Boise State University hosts the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge. Students from colleges and universities throughout Idaho like BSU, BYU, Uof I, and ISU compete for prize money for their ventures and small businesses. Prizes and services totaling $40,000 are at stake.

While all colleges and universities within the state are welcome to enter, there is only one team from a community college that has advanced to the semifinals. This power team of 3 happens to be from the College of Southern Idaho (CSI). One team member is a high-school dual-credit student.

Kathy Couch, Natalie Klucken, and Elysia Whitehead were selected as semifinalists. These talented and innovative business-minded students are on a team ready to compete in Boise on April 4th and 5th at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place. Their business proposal is Rewired360. This program is intended to provide pathways to EMDR Certification.

What is EMDR?

EMDR Stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It’s meant to help relieve distress associated with traumatic memories. Using EMDR, clinicians can help clients in their healing from trauma. With mental health being underserved in Idaho, this is a welcome business venture that can benefit the residents of the state and beyond.

READ MORE: Idaho Ranked Among Worst States For Mental Health Assistance

If this team is chosen as the winner, their business could help clinicians get certified to help current and future clients find better mental health. More successful clinicians, and healthier clients, mean a better Idaho.

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