Now accepting student applications for Roseville Rising entrepreneur program

Updated November 07, 2023
Apply by December 4

Roseville RisingHigh school students from around the region are invited to apply for Roseville Rising, a 13-week program designed to inspire entrepreneurial ideas and innovation.

Students will get the opportunity to:
  • Work as a team to identify and design a potential product or business solution.
  • Use business tools like Lean Canvas.
  • Meet entrepreneurs building companies in our region.
  • Prepare a business pitch to be presented at the end of the program to parents, community 'investors' and teachers on April 30, 2024. Prizes will be awarded to students for best pitch, most impactful solution, and most collaborative team.

There is no cost to participate in Roseville Rising.


Participants selected for Roseville Rising will meet 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, January 16 - April 30, 2024.


In person sessions are at the Roseville Venture Lab, 316 Vernon Street, Suite 110 in Downtown Roseville (map it).

Free parking is available. 


Week 1 - Kick-off
Week 2 - Choosing problems and forming teams
Week 3 - Inspiration and customer discovery
Week 4 - Solution ideation
Week 5 - Low-fi prototyping
Week 6 - Low-fi prototyping and defining team roles
Week 7 - Prototyping and value proposition design
Week 8 - Target market and ideal customer profile
Week 9 - Business model and success factors
Week 10 - Go-to-market activities
Week 11 - Presentation preparation
Week 12 - Presentation preparation
Week 13 - Pitch event rehearsal
April 30 pitch event

Subject to change

Hear what previous participants had to say about Roseville Rising


For questions about the Roseville Rising program or application, please email us , or contact City of Roseville Economic Development by calling (916) 774-5283

Apply by December 4

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Roseville Venture Lab

About Roseville Venture Lab

The Roseville Venture Lab is a partnership between the City of Roseville and the Growth Factory to foster a community of entrepreneurs and small businesses through targeted programs, community partnerships, workforce development and events.

The entrepreneur center is located at 316 Vernon Street, Suite 110 in Downtown Roseville. 

Visit to learn more and view upcoming events, including drop-in coworking hours.

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