Venture Factory is BYU's Product Development Accelerator. Officially sponsored by the College of Engineering & Technology, our mission is to provide the resources and environment needed for students to turn their ideas into excellent prototypes, products, and even businesses. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
How We Help
Venture Factory hosts the Student Innovator of the Year competition (SIOY). Students can receive up to $400 in initial funding and compete to win $6,000.
Idea Feedback Panels
Individual consulting with leadership team members, professors and industry professionals.
Members can access equipment, materials, and other resources in our maker-space (270 CTB). Training is also provided.
Product Development Training
Customer validation, prototyping skills, business modeling, fund-raising, entrepreneurship fundamentals, etc…
Events in which student innovators can present their ideas to an audience for feedback, advice, and direction. They are also a great opportunity for networking and forming teams.