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.
2018 Featured Events
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.
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.
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.