Local news. Locally owned.

Boise Startup Week aims to boost local startup scene: what to expect

Idaho Central Credit Union Business Banking
Idaho Business pres. by My 102.7

The fourth annual Boise Startup Week looks to highlight and energize the local startup scene next month.

The free event continues to grow – and the 2019 schedule includes more than 70 events from October 4th through October 12th in Downtown Boise.

A whole set of ‘tracks’ allow attendees to focus on areas of interest. From food to health to tech to social impact – events are tailored to areas of growth in the Boise startup scene.

Friday, October 11th features NASA. The day includes speakers from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Boise State and more talking about how to use space-age intellectual property in startups and more.

A capital connect event on Tuesday, October 8 will feature speakers from name brand local startups like Kount, Cradlepoint, and Truckstop.

- Story continues below ads -
Paddles Up Poke
Regence Blue Shield of Idaho

The second annual Trailmix on Wednesday, October 9 will give more than a dozen entrepreneurs in the food space a chance to land products in Albertsons stores. The event is open to audience voting and winners also earn a $20,000 cash prize. Snacktivist Foods of Coeur d’Alene won the first event with its line of gluten-free and vegan snacks.

The lineup of events is sewn together with networking events, dozens of speakers, pitch events — and even a dodgeball tournament.

Boise Startup Week events are free to attend and take place at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place, Trailhead, the Knitting Factory and Boise State’s Venture College.

BoiseDev is the area's only locally-owned commercial news outlet. Your support will help us cover more stories and bring you more vital information. Become a member today!

Popular

Boise’s mask order: Do you have to wear one at the office?

At midnight Friday, a new emergency ordinance went into effect requiring masks in public in Boise, with a few exceptions.

At least $1.15 billion in loans handed out to more than 7,500 Idaho businesses – see who got the money

The Small Business Administration released data on the Paycheck Protection Program loans it doled out to date early Monday. The PPP...

Related

Holland and Hart

Latest

St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus on rising number of COVID patients: ‘we’ve got to be ahead of this’

With the number of cases of COVID rising across Idaho - and the Boise metro area - the leaders at the top...

Sleepier summer in Sun Valley: The only stars are the ones in the sky; Allen & Co. canceled

Typically, the week after the Fourth of July sees the Sun Valley area fill up with big names aboard private jets. ...

Photo essay: COVID brings big changes to Zoo Boise

Last month, Zoo Boise started welcoming visitors again after several months closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The popular...

Boise started an economic recovery task force. Details on its work remain limited

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean launched her economic recovery task force to help the city during the pandemic a little more than a...

Utah company acquires Boise-grown data center business

A longstanding Boise data center business got snapped up by an out of state company recently. Tonaquint Data Centers of St....

Washington credit union formally takes over Boise CU, transition on the way

Icon Credit Union, has agreed to merge with Horizon Credit Union and combine $1.5 billion in assets and over 100,000 members.