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Monday, October 17
 

1:00pm

 
Tuesday, October 18
 

9:30am

Startup 101: Understanding and Navigating the Risks of a Startup Company
Limited Capacity filling up

Clay will discuss risks that entrepreneurs commonly encounter when starting a company, including: 

 

  • ·       imprudent corporate practices that can lead to personal liability;
  • ·       the importance of founder agreements;
  • ·       the basics of business valuation;
  • ·       the pros and cons of angel and venture capital investments;
  • ·       why contracts are important;
  • ·       strategies for protecting your intellectual property assets;
  • ·       the basics of the wage and hour laws;
  • ·       using insurance to hedge against cash flow risks;
  • ·       the dangers of going wild and crazy with employee benefits as a startup.

Speakers
avatar for Clay Gill

Clay Gill

Attorney, Moffatt Thomas
Clay Gill is a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho law firm, Moffatt Thomas.  Clay takes on each of his clients’ issues as if they were his own.  His passion and creativity distinguish him from most lawyers.  On the litigation front he excels at trial strategy, and his business and financial background makes him a strong candidate for all commercial litigation matters.  On the transactional front, his... Read More →


Tuesday October 18, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Office Hours with Jason Crawforth
Limited Capacity full

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: jasoncrawforth.youcanbook.me

Speakers

Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Coffee Break
Welcome to Basecamp, the place you can come relax, have a cup of coffee, and get information about Boise Startup Week events. 

Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
JUMP 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

10:30am

Office Hours with Josh Hallock
This is a DROP-IN office hours session and does not require separate registration. 

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hallock

Joshua Hallock

Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Originally from Idaho, Joshua directs Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado. In this role, he serves as the chief advisor to the Regional Director and the USPTO on outreach and strategic engagement throughout Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska).


Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

11:30am

Business Base Camp: Where Ideas Get Started
Limited Capacity full

Business Base Camp is an interactive two-hour workshop that helps vet the feasibility of your business idea. The first part of the workshop focuses on the fundamental things you need to know before starting any business. The second part of the workshop uses the Business Model Canvas to look at your idea from may different perspectives in order to give you the tools you need do determine whether or not it will be successful.

Speaker(s): Will Fowler, Steve Miller

Separate registration required. Sign up here: https://goo.gl/m7WxVu 



Tuesday October 18, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
SBDC Business Accelerator 520 W Idaho St Boise, ID, 83702

12:00pm

Civic Innovation: Technology and Economic Development
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Code for America innovators, OpenCounter, to learn about how they developed a tool for Santa Cruz and scaled their business to serve cities across the U.S., and hear from the City of Boise team using this tool to help Boise’s startups launch.



Tuesday October 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Millennial Careers: Recruiting the Next Generation Workforce
This presentation will provide an overview of the ManpowerGroup Millennial Survey and share the insights about Millennial workers and their thoughts on career growth and development, job security, and workplace preferences. The presentation will focus on the six strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing Millennial workers.

Food will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Leonova

Natalia Leonova

Area Director of Recruiting, Experis
Natalia Leonova is a recruiting and staffing professional at Experis with more than 18 years of experience in the industry. In her current role as the Area Director of Recruiting with Experis, the professional resourcing and project-based workforce solutions brand of ManpowerGroup, Natalia supports the California, Utah and Idaho markets. | | Over the years she has helped many Fortune 1000 and start-up clients across the US solve their workforce... Read More →


Tuesday October 18, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Office Hours with Jessica Rolph
Limited Capacity full

This event requires separate registration. Please sign up here: https://jessicarolph.youcanbook.me/

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Rolph

Jessica Rolph

CEO, Happy Baby Foods
Jessica Rolph is a Founding Partner and COO of Happy Family, a leading brand of organic baby and toddler food that launched Mother’s Day 2006. In 2011, Happy Family was named the top growing food company by Inc. Magazine. Two years later, the company had more than a 4 percent share of the U.S. baby-food market and was generating gross sales of more than $90 million. In 2013, Happy Family sold 90% of its equity to DANONE. | | Her passion... Read More →



Tuesday October 18, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Architecting Your Software Stack: Mobile, Web and Server
Limited Capacity seats available

The latest best practices in architecting your software solution, from devops, APIs, testing, for web applications, and mobile app integration. Whether you’re starting from scratch or adding on, we’ll talk about it.

Speakers


Tuesday October 18, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

2:30pm

Office Hours with Josh Hallock
This is a DROP-IN office hours event and does not require separate registration. 

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Hallock

Joshua Hallock

Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Originally from Idaho, Joshua directs Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado. In this role, he serves as the chief advisor to the Regional Director and the USPTO on outreach and strategic engagement throughout Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska).


Tuesday October 18, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

3D Graphics in Business
Limited Capacity seats available

3D graphics can improve your business through promotion, education and demonstration -- whether it's in your browser, on your phone or in VR. 

Speakers

Tuesday October 18, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm

UX Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Demystify design thinking by translating “design” from an abstract idea into a practical, everyday tool for your business.

Know your user and involve them in the design process through an integrated and collaborative process.

Design, prototype and test your Minimal Viable Experience (MVE) quickly, efficiently and profitably. 

Speakers

Tuesday October 18, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

B Corp Social
*First 50 people get FREE order of Boise Fry. Co french fries!

B Corps & Beers Social

 

RSVP with Facebook event here  

 

Come celebrate the inaugural Boise Startup Week by grabbing a free frosty brew! We'll be pouring some limited-release New Belgium beers (including a collaboration with fellow B-Corp Ben & Jerry's). Further support business as a force for good by grabbing a scrumptious, local dinner from Boise Fry Company's food truck which will be onsite. 

Meet some of Idaho's leading B Corps and learn more about how understanding your company's social & environmental impact can increase your bottom line. Treefort, Oliver Russell, Flynner Homes, Happy Family, Prosperity Organic Foods will be on site to talk about using business as a force for good. 

B Corps are changing the way businesses impact the world for good. Learn more about B Corps here: https:// www.bcorporation.net/

This event is a collaboration between awesome local Idaho B Corps, The Idaho SBDCBoise State Responsible Business Initiative, and the City of Boise


Tuesday October 18, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
SBDC Business Accelerator 520 W Idaho St Boise, ID, 83702
 
Wednesday, October 19
 

9:00am

Social Enterprise and the Law: B Corps, Worker Cooperatives, and more
Social entrepreneurs make many decisions when organizing a company's legal structure. Participants will gain a greater understanding of their choices and learn about creative mechanisms to serve the triple bottom line.

Speakers

Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Boise Business Accelerator (Greenhouse) 520 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

US Patent & Trademark Office Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Save time & money for your business – Molly Kocialski and Josh Hallock from the Rocky Mountain U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be at Trailhead to discuss business strategies for your intellectual property (patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights).

Joining them are Chris Cuneo, Elizabeth Schierman, Katy Ritter, and Brad Frazer. 

Get a basic overview of trademarking and patent basics and then stick around for one-on-one conversations and a Q&A.


Moderators
avatar for Molly Kocialski

Molly Kocialski

Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office, USPTO
As the Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), since January 2016, Mollybeth (Molly) Kocialski carries out the strategic direction of the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and is responsible for leading the Rocky Mountain regional office. Focusing on the nine states within this region and actively engaging with the community, Ms. Kocialski ensures... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cuneo

Chris Cuneo

Chris Cuneo is a registered patent attorney practicing primarily in the areas of patent litigation, prosecution, licensing, and other complex litigation. His practice includes a wide variety of technologies such as aircraft systems, routers, computer software, computer networks, network security, firearms and firearm accessories, environmental monitoring and cleanup, automotive systems, financial and banking systems, and medical devices. Mr... Read More →
avatar for Brad Frazer

Brad Frazer

Internet, IP and IT Attorney | | Bradlee Frazer is a member of Hawley Troxell's business and finance group and chairs the firm’s Internet and intellectual property group. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also involved with related transactional work and litigation. Mr. Frazer has written extensively on... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Hallock

Joshua Hallock

Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Originally from Idaho, Joshua directs Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement for the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado. In this role, he serves as the chief advisor to the Regional Director and the USPTO on outreach and strategic engagement throughout Rocky Mountain region (including Colorado, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska).
avatar for Katy Ritter

Katy Ritter

Director and Technology Transfer Officer, Office of Technology Transfer at Boise State University | | While not a lawyer for Boise State, she did earn a law degree, and before that a master’s degree in chemistry. This unique intersection of interests between law and chemistry prepared her perfectly for her current position. “I can delve through patents with an understanding of the background behind contracts, sections and why... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Schierman

Elizabeth Schierman

Patent Attorney / Law Professor, TraskBritt, P.C. / Univ. Idaho College of Law
A Patent Attorney in Boise, Idaho, with the IP boutique law firm, TraskBritt, P.C. out of Salt Lake. She represents entrepreneurs and established businesses in patent and trademark protection matters around the globe. Elizabeth also works with clients to secure valuable protection, both in the U.S. and abroad, for inventions, business names, logos, designs, etc. She has a degree in Chemical Engineering, and her work spans the breadth of the... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:00am - 11:00am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Coffee Break
Welcome to Basecamp, the place you can come relax, have a cup of coffee, and get information about Boise Startup Week events. 

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
JUMP 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Office Hours with Matt McKinlay
Limited Capacity full

Matt McKinlay is a partner at Advanced CFO Solutions, responsible for the Idaho market. 
Advanced CFO has helped over 200 companies raise more than $1 billion in capital over the past 20 years. 

Matt has 18 years’ experience working with a wide array of companies in multiple industries as a senior leader.  Matt is and has been CFO of numerous companies and is skilled at helping solve difficult financial and operational challenges. 

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: https://mattmckinlay.youcanbook.me/ 

Speakers
avatar for Matt McKinlay

Matt McKinlay

Advanced CFO Solutions
Matt McKinlay is a partner at Advanced CFO Solutions, responsible for the Idaho market. Advanced CFO has helped over 200 companies raise more than $1 billion in capital over the past 20 years. Matt has 18 years’ experience working with a wide array of companies in multiple industries as a senior leader. Matt is and has been CFO of numerous companies and is skilled at helping solve difficult financial and operational challenges. Matt... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

1:00pm

Meet the Press: Idaho Business Review
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Office Hours with Karen Meyer
Limited Capacity full

This event requires separate registration. Please sign up here: https://karenmeyer.youcanbook.me/

Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Office Hours with Pete Gombert
Limited Capacity full

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: petegombert.youcanbook.me
 

Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Unity Certification
Get Unity Certified Unlock - the ultimate perk for your career in game development. Become a Unity Certified Developer and show employers you have the Unity skills they are looking for to improve your chances of landing that dream job doing what you love most — making games.

Unity Certification requires a $250.00 testing fee. Please bring a government-issued photo ID, proof of identity is required at check in. You will also need to bring your own Wi-Fi enabled laptop; a mouse and power cord are also recommended.

FAQs: https://certification.unity.com/faq





Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Boise Code Works 404 S. 8th Street Lower Level Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Raising Money: How to do it and Who to Ask
Limited Capacity filling up

Can I raise money?  From where?  How do I find an investor?

Get answers to the questions that haunt entrepreneurs and more.

This seminar features venture professionals giving you the best advice and up-to-date information on what entrepreneurs need to successfully raise money. The presentation will include an extensive Q&A session with the speakers. The seminar will discuss current trends, the basics of the fundraising process, finding the right investor for you, and how to raise capital from the perspective of a seasoned entrepreneur and an investor. 

Presenters: 

David Politis - The David Politis Company
Jerry Henley - Sorenson Capital
Leif Elgethun - Retrolux, LLC
Matt McKinlay - Advanced CFO Solutions 



Speakers
avatar for Leif Elgethun

Leif Elgethun

CEO, Retrolux
avatar for Matt McKinlay

Matt McKinlay

Advanced CFO Solutions
Matt McKinlay is a partner at Advanced CFO Solutions, responsible for the Idaho market. Advanced CFO has helped over 200 companies raise more than $1 billion in capital over the past 20 years. Matt has 18 years’ experience working with a wide array of companies in multiple industries as a senior leader. Matt is and has been CFO of numerous companies and is skilled at helping solve difficult financial and operational challenges. Matt... Read More →
avatar for David Politis

David Politis

President & CEO, The David Politis Company
David Politis has helped create over $1.1 billion in new value for companies and their owners through the Power of Publicity and Digital Marketing. His first book – “66 RULES for Publicity Success” -- is designed specifically to help entrepreneurs, inventors, and business owners learn the rules and steps to take to compel journalists, bloggers and customers to help publicize and promote your products and services ... on TV, radio, on the... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm

Stories of Vision and Struggle from Early Stage Startup CEOs
Limited Capacity filling up

Topic: Story of the company’s journey

-       Grinding to find product/ market fit and resonance

-       Coping with stress and work/ life balance issues

-       Finding the strength to persevere

-       Stories of funding challenges.  Bootstrap, Angel investment, VC pursuit

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Jeff Ehlers

Jeff Ehlers

VP, CoEfficient Services
Chapter Director of Startup Grind Boise. 3 time founder, having started companies in ecommerce, agtech, and financial services. Also interned in Silicon Valley and was CFO for a venture-backed Utah startup. Currently helps multiple startups through his outsourced accounting firm, CoEfficient Services. Outside of work, Jeff has 3 girls (twins plus an infant), enjoys roadbiking, and is a huge San Francisco Giants fan.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hausske

Jason Hausske

Founder, One4All
avatar for George Seybold

George Seybold

Founder, Talloo
Every day I seek to be unrealistic. I believe life itself is unrealistic. My very existence is as random, impossible and unrealistic as it gets. | | Only unrealistic people accomplish extraordinary things. I have accomplished great things, and I am not yet finished.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Opening Panel Discussion: Boise’s Tech Startup Scene: past, present and future
Limited Capacity filling up

Topic: Idaho’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, past, present and future.


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Michael Hollenbeck

Michael Hollenbeck

CEO, Proskriptive
If you're interested in talking about how technology can solve some of the critical problems that lead to massive inefficiency in healthcare let's chat. If you're an aspiring data scientist, c# developer, or someone who has experience selling into healthcare please come and find me!
FS

Faisal Shah

CEO, AppDetex


Wednesday October 19, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

5:30pm

2016 VR Bash
FEATURED EXPERIENCES

The Idaho Virtual Reality Council provides an opportunity for VR and AR enthusiasts and evangelists at every level to participate, learn, and network with industry experts. Featuring a variety of experiences that allow attendees to explore what’s next in the worlds of virtual reality, augmented reality and technology, IVRC proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together.

IMMERSE-A-THON AWARDS

What is an “IMMERSE-A-THON”? Think Hackathon for VR / AR with cooler prizes. The 2016 Immerse-A-Thon will take place October 14th - 16th and the winners will be announced at the October 19th VR Bash, reaping some amazing prizes.

VIPs:
Mark Cranney, Andreessen Horowitz#1 Early-Stage Investor in the World (Oculus, Facebook, Twitter)

Hardie Tankersley, SilverDraft, Reality Fabrication, Previously Fox TV!st VR Emmy Award for Sleepy Hollow (Fox)

HTC Vive Executives: Jason Ray and Brian LoweUnity Team

In Partnership With: STEMbus, University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho Game Developers, SilverDraft, Boise Startup Week, VYNYL, VRigami, Villusion Studios, 360 Immersive, Wire Stone, Immerse-a-thon, and more! 


Speakers
MC

Mark Cranney

Andreessen Horowitz #1 Early-Stage Investor in the World (Oculus, Facebook, Twitter)



Wednesday October 19, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Knitting Factory 416 S 9th St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Thursday, October 20
 

8:45am

Social Impact & Donuts [STUDENTS ONLY]
Enjoy local donuts and stroll through downtown with some of Boise's most exciting young social entrepreneurs. We will end at the new JUMP lobby with some coffee to chase down the donuts.

This event is for students only. 

Speakers
avatar for Drew Lorona

Drew Lorona

Treefort Music Fest
Associate Producer & Co-Founder of Treefort Music Festival
KS

Kelli Sol

Founder & Director of Global Service Partnership
AW

Angeli Weller

Director of Responsible Business Initiative at Boise State


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
JUMP 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

Unity Workshop - Intro
Limited Capacity seats available

Beginners welcome! Participants will be introduced to the Unity game engine while learning about workflows and functions most used by the best game studios. During this training, participants will learn about many of the various systems and tools Unity provides for the development of games.

Intro to Unity Workshop topics:

- Workflow general work

- Unity scripting

- The graphics pipeline

- Global Illumination (GI)

- Physically based rendering (PBR)

- Physical Audio Animation (Mecanim)

 

Preparation:

Before arriving, participants must install the latest stable version of Unity, which for now is 5.3.5 (please do not install the beta due to changes in characteristics and instability). In addition, participants must open Unity at least once before Roadshow - internet needed the first time the software is opened. It is also advised to carry a mouse.

Workshop:

Who: Anyone interested in learning how to use Unity to develop games and interactive applications.

What: Learn how to create a 3D game from start to finish using Unity in this practical workshop by the Unity Field Engineer 

What to bring: Laptop and charger. * Users of Mac OS X 10.6.5 must have or higher installed to use Unity 5 *; will receive a trial key Unity Pro and the download link to the event. Your ticket registration; printed or on your phone.

EXACT ROOM: Boise State Library, 2nd Floor 



Thursday October 20, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Boise State University 1910 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725

10:00am

All About Boise
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about why people love to live and work in Boise from a few great local business leaders. They will talk about their businesses as well as the social, cultural and outdoor amenities that the area has to offer.

Speakers
JF

Jess Flynn

CEO of Red Sky PR
PM

Prince McClinton

CEO of Art of Visuals
BW

Brad Weigle

Digital Director at Drake Cooper


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Coffee Break
Welcome to Basecamp, the place you can come relax, have a cup of coffee, and get information about Boise Startup Week events. 

Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
JUMP 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Startup CEO Panel
Limited Capacity full

Participants: CEOs of budding startups that are at least 1 year into the journey

Topic: Story of the company’s journey

-       Grinding to find product/ market fit and resonance

-       Coping with stress and work/ life balance issues

-       Finding the strength to persevere

-       Stories of funding challenges.  Bootstrap, Angel investment, VC pursuit

-       How we achieved product/ market fit to establish resonance/relevance & lift

-       To pivot or not to pivot?  How our initial vision changed and what we did to get there

-       Overview of funding history and tips to getting funded

-       How to cope with the stress trials & tribulations of life as a startup CEO

 


Moderators
avatar for Jeff Ehlers

Jeff Ehlers

VP, CoEfficient Services
Chapter Director of Startup Grind Boise. 3 time founder, having started companies in ecommerce, agtech, and financial services. Also interned in Silicon Valley and was CFO for a venture-backed Utah startup. Currently helps multiple startups through his outsourced accounting firm, CoEfficient Services. Outside of work, Jeff has 3 girls (twins plus an infant), enjoys roadbiking, and is a huge San Francisco Giants fan.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Betts

Clint Betts

CEO, Beehive Startups
Clint Betts is the founder, CEO, and executive editor of Beehive Startups. He is also the co-founder and Managing Director of StartStudio, host of the Beehive Podcast, and chairman of StartFEST. A Utah native, Clint still resides in the Beehive State with his wife and three kids. He studied journalism and political science at Utah Valley University.
avatar for Owen Fuller

Owen Fuller

Co-founder, Qzzr
| Owen Fuller is the Co-founder and Chief Evangelist at Qzzr. He and his team help the world's best marketers and publishers get better traffic, leads, and insights through quizzes, polls, and lists. Their software platform has over 200,000 users, including top brands like ESPN, Red Bull, HubSpot, and NBC. Before Qzzr, Owen built and sold Fit Marketing, an inbound marketing agency that rode years of 100%+ annual growth to... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Westwood

Ryan Westwood

CEO, Simplus
Ryan Westwood is a serial entrepreneur and Inc 500 CEO who has successfully exited two companies. He is currently CEO of Simplus. Ryan is a bestselling author with the recent release of his book, The Five Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur, set to release beginning of March. Ryan is a columnist at Forbes and has authored articles in Wall Street Journal. He has also been featured in numerous publications, such as Huffington Post, Utah... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Office Hours with Nick Flores (Impact Investing)
Want to talk to someone about impact investing? Nick is your man. 

Spots are limited. Separate registration required: https://nickflores.youcanbook.me/ 

Speakers
avatar for Nick Flores

Nick Flores

Director, The CAPROCK Group
Nick brings to The CAPROCK Group a diversity of financial and business development experience, with particular expertise in impact investing and real assets.  In his previous position with Emcor Securities, he designed investment strategies for the firm’s impact-oriented clients, and crafted business plans for the firm’s sustainable forestry initiatives within the timberland space.  Prior to that, Nick served as a Director... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

[FULL] Office Hours with Len Jordan
Limited Capacity full

Len Jordan, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT MADRONA VENTURE GORUP

Len joined Madrona in January 2010. He is interested in analytics systems that radically transform economics for big industries, and consumer products that change the way we see, hear, feel and sense life. “There are some amazing companies developing systems that could dramatically change the way products are marketed and sold. Billions are spent marketing through the internet, retail, sales forces and e-commerce. Measuring, optimizing and attributing performance will be as important to the future of marketing as was the change wireless technology made to the communication industry. Healthcare and education will be next.”

He most enjoys working with entrepreneurs on building their teams to last and scale. “I have 16 years of experience working at companies and have made some great decisions and meaningful mistakes. It’s worth learning from both.”

His areas of expertise are:

Marketing Technologies

Enterprise Infrastructure

Internet Marketplaces

Digital Media

Consumer Devices



Speakers
avatar for Len Jordan

Len Jordan

Managing Partner, Madrona Venture Group
Len joined Madrona in January 2010. He is interested in analytics systems that radically transform economics for big industries, and consumer products that change the way we see, hear, feel and sense life. “There are some amazing companies developing systems that could dramatically change the way products are marketed and sold. Billions are spent marketing through the internet, retail, sales forces and e-commerce. Measuring... Read More →



Thursday October 20, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Market Research Made Easy
Limited Capacity full

How well do you know your customers or clients? Have you sized up your competition? Do you understand how industry, economic, technology or other trends may impact your sales? Before you bring your product or service to market or expand into a new location, complete investigative analysis so you can create value for your target market. This workshop will help you do just that.

This workshop will help you to:  Identify, explore and evaluate market opportunities  Get comfortable using online research resources  Learn how to calculate demand “in the field” using surveys, interviews, focus groups and more  Create customer profiles for your target market  Develop your value proposition This specialty workshop includes guest speakers from Boise Public Library.

Registration: Email idresources@zionsbank.com or call 208-501-7573 to reserve your seat 


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zions Bank 800 W Main St. Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Welcome Address to Students
Join us for the Student Registration and Welcome Address where you can pick up information packets, sign up for additional events and grab some lunch before listening to welcome addresses by Boise Mayor Dave Bieter and Bob Lokken, Founder and CEO of Whitecloud Analytics.

Location: US BANK Building, Room 200 

Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
US Bank

12:00pm

Lender's Roundtable
· FY 2016 Lender Approval Report
· Trends and points of interest
· FY 2017 Program and Policy Changes/Updates
· SBA Resource Partner Presentation
· Idaho Small Business Development Center (Region 3)
· BDO Lender Training—LRS Tools and Data resources
· LGPC Pipeline Tool
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· Discussion / Q&A

Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
SBDC Business Accelerator 520 W Idaho St Boise, ID, 83702

1:00pm

VC Panel
Limited Capacity filling up

Topic: What are the qualities you (as a VC) look for in a strong founding/ leadership team?
 

 


Moderators
avatar for Raino Zoller

Raino Zoller

Executive Director, Trailhead
Trailhead Executive Director

Speakers
avatar for Jack Boren

Jack Boren

Epic Ventures
avatar for Garrett Goldberg

Garrett Goldberg

Bee Partners
Garrett Goldberg is a Principal at Bee Partners, a pre-Seed stage venture capital firm focused on supporting passionate Founders with deep market insights. He focuses on identifying Founders and startups servicing enterprises and enabling new marketplaces.   He actively seeks investments in frontier technologies (drones, AI, NewSpace) and invests his time in building companies that matter.  He is a partner to the Founders and... Read More →
avatar for Len Jordan

Len Jordan

Managing Partner, Madrona Venture Group
Len joined Madrona in January 2010. He is interested in analytics systems that radically transform economics for big industries, and consumer products that change the way we see, hear, feel and sense life. “There are some amazing companies developing systems that could dramatically change the way products are marketed and sold. Billions are spent marketing through the internet, retail, sales forces and e-commerce. Measuring... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Office Hours with Marshall Simmonds
Marshall Simmonds is the Founder of Define Media Group, the enterprise SEO company specializing in enterprise search marketing and strategic audience development.

If your idea requires anything SEO, he can help you understand the process and has consulted for many large national brands.

This event requires separate registration. Please sign up here: https://msimmonds.youcanbook.me/ 

Speakers
MS

Marshall Simmonds

Marshall Simmonds is the Founder of Define Media Group, the enterprise SEO company specializing in enterprise search marketing and strategic audience development. | | He’s been involved in search since 1997, was the Chief Search Strategist for About.com from 1999-2011 and spent 2005-2010 overseeing all search strategy initiatives for the New York Times Company portfolio. Define Media Group started in 2005 and officially broke off from the... Read More →



Thursday October 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

2:15pm

BSU Computer Science Tour

Tour Boise State University's Computer Science Center at City Center Plaza

Join faculty from the Boise State University Department of Computer Science to tour their new home in the center of downtown at City Center Plaza. It just opened in September, 2016. See a state-of-the-art CS learning environment, and hear about the department's research and graduate programs which include a Master's in Computer Science and a PhD in Computing with emphases in Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Computational Science & Engineering.

Depart from Boise State U. Venture College (5 minute walk, 20 minute tour)

People will be in groups of 20 (100 max)

 


Thursday October 20, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
BSU CS Building 777 W Main St., Boise, ID 83702

2:30pm

Networking Event
Local employers will give brief presentations about their companies and what positions they are hiring for followed by time for students and employers to network in a casual environment. Bring your resume and be prepared to have conversations with employers about their businesses, career options and future employment opportunities.

Thursday October 20, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Office Hours with Perkins Coie
Limited Capacity full

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4aaeae2ca1f94-perkins1


Thursday October 20, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Unity Demo - How to Make a Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Drop by for this great demo given by Unity Evangilists on how to make a game using the Unity development platform! No prior experience or materials required.

Demo held at Scaggs Auditorium.


6:00pm

 
Friday, October 21
 

9:00am

Unity Demo: Virtual Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Connect with Unity Evangelists as they demo Virtual Reality using the Unity engine! No prior experience or materials needed.

EXACT ROOM: Boise State University Library, 2nd Floor  


Friday October 21, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Boise State University 1910 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83725

9:30am

Office Hours with Brad Frazer
Limited Capacity seats available

Bradlee Frazer is a member of the firm’s business and finance group and chairs the firm’s Internet and intellectual property group. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also involved with related transactional work and litigation.

Mr. Frazer has written extensively on matters of Internet and intellectual property law and is also an active blogger on similar topics at http://internetlawyer.blogspot.com. He is a frequent speaker on internetintellectual property, and computer law topics and a guest lecturer at Boise State University and Northwest Nazarene University on intellectual property law and Internet ethics.

This is a drop-in office hours event and does not require separate registration. 



Speakers
avatar for Brad Frazer

Brad Frazer

Internet, IP and IT Attorney | | Bradlee Frazer is a member of Hawley Troxell's business and finance group and chairs the firm’s Internet and intellectual property group. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also involved with related transactional work and litigation. Mr. Frazer has written extensively on... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Office Hours with Bob Dean
Bob Dean: You're going to want to talk to this guy. 

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Office Hours with Bob Hay
Limited Capacity full

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: https://bobhay.youcanbook.me/

Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Dating for Developers: How to know if your next employer is as sexy as they sound.
Limited Capacity seats available

Assessing an employer should go far beyond their check book. Making sure you are asking the right questions and paying attention to the little things, will insure job seekers stay on the path that leads to real goals.  

Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Office Hours with Jack Boren
Jack is an Associate at EPIC Ventures. 

Prior to joining EPIC, Jack was a Summer Analyst on the M&A Finance team at Cisco Systems where he assisted in due diligence and portfolio management of companies in IoT, Network Virtualization and Security. He also spent time as a Sales Representative for Alliance Health, a portfolio company of EPIC Ventures. He enjoys running, hiking and snow skiing, among other outdoor activities. 

Jack holds a BS in finance from the University of Utah. 

Areas of expertise: Industry agnostic, focusing on seed to series B investments

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: https://jboren.youcanbook.me/ 

Speakers
avatar for Jack Boren

Jack Boren

Epic Ventures



Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Coffee Break
Welcome to Basecamp, the place you can come relax, have a cup of coffee, and get information about Boise Startup Week events. 

Friday October 21, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm
JUMP 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Office Hours with Garrett Goldberg
Garrett Goldberg is a Principal at Bee Partners, a pre-Seed stage venture capital firm focused on supporting passionate Founders with deep market insights. He focuses on identifying Founders and startups servicing enterprises and enabling new marketplaces.   He actively seeks investments in frontier technologies (drones, AI, NewSpace) and invests his time in building companies that matter.  He is a partner to the Founders and organizations in the Bee community and believes time is worth more than money.   An entrepreneur at heart, Garrett has worked in professional sports, real estate development, and technology. (BA, Stanford; EMBA, Foster School, U. of Washington) 

This event requires separate registration. Sign up here: https://garrettgoldberg.youcanbook.me/

Speakers
avatar for Garrett Goldberg

Garrett Goldberg

Bee Partners
Garrett Goldberg is a Principal at Bee Partners, a pre-Seed stage venture capital firm focused on supporting passionate Founders with deep market insights. He focuses on identifying Founders and startups servicing enterprises and enabling new marketplaces.   He actively seeks investments in frontier technologies (drones, AI, NewSpace) and invests his time in building companies that matter.  He is a partner to the Founders and... Read More →


Friday October 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Stories of Breaking Through from CEO Al Youngwerth
Limited Capacity filling up

INTERESTED IN MOTORCYCLES & ROBOTS? 

Topic: Story of the company’s journey

-        How they achieved product/ market fit to establish resonance/relevance & lift

-        To pivot or not to pivot?  How their initial vision changed and what we did to get there

-        Overview of funding history and tips to getting funded

-        How to cope with the stress trials & tribulations of life as a startup CEO


Moderators
avatar for Michael Hollenbeck

Michael Hollenbeck

CEO, Proskriptive
If you're interested in talking about how technology can solve some of the critical problems that lead to massive inefficiency in healthcare let's chat. If you're an aspiring data scientist, c# developer, or someone who has experience selling into healthcare please come and find me!

Speakers

Friday October 21, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Employer Tours
Friday October 21, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm
Various Locations

1:00pm

INL Cybersecurity Demo
Idaho National Laboratory has taken a leadership role in the advancement of nuclear cyber security. Part of that role is informing the nuclear community about the cyber and physical threats posed to the nuclear industry. The lab has taken the initiative to develop a demonstration of how cyber means may be employed to impact an operating nuclear facility. Their goal is to demonstrate the possibilities of infiltration and exploitation of industrial control systems to foster a constructive dialogue about the convergence of cyber and physical security. 

Friday October 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Trailhead Block Party
Let's get together and celebrate the end of Boise Startup Week. FREE, all are welcome. 


Friday October 21, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St. Boise, ID 83702