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Friday, October 4
 

5:00pm

"Dodgeball" movie viewing party: Presented by Holland and Hart & Intuit
Need to get a quick refresher on the 5 "D"s of Dodgeball before Saturday's tournament? Come enjoy learning from "the" Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) and White Goodman (Ben Stiller) as we watch Dodgeball: A True Underdog story. Event open to all members participating in the Boise Startup Week dodgeball tournament.

Drinks and refreshments generously provided by Holland and Hart.


Friday October 4, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA
 
Saturday, October 5
 

11:30am

BSW 2019 Dodgeball Tournament : Presented by Intuit and Holland & Hart
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge

Brave teams step forward and show the Treasure Valley their talents. Winner takes home the Boise Startup Week dodgeball belt in this single elimination test of wills.

All spectators welcome!

More info here:
http://boisestartupweek.org/dodgeball-tournament/


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:30am - 5:00pm
Boise State Rec Center 1515 W University Dr, Boise, ID 83706
 
Monday, October 7
 

5:30pm

VIP Appreciation Party: Presented by Silicon Valley Bank, Stark & Associates Commercial Real Estate
Limited Capacity seats available

Our VIPs and sponsors make the BSW world go round. For anyone holding a BSW VIP badge, come network and enjoy food and refreshments with us. Graciously hosted by our partners at Silicon Valley Bank and Stark Industries.

Early badge pickup will be available throughout the event.

Monday October 7, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Beside Bardenay 612 W Grove St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Tuesday, October 8
 

8:30am

Grow Track Check In
Check in, get materials for the Grow Track sessions, light networking. 

Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:30am - 8:50am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

8:50am

Welcome & Context Settings (Start Your Engines)
Speakers
avatar for Karen Appelgren

Karen Appelgren

Director, Zions Bank Business Resource Center, Zions Bank
Karen Appelgren is Director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center at Eighth & Main in downtownBoise. She provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops and referrals to help aspiring orestablished small business owners and nonprofits start, grow and finance their ventures... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Horras

Danielle Horras

Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Idaho
Danielle is responsible for driving the implementation of partnerships, programs and projects that support the University of Idaho’s strategic plan in Southwest Idaho. This multifaceted role combines project management and hands on working with academic unit leaders to align strategic... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 8:50am - 9:00am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

Keynote: The Remitly Journey: Lessons Learned
Find out what it’s like for a  company to grow from zero to 1000+ employees in 8 years.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Oppenheimer

Matt Oppenheimer

CEO, Remitly
Matt Oppenheimer is the co-founder and CEO of international online money transfer companyRemitly. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School, Matt begandeveloping the idea to take the traditionally offline business of remittances online while workingas Head of Mobile... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:00am - 9:30am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

Starting with Media and Data in Mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Navigate the earned, owned and paid media channels that can help you get the exposure you need to get up and running fast and efficiently. Discover tools that can help you measure the metrics that matter, and how to use that data to inform future decisions about product development and audience targeting.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Walker

Maria Walker

Director, Insights & Analytics, Drake Cooper
Maria crunches numbers, digs through the data, and asks lots of questions to provide insights into consumer behavior and campaign performance. She serves up historic, current, and forecasted data in easy-to-understand, visually concise, and action-oriented ways that inform the decisions... Read More →
avatar for Jill Smith

Jill Smith

Media Director, Drake Cooper
As the Media Director, she strategizes on the most impactful and efficient ways to place media based on client goals. One of her top strengths is futuristic which accurately describes her curiosity for how media is trending, especially as technology is constantly evolving. She leads... Read More →


9:00am

Practical Applications of Machine Learning for Business
Limited Capacity seats available

The world has seen a massive rise in popularity for venture investment, conferences, and business-related queries for “machine learning” since 2012 – but most technology executives often have trouble identifying where their business might actually apply machine learning (ML) to business problems. With new AI buzzwords being created weekly, it can seem difficult to get ahold of what applications are viable, and which are hype, hyperbole or hoax.

In this talk, we’ll break down categories of business problems that are commonly handled by ML provide actionable advice to begin a ML initiative with the right approach and perspective (even it’s the first such project you’ve undertaken at your company).

Best of all, we’ll reference real business use cases, along with expert perspectives on “how to solve business problems with ML” from our panel of AI engineers and executives. The increasing availability of affordable and flexible computing power is making AI and machine learning accessible to more and more businesses, which are using the technology in a wide variety of ways. Should you be using it to solve your present business challenges?

Speakers
avatar for Josh Johnston

Josh Johnston

Director of AI Science, Kount
Josh Johnston leads Kount’s AI Science team in its fight against digital fraud. His algorithms operate in less than 250ms to protect hundreds of millions of dollars of payment transactions each day. Previously, he built self-driving cars for the DARPA Grand Challenges, autonomy... Read More →
avatar for Conrad Kennington

Conrad Kennington

Principal Machine Learning Engineer, Kount
avatar for Casey Kennington

Casey Kennington

Assistant Professor, Boise State University


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

9:30am

Panel: Fueling Your Business Growth
Companies that are growing rapidly often experience cash flow crunches. It may be that you have labor, inventory or other costs to pay upfront before realizing revenues as your business expands. Perhaps there are timing differences between when you bill for services and when you can collect as you reach out to new customer segments. Whatever your business situation, you need to be prepared. Come learn from a panel of experts about debt, equity and other financing options.  

Moderators
avatar for Karen Appelgren

Karen Appelgren

Director, Zions Bank Business Resource Center, Zions Bank
Karen Appelgren is Director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center at Eighth & Main in downtownBoise. She provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops and referrals to help aspiring orestablished small business owners and nonprofits start, grow and finance their ventures... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Erica Becker

Erica Becker

Owner, Voxn Clothing
Erica Becker is a young entrepreneur and owner of Voxn Clothing, a lifestyle brand wholesalingcompany of women’s apparel distributing throughout the US with a showroom in the heart ofDowntown Boise. Erica has been exposed to small business entrepreneurship and apparel sincechildhood... Read More →
avatar for Jolene Anderson

Jolene Anderson

Board Member, Strategist, JMR Consulting
Jolene Anderson is a seasoned business strategist, sales and media executive, social entrepreneur, boardmember, advisor and development director for civic and charitable organizations, including AmericanCancer Society Great NW Region, MIT Enterprise Forum NW, Rotary, Kiwanis, South... Read More →
avatar for Saul Hernandez

Saul Hernandez

Assistant Vice President - Commercial Business Banker III, Zions Bank
Saul Hernandez is an assistant vice president and commercialbusiness banker at Zions Bank. He has over a decade of bankingexperience with expertise in business lending, operations andcustomer relations.Hernandez is a committee member of the Meridian DevelopmentCorporation and a board... Read More →
avatar for Taylor Dame

Taylor Dame

Co-Owner, Proof Eyewear
Taylor Dame is a Co-owner of Proof Eyewear a Boise based sustainable eyewear company founded in 2010 by himself and Brothers Tanner, and Brooks. Taylor has served as the company’s VP of Marketing where he has successfully grown the Proof brand through crowd funded more than $900k... Read More →
avatar for Carmen Archabal

Carmen Archabal

Program Manager, IGEM
Carmen Achabal is the program manager for the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grant program administered through Idaho Commerce. The IGEM program works as a catalyst for innovation and economic development by funding research initiatives where industries and universities... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Bootstrapping Your Online Brand
Limited Capacity filling up

You have a great idea, a spot-on name, and an awesome logo. Now it's time to tell the world. Learn about some of the key considerations when launching your brand's digital presence, from creating a findable website to amplifying your message and building your audience. We'll cover the basics of getting a domain, building a website, writing your content, and making it discoverable. This session is for all technical abilities.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Norell

Steve Norell

Digital Creative Director, Drake Cooper
Steve joined Drake Cooper in 2013 as an interactive designer. He brings a background in design and a passion for code, tech, and creative ways to tell compelling stories to his role as a Creation Director, where he’s responsible for getting to great creative work by collaborating... Read More →


10:00am

Data Protection & Ransomware
Limited Capacity seats available

Protecting your valuable data – whether it’s crucial business information or precious family photos – from cyber criminals who want to encrypt it and force you to pay a ransom to get it back has become a paramount concern for IT professionals and home users alike.

But malware is just one of the many things that data security has to contend with. There are also computer viruses, hackers, insider threats and data loss due to hardware failure, natural disaster or user error.

Let’s take a broader look at data security, its history and the steps you can take to safeguard your digital information.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Heath

Jake Heath

Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Whether it be a Fortune 500 company or a startup, technology companies are not immune from competitors, former employees, and relentless cybercriminals. To protect his clients’ intellectual property, their data, their customers, Jake Heath offers the most diligent and aggressive... Read More →
avatar for Brad Frazer

Brad Frazer

Experienced Internet, IP and IT Lawyer, Hawley Troxell
Bradlee Frazer is a member of the firm’s business and finance group and chairs the firm’s Internet and intellectual property group. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also... Read More →
avatar for Clark Harshbarger

Clark Harshbarger

Special Agent, FBI
Clark leads complex computer intrusion investigations for fortune 500 organizations, public and government organizations, and small/medium US businesses. He provides executive advisement, incident response, mitigation, remediation, and strategic post remediation recommendations, and... Read More →
avatar for Cory Marsh

Cory Marsh

Principal Security Consultant, BitSlip 6
Computer Security Expert specializing in penetration testing with over 20 years of Internet security experience. He has been doing Network Penetration Testing professionally since 1998 and has taught classes on Networking and Computer Security all over the country.
avatar for Zach Johnson

Zach Johnson

CTO, AeroCMS
Co-founder and CTO of a successful IT managed services provider and managed security services provider with 17 years as a Secure IT Solutions Architect and Analyst with a deep passion for cyber security, system automation and innovative problem-solving. Zach regularly volunteers time... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

10:30am

Operational Excellence = Found Money
You’ve found a business model that works. You have customers and revenue coming in.  You may be pulling market share away from your competitors.  But there’s a nagging feeling that you are leaving money on the table. What structures can you put in place and what decisions can you make to better monitor and manage time and other resources?  Are you leveraging tech tools and trends? Have you wondered how profitable your company is compared to others in the industry?  Get ideas, inspiration and tips and tricks from our special guest speakers.  

Speakers
avatar for Brad Berls

Brad Berls

Partner, Eide Bailly
Brad joined Eide Bailly in 2006 and has experience providing the fullrange of public accounting services to a wide variety of clients,including those in the manufacturing and nonprofit industries, as wellas governmental entities. He also has experience servicing employeebenefit plans... Read More →
avatar for Jody Sedrick

Jody Sedrick

CEO, Zenware
Jody Sedrick is the Co-Founder and CEO of Zenware. He is passionate about building a strongculture within his team and products that improve his customer's business. For the past 10years he has worked with his team to bring powerful cloud-based applications to the marketincluding RoadFS a mobile invoicing application designed for field service and HarvestPoint anapp designed to better manage food traceability from the field to the... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am

Understanding Your Audience: Using AI for Sentiment and Personality Insights
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Derek Huyser

Derek Huyser

Partner, Scio Motus
Derek is a seasoned business leader with experience creating enterprise value through sales, partnerships and exceptional service delivery. Derek has a track record of driving revenue across startups and established businesses in multiple industries. Derek began his career with Accenture... Read More →


11:00am

The U.S. Census Bureau Opportunity Project: Using Open Data and Technology for Good
Limited Capacity seats available

The Opportunity Project is a process for engaging government, communities, and technologists to create digital tools that address our greatest challenges as a nation. In the 4 years the program has been running, over 80 tools have been created tackling the challenges of disaster recovery, the opioids crisis, providing resources to homeless youth, finding affordable housing, and more. Companies like Microsoft, Esri, IBM, LinkedIn, and Mapbox have participated in the process and created tools like interactive games, mobile apps, mapping tools, data visualization websites, and many others to help communities around the country.

In this talk, Radhika Bhatt, the Director of Civic Engagement with The Opportunity Project will share insights into the process for collaboration, the challenges that have been explored, the tools that have been built thus far, and what’s next for the initiative. Many startups and universities have engaged with TOP to improve existing tools or build new ones to help solve local and national problems, and there is more opportunity to get involved. This year, TOP is focusing on creating solutions to workforce related challenges, and ensuring a complete count for the 2020 Census. Additionally, TOP will be launching a prize competition this year where teams that have built products through the process can compete for a monetary prize to continue building and deploying their product(s) to communities. This talk is particularly relevant for those interested in civic tech and using technology for good, and for anyone interested in getting involved in The Opportunity Project.

Speakers
avatar for Radhika Bhatt

Radhika Bhatt

Director of Civic Engagement, U.S. Census Bureau
Radhika Bhatt is a civic technologist and community organizer who is passionate about using human centered design for good. As the Director of Civic Engagement with The Opportunity Project (TOP) at the Census Open Innovation Labs, she manages TOP’s 12-week sprints, leads engagement... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

11:45am

12:00pm

Marquee Event: Strategic Scaling / Exploring Expansion
Find out how other entrepreneurs have planned for and navigated business growth.  Founders from diverse industries with unique business models will share their secrets for success--- and the struggles they’ve overcome----to get their companies where they are today.  This Marque Event includes a Q&A session along with a complimentary box lunch.

Moderators
avatar for Marc Chopin

Marc Chopin

Dean of the College of Business and Economics, University of Idaho
Marc Chopin serves the University of Idaho as Dean of the College of Business and Economics andprofessor of economics. In addition to his university work, Marc has engaged with the business and not-for-profit communities through board memberships, angel investing and by working with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carolyn Hennen

Carolyn Hennen

CEO/Owner, The Rag Company
Carolyn is an innovative, compassionate, and resourceful leader and owner of The Rag Company. The Rag Company is a microfiber towel, auto accessory, & media business. This business supplies the finest premium microfiber in the world, for high-end auto detailing, beauty/spa, hotels... Read More →
avatar for Annalisa DeMarta

Annalisa DeMarta

President, Lone Cone
Annalisa has been fortunate to spend the last 15 years to working with major outdoor brands on the Amazonmarketplace. After several years of successful Amazon retailing, the need for a sandbox became apparent inorder to expand understanding of Amazon backend and SEO. Using her experience... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Okelberry

Ryan Okelberry

Principal/COO, House of Design
Ryan Okelberry is the Co-Founder of House of Design an industrial robotics automation company. Launched in 2012 we have grown our business from two owners to 60+ doing a variety of automation projects across multiple industries. The common thread is always an industrial ABB brand... Read More →
avatar for Sundus Tawfeeq

Sundus Tawfeeq

Owner, Babylon Market & Bab Auto Sales
Sundus Tawfeeq is the owner of Babylon Market and Bab Auto Sales, two family-operatedBoise businesses. Originally a refugee from the Middle East, Sundus appreciates theentrepreneurial opportunities available in the United States. The mentorship and resources fromMETA, Zions Bank and... Read More →
avatar for Jackie Melesio

Jackie Melesio

Founder, The Muscle Donut
Jackie Melesio is an entrepreneur & business owner with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration & Marketing. Fitness enthusiast, NPC Fitness competitor, research driven and foodie. Currently living in Meridian, Idaho.


Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Keynote: 10X Your Early Product Development with Game Thinking (Lunch included)
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch provided free of charge. Food served at 12:00 p.m. Talk begins at 12:15 p.m.
Be sure to also check out Amy Jo's workshop, Secrets of Game Thinking, on Wednesday at 2pm.

How are market-leading products born? What conditions set the stage for successful innovation? 
By definition, successful innovations reach a mainstream audience. But they never start off that way. That’s the paradox of innovation: the “typical” people in your market are not the same ones you need to “woo” when bringing your idea to life.

That’s where Game Thinking comes in. Game Thinking is a proven system for accelerating innovation and creating products that people love...and keep loving. Game Thinking empowers product leaders, designers and entrepreneurs to build lasting customer relationships using engagement techniques from hit games.

Learn how to help your customers to get better at something they care about -- like playing an instrument or leading a team. Game Thinking builds on the principles of Lean, Agile, and Design Thinking - and takes it to the next level. Get the tools you need to build engagement from the ground up.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jo Kim

Amy Jo Kim

CEO & Best-selling Author, gamethinking.io
Named by Fortune as one of the top 10 influential women in games, Amy Jo Kim is a game designer, community architect, and innovation coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Covet Fashion, & Happify.Amy Jo has helped thousands... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

1:00pm

How to Prepare Your Startup for a Series A Investment
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Michael Self

Michael Self

General Partner, StageDotO Ventures
Michael Self, is a General Partner of StageDotO, founded in 2016, an early stage venture fund providing expertise, capital, and services to entrepreneurs.  SDO focuses on assisting entrepreneurs from ideation/MVP/commercialization to Series A and B financings. Michael previously... Read More →


1:00pm

Understanding the Mechanics of “Locking Down” Your IP
Limited Capacity seats available

Intellectual property is an important part of every business and people should know how to establish rights, monitor, and protect them.  Learn about the mechanics of “locking down” your IP from our panel of experts.

Moderators
avatar for Kristina DeHerrera

Kristina DeHerrera

Primary Examiner & Outreach Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Kristina joined the USPTO in 2014 as part of the first class of patent examiners hired at the Rocky Mountain Regional Office in Denver, Colorado. She became a primary examiner in 2019, and is currently serving on a detail as Outreach Advisor in the Rocky Mountain Regional Office... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wasden

Andrew Wasden

Associate, Stoel Rives
Andrew Wasden is a member of Stoel Rives LLP’s Technology and Intellectual Property practice group. Andrew’s practice focuses on patent services related to patent strategy, preparation, and prosecution for a variety of technological areas. His technical focus includes electrical... Read More →
avatar for Brad Frazer

Brad Frazer

Experienced Internet, IP and IT Lawyer, Hawley Troxell
Bradlee Frazer is a member of the firm’s business and finance group and chairs the firm’s Internet and intellectual property group. In addition to emphasizing and focusing on all facets of Internet law, Intellectual Property law, and Information Technology law, Mr. Frazer is also... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Partner, Perkins Coie
My practice is focused on the strategic development and monetization of patent portfolios for companies in every stage of growth. I have over 13 years of experience counseling clients in all aspects of patent portfolio management, including the preparation and prosecution of patent... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

1:15pm

Grow track closing remarks
Speakers
avatar for Karen Appelgren

Karen Appelgren

Director, Zions Bank Business Resource Center, Zions Bank
Karen Appelgren is Director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center at Eighth & Main in downtownBoise. She provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops and referrals to help aspiring orestablished small business owners and nonprofits start, grow and finance their ventures... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Horras

Danielle Horras

Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Idaho
Danielle is responsible for driving the implementation of partnerships, programs and projects that support the University of Idaho’s strategic plan in Southwest Idaho. This multifaceted role combines project management and hands on working with academic unit leaders to align strategic... Read More →


Tuesday October 8, 2019 1:15pm - 1:30pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Early Stage Startups Boise
There is a new wave of innovation in Boise. Listen to the challenges, hardship and success stories of some of Boise's newest and most promising startups.



Moderators
avatar for Nic Miller

Nic Miller

Executive Director, Boise State Venture College

Speakers
avatar for Charles Westerberg

Charles Westerberg

Vice President of Business Development, Blackbox VR
VP of Business Development at award-winning Black Box VR, the worlds first virtual reality resistance-based fitness system.
avatar for Janessa White

Janessa White

Co-CEO, Simply Eloped
avatar for Megan Lacy

Megan Lacy

Co-Founder, Lumineye
Startup founder training for the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials.For the majority of my life, I've been a long distance runner. I love the adrenaline rush of running up a long hill or waking up before everyone else to get a few miles in. Now that I've completed my collegiate running... Read More →
avatar for Zach Chatterton

Zach Chatterton

CEO/Founder, Gather


3:00pm

State of the Ecosystem
Moderators
avatar for Jay Larsen

Jay Larsen

President, Idaho Technology Council

Speakers
avatar for Michael Self

Michael Self

General Partner, StageDotO Ventures
Michael Self, is a General Partner of StageDotO, founded in 2016, an early stage venture fund providing expertise, capital, and services to entrepreneurs.  SDO focuses on assisting entrepreneurs from ideation/MVP/commercialization to Series A and B financings. Michael previously... Read More →
avatar for Matt Borud

Matt Borud

Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer, Idaho Department of Commerce
avatar for Tiam Rastegar

Tiam Rastegar

Executive Director, Trailhead
avatar for Kyle Swan

Kyle Swan

Vice President, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB)
Kyle is a seasoned finance and innovation professional who provides in depth knowledge and diverse services for the world's most innovative companies. With a strong background in venture capital, strategic planning, innovation management, business incubation, financial analysis, and... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Gregory P. Pogue

Dr. Gregory P. Pogue

Deputy Executive Director, Sr Research Scientist, IC2 Institute, The University of Texas
Dr. Gregory Pogue is Deputy Executive Director and SeniorResearch Scientist at the IC 2 Institute where he leads researchand education programs in the US and internationally.Current research questions focus on strategies to re-thinkengagement and entrepreneurship in rural and remotecommunities... Read More →


4:00pm

Startup Success in Boise: Featured later stage stories (Kount, Cradlepoint, Truckstop, AppDetex)
It seems like over the last few years our ecosystem can't go more than a few months without one of our local firms having a large event. From acquisitions, big rounds of capital or successful exits, Boise has seen meteoric rise in the success stories of our local firms.

Moderated by Jack Boren of Epic Ventures, this event includes some of our local ecosystem heros sharing their experience growing and expanding in the Boise market. This group knows better than most what it really takes to build a sound and successful company in Boise.

Moderators
avatar for Jack Boren

Jack Boren

Investment Director, Epic Ventures

Speakers
avatar for Todd Krautkremer

Todd Krautkremer

Chief Marketing Officer, Cradlepoint
Todd brings to Cradlepoint more than 25 years of tech executive experience within startup, early-stage, and growth-stage companies and spanning wired and wireless networking, security, and cloud technologies. Prior to Cradlepoint, he was CMO at Pertino (acquired by Cradlepoint in... Read More →
avatar for Faisal Shah

Faisal Shah

Co-Founder, AppDetex
avatar for Brad Wiskirchen

Brad Wiskirchen

CEO, Kount
avatar for Paris Cole

Paris Cole

CEO, Truckstop.com
Paris is responsible for all facets of Truckstop.com including leading the executive and management teams, and multiple corporate functions including business growth and financial planning. He also oversees ITS Financial Services, the company’s finance arm. Prior to coming on board... Read More →


5:00pm

Keynote: Innovation leads with higher ed (Fireside chat with Gov. Little)
Ecosystems are built around higher education institutions. They play an outsized role in insuring the pipeline of IP and talent remain in Idaho.

Governor little explores these issues with recently appointed presidents for University of Idaho, Boise State University, Idaho State University and College of Idaho.

Introduced by: Ian Harrs, President Vynyl

Moderators
avatar for Brad Little

Brad Little

Governor, State of Idaho
The people of Idaho elected Brad Little as the state’s 33rd Governor in November 2018. He became Governor on January 7, 2019.Brad is an Emmett native who was raised on his family’s sheep and cattle ranching operation. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1977 with a Bachelor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marlene Tromp

Dr. Marlene Tromp

President, Boise State University
Dr. Marlene Tromp is the 7th president of Boise State University. She is committed to supporting students and faculty, serving and advancing the state of Idaho, and helping the university foster research excellence to increase discovery for its students and the world. A first-generation... Read More →
avatar for C. Scott Green

C. Scott Green

President, University of Idaho
C. Scott Green took office as the 19th president of the University of Idaho on July 1, 2019.President Green joins U of I as a highly accomplished executive with a career in global finance,operations and administration. He is also a proud alumnus of the university, graduating in 1984with... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Satterlee

Kevin Satterlee

President, Idaho State University
Kevin Satterlee became Idaho State University’s 13th president in June 2018. Kevin is a native Idahoan from Priest River, Idaho. He has served Idaho’s higher education system for over 20 years. Kevin has a passion for watching students transform their lives through their educational... Read More →
avatar for Jim Everett

Jim Everett

Co-President, The College of Idaho
Jim Everett was officially named Co-President of The College of Idaho in February 2018 after a 41-year career with the YMCA. Everett became the CEO of the Boise YMCA when it consisted of a single branch with 3,000 members in 1987. Over the course of the next 29 years with the support... Read More →


6:00pm

Connect on the Deck: BSW Networking Session, Presented by: D.A. Davidson
Meet on the deck at JUMP for refreshments, light snacks and networking

Presented by D.A. Davidson & Companies

 
Wednesday, October 9
 

8:30am

What If You Had Help Launching That Idea...
Limited Capacity seats available

Run through a mini version of Seed Spot's 2 day launch camp. Learn what it might be like if Seed Spot were here in Boise. Seed Spot is a national non-profit run by locals wherever it is located. Their mission is to educate, accelerate and invest in entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to social problems.

Speakers
avatar for Kenton Lee

Kenton Lee

Founder, Because International/The Shoe That Grows
Kenton Lee is the founder of Because International and the creator of their first project The Shoe That Grows.  After spending time living at a small orphanage in Kenya he had the idea for a shoe that could expand its size.  It took six years to work on the idea.  But he and his... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

9:15am

Adding It All Up (Youth Track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

Career math! What do you get when you multiply your interests by your passions, divided by life decisions? Where do you plot the points of your life and graph the change? When do you get your Adulting textbook and are the answers in the back?! This keynote speaker presentation will kickoff the Youth Track and set the tone for an awesome day.

Speakers
avatar for Kylie Poppen

Kylie Poppen

Senior Interaction Designer, Gmail, Google
Kylie is a design lead for Gmail and Groups at Google. Before Google, Kylie got her start-up in startups, trying everything from marketing, editing, recruiting, project management, and engineering.Kylie earned a bachelor's degree in Symbolic Systems with a focus in Human-Computer... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:15am - 10:00am
JUMP (Pioneer Room - 6th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

9:30am

Make Money While Restoring the Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Nancy Budge, Julia Grant, and Garrett McBrayer (panelist) for a conversation about the ways that businesses can make money in creating things like carbon sinks, carbon offsets, restoring watersheds, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Grant

Julia Grant

General Manager, Value Added Services, Hancock Natural Resource Group
Julia Grant is the General Manager, Value Added Services at Hancock Natural Resource Group. Julia leads the new value-added revenue strategy on 3.6 million acres of U.S. timberlands and300,000 acres of ag lands. She oversees a team of specialists focused on management of carbonbanks... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Budge

Nancy Budge

Consultant, QB Consulting, LLC
Nancy Budge became a consultant after 25 years experience in the forestproducts industry. Work includes forest carbon project development,conservation easements, community outreach, large-scale landscapeassessment, and strategic planning documents. Since 2014, Nancy hasalso been involved... Read More →
avatar for Garrett McBrayer

Garrett McBrayer

Assistant Professor and Internship Coordinator, Finance, Boise State University
Garrett A. McBrayer, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance in the College of Business and Economics. After an eight-year stint in the private sector, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2015 and joined the faculty at Boise State in the fall... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

10:15am

A.I., Memory, and Ethics in the Digital Age (Youth Track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

We are living in an exciting time, a time in which the world is generating a massive amount of data. Enabled by advanced computer memory and storage solutions, artificial intelligence and machine learning is being employed to analyze all of that data, to solve extremely difficult problems with speed and accuracy. To shed light on some of the practical and ethical issues surrounding the widespread adoption of A.I. technology, the speaker will highlight a few critical memory-intensive applications and queue up a discussion on ethics and data privacy.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Somerville

Linda Somerville

CVP of Technology Strategy and Operations, Micron
Linda Somerville is the CVP of Technology Strategy and Operations at Micron Technology, where she leads several global teams within the Research and Development department. Her team is responsible for photomask technology development and fabrication, technology strategy and project... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

10:15am

Building Your Brand (Youth track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

What is a brand? What makes a brand successful? Why does branding matter? How can you build yourself as a brand? This interactive presentation will ask you to consider who you are, who you want to be, and what steps you can take to build your own personal brand.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Reagan

Michael Reagan

Creative Catalyst, One Stone
Michael comes to One Stone from the creative services industry, where worked at DaviesMoore, a Boise-based marketing firm and advertising agency, for 17 years. During his tenure there, he served as VP of Creative and Creative Director in charge of developing brand and creative strategy... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
JUMP (Pioneer Room - 6th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

10:15am

Real World Problem Solving (Youth Track ONLY)
Limited Capacity filling up

This socratic seminar style session will present one real life entrepreneurial challenge from a Harvard Business Review case study and ask what you would do in the situation. Debate, discuss and decide what the best course of action is.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Thompson

Jake Thompson

Founder, Hero Academy
Jake grew up in Eagle, Idaho. After returning home from a service mission in Italy for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, he decided to attend Brigham Young University. While there, Jake started his financial education and services company, which was the start of his... Read More →


10:15am

Build a Solution: Bridge the Health Gap Between Clinic and Community (Youth Track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about one of the most pressing problems in health care in Idaho today and use design thinking to help create innovative solutions. Work with a local health industry leader, The Blue Cross Foundation to understand upstream community health problems and bridge the gap between the clinic and the community. You don’t go into a community to look at the problem. You join a community to find the answers.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Kittridge

Megan Kittridge

Game Maker, Design Thinking Coach, One Stone
A Boise native, Megan has 10+ years of experience working with kids. From 2006-2009 she spent her summers at Paradise Point Camp as a counselor and program director. During the school year she worked at the Lummi Nation Reservation School as a student mentor and lead student mentor... Read More →
avatar for Connor Sheldon

Connor Sheldon

Program Office, Blue Cross
Connor Sheldon is the Program Officer leading the Healthcare Innovation and Youth Behavioral Health initiatives. Born and raised in Boise, Connor leverages her Idaho roots to build partnerships in communities around the state to address complex issues and create transformational solutions... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Witt-Doyle

Kendra Witt-Doyle

Executive Director, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
Kendra Witt-Doyle is the Executive Director of the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Idaho’s leading health-focused charitable foundation. A recognized expert on community health, Kendra provides strategic oversight and leadership across the Foundation’s efforts to create... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:15am - 12:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

10:30am

Defining the Future of Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Join INL (Idaho National Laboratory) for a discussion on the future of energy and hear about some of the new exciting technologies that are out there.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Ellis

Ben Ellis

Industry Collaboration, Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Ben Ellis recently joined INL to support a new industry collaboration program, the goal of which is to foster a collaborative approach to research  across departments, fields, and industries.   Ben has over 20 years of experience planning and developing renewable energy, transmission... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

11:15am

The Value of Connecting (Youth Track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you know someone who knows someone? How can you leverage your network to work for you? What is social capital and how do I create it? This session covers actionable ways to begin building your professional network and banking social capital while in high school— and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Reynolds

Jeff Reynolds

President, Reynolds + Myers
I split my time between helping legacy companies evolve into modern marketers and helping startup founders avoid the mistakes I've already made.More about me:► My work and/or words have been featured by Forbes, Huffington Post, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal and The... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

11:15am

Why Mentors Matter (Youth Track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

People with career mentors are more likely to be paid higher wages, receive more promotions, and feel more satisfied with their careers. How can you find a quality mentor in high school to set you on a path for success? This session will include taking a dive into why mentors matter, collaborating and sharing ideas in groups, practicing “making the mentor ask” and identifying people in your life that could be quality mentors.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlyn Scales

Caitlyn Scales

Strategy and Development Manager, One Stone
Caitlyn has worked in education for 10+ years. She began teaching high school English and ELL in at-risk areas both nationally and internationally. During her time teaching and working with locally owned businesses in Costa Rica, she found a passion for understanding cultural sustainability... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:00pm
JUMP (Pioneer Room - 6th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

12:00pm

Make the Leap- Adobe (Youth track ONLY)
Limited Capacity seats available

Success comes from failures, mistakes, second places, and “ideas”.  Success come from trial and error.  It comes from looking at what you did , learning from it, tweaking it, , changing it, and making it better.  Take the "leap" and bring your ideas to life with Adobe!

Speakers
avatar for Becki Hagen

Becki Hagen

K12 Account Manager, Adobe
Becki is a creative technology expert and education advocate originally from Emmett who has recently returned to the Treasure Valley.  At Adobe, Becki partners and collaborates with K12 schools and districts to find ways to integrate Adobe creative applications into their curriculum... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
JUMP (Pioneer Room - 6th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

1:00pm

Fireside Chat with Dom Ramirez and Caleb Donegan: Leveraging Technology to Disrupt an Old School Industry
Limited Capacity seats available

First to have a direct API with Google, just acquired its largest competitor in the US and 60% growth year over year, just to name a few milestones and achievements Vacasa has under its belt. Come and learn more about what it means to deploy cutting edge technology in an outdated and underserved industry and become the largest Vacation Rental Manager in the US during a fireside chat with their VP of Digital - Caleb Donegan.

Speakers
avatar for Dom Ramirez

Dom Ramirez

Founder, Beta Canon
Dom Ramirez is a lifelong entrepreneur, software developer and designer. He has been building startups and leading software teams for more than a decade. He's been involved with Boise Startup Week for 3 years and served as the Tech Track Chair for BSW2018.Dom is the founder of Beta... Read More →
avatar for Caleb Donegan

Caleb Donegan

Vice President of Digital, Vacasa
As vice president of digital at Vacasa, Caleb Donegan is responsible for all aspects of e-commerce for Vacasa including marketing, optimization, and channel revenue growth. Caleb brings over a decade of experience to his role and specializes in SEO, SEM, and email marketing strategies... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Youth Track Lunch
Limited Capacity seats available

Boxed lunches will be provided for all Youth Track students. 

Wednesday October 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JUMP (Front Lawn)

2:00pm

Trailmix - Showcase of Food Product Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

Trailmix is focused on creating awareness of food entrepreneurs and food startups to give them the ability to network with industry leaders, investors, and other companies. The showcase portion of the event is trade show style set up. We will be encouraging the public to mix and mingle with every booth.

Trailmix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Boise Startup Week Food Track.

There will be 15-20 "showcasers" displaying their unique products for the public to vote on. The types of food products range from handmade chocolate to a new spin on granola.

The confirmed and growing list of showcasers:

Anew Toasted Muesli
BGood Bars, LLC
Billy's Cowboy BBQ
Brown Shuga Soul Food 
Chocolates by Josh
Conundrum Trailmix
Dee's Rum Kax
Happy Day Brands
Khai Tea
Kula Connection
Lampe Granola
L'Herbe de Seattle
Olivin - Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom
Palouse Power Soup
Real Phat Foods
Summit Sweets
Sun Valley Mustard
Three Bar Mix
VagaBond Bakery
Voće Tea
YaYa's Cheese
YoMallow

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/


Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

2:00pm

Workshop: Secrets of Game Thinking
Limited Capacity seats available

Get the expert tools & guidance you need to build a better product in less time. This practical, hands-on workshop is designed to get you results – fast.

Do you want to harness the deep power of games to build a more compelling product? Do you want to leverage the insider gaming techniques that REALLY work – the ones that that produce long-lasting, breakthrough hits?

In this high-powered, hands-on Game Thinking workshop, we’ll pull back the curtain and reveal step-by-step how successful games actually come to life – and show you how to leverage these ideas to super-charge YOUR product design process.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Jo Kim

Amy Jo Kim

CEO & Best-selling Author, gamethinking.io
Named by Fortune as one of the top 10 influential women in games, Amy Jo Kim is a game designer, community architect, and innovation coach. Her design credits include Rock Band, The Sims, eBay, Netflix, nytimes.com, Ultima Online, Covet Fashion, & Happify.Amy Jo has helped thousands... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
JUMP - (1st Floor, Share Studio)

3:00pm

Trailmix Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

The Trailmix Panel topic on deck for discussion is "Innovations in the Food Startup Space". Food industry experts will be giving advice, answering questions, and expanding on the skills needed to get a food company's product from the Farmers market streets to the grocery store shelves.

http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/
https://www.facebook.com/trailheadboise/




Speakers
avatar for Rajneesh Hora

Rajneesh Hora

R&D Director, Chobani
Rajneesh has 16 years of rich experience in Product development, Quality Control/ Quality Assurance, Strategic Production Planning & Control and Manpower Management.
avatar for Jacqi Coleman

Jacqi Coleman

Vice President, Global Innovation Partnerships, Dairy Management Inc.
Jacqi Coleman joined DMI in 2016 as Vice President, Global Innovation Partnerships, leading the McDonald’s, Kroger and Shamrock partnerships. She brings over 15 years of consumer package goods experience from businesses owned by PepsiCo. Her experience includes brand management... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Hickman

Andrea Hickman

Director International Knowledge & Insights, Lamb Weston
Andrea works with Lamb Weston’s sales and marketing teams to uncover key global insights and trendsto drive growth and innovation.
avatar for Mark Priddy

Mark Priddy

CEO/Co-Founder, Happy Day Brands
Mark Priddy is CEO and co-founder of Happy Day Brands. Happy Day Brands crafts all-natural, non-GMO, and organic products. Mark develops networks and implements a global brand strategy for the company. A life-long entrepreneur, social impact investor, and community development catalyst... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Suter

Kelly Suter

Assistant Sales Manager and Operations Specialist, Albertsons Companies, Intermountain Division
Kelly Suter is an Assistant Sales Manager and Operations Specialist for Albertsons Companies.He oversees Service Deli, Food Service and Starbucks for Boise’s new Flagship Albertsons stores,Albertsons on Broadway and Market Street.



Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

3:00pm

Fireside Chat with Amy Gile of Silverdraft and John Parry of Nissan Design America
Limited Capacity seats available

Visualization-based Design is reshaping industries thanks to advances in VR technologies. Companies like Silverdraft enable these advances developing advanced supercomputing architectures to address the significant computational and processing needs of high-end rendering, VR, visual effects, and visualizations.

Come hear Amy and John chat about how he led Nissan Design America to embrace Visualization-based Design, why he felt it was important, and where he sees the future.

Moderators
avatar for Amy Gile

Amy Gile

CEO, Silverdraft Supercomputing
Amy began her career in media and entertainment nationally and internationally. After spending time in front of the camera as an actor and then as a Producer she identified a need in the industry for a better solution for production and for the artist. The demands of rendering, animation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Parry

John Parry

Sr. Manager Design Business, Nissan Motor Corporation
After being recruited from school by Unilever in Europe, John became one of their youngest ever Managers after training in Cost and Management Accounting. His career with Unilever, a short 7 years with a professional Photographic processing firm in Southern California and 28 years... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Talent Optimization Workshop: Align Your People Strategy With Your Business Strategy
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop is geared at providing HR Leaders and Executives a framework and knowledge base that elevates their people strategy to drive real business results. After a two hour workshop, attendees will have the opportunity to take the talent optimization certification!

Passing the certification demonstrates a deep understanding of the talent optimization discipline and how it can be used to:
  • Measure, analyze, and act on people data to identify and solve business problems
  • Create and continuously grow a people strategy
  • Hire high-performing talent and build world-class teams
  • Apply best practices to develop leaders and improve how people work together

Talent optimization certifications are based on the Ultimate Guide to Talent Optimization – a one-stop destination to prepare for the certification. To become certified in talent optimization or to simply engage with other practitioners and enthusiasts, visit https://talentoptimization.org/

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Neiman M Hatcher

Dr. Neiman M Hatcher

Managing Partner & Industrial/Organizational Psychologist, P3 Strategy Group
Dr. Neiman M Hatcher is Managing Partner, Founder and Industrial/Organizational Psychologist for P3 Strategy Group, an organizational consulting firm specializing in helping organizations align their business strategy with great people strategies. With expertise in the areas of Human... Read More →



4:00pm

Trailmix Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

Trailmix is an exciting event created to showcase new and innovative food product companies from around the Northwest. Trailmix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Food Track of Boise Startup Week.

5 lucky applicants will have the ability to pitch their food product to a room filled with over 200 people, answer questions by Judges, and obtain feedback. This event will create awareness for the food entrepreneurs and startups competing and give them networking opportunities with, industry leaders, investors and other companies.

The 1st place winner of the food pitch competition will win $20,000, a guaranteed shelf space at Albertsons Broadway store, and a year long membership to Trailhead. Chobani is sweetening the pot this year by awarding ALL five food finalists a two-day session at Chobani's new Innovation Center in Twin Falls, ID. The finalists will get the rare opportunity to elevate experimentation on their respective products with one-on-one support from Chobani’s food scientists.

Trailmix finalists:
Divinia
Keto Buta
Orchestra Provisions
Play Hard Give Back
The Lifting Station

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/
https://www.facebook.com/trailheadboise/

Speakers
avatar for Gaspar Calamia

Gaspar Calamia

Grocery Sales Manager, Albertsons Companies, Intermountain Division
Gaspar is an accomplished retail leader who began his career in 1987 as a courtesy clerk in Sacramento, California. He held assorted positions of increasing responsibility throughout the store, including Store Director prior to his promotion to the corporate office. Over the years... Read More →
avatar for Brian Conley

Brian Conley

Store Director, Albertsons on Broadway, Albertsons Companies, Intermountain Division
Brian Conley started his career with Albertsons in 1981 in Pocatello, ID as a bakery clean up clerk. He worked through positions of increasing responsibility in bakery, deli, dairy, freight crew, key person and Assistant Store Director. In 1998, he was promoted and transferred to... Read More →
avatar for Mark Priddy

Mark Priddy

CEO/Co-Founder, Happy Day Brands
Mark Priddy is CEO and co-founder of Happy Day Brands. Happy Day Brands crafts all-natural, non-GMO, and organic products. Mark develops networks and implements a global brand strategy for the company. A life-long entrepreneur, social impact investor, and community development catalyst... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Tuck

Amanda Tuck

Senior R&D Scientist, Chobani
Amanda Tuck is the Senior R&D Scientist at Chobani. She has extensive experience in food science and even taught food science, microbiology, and food safety workshops for high schoolers.
avatar for David Stachofsky

David Stachofsky

Assistant Sales Manager and Operations Specialist, Albertsons Companies, Intermountain Division
David Stachofsky began his career with Albertsons in 2013 as a Store Director in Hillsboro, OR. In 2016, David was promoted to the role of Strategic Project Lead where he was responsible for helping lead the Company through system and process conversion to the In-House systems.  In... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

4:00pm

Start Track Keynote: Labs, Studios, & Funds: What it Means to Accelerate a Startup
Are you an entrepreneur pondering the various paths to capital? Whether you should join a fund or a studio to maximize your chances of success depends on your specific circumstances and needs outside of just money. Funds, labs, and studios are sprouting in Boise, adding new options to grow your startup and our experts will walk you through the details. Come and meet the new funds and learn about what they look for in startups. 

Moderators
avatar for Ian Harris

Ian Harris

President & CEO, VYNYL

Speakers
avatar for Molly Otter

Molly Otter

Investment Partner, Sage Growth Capital
avatar for T.A. McCann

T.A. McCann

Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs
avatar for Sarah Dolen

Sarah Dolen

Area 120 - Investments & Operations, Google
avatar for Michael Self

Michael Self

General Partner, StageDotO Ventures
Michael Self, is a General Partner of StageDotO, founded in 2016, an early stage venture fund providing expertise, capital, and services to entrepreneurs.  SDO focuses on assisting entrepreneurs from ideation/MVP/commercialization to Series A and B financings. Michael previously... Read More →


Wednesday October 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Trailmix Keynote - Recipes for Taking a Food Business to the Next Level
Limited Capacity seats available

Everything in food is being called into question: Who owns it; who grows it; what’s in it; where to find it; how to eat it. Food has long been tangled up with culture, identity, health, energy, economics, and justice. Today, it’s increasingly tied to our relationship with nature and to climate change.  Eaters are driving the change. Entrepreneurs are sitting in the front of their bus, sharing their insatiable hunger for a fresh, better, kinder world through food. Their collective enthusiasm is building, and it is reshaping the industry in its path.

And yet, daunting obstacles lie ahead. Most new food businesses will ultimately fail. So how is the entrepreneur to navigate? I come from the Babson school of entrepreneurship – and live and build (and cook) by it. An entrepreneur’s staple ingredients are desire, what you know, who you know, and the resources you have at hand. Okay, but then what? In this tilt-a-whirl new food world, what are the steps for success? The good news is that the recipe can be shared, learned, and practiced—and you have plenty of great examples right here in Boise…

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.

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/
https://www.facebook.com/trailheadboise/

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Greenberger

Rachel Greenberger

Co-Founder & Director, Food Sol
Rachel Greenberger is Co-founder and Director of Food Sol, an educational startup she built from scratch into a nationally recognized first-of-its-kind program. Food Sol is centered around gatherings of food entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and students, and has given thousands of people direct access to a specialized network of professionals... Read More →



Wednesday October 9, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

5:00pm

$20k Pitch Competition (Finalists Pitch)
Boise Startup Week's $20k Pitch competition is a chance for our ecosystems most promising young startups to get up on stage and take a shot at winning our $20k prize.

Up to 20 companies will demo during the event and 4 finalists will be selected to pitch for the $20k cash prize! Come see the most promising young startups in the Boise Ecosystem!

Presented by:
Epic Ventures
Stoel Rives
Boise State University - Venture College
Venturecapital.org

Applications to demo are due September 1st:
http://boisestartupweek.org/pitch/

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Huhn

Jeff Huhn

President, Boise Metro, First Interstate Bank
Jeff Huhn has been in the banking industry for 29 years, including over 12 years with FirstInterstate Bank, where he serves as the Boise Metro Market President. He holds a Bachelor’sdegree in Finance from Santa Clara University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast BankingSchool... Read More →
avatar for Nic Miller

Nic Miller

Executive Director, Boise State Venture College
avatar for Jack Boren

Jack Boren

Investment Director, Epic Ventures
avatar for T.A. McCann

T.A. McCann

Managing Director, Pioneer Square Labs
avatar for Kevin Learned

Kevin Learned

Partner, Sage Growth Capital
avatar for Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor

Attorney, Stoel Rives
Nick Taylor is a business transactional attorney focusing on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and other financing transactions, fund formation and securities regulation, start-ups and emerging growth companies, new technologies, and the restaurant, wine, brew and spirits... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Puopolo

Matthew Puopolo

Operating Partner, StageDotO Ventures
Matthew Puopolo, is the Operating Partner of StageDotO, founded in 2016, an early stage venture fund providing expertise, capital, and services to entrepreneurs.  SDO focuses on assisting entrepreneurs from ideation/MVP/commercialization to Series A and B financings. Prior, Matt... Read More →


5:45pm

Trailmix Winners Announced
Limited Capacity seats available

This will conclude our Trailmix event with closing remarks, prizes given out, and partnerships made.

The winner gets placement on Albertsons' shelves, a cash award, and in-kind prizes. All five finalists of the product pitch competition will have the opportunity to participate in a VIP luncheon at Albertsons headquarters to network with Albertsons executives, buyers and decision makers.
 
Chobani is sweetening the pot this year by awarding all five food finalists a two-day session at Chobani's new Innovation Center in Twin Falls, ID. The finalists will get the rare opportunity to elevate experimentation on their respective products with one-on-one support from Chobani’s food scientists.

Trailmix finalists:
Divinia
Keto Buta
Orchestra Provisions
Play Hard Give Back
The Lifting Station


Wednesday October 9, 2019 5:45pm - 6:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

6:00pm

BSW Connect On The Deck
Wednesday October 9, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
JUMP Demo Kitchen (1st Floor)

7:00pm

 
Thursday, October 10
 

9:00am

Data Privacy and Security for Startups
Limited Capacity seats available

The data privacy regulatory environment is taking shape, but how does that affect my small business? Learn where data privacy comes into play, and why doing things right from the start is easier than you think. Be sure your startup or small business has the bases covered without breaking the bank.

Speakers
avatar for Claire Rosston

Claire Rosston

Associate, Holland & Hart LLP
Claire Rosston is an attorney at Holland & Hart LLP who counsels clients in data privacy and security and commercial transactions, including business acquisitions and secured financings.  Her data privacy and security practice involves counseling clients on compliance with U.S. federal... Read More →
avatar for Dan DeCloss

Dan DeCloss

Founder and President/CEO, PlexTrac, Inc.
Dan is the Founder and CEO of PlexTrac and has over 14 years of experience in Cybersecurity. Dan started his career in the Department of Defense and then moved on to consulting where he worked for various companies including serving as Principal Consultant for Veracode. Aside from... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

Planning to Scale
No matter how early in the life of a start-up it's imperative to build a foundation for strategic planning, accountability and execution. Many founders find themselves spinning too many plates yet not understanding why they're even holding the plate or knowing how fast it should be spinning. The ability to be extremely focused on identifying and executing the most important things at each phase of an early stage business is critical to ensuring your company is ready for the subsequent phases. In this talk we'll deep dive how to implement a framework that scales with your business.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Sale

Kyle Sale

CEO & Co-Founder, InquireOf
Kyle is an authentic leader with a strong track record in technology, marketing, and executiveleadership. Kyle’s broad experience spans turning around technology companies for privateequity investors to building globally distributed search products for Fortune 500 firms.Kyle started... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

10:00am

Lean Hardware Development: What's Working for Companies Big and Small
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray

Co-Founder and CEO, SGW Designworks
Product Development Specialist and Co-Founder of SGW DesignWorks. Specializing in taking your products from idea to reality. Interested in developing meaningful new products - ranging from enterprise electronics to consumer products.Diverse background: Business start-ups, product... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Howarth

Steve Howarth

Director of HW Engineering, Cradlepoint
I love working in many different roles: customer-facing, core engineering, program management, and people management are just a few. What *really* drives me is knowing I have accomplished something that matters, each and every day. I'm energetic and self-driven, and a great communicator... Read More →
avatar for Rich Reavis

Rich Reavis

Director of Engineering, Black Box VR
avatar for James Shawver

James Shawver

Founder, CEO, SWYM
James is a passionate developer and designer. Following this passion, he obtained a degree as an Electrical Engineer and started a company, SWYM, that solves all types of design challenges.Electronics product design is the specialty at SWYM. With mechanical, electrical, and software... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am

The Future of Food Policy: Opportunities for Disruption (Presentation & Panel Discussion)
Limited Capacity seats available

From policy to practice, how does immigration policy impact Idahoans?

Rick Naerebout, CEO of the Idaho Dairyman's Association is leading the charge around responsible immigration reform. Hear about the work they are doing nationally and how it affects farmers in Idaho.

Rick will present the work that they are conducting at the Idaho Dairyman's Association for 30 minutes.That presentation will be followed by a candid panel discussion with a variety of thought-leaders from different industries as they explore the role policymakers have in helping to disrupt the food & beverage industries.

The panel of thought leaders includes: Rachel Greenberger (Moderator), Janie Burns, Rick Naerebout, and Michael Forman.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Greenberger

Rachel Greenberger

Co-Founder & Director, Food Sol
Rachel Greenberger is Co-founder and Director of Food Sol, an educational startup she built from scratch into a nationally recognized first-of-its-kind program. Food Sol is centered around gatherings of food entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and students, and has given thousands of people direct access to a specialized network of professionals... Read More →
avatar for Janie Burns

Janie Burns

Owner, Meadowlark Farm
Janie Burns of Meadowlark Farm in Nampa raises lambs, chickens and chicken eggs using organic methods. She is one of the leading voices in Idaho’s “local food movement.” She has watched with dismay as Idaho farms have dwindled from more than 40,000 in 1950 to just over 25,000... Read More →
avatar for Michael Forman

Michael Forman

Founder, Pure Love Sustainability Inc.
Pure Love Sustainability Inc. (a Boise, ID based sustainability consulting company) was founded by Michael Forman who is a native of New York City. He moved to Boise in Jan. 2018 because he wanted to be able to help Boise citizens, communities, businesses, organizations and local... Read More →
avatar for Rick Naerebout

Rick Naerebout

Chief Executive Officer, Idaho Dairymen's Association
Rick Naerebout grew up on his family’s dairy farm in McBain, Michigan, where he learned the value of hard work, integrity, and an appreciation for agriculture that can only be learned on the farm. He moved west with his family after the family dairy was sold in the late 90s and... Read More →


11:00am

Creating Hardware Products on a Shoestring: The Crib Notes
There is nothing more difficult than creating a hardware product, especially with a small budget. Unlike software it is not a straight line from the mind of the creator to the customer. It is a round-a-bout journey through engineers, Fiverr designers, chinese and US suppliers, library 3D printers, a spat of software, maybe a Kickstarter, then shipping, fulfillment and growth.

Speakers
avatar for Gabe Bentz

Gabe Bentz

Founder, Slant 3D
Gabe Bentz is the founder of Slant 3D, a high volume production 3D Printing company. Slant3D was started to make the ramp up to production easier for new products by creating aviable alternative to injection molding.A Robotics Engineer, prior to Slant 3D Gabe worked on products ranging... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

11:00am

AI & Machine Learning: How Did We Get Here?
Limited Capacity filling up

Machine learning as a concept has existed as long as practical artificial intelligence, since the invention of the Perceptron in 1957.  But you would be correct to say that machine learning's popularity within the AI community has waxed and waned over the years, with a lot of interest in recent years due to the successes of deep neural networks. Today, a lot of these and other techniques are still used as part of more complex AI systems, though machine learning can often be used in some part of the system to help it improve.

So what was the AI community investing in when machine learning seemed less promising? Today we'll discuss logic and automated reasoning in the early days of AI research, how we managed to encode a lot of simple facts into a machine, and how those machines use inference and deduction to reach an answer.

Moderators
avatar for Erick Herring

Erick Herring

CTO, VYNYL
Erick Herring is Vynyl’s Chief Technology Officer. Erick has been building and operating internet-based systems since the Internet was still the NSFNet and has been building the web since it was distributed as a set of floppy disks for NeXT computers. Erick’s career has been focused... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Craig Rieger

Craig Rieger

Chief Control Systems Research Engineer and Directorate Fellow, Idaho National Laboratory
Craig Rieger, PhD, PE, is the Chief Control Systems Research Engineer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), pioneering multidisciplinary research in the area of next generation resilient control systems. In addition, he has organized and chaired nine Institute of Electrical and... Read More →
avatar for Steve Gorrono

Steve Gorrono

R&D Scientist/Signal Processing Engineer, Saalex Solutions, DoD Labs
Steve Gorrono is a R&D Scientist/Signal-Processing Engineer for DoD Labs working in the area of optimal detection and estimation algorithms. Steve is a SME in RADAR dynamic-signature recognition and stochastic propagation-channel modeling for wireless systems. His areas of interest... Read More →
avatar for Josh Johnston

Josh Johnston

Director of AI Science, Kount
Josh Johnston leads Kount’s AI Science team in its fight against digital fraud. His algorithms operate in less than 250ms to protect hundreds of millions of dollars of payment transactions each day. Previously, he built self-driving cars for the DARPA Grand Challenges, autonomy... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

12:00pm

Healthcare Ecosystem Collaboration & Interoperability
Limited Capacity seats available

Healthcare Ecosystem Collaboration & Interoperability

Moderator:
Jarod Ferguson, CEO, Royal Jay

Panelists:
Tracy Morris, President, Primary Health Group
Kevin Nielsen, Director of Healthcare Solutions, Blue Cross of Idaho
Thomas Mortell, Healthcare Attorney, Hawley Troxell
Therasa Bell, President & CTO, Kno2
Krissy Kuhlmann, Implementation Consultant, Healthwise

Speakers
avatar for Jarod Ferguson

Jarod Ferguson

CEO, Royal Jay
Jarod Ferguson eats and breathes technology. For over 20-years he has built solutions for big-name companies like HP and Microsoft. But his passion is working with healthcare companies to help them do what they love, serve their patients with quality, affordable care. Jarod understands... Read More →
avatar for Krissy Kuhlmann

Krissy Kuhlmann

Healthwise
Krissy focuses on supporting multi-sector collaboration in conjunction with business principles to strengthen health systems where population health outcomes are improved and healthcare costs are lowered. Krissy catalyzes systems thinking, fostering more effective and broad-based... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Morris

Tracy Morris

President, Primary Health Medical Group
avatar for Kevin Nielsen

Kevin Nielsen

Director, Healthcare Solutions, Blue Cross of Idaho
Data and Analytics, Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, Measures, Metrics and Business Process Management. My drive at work is to identify opportunities for the company and develop strategies to capitalize on them through process change and new business practices... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Mortell

Thomas Mortell

Partner, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP
Mr. Mortell is a partner in Hawley Troxell's Health Care and Construction Practice Groups.Mr. Mortell’s health care practice focuses on advising hospitals and other health care providers on all aspects of health care law. Mr. Mortell's assists health care providers in business transactions... Read More →
avatar for Therasa Bell

Therasa Bell

President & CTO, Kno2
Passion for accurate patient information and quality healthcare inspires me daily, as a leader in the healthcare information technology space. Inofile is innovating and implementing technology to bring substantial change to the way providers manage patient information and integrate... Read More →


12:00pm

Lunch Keynote - The Yote Student Enterprise
Limited Capacity seats available

Lunch provided

Speakers
avatar for Jim Everett

Jim Everett

Co-President, The College of Idaho
Jim Everett was officially named Co-President of The College of Idaho in February 2018 after a 41-year career with the YMCA. Everett became the CEO of the Boise YMCA when it consisted of a single branch with 3,000 members in 1987. Over the course of the next 29 years with the support... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

12:00pm

Blue-Collar Turned Software Developer in 16 Weeks: My Journey to Tech as a Refugee
Limited Capacity seats available

Is the American Dream still alive? If you ask African refugee and recent Boise Coding Dojo graduate Yamin Hakizimana, his answer would be a resounding “yes.” In this talk we'll discuss how Coding Bootcamps are transforming the tech talent pipeline and also changing the lives of thousands of aspiring tech workers across the US.

Moderators
avatar for Stephen Sinco

Stephen Sinco

Head of Marketing, Coding Dojo

Speakers
avatar for Yamin Hakizimana

Yamin Hakizimana

Jr. Software Developer, VYNYL
I am full stack Software developer and extremely passionate tech professional that strives to innovate.I came to America five years ago as a refugee(an Asylum Seeker) from Burundi. In December of 2018 that's when I first found out about the Coding Dojo of Boise through the meet up... Read More →
avatar for Brittany Kragerud

Brittany Kragerud

Program Success Manager, Coding Dojo
I have a passion for people and experiences. I believe that whatever opportunity I am apart of should be made the absolute best. I do whatever I can to promote the organization and the people I am surrounded by. Whatever it takes I believe in creating an environment that is contagious... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

12:30pm

Grow Track Check In
Check in, get materials for the Grow Track sessions, light networking. 

Thursday October 10, 2019 12:30pm - 12:50pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

12:50pm

Welcome & Context Settings (Start Your Engines)
Speakers
avatar for Karen Appelgren

Karen Appelgren

Director, Zions Bank Business Resource Center, Zions Bank
Karen Appelgren is Director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center at Eighth & Main in downtownBoise. She provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops and referrals to help aspiring orestablished small business owners and nonprofits start, grow and finance their ventures... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Horras

Danielle Horras

Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Idaho
Danielle is responsible for driving the implementation of partnerships, programs and projects that support the University of Idaho’s strategic plan in Southwest Idaho. This multifaceted role combines project management and hands on working with academic unit leaders to align strategic... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 12:50pm - 1:00pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Keynote: "How to Know When it's Time to Grow"
Speakers
avatar for Sondra McMindes

Sondra McMindes

Owner, Children's Therapy Place, Inc
Founded in 2000, Sondra McMindes started a business out of her home by providingspeech and language services to underserved schools and home services through thestate of Idaho’s Infant Toddler Program. She quickly added occupational and physicaltherapy services to further her desire... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm

Cybersecurity, Compliance and the Evolving Regulatory Landscape for Innovation in Health Tech
Limited Capacity seats available

Cybersecurity, Compliance and the Evolving Regulatory Landscape for Innovation in Health Tech

Moderator:
Erick Herring, CTO, Vynyl

Panelists:
Sandy Dunn, CSO, Blue Cross of Idaho
Nate Long, St Luke's Health System
Melissa Maxwell, Healthwise

Speakers
avatar for Erick Herring

Erick Herring

CTO, VYNYL
Erick Herring is Vynyl’s Chief Technology Officer. Erick has been building and operating internet-based systems since the Internet was still the NSFNet and has been building the web since it was distributed as a set of floppy disks for NeXT computers. Erick’s career has been focused... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Dunn

Sandy Dunn

CISO, Blue Cross of Idaho
Sandy Dunn, CISO Blue Cross of Idaho has over 23 years in the software and hardware industry. Initiallystarting out in software and hardware sales she worked with NASA, JPL, Secret Service, IRS, and otherFederal Agencies. Her roles in Cybersecurity have included Competitive Intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Nate Long

Nate Long

Cyber Security Evangelist, St. Luke's Health System
Born in Europe sometime between the invention of DARPANET and the innovation of Tim Berners-Lee, Nathan Long has walked through the valley of the shadow of the Internet for over 20 years, in an eclectic variety of roles ranging from Security Engineer to Sales Guy. In between, he administered... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Maxwell

Melissa Maxwell

Associate General Counsel, Healthwise
Ms. Maxwell has spent her legal career as in-house counsel primarily focused on contract drafting and negotiation in the areas of technology, Intellectual Property, and Health law.As a technology and privacy attorney, Ms. Maxwell advises executives on key issues that could impact... Read More →


1:00pm

The 40 Hour Work Year
Every so often a presentation comes along that captures the attention of the hard working entrepreneur (for more than ten minutes) and literally changes the paradigm of how they view their business. You will experience Scott Fritz’s entrepreneurial journey first hand, as he shares with you the business tools, action focused exercises and mindset philosophy that allowed him to achieve The 40 Hour Work YEAR.
From the start up years with no pay, through the challenges and thrills of growing a multi-million dollar company and positioning it for sale, Scott shares his vast business experience using a matter of fact, TAKE ACTION NOW approach.
Speaking from experience is the best way to engage the entrepreneurial mind….Scott shares through his experience the action based exercises and techniques he utilized to create The 40 Hour Work YEAR.

Value to attendees:
 Build an asset, not just a business
 Remove unprofitable clients and maximize margins
 Build owner wealth and company value at the same time
 Develop simple performance metrics that maximize results
 Create decision and alignment filters for your entire organization
 Position your company to acquire other businesses or create an exit
 Develop the confidence to shift your mindset at precisely the right moment
 Create a culture where everyone is accountable for your company’s success
 Transition from working in and on your business to the role of passive investor

Speakers
avatar for Scott Fritz

Scott Fritz

Business Coach & Author, Growth Connect
Scott currently oversees acquisition funding and strategy for SGI Property Management | sgipropertymanagement.com. SGI operates in 3 states and manages over 1,300 properties.In 2010 Scott authored The 40 Hour Work YEAR | 40hourworkyear.com. The book chronicles Scott’s entrepreneurial... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

1:00pm

Grow Your Career: Personal Journeys from School to the C-Suite. Presented by Women Innovators (W.IN)
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Join the discussion with professionals from a cross-section of Idaho's top institutions. Meet a recent college graduate, a mid-career professional, a VP-level executive, and get a view from the C-suite. Startup, mid-level or giant enterprise -- how do you determine the best organization for you? What about health, retirement, and time-off benefits? What's it like to have a family and a career at the same time? How do you cultivate sponsors, and how are they different from mentors? Whether you are a seasoned veteran, a high school student, or some place in between, join the conversation.

Moderators
avatar for Alecia Murray

Alecia Murray

Senior Director, Digital Products, Lovevery
Alecia Murray is a strategic business leader with extensive Research & Development (R&D), business, strategy and product management experience. She worked for Hewlett-Packard for 15 years in engineering and leadership roles before moving to local Boise start-up, Cradlepoint, where... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachael Hogan

Rachael Hogan

Software Engineer, Kount
Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Vue.js, Java, HTML, Leadership, and Product Development. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor of Science - BS focused in Computer Science from Boise... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Belt

Jennifer Belt

Director, SaaS Engineering, Cradlepoint
Jennifer Belt is a Senior Director of SaaS engineering at Cradlepoint, where she has worked since 2013. Previously she worked at HP for nearly 13 years, serving in roles including project manager, product owner, software developer and software dev lead. She earned her bachelor’s... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Harris Roberts

Nicole Harris Roberts

Director of Marketing, VYNYL
avatar for Brett Webb

Brett Webb

VP of Product, Truckstop.com
Webb comes from a diverse development and product delivery background. Brett began her career as a developer before holding various leadership positions in development, quality, and product delivery. She spent 17 years at HP and in her last role, moving to Product Marketing to extend... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Rolph

Jessica Rolph

Cofounder & CEO, Lovevery
Jessica is an entrepreneur and category creator. Passionate about the importance of early life, she is the Cofounder and CEO of Lovevery, a new child development company helping parents feel confident they are making the most of each learning stage. Jessica also serves on the board... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm

Hazards Ahead: Avoiding Legal Landmines
Running a business takes so much time, energy and effort that a few things you meant to do often get overlooked or pushed out to “someday”.  Maybe you didn’t even know you needed to take certain steps until you find yourself or your company facing sticky situations or pressing problems that are now more expensive and difficult to resolve. We invite you to be proactive today to avoid trouble tomorrow. This session features attorneys from Perkins Coie-- one of the top law firms in the nation—who will share their perspectives and best practices for managing various business risks.  

Moderators
avatar for Faisal Shah

Faisal Shah

Co-Founder, AppDetex

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Crane

Brandon Crane

General Counsel, ClickBank
Brandon Crane is ClickBank’s general counsel, advising on ClickBank’s legal, policy, compliance, and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining ClickBank, Brandon was a corporate and M&A attorney representing companies at various stages of growth. Most recently, Brandon served as an... Read More →
avatar for Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Partner, Perkins Coie
My practice is focused on the strategic development and monetization of patent portfolios for companies in every stage of growth. I have over 13 years of experience counseling clients in all aspects of patent portfolio management, including the preparation and prosecution of patent... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Rubocki

Melanie Rubocki

Business Partner, Perkins Coie
Melanie Rubocki is an accomplished corporate attorney focused on mergers and acquisitions, startup and emerging growth company matters, private equity and venture capital (including all aspects of debt and securities offerings, financings, and transactions), corporate governance and... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Fireside Chat: How DjangoForce Became a Two Man Million Dollar Business
Speakers
avatar for Patrick Falvey

Patrick Falvey

Managing Partner, DjangoForce
DjangoForce is a Software Development Agency that specializes in Custom Enterprise Web Applications, Web Portals, and Salesforce Integrations and Customizations. We are experts in technical business solutions that make your business more intelligent, more efficient and more profitable... Read More →
avatar for Jason Martin

Jason Martin

Managing Partner, DjangoForce
As seen in Forbes! DjangoForce is a Software Development Agency that specializes in Custom Enterprise Web Applications, Web Portals, and Salesforce Integrations and Customizations. We are experts in technical business solutions that make your business more intelligent, more efficient... Read More →
avatar for Derek Huyser

Derek Huyser

Partner, Scio Motus
Derek is a seasoned business leader with experience creating enterprise value through sales, partnerships and exceptional service delivery. Derek has a track record of driving revenue across startups and established businesses in multiple industries. Derek began his career with Accenture... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

2:00pm

Lean Product Development
Limited Capacity filling up

In the hyper-competitive world we live in, lean product development is critically important. With disruption lurking around every corner, efficiently and quickly creating the products our customers want has become a matter of life and death for organizations in any sector. To survive, companies need a solid process for innovation.

What many of them have, instead, is an antiquated, cumbersome and ineffective approach they've clung to for years or borrowed from what they see other companies doing. In this session, we'll identify a number of problems that are common to many product development teams across industries.

Thinking of product and feature ideas of "experiments" that need to be tested and validated will save you time and large sums of money. Some entrepreneurs believe they need to write code or build an impressive prototype before any meaningful feedback can be had. Take a moment to explore the methods our panelists have employed to bring products to market that might have otherwise died on the vine.

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Harris Roberts

Nicole Harris Roberts

Director of Marketing, VYNYL

Speakers
avatar for Jill Nebeker

Jill Nebeker

Senior Product Manager, TSheets by Quickbooks
In the late 90s, I opted out of a PhD program in the humanities and opted into an internet startup -- I've been in the online space ever since. As Senior Product Manager at Intuit (working on the TSheets product), I obsess about effective team dynamics, compelling vision and OKRs... Read More →
avatar for Zach Chatterton

Zach Chatterton

CEO/Founder, Gather
avatar for Anthony Noriega

Anthony Noriega

Sr. Digital Product Manager, Blue Cross of Idaho
As a Digital Product Manager I help the business bring their visions to reality through technology.


Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Student Arrival and Hotel Check In
As students arrive from their respective Universities, look out for Startup Week volunteers with information on what to expect from BSW 2019. 

Thursday October 10, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Riverside Hotel 2900 W Chinden Blvd, Boise, ID 83714

2:40pm

Marketing for Rebels
Research shows that Americans are exposed to around 10,000 ads every day as part of our “always on” digital culture. How are you differentiating your brand? Is your messaging content relevant, stirring and brave enough to break through the noise to attract and retain customers? The experienced team from the cutting-edge marketing agency Against will provide strategies and tips so you can tell your story with purpose and passion. You’ll also come away from this session with a “hack pack” full of free marketing tools, guides and more. 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Weigle

Brad Weigle

Co-Founder, Against
Brad Weigle has spent his 10-year career in marketing and technology working with some of the largest brands in the Northwest. In 2019, he co-founded Against, a creative company for rebel brands where he helps companies better define their purpose and go against the grain.Brad spends... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Myers

Jennie Myers

Co-Founder, Against
Humans are the sum of their life experiences and Jennie has been collecting adventures like kids collects special rocks. She’s branded cattle on a remote ranch in Wyoming, studied visual communication in Switzerland, trekked to the top of China, lobbied for human rights in Washington... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 2:40pm - 3:45pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Run the World: How to be a Powerful Female Entrepreneur
Work for yourself, they said. It will be fun, they said. “They" weren’t women.

This is a panel of four local female entrepreneurs who took it upon themselves to define business on their own terms. From single to married, digital nomads to brick-and-mortar mavens, dog moms to human moms, these women have looked the professional world in the face. And they won.

Moderators
avatar for Jenn Williams

Jenn Williams

Owner, Jenn Williams Health Coaching & This Is How You Vegan

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Leigh Kemp

Stephanie Leigh Kemp

Founder, Creative Director, Sleigh Creative
Stephanie won a coloring contest in fourth grade. Also the district spelling bee. Branding is her jam. And, she doesn’t like coffee. Seriously. She is a sucker for a classic pair of kicks, and she’s currently trying to woo the world with her words. Stephanie started Sleigh to... Read More →
avatar for Toby Hawley

Toby Hawley

Realtor + Instagram Nerd, Boise Premier
Toby is a fifth generation Idahoan. And her great-grandfather, James Hawley, was Idaho's ninth governor. Your girl loves her some Idaho. So much so that she’s rafted its most treacherous whitewater. She’s also responsible for $1.7 million in real estate sales. Oh, and she’s... Read More →
avatar for Sallie Herrold

Sallie Herrold

Studio Owner, Hollywood Market Yoga & Spa
Everyone’s body has a way it wants to move. For Sallie Herrold, that way is yoga.In June 2012, Sallie had a dream that she owned a yoga studio in Boise’s North End. A few days later she learned that the Hollywood Market was for sale. Sallie submitted an offer, and in late July... Read More →
avatar for Jes Heubach

Jes Heubach

Owner, Boise Juice Company
Jes opened the first brick and mortar organic cold-pressed juice store in the Treasure Valley in August of 2016. She took over a small smoothie and açaí bowl shop on State Street, merged the cold pressed juice into the store, and Boise Juice Company was born. In three years, she’s... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

3:00pm

Holding On for Dear Life: My 9 Years at Uber
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for David Montz

David Montz

Chief Technical Officer, AppDetex
I love building software that makes a difference. I love working with developers, testers, product managers, executives and just about everything in between. I am a technologist that has built many engineering teams, product iterations, and have had the pleasure of watching many products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dom Narducci IV

Dom Narducci IV

Staff Software Developer, Uber


Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Marquee Event: Sustainable Living - Leading for the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear from the executives of Proud Source Water, Saalt, and Solar Roadways! Learn more about their stories, what motivates and challenges them. 

Moderators
avatar for Russ Stoddard

Russ Stoddard

Founder & President, Oliver Russell
Serial entrepreneur, branding expert, and author of Rise Up - How to Build a Socially Conscious Business. Co-founder of Humanista social purpose consulting and founder of nationally recognized purpose-driven marketing firm, Oliver Russell, which is both a Certified B Corporation and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cherie Hoeger

Cherie Hoeger

Co-founder, Saalt
Cherie Hoeger is the co-founder of Saalt, a period care company with the mission to modernize reusable and sustainable period care. In 2018 she and co-founder Amber Fawson launched their flagship product—the Saalt period cup—with the dream of making periods better for women and... Read More →
avatar for CJ Pennington

CJ Pennington

President, Proud Source Water
Our bond with architecture has an undeniable connection to both our identities and location. Alain de Botton said it perfectly in that "Belief in the significance of architecture is premised on the notion that we are, for better or for worse, different people in different places... Read More →
avatar for Scott Brusaw

Scott Brusaw

President & CEO, Solar Roadways
Scott Brusaw co-founded Solar Roadways with his wife, Julie Brusaw.
avatar for Julie Brusaw

Julie Brusaw

Co-founder, Solar Roadways


Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
JUMP (1st floor next to demo kitchen)

3:30pm

Foodsteading: Creating Places for Food
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine if in every community, there was a place for food beyond the grocery store, restaurant, or farmers’ market.

Food options in communities are typically limited to grocery stores, restaurants, farmers markets and convenience stores--all "soloed" components to a challenged food system. The rise in health challenges creates a deep opportunity to collaborate in unique ways to address social issues. The importance of food usually gets lost amid the many others factors that drive community-level work. Hot-button topics such as education, housing, transportation, employment, healthcare and public safety dominate the conversations. Yes, food has its place in these realms — usually related to hunger and access to healthy food — but does it get the attention it deserves?

In a follow-up to her 2018 TEDx Boise talk, "Is there a place for food?" Shannon McGuire will share outcomes of the foodsteading movement happening in the Treasure Valley.

Following her presentation, McGuire will lead an in-depth discussion about the importance of connecting people to real food. The panel will detail how social enterprises are partnering with communities to advance local food system strategies with the ultimate goal being to create more food education and empowered destinations. McGuire will be joined on the panel by Dean Papé (deChase Miksis), Mo Valko (Boise Co-Op), and Kendra Witt-Doyle (Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation).

Speakers
avatar for Shannon McGuire

Shannon McGuire

Chief Empowerment Officer, Spark Strategic Solutions
Shannon knows what it takes to make organizations and communities flourish because she’s seen them from just about every angle. For the past 15 years she has helped grow the top line, improve the bottom line and remove divides – all while catalyzing transformational impact. She’s... Read More →
avatar for Dean Papé

Dean Papé

Managing Partner, deChase Miksis
Dean has a portfolio of development projects that runs the gamut, from residential to retail and from medical to mixed-use. Recent additions to his volume of work include student housing, automotive dealerships, market-rate apartments and a neighborhood retail center.Dean is an active... Read More →
avatar for Mo Valko

Mo Valko

Marketing Manager, Boise Co-op
Mo Valko started as the Marketing Manager at Boise Co-op in March, 2015. She is passionate about localized economies, growing the Co-op’s impact, and incorporating sustainable practices into daily operations. She helped introduce a composting partnership to the Co-op (diverting... Read More →
avatar for Kendra Witt-Doyle

Kendra Witt-Doyle

Executive Director, Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health
Kendra Witt-Doyle is the Executive Director of the Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Idaho’s leading health-focused charitable foundation. A recognized expert on community health, Kendra provides strategic oversight and leadership across the Foundation’s efforts to create... Read More →


4:00pm

Student Orientation
It's time for the fun to begin as BSW welcomes College Students to town. This event will provide you with everything you need to know to successfully navigate the week. From how to put your best foot forward to impress recruiters to how to make connections that last, we got you covered with this brief orientation session. 

4:00pm

A Fireside Chat with Amos Schwartzfarb, Managing Director of Techstars Austin and Author of "Sell More Faster."
Mark Solon (Managing Partner, Techstars) will host a fireside chat with Amos focusing on his experience building and leading sales teams at six successful startups, why an Accelerator like Techstars might be right or not for your startup, and trends he's seeing nationally in startup communities.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Solon

Mark Solon

Managing Partner, Techstars
Mark is a Managing Partner at Techstars. Previously, he co-founded and was Managing Partner of Highway 12 Ventures and has been investing in and working with startups since 1995. He's served on the board of directors of companies such as SendGrid (SEND: NYSE), Sphero, Purch, Balihoo... Read More →
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Amos Schwartzfarb

Managing Director of Techstars Austin, Techstars
Amos was born in the Bronx, NY and grew up in Fort Lee NJ. At a young age, Amos started seeking adventure and pushing limits. While attending college at the UMASS, Amos fell in love with rock climbing which brought him to Northern California in 1993 and eventually a job packing boxes... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

4:00pm

The Future of 5G
Limited Capacity seats available

In this discussion, we’ll discuss the technologies used in rolling out 5G and what use-cases are being pursued. This is a 2020+ look into the future of Wireless and why 5G technology will be important for up and coming startup companies. Join us to learn how you can position yourself and your business for the coming advances in wireless communication.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Billings

Roger Billings

Chief Architect, Cradlepoint
As the Chief Architect at Cradlepoint, Roger currently focuses on developing multi-vendor business solutions with a focus on 4G and 5G technologies. Roger leads the technical strategy group for 5G within Cradlepoint. He is also actively engaged in developing strategic alliances with... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm

Managing Talent & Company Culture: A View from the Driver's Seat
One of the challenges facing small business today is finding and keeping good employees.  What can you do to attract the right talent to your company and then keep them motivated, productive and in place, once hired? Hear “how I did it” stories from local company founders who have been recognized for creating great places to work. This Marquee Event includes complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres with a dedicated networking time. Stay and make valuable connections with your Boise business community! 

Moderators
avatar for Jeffrey J. Bailey, Ph.D.

Jeffrey J. Bailey, Ph.D.

Professor, Management and HR, University of Idaho
Jeffrey J. Bailey is professor of management and human resources at the University of Idaho. He has been with the University of Idaho since 1991. He enjoys developing a greater awareness of the challenges facing executives as well as solutions to those challenges. He has worked with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Lyman

Stephanie Lyman

Leadership Coach & Co-Founder, Vault Leaders
Stephanie Lyman is a leadership coach and co-founder of Vault Leaders, who has turned her 15 years of experience in People and Talent into a unique approach that inspires passionate, ambitious leaders to build remarkable teams, create strong company cultures, and build a lasting legacy... Read More →
avatar for Megan Multanen

Megan Multanen

Owner & CEO, Bestbath
Megan L Multanen, MPA, is an Idaho native and a graduate of Boise State University where sheearned a degree in Sociology and Economics. Post Boise State, Megan attended the Universityof Arizona where she earned her Masters of Public Administration. While working in theDepartment of... Read More →
avatar for Collin Rudeen

Collin Rudeen

President, Boise Brewing
Collin Rudeen is the President of Boise Brewing. He is experienced in crowd funding, having successfully managed a Kickstarter campaign before the brewery opened as well as several equity rounds using both of Idaho's Small Company Offering Registration and Exemption by Order. There... Read More →
avatar for Kate Leadbetter

Kate Leadbetter

Owner, Meriwether Cider
Kate is an owner of Meriwether Cider as well as our Cider House cider buyer, team wrangler, and all around fire puter outer. Kate likes running in the hills with her dog Scout. She's especially good at starting way too many projects and then leaving them to collect dust until motivation... Read More →
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Bree Jaynes

Owner, CFO, Idaho Tents & Events
Bree Jaynes is the owner and CFO of Idaho Tents & Events, Idaho’s largest event rental provider. Bree has a Bachelors Degree in Healthcare Administration and a Masters Degree in Business and has spent the majority of her professional career in sales and marketing. In 2015, Bree... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Director of Sales and Marketing / New Business Development, Drake Mechanical
Mrs. Drake is the Director of Sales and Marketing at Drake Mechanical. Her role is a vital part of keeping the business running as well as ensuring the sales funnel of the company functions smoothly.She is actively involved in developing the future plans of the business so that it... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 4:00pm - 5:15pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

4:30pm

Recruiting Session: "Network Like you Mean it"
The Recruiting Session, "Network like you Mean it" will be a prime time for local employers, students, and job seekers to connect and learn about different companies in the Treasure Valley. The event will also include a bit of a "how-to" when it comes to the oft-times, awkward, "networking in a professional setting". Think a "job-fair" but less hokey, more fun, and a bit more engaging.

Companies participating:
  • Micron
  • VYNYL
  • Kount
  • ClickFunnels
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Simplot
  • Ventive
  • ClickBank
  • Vacasa
  • Balsam Brands
  • Truckstop.com
  • Jelli
  • Pingman Tools
  • Zdata
  • Covrtech


5:00pm

SweatFest Silent Disco Workout
Join SweatFest on the lawn at JUMP for a fusion workout like never before.

Two classes with two of the Treasure Valley’s top instructors, set to the beat of two different playlists = One unforgettable sweat filled experience.

Classes will be lead on the lawn by Womeness’ own co-founder Genevieve Nuttingworth, and Sweatfest Co-Founder Nina Banducci. Think yoga, pilates, barre and hiit all in under 40 minutes.

Did we mention we will have 40 Kaliedisco headsets, so the beats will be bumping to keep your body moving.

All ages and athletic backgrounds welcome!

This event is free, but does require you to RSVP to reserve your headset. RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweatfest-silent-disco-workout-tickets-72190055399

Thursday October 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JUMP (Front Lawn)

5:00pm

Founder War Stories: Making it Happen
Speakers
avatar for Megan Osborne

Megan Osborne

Co-Founder & Lead Research, Peace with Food
Before co-founding Peace With Food, Dr. Megan Osborne spent twelve-years maintaining a successful clinical private practice specializing in the treatment of eating disorders with a focus on the healing of Binge Eating Disorder (BED) by experientially guiding clients through the intuitive... Read More →
avatar for Matt Pipkin

Matt Pipkin

Founder & CEO, Speak Your Silence/We Vow
Matt Pipkin is the founder and CEO of Speak Your Silence. He is also founder and CEO of WeVow. His belief in the innate value and worth of each life is what drives his entrepreneurial and day-to-day life.
avatar for Tara Russell

Tara Russell

Create Common Good, IndieDwell, Carnival Corporation
I creatively unleash potential for meaningful impact. I am a positive futurist who leverages my nature as strategic and connected catalyst. I’m here to equip, empower and enable other individuals, organizations, communities and societies to achieve their fullest potential. I believe... Read More →
avatar for Jarod Ferguson

Jarod Ferguson

CEO, Royal Jay
Jarod Ferguson eats and breathes technology. For over 20-years he has built solutions for big-name companies like HP and Microsoft. But his passion is working with healthcare companies to help them do what they love, serve their patients with quality, affordable care. Jarod understands... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Brendefur

Jonathan Brendefur

CEO, Developing Mathematical Thinking Institute
avatar for Fidel Nshombo

Fidel Nshombo

United Nation Refugee Congress NorthWest Representative, UNHCR
Mr. Fidel Nshombo is from Bukavu the Democratic Republic of Congo; he was resettled in Boise, Idaho July 2006, eleven years after he became separated from his entire family during the First and Second Congo Wars (1996 and 1998). As a twelve-year-old boy, he was forced to embark on... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:15pm

Closing Remarks
Speakers
avatar for Karen Appelgren

Karen Appelgren

Director, Zions Bank Business Resource Center, Zions Bank
Karen Appelgren is Director of Zions Bank’s Business Resource Center at Eighth & Main in downtownBoise. She provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops and referrals to help aspiring orestablished small business owners and nonprofits start, grow and finance their ventures... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Horras

Danielle Horras

Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Idaho
Danielle is responsible for driving the implementation of partnerships, programs and projects that support the University of Idaho’s strategic plan in Southwest Idaho. This multifaceted role combines project management and hands on working with academic unit leaders to align strategic... Read More →


Thursday October 10, 2019 5:15pm - 5:30pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Friday, October 11
 

9:00am

Startup Crawl Kick Off
The Start-up Crawl is the Talent Track's Marquee Event! Join us for the Event's kick-off and hear Faisal Shah and Nick Crabbs share their thoughts on what it takes to land a job in Boise's high-powered technology ecosystem.


Speakers
avatar for Faisal Shah

Faisal Shah

Co-Founder, AppDetex
avatar for Nick Crabbs

Nick Crabbs

Partner, VYNYL
Nick is a partner and founding member of Vynyl, a product development firm that works with corporations, institutions, and investors to build unique mobile, web, VR & AR applications that are technically excellent, visually appealing, and create real & measurable business value.Prior... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

10:00am

Start-Up Crawl
Limited Capacity seats available

The Start-up Crawl is the Talent Track's Marquee Event! Join a group of peers as you travel through downtown Boise to three different companies to learn more about their culture and the opportunities they have available.

You'll have a chance to listen to and interact with company representatives, learn what makes each company unique, and hear more about why they chose downtown Boise as the location to grow their business.

Visit onsite with:

- Pingman Tools
- Apex Leaders
- Vacasa
- Ventive
- Hawkins Companies
- Jelli
- Simplot
- Blackbox VR
- Balsam Brands
- Duft Watterson
- City of Boise




10:30am

Exploring Boise's Pop-up Ecosystem: The Anytime Anywhere Restaurant
Limited Capacity seats available

Many chefs open pop-up restaurants to showcase their talents to a wider audience, experiment with new recipes and menu designs, or prototype a new concept. As we witness the evolution of Boise's culinary scene, pop-ups have become an intriguing, and often elusive, aspect of the culinary ecosystem. This curated panel discussion will cover current state and future trends, told through the experiences of the creative culinary minds behind Boise's favorite pop-ups and the local restaurateurs who support them.

The panelists for this session are:

  • John Cuevas, Madre (Owner & Exec. Chef)
  • Kris Komori, KIN (Co-Owner & Chef)
  • Michelle Russell, The Kula Connection (Founder & CEO)
  • Brad Wegelin, Toasted (Co-Owner & Chef)

In addition to the panel discussion, each of the panelists will provide food samples to those in attendance.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Blickman

Jeff Blickman

Founder, Thinking Chair: business design + strategy
Jeffrey is a business designer with experience building and executing strategic initiatives, business design and modeling, contract negotiations, and partnership development.He currently is a consultant for Carnival Corporation focused on Global Impact, Business Design and Development... Read More →
avatar for John Cuevas

John Cuevas

Chef & Owner, Madre Boutique Taqueria
Recognized with a nomination from the James Beard House, Chef John Cuevas has elevated the local culinary scene. Classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America, Scottsdale, AZ. John is passionate about having fun in the kitchen and delivering food that makes his guests smile. With... Read More →
avatar for Kris Komori

Kris Komori

Co-Owner & Chef, KIN
With three consecutive James Beard nods, Kris Komori is the rock star of Idaho’s chef world. A graduate of the College of Idaho, he sharpened his kitchen skills in Portland before moving to the Gem State. Komori’s creative, constantly changing menus drew fast admiration when State... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Russell

Michelle Russell

Founder & CEO, The Kula Connection
Michelle Russell, M.Ed., PBC, RYT is a plant-based chef and food educator. Michelle holds a Master’s degree in education. She completed her culinary training in plant-based food and is a registered yoga teacher. Through food and education Michelle helps others build self-efficacy... Read More →
avatar for Brad Wegelin

Brad Wegelin

Co-Owner & Chef, Toasted
The face of "TwoZeroAte", Brad Wegelin has been exploring the best of Boise's food scene for years. Brad considers himself a Father, Foodie, Former award-winning military chef (5-Time Gold Medalist in American Culinary Federation-sanctioned military culinary competitions), and a Fun-loving... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
JUMP Demo Kitchen (1st Floor)

11:00am

Fireside Chat with Gordon Jones and Gabe Turner
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Jones

Gordon Jones

Founding Dean, College of Innovation + Design, Boise State University
avatar for Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Executive Director, Draper Venture Network


12:00pm

Albertson's Trailmix Luncheon - VIP Only Event
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Albertson's VIP Trailmix Luncheon is a great way to conclude the week of Food Track and Trailmix festivities. This networking lunch is hosted by Albertsons at their corporate headquarters just outside downtown on Parkcenter Blvd. 10 VIP ticket holders will be admitted and the guest list is filling up fast - first come, first serve basis.

Come mix and mingle with the Trailmix participants, Albertsons, Chobani, Lamb Weston, Dairy West and Idaho Preferred executives and enjoy a delicious lunch in their beautiful atrium.

1:00pm

NASA Technology: NASA Human Space Exploration mission and its technology needs
(NASA Human Space Exploration mission and its technology needs)

Speakers
avatar for Steve Swanson

Steve Swanson

Distinguished Educator in Residence, Boise State University
KR

Kris Romig

Commercialization Services Lead, NASA



1:00pm

Transform Lives Through Your Social Enterprise
Limited Capacity seats available

Come hear the story behind Create Common Good and Boise to Bukavu. What are the opportunities and challenges in starting a social enterprise and what are the lessons learned along the way.  

Speakers
avatar for Fidel Nshomobo

Fidel Nshomobo

Founder, Boise to Bukavu
Fidel arrived in Boise, Idaho as a refugee escaping the war-torn Congo, determined to help those vulnerable communities he left behind. He was born in Bukavu but escaped civil war in 1998 at the age of 12. His quest took him through seven African countries in a continuous search for... Read More →
avatar for Tara Russell

Tara Russell

SVP, Global Impact, Carnival Corporation & plc
Tara uses business as a vehicle for scalable social impact, marrying real market demand with social needs. She works to architect the space between large corporate infrastructure and innovative social ventures to equip, empower and enable global, replicable models that will broadly... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

1:00pm

Fireside Chat with Dom Ramirez and Jeff Flitton: Building a Winning Technology Team and Culture
Limited Capacity seats available

Vacasa is the largest Vacation Rental Manager in the US. They reached this position in the market in part by deploying cutting edge technology from within. Join us for a fireside chat with Jeff Flitton, VP of Engineering, to find out more about Vacasa's proprietary technology and what it takes to build a winning technology team and culture that is chaining the landscape of an entire industry.  

Moderators
avatar for Dom Ramirez

Dom Ramirez

Founder, Beta Canon
Dom Ramirez is a lifelong entrepreneur, software developer and designer. He has been building startups and leading software teams for more than a decade. He's been involved with Boise Startup Week for 3 years and served as the Tech Track Chair for BSW2018.Dom is the founder of Beta... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Flitton

Jeff Flitton

Vice President of Engineering, Vacasa
Since 2017, Jeff Flitton has held senior roles in Vacasa’s software engineering department and currently serves as VP of engineering for the fast-growth company, overseeing a team of more than 90. During his tenure at Vacasa Jeff has spearheaded major platform changes within the... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm

Futurism: How to gain access to Boise State and NASA IP
As NASA reaches further and further into space, its innovations have impacted and transformed life on Earth. Many like to equate Tang and Velcro as NASA technologies but the truth is far more impressive than the myth of these two examples.  Steven González will share the NASA roots of the innovations that we take for granted every day and describe how NASA makes it easy to license its technology through its various initiatives.
Boise State University is Idaho’s largest university as its research programs continue to gain momentum and stature.  Katy Weiser, the Director of Boise State University’s Office of Technology Transfer, will discuss Boise State’s cutting edge research and how community members can access intellectual property to grow their businesses.  


Speakers
avatar for Steven Gonzalez

Steven Gonzalez

Technology Transfer Strategist, NASA
avatar for Katy Weiser

Katy Weiser

Founding Director and Technology Transfer Officer, Office of Technology Transfer, Boise State University



2:00pm

Launch Someone Else's Idea
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a bank of ideas at INL waiting to be taken from idea to business. Hear how this works and how you can be a part of it.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Peter Mullner

Dr. Peter Mullner

President, Shaw Mountain Technology
Dr. Peter Müllner is a Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University. He researches magnetic shape memory alloys in the Magnetic Materials Laboratory which he established in 2004 when joining Boise State. He has published more than 140 scientific... Read More →
avatar for David Sorum

David Sorum

President/CEO, Dynexus Technology
Finance executive with 35 years of experience in legislative & regulatory affairs, commercial banking, credit administration and technology startups.
avatar for Steve Hammon

Steve Hammon

President & CEO, Rocky Mountain Scientific Corp
Steve Hammon is the President & CEO of Rocky Mountain Scientific Corp.


Friday October 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

2:00pm

Entrepreneuring AR & VR
Limited Capacity seats available

A vigorous discussion surrounding the future of AR/VR and entrepreneurship. What are the opportunities now and what evolution of the technology is just around the corner? Gain valuable insight into whether augmented and virtual reality platforms can enhance your current business model or spark your next great company idea!

Moderators
avatar for Jim Bradbury

Jim Bradbury

General Manager, Black Box VR
Jim currently serves as the General Manager for Black Box VR and specializes in the creation, publishing and support of interactive products and services for various technology platforms. His 19 years of experience includes production management, product design, publishing operations... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Westerberg

Charles Westerberg

Vice President of Business Development, Blackbox VR
VP of Business Development at award-winning Black Box VR, the worlds first virtual reality resistance-based fitness system.
avatar for Markus Nigrin

Markus Nigrin

CEO, Blocksmith XR
CEO of Blocksmith XR, a development platform that advances the evolution of virtual reality by providing creators a suite of simple to use products to develop and explore.
avatar for Brendan Smythe

Brendan Smythe

CEO, VR1
CEO of VR1, one of the countries first virtual reality focused video game arcades with a location in Eagle and a new location opening in downtown Boise.
avatar for Sheridan Hodson

Sheridan Hodson

Co-Founder, Epic Realty
Co-Founder of Epic Realty, an Idaho-based company leveraging virtual reality technology to change the way consumers buy and sell real estate.


Friday October 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
JUMP (The Loft - 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm

Showcase: NASA / Boise State IP success stories
If you are curious about launching a new venture with NASA technology, learn about some local organizations that have licensed NASA technology as well as hear from a successful startup from Boise State University.  Aaron Smith with Shaw Mountain Technology  will share his experience in licensing intellectual property from the university.  

Steven González, will moderate a panel showcasing the success of including the team and Katy Weiser will highlight the Idaho State University and the NASA RECOVER AND DEVELOP projects.

Moderators
avatar for Steven Gonzalez

Steven Gonzalez

Technology Transfer Strategist, NASA

Speakers
avatar for Katy Weiser

Katy Weiser

Founding Director and Technology Transfer Officer, Office of Technology Transfer, Boise State University
avatar for Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Vice President, Shaw Mountain Technology



3:00pm

Structure Your Passion for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the right structure to maximize your social impact idea.

Speakers
avatar for Russ Stoddard

Russ Stoddard

Founder & President, Oliver Russell
Serial entrepreneur, branding expert, and author of Rise Up - How to Build a Socially Conscious Business. Co-founder of Humanista social purpose consulting and founder of nationally recognized purpose-driven marketing firm, Oliver Russell, which is both a Certified B Corporation and... Read More →
avatar for Matt Pipkin

Matt Pipkin

Founder & CEO, Speak Your Silence/We Vow
Matt Pipkin is the founder and CEO of Speak Your Silence. He is also founder and CEO of WeVow. His belief in the innate value and worth of each life is what drives his entrepreneurial and day-to-day life.


Friday October 11, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

4:00pm

4:00pm

Networking Event: One relationship - A Multitude of Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about different ways individuals or companies might invest in your business. Plus that next connection might take your business to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Flores

Nick Flores

Director of Impact Investing, The Caprock Group
Nick Flores is the Director of Impact Investing at Caprock, a family office that provides customized, comprehensive and strategic financial solutions for a select number of families and foundations.


Friday October 11, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

4:00pm

Idaho Pitch : Elevator Pitch Night, Presented by University of Idaho (Cash Prizes!)
Have an idea? But not quite ready to get up on stage to do a formal pitch? This is the event for you, don't be shy!

Join this fun event and test your idea against 20 casual judges.

All you need to compete:
- Yourself (or team)
- An Idea you can talk about

Walk the room and chat with clearly marked judges, after each conversation with a judge they will give you feedback and a score. Turn in your score at the end of the event, you might be the winner!

1st Place: $1000
2nd Place: $750
3rd Place: $500


Friday October 11, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
JUMP (JUMP Room- 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702

4:30pm

Collaboration & Innovation: What's Brewing in Boise's Booming Craft Beer Scene
A panel of local brewers will discuss the current state of craft beer in Boise (and Idaho), upcoming growth opportunities (i.e. non-alcoholic beer), the unique challenges, successful collaborations, and innovative practices (use of recycled water). Each brewery will also provide samples for attendees to enjoy. After the panel, the bar will be open!!

Breweries represented on the panel: Barbarian Brewing, Western Collective Beer, and White Dog Brewing.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Provencio

Kris Provencio

Future Product Marketing Manager, HP Inc
Kris is a long time Boise resident and avid craft beer enthusiast. Over the last 21 years, he has seen the craft beer industry in Boise grow from a handful of small local breweries to a thriving industry with players of all sizes. After graduating from Capital High School and the... Read More →
avatar for Bre Hovley

Bre Hovley

Co-Owner & General Manager, Barbarian Brewing
Bre Hovley is a Co-Owner and the General Manager of Barbarian Brewing. Her roles include sales, marketing, distribution, taproom management, logistics planning and bartending. Barbarian Brewing is a small 5 bbl brewery that opened in Garden City in October of 2015. In the four years... Read More →
avatar for Dan Jordan

Dan Jordan

Co-Owner, White Dog Brewing Company
Dan is the Co-Owner of White Dog Brewing Company, which is located in Boise. Dan obtained a degree in natural resource management and process technology and therefore runs the machine portion of the operation.
avatar for Cary Prewitt

Cary Prewitt

Boss, Western Collective Beer
Cary Prewitt, founder of Western Collective, didn’t expect to end up in Boise, Idaho. The former Texan moved here last July to build a new home for his beer in Boise’s wild brewing frontier.Prewitt first formed the idea for Western Collective while working in Texas on his American... Read More →


5:00pm

VR Bash VIP Lounge (Early Entry)
Are you a Boise Startup Week VIP badge holder? Great! Get early entry to the VR Bash and try all the experiences without waiting in lines! Then head upstairs in our exclusive VIP badge holder lounge.


Friday October 11, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Strange Love (formerly China Blue) 100 S 6th St, Boise, ID 83702

5:00pm

Connect on the Deck: BSW / NASA series networking (food provided)
Hung out at JUMP and listened to all the NASA talks? Awesome. This is your chance to unwind and network with fellow attendees and speakers.

6:00pm

Idaho Virtual Reality Council's VR Bash
https://idahovirtualreality.com/2019VRBash/

One of Boise Startup Week's most popular events returns with the Idaho Virtual Reality Council's VR Bash!

Come to Strange Love (Formerly China Blue) for a fun evening of drinks and Virtual Reality!
Open bar from 6pm - 8pm!!!


Friday October 11, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Strange Love (formerly China Blue) 100 S 6th St, Boise, ID 83702
 
Saturday, October 12
 

9:00am

"Connecting to Your Purpose" Breakfast & Workshop
The purpose economy is here – what are you doing to prepare yourself?
 
In this interactive workshop you will explore your personal values and motivations and understand how the ability to connect to a sense of purpose can set you apart. We will discuss how aligning your values with the organizations and work you pursue will not only make you more attractive to potential employers, but will also help you find genuine fulfillment at work.
 
Let’s get started.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Koach

Colin Koach

Organizational Development Manager, City of Boise
Colin is the Organizational Development Manager for the City of Boise which means, he's in charge of helping to ensure that every person that works for the City is engaged and connected to his or her work.


Saturday October 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
BSU Venture College 301 S Capitol Blvd, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am

Getting Started in the Packaged Food & Beverage Industry (Continental Breakfast & Workshop)
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a food or beverage brand or are you interested in learning about what it takes to successfully launch one in stores or online? If so, then this content may be ideal for you! This is a four session workshop for new and prospective food & beverage entrepreneurs with topics including a beginner’s guide to fact gathering for product viability, an overview of commercial manufacturing and product safety, and small business resources available through the state of Idaho’s Agriculture Department.

The workshop will include the following sessions:

- Fact Gathering: The Basics
- Angel Investing
- Food Safety
- Co-Manufacturing
- Idaho Business Programs & Resources

Speakers
avatar for Jolene Anderson

Jolene Anderson

Board Member, Strategist, JMR Consulting
Jolene Anderson is a seasoned business strategist, sales and media executive, social entrepreneur, boardmember, advisor and development director for civic and charitable organizations, including AmericanCancer Society Great NW Region, MIT Enterprise Forum NW, Rotary, Kiwanis, South... Read More →
avatar for Josh Bevan

Josh Bevan

Director, University of Idaho Food Technology Center
avatar for Bonna Cannon

Bonna Cannon

Owner & Principal Consultant, Bonnafide, LLC
Bonna Cannon is the Owner & Principal Consultant for Bonnafide, LLC, a company focused on sustainable, practical solutions for complex quality, food safety, engineering & operations challenges.
avatar for STEVEN CLEERE

STEVEN CLEERE

Chief Brand Developer, NexxtLevel Marketing
For over 30 years, Steve Cleere has been actively involved in the Marketing, Advertising and Promotion disciplines for Consumer Packaged Goods companies. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of TradeMarketing, Inc. (TMI Group), he helped to grow the San Francisco firm into a cutting-edge... Read More →
avatar for Laura M. Johnson

Laura M. Johnson

Bureau Chief, Marketing Development Division, Idaho State Department of Agriculture
Laura Johnson is the Bureau Chief of the Market Development Division at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture. She oversees the Department’s domestic and international marketing programs aimed at expanding sales and creating economic opportunities for Idaho farmers, ranchers... Read More →


Saturday October 12, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trailhead Boise 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702, USA