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Boise StartUp Ecosystem by Mind Map: Boise StartUp Ecosystem
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Boise StartUp Ecosystem

Boise Startups

See StartUpBoise Map at http://startupboise.com/map

Accelerators

The Watercooler

Office space that encourages collaboration and offers mentoring, community engagement, growth, and success, coaching, affordable space, shared equipment

Events

Contact, Tara Flume, 208.794.7508, brix.tara@gmail.com

Nebula Shift

Building Software Companies to Create High Salary Jobs in Idaho, space, equipment, money?

info@nebula-shift.com

New SBA Accelerator Program

Contact the SBA Boise Office for more information

Incubators

BSU: Technology and Entrepreneurial Center (TECenter)

Overview, Located on Boise State University's West Campus in Nampa, the TECenter offers start-up and early stage technology company entrepreneurs the expertise, networks and tools they need to succeed. They offer a number of trainings and networking events.

Contact

Events

The Greenhouse

Helping Boise's early-stage companies build strong foundations and success.

Contact, Betti Newburn, Region III SBDC Director, (208) 426-3875, klabrum@boisestate.edu

University of Idaho Food Incubator, Caldwell

Overview, The mission of the UI Food Technology Center is to provide a multi-use facility where individuals and food companies can receive comprehensive business, technical and educational assistance to develop or improve their food business., large Commercial Kitchen, Food Specialists

Jeff Kronenberg Food Processing Specialist/TechHelp jkron@uidaho.edu

Coworking

Ground Floor, Meridian

Overview, The Ground Floor Business Incubator is housed in a Historic Downtown Meridian building built in 1913. Due to a fire, the existing commercial business vacated the property. As the owners began repair and construction, the Meridian Development Corporation (the urban renewal agency for Downtown Meridian) was approached about a potential partnership designed to meet one of the urban renewal goals: job creation. The repurposing of a historical building in the downtown core is helping to lead efforts to create a vibrant destination to live, work and play. By creating this space in Downtown Meridian, the MDC is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability while providing a new future for Downtown. In partnership with Cisco systems, the technology is designed to meet the needs of future growing businesses. All of the Herman Miller furniture and fixtures are constructed with "Cradle to Cradle" materials, welcoming comfort while working in harmony with the environment. Other healthy components of the space are carpet certified by Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label Plus certification for volatile organic compound emissions, low VOC paints and natural day-lighting to all interior workstations.

Contact, 703 North Main, Meridian, ID 83642 | 208.477.1632

Investors

Teasure Valley Angel Group

Currently undergoing restructuring

Overview, Early stage angel investments. Approximately 80 Idaho angels have come together to form the Treasure Valley Angel Group. Members of the Alliance along with several funds they have formed are interested in investing in early-stage, high-growth-potential Southwest Idaho companies. If you would like for us to consider your firm for an investment, we strongly encourage you to first review the other information linked to this page, especially our investment criteria.

Companies can be funded by, Treasure Valley Angel Group, Treasure Valley Angel Fund, Boise Angel Fund, Contact, Screening Committee Chair Garrett Goldberg, ggoldberg@gmail.com

Keiretsu Fund

Overview, Keiretsu Forum is a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate/institutional investors. Keiretsu Forum was founded in the San Francisco East Bay in California in 2000 by Randy Williams. We are a worldwide network of capital, resources and deal flow with 26 chapters on 3 continents. Keiretsu Forum members invest in high-quality, diverse investment opportunities. Our community is strengthened through its involvement in social and charitable activities.

Contact, Tyler Varnell, Marketing/Events Coordinator, Northwest Region, (206) 529-3687, tyler@keiretsuforum.com

Organizations that Support Startups

Local Orgs

StartUpBoise, Overview, An entrepreneur-led, grassroots community created to build excitement around and support for startup businesses in the Treasure Valley., Contact, Pat Lawless, pat.lawless@voxbright.com, (208) 968-0224, Kelci Richardson, kelci.richardson@voxbright.com, (208) 968-0224

Kickstand, Overview, We invent, we create, we patent, we pioneer. We champion Idaho’s innovators—in any industry—who seek the support of the local community to succeed and thrive. As an entrepreneur support organization, Kickstand's overriding mission is to help connect, inspire, and support our members. Through... Live and virtual forums The annual innovation conference IdaVation StartUp Speed Dating events Distribution of funding and award opportunities Celebration of entrepreneurial successes Sharing of resources, Contact, Miguel Lantz, lantz@ctcweb.net, 208-345-8132, Events

Idaho Technology Council ITC), Overview, The ITC provides a valuable networking resource for industry executives, potential partners, academic leaders, investors, government and customers. They exist to connect, inform and promote the technology companies in Idaho and are dedicated to foster the growth of technology companies in the state, primarily in the areas of software , biotech , energy and iGEM . The ITC advocates for creating a strong, innovative technology ecosystem and a high quality, high paid workforce., Contacts, Jay Larsen, President & Founder, larsen@idahotechcouncil.org, 208-422-9100 ext. 119, Malcolm Hong, Project Manager, mhong@idahotechcouncil.org, 208-422-9100 ext. 122, Purpose, connect, inform, promote tech in Idaho, Foster the growth f Idaho tech companies, software, biotech, energy, IGEM, Advocates for strong, innovative tech ecosystem; high quality, high-paid workforce., Stakeholders, industry execs, potential partners, academic leaders, investors, government, customers, Events:, Tech Cocktail, develop.idaho, only event of its kind in the state created to connect software developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students with Idaho’s brightest software leaders and special guests. This year’s theme, “Find Your Platform,” is about showing how software companies are not just solving specific problems, but building integrated solutions that scale and serve a wide user base. Find Your Platform will also challenge each of us to find our own platform for success., GoLeadIdaho, Features local and national speakers and panels to help attendees find their public engagement voice, discover their policy passion and be inspired to lead – whether through elected, appointed, volunteer or business opportunities., Events, ITC BioTech Alliance, Overview, The ITC is the state affiliate for the global BIO, the Biotechnology Industry Organization, which states the following regarding biotech:, Currently, the ITC is creating a BioTech industry cluster which will build global differentiation for Idaho biotechnologies. Clusters are geographic and or segmented concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions in a particular field. They encompass an array of linked industries and other entities important to competition., ITC Software Alliance, Overview, dedicated to the promotion and development of software developers and software companies throughout the state of Idaho. We are a group of dedicated business people, collaborating to improve the economic opportunities for students, employees and businesses. Our focus is increasing the awareness of the required competencies along with the opportunity before us to help grow and nurture our software community., ITC Energy Consortium, Overview, To encourage the flow of ideas and expertise (formal and informal networking)., To demonstrate the State's clear advantage as it relates to business of energy technology., To facilitate a common understanding and message across energy stakeholders., To form a common voice to advocate on behalf of the growing energy technology segment.

Entrepreneur Think-Tank Co-Operative (Meridian ETC), Overview, An Entrepreneur success development center where members participate in the ownership, operation & profits of the co-op. Profits accrue through rents, membership fees, special training and events and, in the future, a retail space that will feature local products. Focused on building the small business community through creative, co-operative collaboration. Not just tech-specific., Contact

B-launched.: Start-up training for young entrepreneurs, Sponsored by Boise Young Professionals, Overview, A one of a kind, “soup to nuts” competition that is designed to connect Boise’s young professional talent with experienced entrepreneurs to encourage idea development and create company startups., Events, Contact

Girls in Tech, Overview, A social network enterprise focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, professional, intelligent and influential women in technology., Events, Meets every first Wednesday of the month at noon at the BSU Downtown Center on Main., Contact

Idahos Coalition for Innovation (The Core): Health, Research, MedTech, Overview, The CORE is a technology, health care, and education enterprise zone in Meridian that will add new emphasis to Idaho’s Project 60 economic development initiative. Here the City of Meridian, Idaho State University and partners are preparing a technically proficient workforce for the region’s fastest-growing industries., Events, Contact, Earl E. Sullivan, current Chairman, 208.724.0790

TechBoise, Spotlights the people and companies making a difference in Boise, Meridian, and the greater Treasure Valley., Seems to be dead

UniversityRelated

BSU: Technology and Entrepreneurial Center (TECenter), Overview, Located on Boise State University's West Campus in Nampa, the TECenter offers start-up and early stage technology company entrepreneurs the expertise, networks and tools they need to succeed. They offer a number of trainings and networking events., Contact, Events

BSU: Boise Code Camp, Overview, Boise’s premier software development technical event. Boise Code Camp offers a full day of technology learning for the best price possible: free! Spend a day improving your game, learning the latest technology and networking with your technical peers., With Boise State University's College of Engineering

BSU: Venture College, Led by business executives, Venture College offers students a customized education plan, individual coaching by experts, internships and invaluable experience to launch their own businesses or nonprofits., Contact, Kevin Learned, Ed Zimmer, Mary Andrews

BSU: Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Overview, The Idaho SBDC is a university-based organization offering confidential no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to help small businesses and entrepreneurs start and grow. The Idaho SBDC offers a continual schedule of affordable workshops, conferences, and special events; each designed to teach practical, hands-on small business management skills. Topics include marketing, cash flow, financial statements, business valuation, sales, bookkeeping, accounting, strategic planning and much more., Events, Contact, 1-800-225-3815 (toll-free) or 208-426-1640, info@idahosbdc.org

TechHelp: Solutions for Manufacturers, Overview, TechHelp manufacturing specialists provide technical and professional assistance, training and information to Idaho manufacturers, processors and inventors to help them strengthen their global competitiveness. They offer advanced manufacturing services that help Idaho companies drive bottom line savings and top line growth., Events, Holds events and training year-round., Contact, Steve Hatten, shatteen@techhelp.org

State Orgs

Idaho Tech Connect, Overview, Idaho TechConnect is a business catalyst - igniting entrepreneurs and companies as they bring innovative solutions to market. TechConnect offers a proven methodology and framework to help Idaho entrepreneurs, researchers and scientists achieve commercialization success. They actively support Kickstand networking events, as well as organize TechLaunch , an annual business pitch contest designed to educate and provide a stage for entrepreneurs and students to practice and hone their pitch in front of the business/investment community. TechConnect also operates Kickstand chapters in Moscow, Twin Falls and Idaho Falls., Contact, Rick Ritter, rick.ritter@iodahotechconnect.com, (208) 908-0625, Events, Kickstand, Overview, Founded in 2000, Kickstand is a statewide entrepreneur support organization helping-their members’ network, learn and grow., Events, Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Watercooler in Boise’s Linen District at 14th & Idaho., Contact, TechLaunch

SBA: Small Business Administration, Overview, SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help small business owners navigate the issues they face with initial applications, and resources to help after the company is open for business., Events, "Click for Local Events", Contact, 208-334-9004

MicroEnterprise Training & Assistance (META), Overview, A nonprofit provider of direct and supportive small business assistance to new Americans, women, minorities, and other low- to moderate-income entrepreneurs in southwest and south central Idaho. META specializes in providing direct microloans, one-on-one consulting, and business plan training classes. These and other resources give META clients the tools to prosper and contribute to the economic vitality in the communities in which they live. Trainings are offered on a regular basis., Training Schedule, Events Calendar, Contact, META Women’s Business Center, Overview, The Women’s Business Center of Idaho is dedicated to creating jobs through the establishment and growth of new and existing businesses in the State of Idaho. It is our belief that educating and mentoring women business owners will not only provide economic empowerment but will create a better society overall. We do business counseling and training on various topics. To date, we have counseled over 120 clients and assisted in the launch of 14 businesses which have 23 jobs. We have also assisted in the placement of $96,000 in loan funds for new or expanding business owners.

Idaho Treasure Valley SCORE Counselors to America’s Small Business, Overview, SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE offers one-day workshops that cover the major factors that are essential to establish or grow a small business., Workshop Schedule, Contact, Tel: (208) 334-1696, tvscore240@yahoo.com

BSU: Idaho Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Overview, The Idaho SBDC is a university-based organization offering confidential no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to help small businesses and entrepreneurs start and grow. The Idaho SBDC offers a continual schedule of affordable workshops, conferences, and special events; each designed to teach practical, hands-on small business management skills. Topics include marketing, cash flow, financial statements, business valuation, sales, bookkeeping, accounting, strategic planning and much more., Events, Contact, 1-800-225-3815 (toll-free) or 208-426-1640, info@idahosbdc.org

IGEM: Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission, Overview, A program of the Idaho State Department of Commerce, iGem is a comprehensive strategy to enable Idaho’s stakeholders to collaborate and leverage resources with the goal of increasing the state’s knowledge­-based economy. Successful implementation of iGem strategies will increase the research capacity of Idaho’s universities in strategic areas, develop a world-class talent pool, and develop dynamic consortium of industry, university and government partnerships. These economic drivers will generate globally competitive technologies, high-paying jobs, new startups and an expanded tax base. iGem will create an innovative ecosystem to sustain a thriving and top-performing economy., Its goal is to create new enterprises and high-paying knowledge-based economy jobs by increasing strategic areas of research and development through targeted partnerships among industry, higher education and government that leverage new and existing resources., Contact, Jesse Speck, IGEM Innovation Manager, 208 334 2470, jessie.speck@commerce.idaho.gov

Technology-Related User Groups

Boise Web Technologies Meetup Group

Overview, • Boise Web Technologies meetup group is a place where all web professionals in the Boise area can come together to learn, network, share, and of course eat. Programmers, designers, developers, social media gurus, SEO pros, business owners, and anyone else are welcome to attend. They are devoted to bridging the gap between technical gurus and employers who want to get the job done! Talks tend to center around open source and client-side technologies, but they are in no way limited to these topics. They meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room in the U.S. Bank building. The food is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com and the venue is sponsored by Volt. For more information email <mailto:> Patrick Lee.

Contact, Patrick Lee, patrick.lee@bodybuilding.com

Meetings, 4th Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd floor conference room in the U.S. Bank building., The food is sponsored by Bodybuilding.com and the venue is sponsored by Volt.

Boise .NET User Group (NETDug)

Overview, • NETDUG is local group of software developers who meet regularly to discuss Microsoft Technologies. Each month they have a featured speaker, product giveaways and community networking. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Microsoft Building downtown.

Meetings, Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Microsoft Building downtown.

Boise Software Developers Group (BSDG)

Overview, • BSDG is a discussion environment for developers and IT professionals focusing on building real-world solutions using the various development platforms, but focusing mainly on the Microsoft.NET platform. Meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Washington Group building at 720 Park Blvd. in Boise, Idaho. Visit their Google group <https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups>.

Google Group

Meetings, Meets every 1st Thursday of the month at the Washington Group building at 720 Park Blvd. in Boise, Idaho.

Boise SQL Server Users Group

Overview, • They are affiliated with the Professional Association for SQL Server <http://www.sqlpass.org/>, a world-wide SQL Server Users Group. They have meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of every month except December. They meet at the Microsoft Offices on the 4th floor of the Idaho Independent Bank Building, 401 W. Front Street, 4th Floor N. Fork Room, Boise. Their meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and usually last until about 7:30 p.m.

Meetings, 2nd Tuesday of every month except December., Microsoft Offices on the 4th floor of the Idaho Independent Bank Building, 401 W. Front Street, 4th Floor N. Fork Room, Boise., Start at 5:30 p.m. and usually last until about 7:30 p.m.

Boise Area VMware User Group (VMUG)

Overview, • The VMware User Group is an independent, global, customer-led organization, which maximizes members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events. Visit them on their Facebook page <> or email Rodney Truslow.

FaceBook Page

Contact, Rodney Truslow, rtruslow%20at%20bcidaho.com

Idaho PC Users Group

Overview, • They are Idaho's oldest and only PC User Group open to all users of the personal computers. Founded in 1984, the IPCUG has been a resource to both new and advanced users of Personal Computers. The Idaho PC Users Group's General Meeting is held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Go to their calendar page <http://idahopcug.apcug.org/page6.html> for more information.

Meetings, 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m

Events

Boise Linux User Group

Overview, • The Boise Linux User Group was founded by the Idaho PC User Group as a special interest group. They are Idaho's oldest Linux User group meeting continuously for 8 years. While the group is primarily focused on Ubuntu Linux users and its derivatives, they also support Fedora, openSUSE, Slackware, and Puppy Linux users. They meet once a month on the 1st Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the Gates Meeting Room at the Boise Public Library! on Capitol Blvd. For more information, to make suggestions for the meetings, volunteer to present at their meetings, or to be placed on our email distribution list, you can email <mailto:c_tinsley@msn.com> Clint Tinsley.

Adobe Developers of Idaho

Overview, • Learn the latest tools and techniques using Adobe development tools. Find other developers that are using Flex, Adobe Air, Cold Fusion along with other programming languages to create Rich Internet Applications. Beginners and advanced developers are welcome!

Contact, Ben Whitaker, Ben%20%3cben@riafox.com%3e

JavaScript Users Group

Overview, Some Javascript developers in Boise shootin' the breeze.

Contact:, Cody Lindley, 208-859-1175, codylindley@gmail.com

Meetings, 1st Tuesdays of each month in downtown Boise

Boise Drupal Group

Overview, Based out of Idaho's Treasure Valley (Boise, Nampa, Caldwell) the Boise Drupal Users Group seeks to bring Drupal users together, encourage new users, share knowledge and best practices, and encourage users to give back to the larger Drupal community.

Events, Sign up for RSS feed

Southern Idaho Society for Software Quality Assurance (SISQA)

Overview, • SISQA is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization based in Boise. Their purpose is to encourage and foster the exchange and development of Software Quality Assurance concepts, principles and practices.

Interactive Artists and Animators Group of Idaho (IAAGI)

Overview, • The culture of animators, game developers and technical artists in Idaho is taking leaps forward. For years, these types have been scattered throughout garages, bedrooms and small independent shops with virtually no way to share, teach and network. Through IAAGI, Krux Creative will be working to bring those days to an end. information email <mailto:> or call

Contact, Stuart Walsh, swalsh@kruxagency.com, 208-631-0687

Social Media Club Boise

Overview, The Social Media Club Boise host conversations that explore key issues facing our community as technologies transform the way we connect, communicate, collaborate and relate to each other. Social Media Club enables you to explore your personal and professional passions by helping you connect with a community of your peers based on both geography and areas of interest. They exist to ensure that the world of Social Media does not become an echo chamber of self-reinforcing thoughts, but is instead fueled by diversity of opinion and perspective.

The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE) Boise Section

Overview, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology. The Boise section and its technical society chapters have numerous technical, professional development, and social/networking events throughout the year. IEEE membership is encouraged but not required to participate in most of these events. Information about upcoming events can be found on the section and chapter web sites. The local chapters include:

Local Chapters, · Boise Computer Society, · Electron Device Society Boise Chapter, · Boise Joint Chapter of the Power Engineering & Industry Applications Societies

Resources

startup Digest

Overview, came out of startup weekendin Seattle, news, calendar, book list/articles for startups, job listings

Contact, Twitter: @StartupDigest, Contact jessica at startupdigest dot com with your question and we can help.

Boise Public Library Business Research

Ask for Lindsay Zamora

University of Idaho Law School Small Business Legal Clnic

Overview, Clients who are accepted by the SBLC are required to sign a formal engagement letter. The most common assignments involve the formation of an appropriate business entity, preparation and review of confidentiality and employment agreements, review of commercial leases, and, in the case of nonprofit organizations, the preparation and handling of applications for tax-exempt status.

Contact Clinic, Boise: Phone: 208-364-4074 fax: 208-334-2176 322 E. Front St., Suite 590 Boise, ID 83702

Idaho Housing & Finance Association Small Buiness Loan Program

Overview, the Program places pledged cash deposits with lending institutions to enhance the collateral of qualified small business borrowers who would not otherwise be able to obtain financing. The deposits are available to cover loan losses, in the event of a default, or are returned to be recycled for the benefit of another qualified borrower.

Contact, Cory Phelps, economic development finance officer by phone at 208-331-4725 or by email at coryp@ihfa.org.

Idaho Prime Loan Program

Overview, IdahoTreasury Dept., a loan program designed specifically with small businesses in mind. This innovative program is a cooperative effort between the Idaho State Treasurer, the Small Business Administration "SBA", and the banking community – helping to make capital available to all small businesses throughout our great state.

Contact

Idaho Council of Governments Economic Development District III Southwest Idaho

Manage a number of loan funds including a brownfields loan fund. can  be used anywhere in the state. A series of funds that can be used in various locations across state-- primarily in SW idaho

Overview, The Region III Economic Development Agency specializes in small business lending and consulting to assist you in meeting your business goals and success plans.

Contact, Kendra Kenyon, President: Idaho Council of Governments, Contact Us - Region 3 Economic Development District of Idaho

Capital Matrix

Overview, SBA 504 loans, Over the past 30 years, Capital Matrix has assisted over 1,000 business owners acquire long-term financing for the purchase, construction, or renovation of real estate and the purchase of equipment.

Contact, Capital Matrix 1471 Shoreline Drive Boise, Idaho 83702 Phone: (208) 383-3473 Fax: (208) 383-9404 SBA504@capitalmatrix.org

Small Business Solutions

Overview, Business loans, Includes: The Resource Wizard will give you a customized Checklist of funding and other business development resources in your area.

Contact, U.S. Small Business Administration 380 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Suite 330 Boise, Idaho 83706 Phone: (208) 334-9004 extension 333 Open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm (Mountain Time)

Idaho Dept of Finance

"best friend to people trying to raise money"

educate and regulate about investment securities

SCOR, Small Corporate Offereing Registration, allows company to do statewide IPO, Not to be confused with "SCORE"

One Million Cups

1 Million Cups seeks to spotlight area startup companies in a weekly forum that's centered around hot coffee, hot topics and fresh feedback.

Kaufman Foundation

Events

Recurring

Startups & Beers, Overview, Second Tuesday of the Month, Crux Coffee Shop, 5-7pm, One of the tenants of Startupboise is that there should be many events spawned from the group which are aimed at creating awareness, collaboration and conversation amongst entrepreneurs and all members of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is one such event., Presented by:, startupboise.com

Spring

Startup Weekend Idaho, Overview, Weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds., Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds. Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts., Presented by:, Tribute Media, Corey Smith, Sept/Oct 2013, Powered by the Kauffman Foundation

TechLaunch, Overview, TechLaunch an annual business pitch contest designed to educate and provide a stage for entrepreneurs and students to practice and hone their pitch in front of the business/investment community., Presented by:, Idaho TechConnect

Boise Code Camp, Overview, Boise’s premier software development technical event. Boise Code Camp offers a full day of technology learning for the best price possible: free! Spend a day improving your game, learning the latest technology and networking with your technical peers., Presented by:, Boise State University's College of Engineering

Startup Speed Dating, Overview, Following a competitive selection process, as many as 10 entrepreneurs will be chosen to participate in the educational and inspirational Start-up Speed Dating exercise. If your company is selected, you’ll be able to present key information about your company to 10 investors during a two-hour period. Speed Dating will allow you to receive real time feedbac, Presented by:, Kickstand

Tech Cocktail, Overview, aimed at helping build and strengthen local tech start-up communities both online and off. During past mixer events we have had companies find employees, co-founders, funding and some start-ups have even been acquired., Presented by:, Idaho Technology Council

Startup Treasure Valley, Overview, Previously known as "Idavation". Startup: TV , "Under one tent", builds off of IdaVation with the inclusion and participation of organizations that support the Treasure Valley startup community. In 2014 we envision this becoming Startup: TV Week., Presented by:, Kickstand in partnership with..., BSU College of Business & Economics, Center for Entrepreneurship

develop.idaho, Overview, only event of its kind in the state created to connect software developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students with Idaho’s brightest software leaders and special guests. This year’s theme, “Find Your Platform,” is about showing how software companies are not just solving specific problems, but building integrated solutions that scale and serve a wide user base. Find Your Platform will also challenge each of us to find our own platform for success., Presented by:, Idaho Technology Council

GoLeadIdaho, Overview, Features local and national speakers and panels to help attendees find their public engagement voice, discover their policy passion and be inspired to lead – whether through elected, appointed, volunteer or business opportunities., Presented by:, Idaho Technology Council

Summer

Fall

Idaho InnovationAwards, Overview, The annual Idaho Innovation Awards is Idaho's first and only innovation awards program. The program recognizes innovations, innovative professionals and companies throughout the state. Stoel Rives LLP, a full-service, U.S. business law firm, has organized and hosted the program since 2006 and is pleased to organize this year's program with Kickstand and the Idaho Technology Council., Presented by:, StoelRives, Idaho Tech Council, Kickstand

Innovators Hall of Fame, Overview, The Idaho Innovation Awards program is Idaho’s premier innovation awards program and is designed to recognize innovations, innovative professionals and companies throughout the state. The program is presented by Stoel Rives LLP, Kickstand and the Idaho Technology Council., This year's (2012) Hall of Fame features physician-inventor Dr. Forrest Bird and software analytics visionary Bob Lokken., Presented by:, Idaho Tech Council

Winter