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Tuesday, October 8
 

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 →


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 →


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 →


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
 
Wednesday, October 9
 

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

$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 →


7:00pm

 
Thursday, October 10
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 →
avatar for Amos Schwartzfarb

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

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
 
Friday, October 11
 

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


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