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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

9:30am

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

10:30am

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

11:45am

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

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
 
Thursday, October 10
 

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

1:30pm

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

2:40pm

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

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 →
avatar for Bree Jaynes

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

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