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Wednesday, October 9

8:30am MDT

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.

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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 MDT
Trailhead Boise

9:30am MDT

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.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 MDT
Trailhead Boise

10:30am MDT

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.

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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 MDT
Trailhead Boise
Thursday, October 10

3:00pm MDT

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. 

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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Scott Brusaw

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

Co-founder, Solar Roadways

Thursday October 10, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
JUMP (1st floor next to demo kitchen)
Friday, October 11

1:00pm MDT

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.  

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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 →
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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 MDT
Trailhead Boise

2:00pm MDT

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.

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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 →
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David Sorum

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

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 MDT
Trailhead Boise

3:00pm MDT

Structure Your Passion for Success
Limited Capacity seats available

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

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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 →
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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 MDT
Trailhead Boise

4:00pm MDT

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.

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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 MDT
Trailhead Boise