New Venture Lab

Gonzaga's New Venture Lab is a student run organization that works with local entrepreneurs to help develop new products and business ventures. Entrepreneurs interested in the free business consulting service provided by the New Venture Lab apply, and if selected, are paired with a student project manager.

Each project manager is assigned a team of four to five students that work with the entrepreneur to create a scope they will complete throughout an eight-week program. Services range from business plans to market research while providing new insight to develop products and businesses.

Each project provides students with real world experience working with both start-ups and seasoned entrepreneurs that allows students to learn business skills in an experiential manner.

New Venture Lab: Learn Business by Doing Business

Meet the Program Directors!

Max Brown

Max Brown

Major - Computer Science, Minor - Entrepreneurial Leadership

Grad year - 2025 “Since joining New Venture Lab as a freshman, I've grown to deeply appreciate how our student teams contribute uniquely to the Spokane ecosystem. This experience has shown me the significant impact of merging academic insights with real-world challenges, fostering both student growth and business innovation.”

Hayley Mosby

Hayley Mosby

Major - Business Admin. Concentration - finance, operations, & international business, Minor - Entrepreneurial Leadership

Grad year - 2024 “New Venture Lab has been one of the most formative experiences of my college career as I have grown a passion for entrepreneurship, building relationships with professionals, and making a profound impact within the Spokane community. I have been exposed to so many different types of businesses and professionals that have influenced me as a leader as well as given me the opportunity to leverage each of these experiences towards my career.”

Yajaira Valentinez

Yajaira Valentinez

Major - Business Admin. Concentration - finance, Minor - Entrepreneurial Leadership and Computer Science

Grad year - 2025 New Venture Lab has been instrumental in my professional growth, immersing me in Spokane's entrepreneurship scene and expanding my network. Through the program, I've not only identified areas for improvement in my entrepreneurial endeavors, but also applied classroom learnings to make meaningful contributions to business and connect with like-minded individuals.”

NVL Facts and Figures


New Venture Lab formed


Entrepreneurs participate each year


Student consultants assigned to a project


Gonzaga students involved each semester

Contact the Gonzaga New Venture Lab

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502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258