Lindsey Spero, Author at Boise Startup Week

ConvertKit expands into music, innovates email marketing technology

“It’s going to be big.” Email marketing platform ConvertKit is expanding into the music realm, and pioneering technology to feature original videos in digital newsletters. This April, ConvertKit acquired FanBridge, an email marketing platform utilized by thousands of musicians, growing the creator population of, primarily, bloggers and podcastors. Image provided by ConvertKit. Nathan Barry is […]

CEO foreshadows next chapter for VisitPay since R1 acquisition announcement

VisitPay CEO and co-founder Kent Ivanoff and his 11-year-old Boise-based startup were recently purchased for approximately $300 million, but Ivanoff doesn’t expect VisitPay’s innovation plans to change anytime soon, with the exception of possibly being sped up. The acquiring business, R1, is also a technology-driven solutions platform, which Ivanoff believes will better than complement VisitPay’s […]

Boise Startup Week leaders call on entrepreneur stakeholders to launch 2021 event

Boise’s annual startup pitch competitions are evolving this year, with goals of a 50% participation increase and doubling of prize money — but this year’s event signifies more than its five years of success.  Following last year’s theme of being resilient, Boise Startup Week this year promises to continue poignantly underscoring traits of strength within […]

Stakeholders to showcase 2020’s increased Idaho capital flow

Idaho’s business ecosystem is continuing to grow, with new startups launching and merges of equally driven companies totaling $800 million in new capital flow brought in over the past year. Who invested in who and what was acquired through these transactions is available annually in the 2020 Idaho Deal Flow Report, and it will be […]

Trailhead, One Refugee seek workforce readiness mentors for students pursuing entrepreneurship, other career fields

Entrepreneurs, startup creators, business community stakeholders, and professionals in all fields are invited, and encouraged, to partner with Trailhead and One Refugee in mentoring post-secondary students coming from a refugee background. Approximately 100 Idaho students need what One Refugee Executive Director Raymon Burton calls “professional mentorship,” — job interviewing, honing in on specific career field […]

Entrepreneur resource and prototyping workspace unBound reopens in Meridian

One of the Treasure Valley’s entrepreneurial resource hubs has reopened its doors in a new location, and now has more space for classes and meetings, and new tools for marketing and prototyping. The Meridian Library District’s unBound branch is now open at 722 NE Second St. in downtown, a renovated 3,700-square-foot two-story building featuring:  Several […]

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