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Tuesday, October 3
 

6:30pm

Sponsor / VIP Welcome Party
Limited Capacity full
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For all VIPs and anyone who contributed financially or in-kind to Boise Startup Week, the BSW team wants to thank and reward you with an evening of fun before the festivities begin! You'll receive email updates with exact times and location. 

Tuesday October 3, 2017 6:30pm - 7:00pm
 
Wednesday, October 4
 

9:00am

Boise Angel Alliance Presents: Entity Formation Deep Dive

For new and aspiring (or curious) entrepreneurs who want to learn about the far-reaching and surprisingly fraught implications of entity selection, the Boise Angel Alliance will be coordinating two presentations during this timeslot.

The first presentation, from startup attorney Lauren Prew at Holland & Hart, will cover what entrepreneurs need to know about entity formation.

The second presentation will be from Amber Bieg, Managing Partner at Warm Springs Consulting, about the entity selection options for social impact ventures, including benefit corporations and B-Corp certification. 

Speakers
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Amber Bieg

Amber is a philosopher-inventor-ecogeek with a passion for ethical finance and a mission to create a thriving future for everyone. She has nearly 15 years of experience in sustainability marketing, systems design and sustainable development. As the principal of Green-Ideas, Amber has worked with clients such as the City of San Francisco, Autodesk and ChicoBag on strategic sustainability marketing and sustainable behavior change campaigns. Amber has co-authored two feasibility studies focusing on local economic development: 1) A regional textile mill with Fibershed and 2) A localized farm to retail supply chain for the Food Commons. Amber is the co-founder of three ventures: Fabripod LLC, a modern-design home furnishing manufacturer; California Cloth, a sustainable textile line; and Open Tree Map, an open source project. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BA in International Studies with a focus on Economic Development and... Read More →
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Lauren Prew

Lauren Prew helps clients navigate the various stages of the corporate life cycle from entity selection and formation to financing and capitalization, corporate reorganization, and mergers and acquisitions. | | Her clients are of all sizes from early stage start-ups to large pu... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:15am

Boise Angel Alliance Presents: Startup Fundraising Panel Discussion
For entrepreneurs focused on or curious about how to raise capital the right way, the BAA is bringing together a panel of experts to discuss both traditional and unconventional ways to raise money to scale a business. 

Moderator: Vina Rathbone

Panelists:

Josh Boyd
Jack Boren
Russ Whitney
Chris Chattin
Amber Bieg
Ranjit Ahluwalia  

Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:15am - 11:30am
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Gordon Jones presents: An Insider Perspective on Successful Entrepreneurs and Ecosystems
Gordon Jones, Founding Dean, BSU's College of Innovation + Design (CI+D) and former Managing Director at the Harvard i-Lab, will be providing unique insights about cultivating successful entrepreneurs and ecosystems. 

Speakers
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Gordon Jones

Founding Dean, College of Innovation + Design (CI+D), Boise State University
Gordon Jones is the founding Dean of the College of Innovation + Design (CI+D) at Boise State University as of June 2015. CI+D is a diploma granting college tasked with identifying new pathways of learning (from new cross-disciplinary majors to new university initiatives) that y... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Tech Track Keynote: Jateen Parekh, CTO & Founder of Jelli, Inc.
Speakers
avatar for Jateen Parekh

Jateen Parekh

CTO, Jelli Inc
Founder and CTO of Jelli, Inc., Jateen focuses on developing new product categories combining devices, digital content, and services. His design experience is primarily in embedded systems (hardware and software) and management experience in building (and leading) engineering tea... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Startup Crawl: BlackBox VR
Limited Capacity full
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onside visit to Boise tech companies!

Company Bio:

Black Box VR was founded by fitness fanatics Ryan DeLuca & Preston Lewis. The team spent years building Bodybuilding.com into the largest online supplement retailer in the world (with nearly $500m in annual sales). With the collaboration of many talented individuals, they created some of the world’s most recognized supplement brands, chart-topping fitness mobile applications, were honored with award-winning health & fitness campaigns, and created the world’s largest online fitness social network (with over 3m members), while always holding true to the mission of changing people’s lives.

In 2016 Preston and Ryan decided to start their new venture, Black Box VR, with a mission to disrupt the fitness industry once again by creating innovative products and experiences that create lasting change in people’s lives. After trying virtual reality for the first time, Ryan and Preston knew they were experiencing a magically immersive technology that, if paired with resistance training, gaming principles and high intensity cardio, will be the winning combination for people trying to reach their health & fitness goals. Black Box VR is redefining fitness as we know it.


https://www.blackbox-vr.com/



Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Black Box VR 404 S 8th St Suite 200, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Startup Crawl: Drake Cooper
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onside visit to Boise tech companies!

Company Bio:
WE ARE FOR THE AMBITIOUS

We are in the business of creating things. Ideas. Products. Services. And we’re passionate about building stories and connecting people to brands. We derive meaning and motivation from the work we do.

We are not bound by the industry we are in, and we go to extraordinary lengths to create and invent. We value the unique, distinctive and the free spirit that comes with our world. And in an industry that has no rules—we make up our own—with the simple goal that our work makes a difference.

No job here is small, and the big-hearted and enthusiastic find a home among us. We build brands for the ambitious because we ourselves are ambitious.

https://drakecooper.com



Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Drake Cooper 416 S 8th St #300, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

The UX Design Sprint: Rapid Prototyping and User Validation
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VYNYL Product Strategy & Design Lead Jenny Ryan will provide an overview of the Design Sprint, a method pioneered by Google Ventures. Design Sprints are crafted to foster cross-discipline collaboration within an organization to achieve alignment and find a direction for product strategy and UX/UI. 

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ryan

Jenny Ryan

Lead of Product Strategy and Design, VYNYL
Jenny is the Product Strategy & Design Lead at Vynyl. As the team Lead, Jenny manages Vynyl’s UX/UI designers and product strategists, emphasizing collaboration, clear communication, and constant learning. As a designer, Jenny is passionate about solving usability problems, simplifying complex ideas into intuitive interfaces, and pushing the envelope with strategic thinking. Her days are spent balancing user needs with business goals and determining how those get translated visually. In addition, Jenny facilitates... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Startup Crawl: Jelli
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onside visit to Boise tech companies!

Bio:
Jelli is the first cloud-based ad platform
 for the $40 billion global radio market. Our patented technology automates radio advertising for advertisers and network operators, reaching over 245 million listeners monthly and serving billions of ad impressions per year.

Jelli enables radio to take part in the surging programmatic advertising landscape. We work with some of the largest broadcasters in the U.S. Our investors include Relay Ventures, Intel Capital, First Round Capital, iHeartMedia, and Universal Music Group.

https://www.jelli.com


Wednesday October 4, 2017 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Jelli 416 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm

Startup Crawl: Vacasa
Limited Capacity full
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies!

Company Bio:

Vacasa offers professional rental management for more than 6,000 vacation homes in some of the most desirable vacation destinations in the U.S. as well as in 13 countries. With the use of cutting-edge pricing and management technology, Vacasa offers a unique combination of professional management in privately owned homes, making it possible for our guests to enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation experience without compromising on service and convenience. Vacasa's team of passionate hospitality professionals is the finest in the industry, with each Vacasa team member (from housekeepers to reservations agents to local managers) working hard to ensure that each home and every guest is well cared for.

https://www.vacasa.com/



Wednesday October 4, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Vacasa 121 N 9th St #302, Boise, ID 83702

4:45pm

BSW Address from Mayor Dave Bieter
Join us as Mayor Bieter gives a brief introduction to the Startup Week festivities!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Bieter

Dave Bieter

Mayor, City of Boise



Wednesday October 4, 2017 4:45pm - 5:00pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Kickoff Keynote: 'Fireside' chat with Mark Solon, Managing Partner at Tech Stars Ventures
Mark Solon, Managing Director at Tech Stars Ventures, has advised startups and overseen transactions for years. One of the most accomplished professionals in the Boise startup ecosystem, come hear his Kickoff Keynote - a fireside chat with local startup mentor Jeff Reynolds - following Mayor Dave Bieter's introduction on the evening of Wednesday, 10/4. 

EVENT UPDATE: We're happy to announce that Natty Zola, Managing Director of Techstars Boulder, will be flying in to join Mark and Jeff onstage. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Solon

Mark Solon

Managing Partner, Techstars
Mark is a Managing Partner at Techstars Ventures. Previously, he co-founded and was Managing Partner of Highway 12 Ventures and has been investing in and working with startups since 1995. He's served on the board of directors of companies such as SendGrid, Sphero, Purch, Balihoo, Lendio, Statmuse, Two Bit Circus and many others... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

6:00pm

BSW Kickoff Social, feat. USPTO announcement regarding launch of new Idaho Patent Pro Bono Program
The BSW Kickoff Party will follow the Mayor's Address and our Kickoff Keynote, Mark Solon.

Enjoy food and drinks at the Grove Centre West, and hear a special announcement about the launch of a new Patent Pro Bono program being administered by the University of Idaho College of Law.

This new Pro Bono program facilitates the placement of qualified Idaho inventors seeking advice about the patent process with volunteer attorneys who are qualified to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

This program enables the USPTO to work with and support intellectual property law associations across the country in the establishment of pro bono programs designed to assist financially under-resourced independent Inventors and small businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Dillion

Lee Dillion

Associate Dean, University of Idaho College of Law
Lee Dillion is Associate Dean of Boise Programs for the University of Idaho College of Law, and is responsible for the College of Law's expanding programs in the Treasure Valley. He is licensed to practice law in Idaho, and prior to his appointment he was in private practice foc... Read More →
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John Kirkpatrick

Patent Pro Bono Team, USPTO
John Kirkpatrick is a Patent Pro Bono Administrator and Staff Attorney at the USPTO. He is dedicated to making sure that all inventors have access to the patent system, including those who are financially under-resourced. He works with patent pro bono programs across the natio... Read More →
avatar for Mark Radtke

Mark Radtke

Assistant Regional Director, USPTO
Mark Radtke joined the USPTO in 2005 after graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He examined patent applications related to databases, file management and data structures until 2012, when he was promot... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

6:30pm

Pitch Competition: Workshop 1
Limited Capacity full
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Founders who have been admitted to our Pitch Competition will participate in a series of workshops led by experienced pitch expert and startup mentor Will Fowler of Idaho's Small Business Development Center. 


Speakers
avatar for Will Fowler

Will Fowler

Managing Member, Loon Creek Capital
Will Fowler is the Managing Member of angel investment services firm Loon Creek Capital Group, LLC, where he leads the firm’s efforts to create new angel funds across the country. | Loon Creek was started by local angel investors Kevin Learned and Denise Dunlap in 2010 to organize and administer angel funds associated with the Boise Angel Alliance. | | Fowler has overseen the administration of deal screening efforts for the funds. He has expanded the reach of... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702
 
Thursday, October 5
 

9:00am

OWASP Software Security

Presentation Description

Security isn’t just for sys admins and physical infrastructure, developers need to keep an eye out for introducing security design flaws and vulnerabilities as well.   This presentation covers ten vulnerabilities to watch out for when writing web applications (and most of them apply to any type of software).  We’ll cover a few of the ways common technologies (like the user’s browser) get abused by attackers, and what we as application writers can do to stay safe.  We’ll also demonstrate each of the vulnerabilities to give some context for how the attack / defense works in the real world.

 

Clearwater Analytics

Clearwater offers web-based investment accounting and reporting software that automates accounting compliance, performance, and risk reporting for corporations, investment managers, insurers, governments, and other institutional investors. We help finance professionals automate tedious and error-prone manual data entry so they can focus on what they do best: managing their investments.


Speakers
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Doug Drobny

Doug trusts software about as far as he can throw it. He has a Master’s Degree in CS from the University of Idaho and mild paranoia from his work with the United States Navy. Now he’s traded in his tinfoil hat to be the software security guy at Clearwater Analytics, which m... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

Pitch Competition: Workshop 2
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Founders who have been admitted to our Pitch Competition will participate in a series of workshops led by experienced pitch expert and startup mentor Will Fowler of Idaho's Small Business Development Center. 


Speakers
avatar for Will Fowler

Will Fowler

Managing Member, Loon Creek Capital
Will Fowler is the Managing Member of angel investment services firm Loon Creek Capital Group, LLC, where he leads the firm’s efforts to create new angel funds across the country. | Loon Creek was started by local angel investors Kevin Learned and Denise Dunlap in 2010 to organize and administer angel funds associated with the Boise Angel Alliance. | | Fowler has overseen the administration of deal screening efforts for the funds. He has expanded the reach of... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

The Technology Startup: What to consider before developing a product

Jarod Ferguson, CEO at Royal Jay will walk through common fundamental technical requirements of technoogy-based startups. 



Speakers
avatar for Jarod Ferguson

Jarod Ferguson

Chief Executive Officer, Royal Jay
Jarod is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Royal Jay. He has a proven record of accomplishment delivering impactful software solutions across many verticals, including Healthcare. | | Jarod is a Microsoft ASPInsider, 3x Data Platform Development MVP and Data Access Insi... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Emerging Technologies Overview Panel Discussion

Navigating the technology ecosystem as an entrepreneur can be challenging. The emergence and growth of new technologies can provide acceleration or disruption to businesses of all growth stages. Join our panel of experts as we discuss AR/VR, Robotics, IoT , AI/Machine Learning and how these technology platforms support or disrupt our business marketplaces. 

Panelists:

David Leach
IT Director, Enterprise Analytics & Data
Micron Technology

Markus Nigrin
CEO
Blocksmith Inc.

Chris Morgan
Research & Development
Bastian Solutions

Candace Sweigart
Vice President, Technology
Wirestone



Moderators
avatar for Jim Bradbury

Jim Bradbury

GM, Black Box VR - IVRC

Speakers
avatar for David Leach

David Leach

IT Director, Enterprise Analytics & Data, Micron Technology
avatar for Chris Morgan

Chris Morgan

Research & Development, Bastian Solution
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Markus Nigrin

CEO, Blocksmith Inc


Thursday October 5, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

IP Concerns for Startup Founders
A panel of experts, including Mark Radtke from the United States Patent and Trademark Office's division in Denver and Brad Frazer from Boise's Hawley Troxell, will discuss the issues facing founders today. In a lively discussion about best practices for founders, panelists will debate whether (and if so, when) founders should considering investing in protecting their intellectual property.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Frazier

Brad Frazier

Partner, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP
Boise, Idaho native Brad Frazer is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University (Provo; National Merit Scholar) and a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he earned a position on the College’s law review. After law school, he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Utah. | | From 1989 to 1997, Brad was a commercial litigator at the Boise law firm Elam and Burke, becoming a shareholder in 1997. In 1997, Brad accepted an in-house position as Senior Intellectual Property Counsel with Fortune 1000 company Micron Electronics, Inc., and remained with Micron Electronics through its merger with Atlanta-based Interland, Inc., (now Web.com), the... Read More →
avatar for Mark Radtke

Mark Radtke

Assistant Regional Director, USPTO
Mark Radtke joined the USPTO in 2005 after graduating from Boston University with a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering. He examined patent applications related to databases, file management and data structures until 2012, when he was promot... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Keynote: Nathan Barry, Founder & CEO of ConvertKit
Founder and CEO Nathan Barry will tell the story of how he's scaled ConvertKit to achieve a global customer base. More information to come! 

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Barry

Nathan Barry

Founder, ConvertKit
Design and Marketing | @nathanbarry


Thursday October 5, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Social Impact Keynote: Aimee Christensen

Aimee Christensen, Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute and CEO, Christensen Global Strategies

What is the power of innovators and entrepreneurs to build resilience in a time of great environmental, social and political change? What are the risks unique to Idaho that present a competitive advantage? Aimee will explore this question through multiple lenses from her experience in business, government, investment, philanthropy, and advocacy, including in key sectors such as energy, food, and land-use.


Speakers
avatar for Aimee Christensen

Aimee Christensen

Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute for Resilience
Aimee Christensen, Executive Director, Sun Valley Institute and CEO, Christensen Global Strategies


Thursday October 5, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm

Talent Track: Recruiting Social
Meet with local tech employers, hear short introductions about their companies and network with reps. This is not your average job fair. MC'd by the STEM Action Center this event is intended to pair job seekers with ready to hire employers.

- Jelli
- Clearwater Analytics 
- VYNYL 
- Idaho National Labratory
- Cradlepoint
- Blackbox VR
- Micron Technology
- Vacasa
- Ventive
- Balsm Brands
- Blue Cross of Idaho


Thursday October 5, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Capital, Risk and Startup Culture in Boise: Panel Discussion
A panel will discuss capital and risk in Boise, and what it means for the future of entrepreneurs. Moderated by experienced entrepreneur Pete Gombert. Some of the experts include:

Mike Trueba, Idaho Business Development Manager at Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation.

John Williamson, Executive in Residence at BSU College of Business.

Dan Faricy, Executive Director of Trailhead.

Ethan Mansfield, Program Manager at BVEP and former Regional Economist at Idaho Department of Labor. 


Moderators
avatar for Pete Gombert

Pete Gombert

President, Engine Media Group
A three time successful entrepreneur, Pete has founded or co-founded businesses in the accounting, energy, and marketing verticals. His approach to building businesses centers on building high performing, humane cultures focused on disrupting stagnant markets.  | | Most recenetly Pete founded and led Balihoo from startup to the leading marketing automation provider in the local marketing space. Balihoo was acquired by Engine in 2016. Prior to Balihoo Pete was the founder of Enerx, an enterprise software company focused on providing Trading and Risk Management solutions to the energy industry. Enerx was acquired by KW International in 2001 and the combined entity was subsequently acquired by Sunguard. Prior to Enerx he was also the co-founder of Red Celsius, an early provider of Activity Based Accounting solutions to the Energy and Financial Services... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Startup Crawl: Clearwater Analytics
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onside visit to Boise tech companies!

Company Bio:

Clearwater Analytics® is the leading provider of web-based investment portfolio accounting, reporting, and reconciliation services for institutional investors at thousands of organizations.

Clearwater aggregates, reconciles, and reports on more than $2 trillion in assets across thousands of accounts daily. Our clients include corporate treasuries, insurance companies, investment managers, banks, governments, and other institutional investors both in the United States and worldwide.



Thursday October 5, 2017 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Clearwater Analytics 777 W Main St #900, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Diversity & Inclusion Panel Discussion

Engage and explore what diversity means. Moderator Gayla Thomas-Dabney, Boise State University Director of Equity and Inclusion will address basic questions of diversity. Several panelists from the for-profit and nonprofit spaces will share their insights as well.



Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

President, Figure 8 Investment Strategies
Lisa has spent most of her career working at the intersection of economics and social justice, as a deep believer in the power of business to influence social change. After 20+ years of leadership in sustainable, responsible and impact investing, Lisa founded Figure 8 Investment... Read More →
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Nick Crabbs

Partner, VYNYL
Nick is a partner and founding member of Vynyl, a product development firm that works with corporations, institutions, and investors to build unique mobile, web, VR & AR applications that are technically excellent, visually appealing, and create real & measurable business value. ... Read More →
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Alecia Hoobing

VP, Program Management, Cradlepoint
Innovation! | Co-founding Women Innovators (W.IN)
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Alex Suggs

Research and Consulting Coordinator, IBIS Consulting Group
Alex Suggs is the Research and Consulting Coordinator at IBIS. She comes from a strong background of marketing and design. Through an intrinsic desire to form a career around social impact, she opted to pursue an MBA at Boise State University where she worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Responsible Business Initiative at the College of Business and Economics. In this capacity, she headed the development of the... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Pitch Competition: Workshop 3
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Founders who have been admitted to our Pitch Competition will participate in a series of workshops led by experienced pitch expert and startup mentor Will Fowler of Idaho's Small Business Development Center. 


Speakers
avatar for Will Fowler

Will Fowler

Managing Member, Loon Creek Capital
Will Fowler is the Managing Member of angel investment services firm Loon Creek Capital Group, LLC, where he leads the firm’s efforts to create new angel funds across the country. | Loon Creek was started by local angel investors Kevin Learned and Denise Dunlap in 2010 to organize and administer angel funds associated with the Boise Angel Alliance. | | Fowler has overseen the administration of deal screening efforts for the funds. He has expanded the reach of... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm

Startup Crawl: Cradlepoint
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies!

Cradlepoint is the leading provider of cloud-based wired and wireless WAN networking solutions for Distributed and Mobile Enterprises. Cradlepoint solutions provide the strongest wireless and broadband performance while delivering proven network system interoperability. Cradlepoint’s broad family of high-performance router platforms are designed for deployment in mission-critical applications that require 24x7 connectivity. With both integrated wireless and wired WAN and non-integrated versions, our solutions are ideal for distributed and mobile operations and emerging industries that require either remote connectivity or multi-WAN redundancy. Cradlepoint’s NetCloud platform enables enterprise network administrators to easily create, monitor, manage, and maintain their distributed network running on different WAN sources from a single location. Founded in 2006, Cradlepoint has shipped over 1.4 million routing platforms and offers solutions certified and promoted by major worldwide carriers. Cradlepoint is a privately held company with headquarters in Boise, Idaho.

www.cradlepoint.com


Thursday October 5, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Cradlepoint 1111 W Jefferson St #400, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm

Startup Crawl: Ventive
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies!

Company Bio:
At Ventive, we are the managers who hold your idea in one hand and the tools to construct in the other; the conduit between design and development. Whether it’s an application, website or custom CRM system, we take bottled lightning and build experiences.

We are a technology agency with developmental chops and a flair for UX design. 

https://www.getventive.com/




Thursday October 5, 2017 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Ventive 121 N 9th St #101, Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

The Idaho Virtual Reality Council Presents: VR Bash 2017, Featuring Keynote Speaker Robert Scoble
VR Bash 2017 will be a celebration of all thigngs VR, with up to 1,500 enthusiastic attendees and world-class vendors, each bringing an array of exciting virtual and augmented reality experiences for the community to interact with. Featuring VR Keynote Speaker Robert Scoble. 

More details and tickets are available at the IVRC's Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ivrc-2017-vr-bash-tickets-37703968585

Speakers
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Transformation Group
Robert Scoble is an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. He later worked for Fast Company as a video blogger, and then Rackspace and t... Read More →



Thursday October 5, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
JUMP Boise 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

7:00pm

Social Impact/B Corp - CS Bldg Balcony Mixer
Learn more about local B Corps, a new type of company structure that uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Enjoy light appetizers and drinks with a balcony view of the Grove plaza.

Thursday October 5, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

7:30pm

BSW Block Party feat. Lounge on Fire and Nick Delffs
The BSW Block Party will feature a live music showcase along with craft beer from Idaho's Craft Brewers Guild. We'll also highlight some unconventional local startups, emphasizing Idaho's unique culture of markers, tinkerers and problem-solving pioneers. 

Music Acts by Boise Bands:
Nick Delfs
Lounge on Fire

Event Sponsored by: CCDC and Treefort Music Fest

 


Thursday October 5, 2017 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Grove Plaza
 
Friday, October 6
 

9:00am

Civic Tech 101: Intro to Boise Brigade, a Code for America Chapter
Learn about the work of Boise Brigade, and connect with other civic-minded technologists! Brian will explain what we've done so far, what our goals are, and how to get involved. 

Friday October 6, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Fireside Chat with Amber Knight, Director of Corporate Development at Vacasa
Moderators
avatar for Chuck Westerberg

Chuck Westerberg

Business Development / Partnerships, VP, Blackbox VR
VR enthusiast and consultant, teller of tales, creative problem solver, history buff, Chuck is an advocate for the use of VR and AR technologies as teaching tools in university and secondary school settings. He enjoys watching people having their minds blown when they experience... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amber Knight

Amber Knight

Corporate Development, Sr. Director, Vacasa


Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Friday Keynote: Marketing Startups to Larger Companies + Discussion about Albertsons' Acquisition of Plated (Biggest exit in Shark Tank history)

Collin Lodge, Director, Corporate Development & Strategy at Albertsons Companies Inc., will be presenting on approaches startups can take to market themselves to larger companies. Topics covered will include:

The Strategic Investment Process

1.     Transaction steps and timeline

2.     Types of Investments and nuances of each

3.     What to expect:  Tips and Procedures

How To Look Attractive To A Larger Corporation:

1.     Commercial Contracts 101

2.     Wants & Desires of Corporations

a.     Scalability and the Big Win

b.    Pride of Ownership

c.     Know the competition

d.    Data protection

3.     Managing Unanticipated Growth

After the presentation, Collin will be interviewed by Nick Taylor, Partner at Stoel Rives, about Albertsons' recent acquisition of Plated - the most successful exit in Shark Tank's history.


Friday October 6, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:45pm

Pitch Competition: Demo Day
Startup founders from BSW's Pitch Competition will present their pitches to a panel of some of the most experienced entrepreneurs, advisors and investors in Idaho. Winning startups will receive subsantial prize packages to help their businesses grow. Our panel of judges includes:

Jessica Rolph, Founder & CEO, Lovevery
Dave Harris, COO at Rockies Venture Club
Ian Harris, President & CEO, Vynyl
Michael Sumpter, Director, BSU Venture College


To apply to the Pitch Competition (and participate in the workshops), apply here: boisestartupweek.org/pitch

Friday October 6, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Boise Centre West 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Cryptocurrency Discussion
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A lively discussion about the technical aspects of cryptocurrencies and the potentially revolutionary implications of blockhain technology.

Moderator Erick Herring (CTO, Vynyl) will guide a discussion with Gaby Dagher, Computer Science professor at Boise State University. Additional panelists to be announced soon.  

Moderators
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Erick Herring

CTO, VYNYL
Over twenty-five years experience in technology and product development -- 15 years in CTO/senior executive roles. | | Erick is a partner and CTO of VYNYL - High Fidelity Software & Design.

Friday October 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

How to Attract and Keep Talent
HR Professional Megan Blanchard will discuss how startups can attract and keep talent in the Boise market. 

Speakers
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Megan Blanchard

Human Resource Business Partner, Title Resource Group
As a former college athlete, I know what it takes to lead a team to victory. In my professional career, I have learned to use my drive and passion for excellence to lead teams to think strategically and to conquer new initiatives. I am a very driven individual with a passion for... Read More →


Friday October 6, 2017 3:00pm - 3:30pm
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

3:30pm

W.IN Speedmentoring for Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Need some advice on a challenge (or two) you are facing? Join a large, multi-discipline group of generous mentors and ambitious founders as you connect in a speed-dating style event that will (hopefully!) see everyone finding the help they need to make progress in their entrepreneurial journey. Indulge in eight, 5-minute speedmentoring conversations with highly experienced mentors and find the path to overcome your latest hurdle.

Over 25 mentors from companies including: Cradlepoint, HP, T-Sheets, Vynyl, Forstra, In Time Tech, Boise State, Idaho Nonprofit Center, Midas Gold Idaho, Idaho Botanical Garden, J.R. Simplot Company, We Love Boise Real Estate, Idaho STEM Action Center and more!

RSVP required (so we have the right number of mentors). An event from Women Innovators


Moderators
avatar for Alecia Hoobing

Alecia Hoobing

VP, Program Management, Cradlepoint
Innovation! | Co-founding Women Innovators (W.IN)

Friday October 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Startup War Stories: Ignite Talks
Acclaimed startup mentor Jeff Reynolds will host a lively event featuring short, ignite-style talks from several local entrepreneurs. Expect to have a great time in a relaxed atmosphere as our speakers tell colorful stories about the less-than-glamorous side of startup life. 

Speakers will include:
Pat Sewell, CEO of Forsta & formerly a Founder at Cradlepoint
Kenton Lee, Founder, The Shoe That Grows
Brooke Linville, Founder, ION VR
David Murray, Founder, DealCheap (now Product Owner at T-Sheets)
Markus Nigrin, Founder, Blocksmith 
Courtney Feider, Organizational Strategist and Executive Coach 

Moderators
avatar for Jeff Reynolds

Jeff Reynolds

Once upon a time, I was a ditch digger and a bowling alley mechanic. Eventually I veered into marketing and software. Since then, my career has touched nearly every aspect of communications and technology, from brand architecture to marketing automation to application development. | | Currently, I split my time between marketing/technology consulting, advising non-profits and startups, and running a small portfolio of software companies that serve as a learning laboratory on modern marketing and... Read More →

Friday October 6, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

8:00pm

BSU v. BYU Watch Party
Wrap up the week with an evening of football! BSU will be hosting a watch party for the game, and we'll have food provided by Boise Fry Company. With multiple projectors and the visual arts lab networking TVs to make a MEGA screen, this is certainly the way to cool off after a fun week of events.


Friday October 6, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St, Boise, ID 83702