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Laser-engraved floorplans & building security solution win top prizes at Hacking for Homebuilding competition

Boise State’s Venture College and Boise Entrepreneur Week announced the winners for the Hacking for Homebuilding challenge. Competitors were tasked with identifying solutions to...

What’s a switchel? Innovative Idaho drink wins Trailmix competition for cash & Albertsons exposure

It’s Boise Entrepreneur Week and the Trailmix Pitch Competition announced its winner. The winners were husband and wife Eric and Sam Herrera who co-founded Erth...

Renamed Boise Entrepreneur Week ready for (mostly) virtual event

Boise Startup Week is back - with a new name and widened focus: Boise Entrepreneur Week. The weeklong event will largely be virtual,...

New office building to host growing Boise private equity firm

Another new office building will sprout up at Ten Mile Crossing. The latest office building will go up three stories, with about 73,000 square feet...

IndieDwell lands new investors, moves manufacturing out of Idaho

An Idaho-based affordable housing company landed itself a new investor, but its Canyon County manufacturing facility is still closed.  Earlier this year, BoiseDev brought you...

Boise startup lands funds to help online buying align with shoppers’ values

Two Boise women hope to make it easier for people shopping online to buy from businesses that align with their values - whatever they...

Boise’s Clearwater Analytics files for IPO, could fetch $4 billion valuation

Boise's Clearwater Analytics hopes to go public on the New York Stock Exchange, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The IPO...

Bars, rooftop & more: Treefort plans a permanent fort downtown, lands investment partners

Treefort Music Festival announced it would build a new, permanent venue, known as Treefort Music Hall. It would go up at Capitol Blvd. and...

Calling all entrepreneurs: Applications open for Boise Entrepreneur Week

Boise Entrepreneur Week is coming up October 18 through the 22 and any Idahoan with an idea is invited to participate. Now in its...

Boise startup brings its toys to Target stores

A Boise startup just took its products to retail - big-time retail. A small selection of developmental toys from Lovevery is now available at some...

Vacasa, a vacation rental co. with Boise roots, aims to go public in $4.5 billion deal

Vacasa, the large vacation rental company with a strong presence in Boise, says it plans to go public this fall. The deal, which would come...

Boise software company founded by Apprentice star lands large growth investment

A Boise area software company landed a big investment round this summer. Tovuti LMS added $8 million to its coffers in an investment round...

LunchBox Wax went from one Boise salon to dozens nationwide. Now it has a high-profile new owner

The first LunchBox Wax salon opened in Downtown Boise in 2010. Debi Lane moved from Sun Valley, started the waxing-only salon with the attention-grabbing...

From tech startup to… duck calls? TSheets founders invest in another Eagle startup

Matt Rissell and Brandon Zehm started a small business to provide timesheet tracking for users of the QuickBooks platform in 2006. Just more...

Caldwell footwear co. expands in the US & internationally; names sandals after Idaho towns

In 2015, Chance Stevenson was promoted to president of High Country Plastics, a Caldwell company that specializes in rotational molding. Soon after, Stevenson says...