Boise Startup Week

October 17th, 18th and 19th, 2018 | Downtown Boise

About BSW

BSW 2018 features thought-provoking, informative, and entertaining events put on by over 50 collaborating organizations.

We at BSW believe entrepreneurialism is a way of life. It’s an attitude that can galvanize and inspire us to achieve great things, and it can be cultivated in all of us. Startup Week is the perfect opportunity to bring together ambitious, curious people who will stop at nothing to innovate and create value for themselves and our community.

Whether you’re a startup founder looking for investment or mentorship, an employer looking for talent, an investor looking for prospects, or a student looking for work, Boise Startup Week is designed to empower you to make meaningful connections and learn from the best.

2017 Recap

2018 Featured Events

Pitch Competition

Presented by Stoel Rives

Wednesday Oct. 17th at JUMP

The Pitch Competition allows applicants to attend a series of workshops designed to prepare founders to pitch their businesses to investors.

The Competition will culminate with a Demo Day on Friday, where founders will get the chance to pitch to a star-studded panel of investors, entrepreneurs and advisors. Winning founders will be eligible to receive a prize package designed to help grow their business.


Presented by Albertsons

Thursday Oct. 18th at Trailhead

Trailmix is an exciting new event created to showcase new and innovative food product companies from around the Northwest. This event will create awareness for the food entrepreneurs and startups competing and give them networking opportunities with, industry leaders, investors and other companies. Trailmix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Food Track of Boise Startup Week.

Block Party

Presented by TSheets and Perkins Coie

Thursday Oct. 18th at JUMP

The BSW Block Party will feature a live music showcase from The Sheepdogs and Lounge on Fire. We’ll also highlight some unconventional local startups, emphasizing Idaho’s unique culture of makers, tinkerers and creative problem solvers.

Dodgeball Tournament

Saturday Oct. 13th & Monday Oct. 15th

This year we have added a single elimination dodgeball tournament. All proceeds help pay for our traveling computer science student’s housing during BSW from University of Idaho, Idaho State and BYU-I.


Presented by Clearwater

Friday Oct. 19th | Boise Centre East

Clearwater Analytics is excited to announce our 4th annual DevCon. Clearwater Devcon will consist of 36 talks, presentations and labs given by industry leaders and geared toward students and professionals in the STEM industries. All of the topics are tech related, ranging from Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning to 3d Printing and Bitcoin.

Primary Sponsors


2018 Planning Committee

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