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PlexTrac founder Dan DeCloss shares insight into securing $10M in Series A funding, launching successful startup

This article was created as a collaboration between Built In Idaho, Boise Startup Week and Trailhead. PlexTrac got its start around 2016 offering clients automated reports about a company’s cybersecurity. Founder Dan DeCloss found creating such reports manually was a pain shared throughout the industry. Today, after developing the SaaS based solution idea through Trailhead […]

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge plants seeds for potential startups

Student winners share what’s next for their business, product plans This article was created as a collaboration between Built In Idaho, Boise Startup Week and Trailhead. The 7th annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge hosted more advanced and higher quality student pitches than ever before, a sentiment shared among judges and event organizers. Students from each of […]

Iron Mule Inc. to expand Direct Access coffee brand nationwide

Iron Mule Inc. is fueled to expand one of its newer, social purpose infused coffee brands into the national grocery chain market. Since its 2018 merger with Café Mulé, Ironside Roasting Co.’s four brands of coffee have been featured regionally in grocery store chains locally headquartered, including Albertsons, Boise Co-op and WinCo Foods. Café Mulé […]

Top 10 “Under the Radar” Boise Startup Week Events!

Everyone knows about the big top 10 Boise Startup Week events. They’re the highest in attendance, promotion, and popularity. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10, up and coming, “under the radar” events that we think are pretty rad. Check them out! Keynote: 10X Your Early Product Development with Game Thinking Tuesday, October 8 […]

Meet Lumineye: Last Year’s $20k Pitch Competition Winner

At Boise Startup Week 2018, a promising new startup called Lumineye took home the $20k grand prize and has been on a tear ever since. We caught up with Co-founder and Chief Design Officer, Megan Lacy to see how things were going. Our interview with Megan can be found below. For the people who aren’t […]

10 Boise Startup Week Events You Don’t Wanna Miss!

As Boise Startup Week makes its debut for the fourth year in a row, there’s no doubt that the event has earned the title of “Idaho’s largest community-driven, entrepreneur-focused event.” This year, the festival features an immense variety of informational, educational, and entertaining events. With so many events to choose from and only so much […]

For Startups, the ‘Work’ Might be the Best Perk

This is a guest post by Nate Schoenfelder, Content Manager at Pingman Tools I remember the first time I told a friend I’d taken a job at a startup. After about five minutes of listing off all the perks (“we have a kegerator! And a pool table! And…”), they asked me point-blank: “Do any of […]

The Perfect Vacation, made with ❤️ in Boise

This is a guest post by Jeff Flitton, Director of Development at Vacasa As the largest vacation property management company in the country, Vacasa has all the complexities of a distributed operations company and an online travel agency in one. Technology has been and continues to be a key component of Vacasa’s growth. Vacasa was […]

Announcing the IGEM Resource Map for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Businesses

This is a guest post by Carmen Achabal, Program Director at IGEM (Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission).  “…I’m the map, I’m the map. . .I’m the MAP!”  Having watched (what feels like) 1000 episodes of Dora the Explorer with my kids, I know the importance of Dora’s friend, the “Map”.   The “Map” guides Dora’s adventures, saving […]

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