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Looking for the Exit

September 21, 2021

Founding a company is all very well, but just as important—maybe even more important—is how to exit it.In fact, a startup should be planning its exit almost from the company founding, said Matt Price, COO of Edible Armstrong Inc., which makes the Killer Creamery line of high-protein ice cream.

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Hackfort Brings High-Tech Discovery, Inclusion and Good Times to Treefort

September 17, 2021

When the 2020 iteration of Treefort Music Fest was postponed from March to September and then pushed out a year to September 2021 because of COVID-19, it was disappointing for everyone involved: festival organizers, venue owners, sponsors, scheduled speakers and performers, and attendees. It was also the right thing to do. As Hackfort Director Sean Wakeley told Boise Weekly in a July 14, 2020, interview, “Really what it comes down to is our community and safety, and we have to put that above everything else. We don’t want to be tied to an outbreak.” 

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Where are they now? A look back at Boise Entrepreneur Week alumni

September 14, 2021

As we approach this year’s Boise Entrepreneur Week and its various pitch competitions, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back, to the far distant reaches of up to three years ago, to see how our previous pitch competitions are doing.

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Boise State to Launch Innovative Online Digital Design Program

September 13, 2021

When the fall 2021 semester at Boise State University started late last month, a large number of students were beginning or continuing to work toward a degree in healthcare. In the 2020-21 academic year, six of the 10 undergraduate programs with the highest enrollment were in healthcare fields, with Nursing taking the top spot. However, at No. 4 is Computer Science. Now, a new major slated for 2022 may attract more degree seekers to technology: Bachelor of Arts in Digital Innovation and Design.

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Kiln Ready to Open Red-Hot Coworking Space in Meridian

September 8, 2021

By Sharon FisherA coworking entrepreneur is bringing a shared office space project to Meridian that he says is like nothing Idaho has ever seen.“Once you experience Kiln, it’s a very high-quality, beautiful, great energy environment,” said Arian Lewis, CEO of the Salt Lake City-based company. “We’re a really good-quality offering that gets a lot of attention when we get into a market. It’s an offering that I think the Boise market is going to love.”Kiln is a lifestyle-focused coworking brand with a higher amount of amenities and square footage per person than other shared office situations, Lewis said—not to mention its own YouTube channel.

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Local Start-Up Facible Poised to Put Boise on the Biotechnology Map...And Save Lives

September 1, 2021

Q-LAAD looks like an acronym for a task force or government organization. It’s neither, but if the team at Boise-based startup Facible Biodiagnostics accomplish their mission, it could become as familiar to healthcare professionals as—and an invaluable tool in the war against—another acronym: COVID-19.Although the technology is complicated, the goal is anything but. 

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Show Me the Money! Getting funding for Idaho startups

August 27, 2021

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BOISE ENTREPRENEUR WEEK INVITES ENTREPRENEURS TO COMPETE FOR OVER $100,000 IN FUNDING

August 24, 2021

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