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 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm
FREE FOOD!!! Okay, now I have your attention. On Tuesday, October 8, Fortune named top 10 influential women in games, best-selling author, and CEO of gamethinking.io, Amy Jo Kim, will discuss how Game Thinking and Design Thinking can help you create a market-leading product. Amy Jo Kim, whose credits include Rock Band, The Sims, and more, will provide insightful advice on how to build lasting engagement with your customers and the tools it takes to really make an impact. Oh…and free lunch is included.
How to Prepare Your Startup for a Series A Investment: Michael Self
Tuesday, October 8 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Seeking advice on how to prepare your startup for a “Series A Investment”? On Tuesday, October 8th at 1:00pm, Michael Self from StageDotO Ventures will deliver exceptional advice on the best way to go about investing with your startup.
Fireside Chat with Amy Gile of Silverdraft and John Parry of Nissan Design America
Wednesday, October 9 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Virtual reality is certainly transforming the abilities and functions of today’s technology. It’s this technological transformation that has shifted the way certain industries use creativity to manufacture their products. Nissan Design America is embracing visualization-based design to better envision and test their products in action. Companies like Silverdraft are making this possible. On Wednesday hear Amy Gile and John Parry speak of their collaboration and predictions for the future of this industry.
Start Track Keynote: Labs Studios, & Funds: What it Means to Accelerate a Startup
Wednesday, October 9 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Calling all entrepreneurs! Are you looking to learn how to accelerate your startup? Then this event is for you! Many funds, labs, and studios are emerging in Boise, which can help grow your startup. With an abundance of options, choosing which one is right for you and your business can be difficult. Speakers from Google, Sage Growth Capital and more will share what they are looking for in startups and help guide you through the details.
Lunch Keynote: Yote Student Enterprise
Thursday, October 10| 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Calling all Students! Jim Everett, Co-President at the College of Idaho, will leverage his experience running organizations and fundraising skills as he delivers a student-focused presentation. Jim Everett was officially named Co-President of The College of Idaho in February 2018 after a 41-year career with the YMCA. Lunch will be provided!
Holding on to Dear Life: My 9 Years at Uber
Thursday, October 10| 3:00pm – 4:00pm
What did we do before Uber? Rideshare services like Uber have taken over the taxi industry, no doubt. Come listen to Staff Software Developer, Dom Narducci IV, discuss his first-hand experience working at Uber during the company’s quick rise to fame and fortune.
Fireside Chat with Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director of Techstars Austin and Author of “Sell More Faster.”
Thursday, October 10| 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Mark Solon, Managing Partner at Techstars, and Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director at Techstars, are hosting a fireside chat on Thursday, October 10. Mark will speak with Amos about his experiences in building and leading sales teams at not one, not two, BUT SIX successful startups. They will also go over how a startup accelerator like Techstars might help your startup.
The U.S. Census Bureau Opportunity Project: Using Open Data and Technology for Good
Tuesday, October 8| 11:00am – 12:00pm
How can we use data and technology for good? The Opportunity Project is making that possible by creating tools that tackle local and global challenges like disaster recovery, the opioid crisis, providing resources for the homeless youth, and more! Radhika Bhatt, Director of Civic Engagement with The Opportunity Project, will lead this talk and share what’s next for the initiative. This talk is relevant for those interested in using technology for good, and for anyone interested in learning more and getting involved with The Opportunity Project.
Keynote: The Remitly Journey: Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 8| 9:00am – 9:30pm
Matt Oppenheimer, CEO of international online money transfer company Remitly, had no idea that the company he cofounded would grow at such a rapid pace, going from zero to 1000+ employees in just 8 years. Oppenheimer takes the stage to talk about the lessons he’s learned through his experience at Remitly.
Marketing for Rebels
Thursday, October 10| 2:40pm – 3:45pm
Research shows that Americans are exposed to nearly 10,000 advertisements a day, a result of our “always on” digital culture. Out of 10,000 ads, how is it possible to differentiate your brand? According to marketing experts, Brad Weigle and Jennie Myers, your content must be relevant, stirring and brave. The experienced team from cutting-edge marketing agency, Against, are providing strategies and tips that can be utilized to tell a purposeful and passionate story…a story that’s better than the other 9,999. Attendees will walk away from this session with a “hack pack” full of free marketing tools and guides that will help capture and keep the attention of consumers across the globe.