the application and we’ll put out the word.
Do all team members need to be students in participating education institutions?
No, but the majority of team members should be.
How will I find a mentor?
Just fill out the application form above, and the NWIRC will help to find a mentor from the business community.
I'd like to mentor a team. What do I do?

Great! Just fill out our mentor form below, and we’ll pair you with the appropriate student team.

Will we be competing with other teams?
No. This event is purely for the sake of gaining professional experience and polishing your presentation skills. There is no competition or cash reward.   The experience and chance to network with investors is a great value.