Boise Startup Week is back – with a new name and widened focus: Boise Entrepreneur Week. The weeklong event will largely be virtual, with a few exceptions.
Dozens of events will start Tuesday, October 19th. The first afternoon features a packed lineup. The event starts at 2:15 pm with Boise Mayor Lauren McLean, followed by interviews and discussions with Cradlepoint CMO Todd Krautkramer, Connetic Ventures’ Chris Hjelm, PIVOT’s Kristin Armstrong, Idaho Women’s Business Center’s Diane Bevan, Governor Brad Little, and more.
(Disclosure: BoiseDev is a media sponsor for this year’s event, and I interviewed Krautkramer.)
The second full day starts at 9 am, with programming all morning and afternoon. The annual Trailmix Pitch Competition takes off at 4:30 pm, with food and beverage startups competing for cash and other prizes.
Wednesday wraps up with the in-person BEW Block Party at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place with music and networking. Masks will be required to attend.
Thursday’s programming includes discussions on cryptocurrency, venture capital, growing from a startup to the “grownup” phase, and sessions on cybersecurity. That afternoon features the Hacking for Homebuilding competition, with college teams pitching ideas in the home construction space.
Friday focuses in on Idaho Women in Technology, intellectual property, crowdfunding, childcare, and a discussion on securing A-round funding with Tovuti’s Troy McClain.