70% of the companies that go through our programs raise capital within 12 months of completed mentorship. On average our VCO alumni startups collectively go on to raise $45 million of early stage capital each year.
Our featured programs include: 1) Mentorship & Education Program; 2) College Intern Program; 3) Women Entrepreneurship Program, and 4) Veteran Entrepreneurship Program.
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Educational Programs

College Intern Program

Women Entrepreneur Program

Veteran Entrepreneur Program


The Investors Choice® Conference is the longest running venture capital conference in the country. At this unique “Pitch” event, up to 30 startups will present their business opportunities to local, regional, and national investors.
The WeROC® event targets those who have an interest in investing in women-led companies and women entrepreneurs looking to overcome the hurdles of raising equity for their startups.
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Investors Choice
February 2023

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Snacktivist Foods’ Mission: Conscientious Indulgence
We are a women-owned food revolution based in Northern Idaho. Our passion is to drive a new grain economy by developing leading-edge baking mixes and a finished product line of “better-for-you” baked goods. We understand that a vital part of fighting climate change is developing regenerative agriculture-driven supply chains. Our mantra is that “it is what we put in our products that are exceptional, not what we leave out.”

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NOW CFO is a “roll-up our sleeves” full service consulting firm with a singular focus on outsourced CFO, Controller, accounting, and finance needs.
NOW CFO has built a reputation as talented management consultants and financial analysts with an entrepreneurial spirit and focus. We bring these qualities to our clients to help create continued success and growth. Our advisors partner with our clients to create this success.

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Mentoring in the Cooperative Venturing Network® is an incredible experience being a part of the Cooperative Venturing Network®. Members of the network get to know more entrepreneurs as well as expand their professional network. 
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