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Capital Connect [clear filter]
Tuesday, October 8
 

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 →