Monthly Archives: November 2015

“Turning ideas into businesses” – New Ventures Lab

New Ventures Lab is a hybrid co-working facility, an idea laboratory, and a community engagement and collaboration center.  They accelerate Meridian’s innovation-based economy by connecting ideas, people, and resources to create and grow new companies.   They focus on:  1) Building an entrepreneurial culture that supports and nurtures new firm formation 2) Encouraging and facilitating investment […]

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To Connect, Inspire and Support all Entrepreneurs – Kickstand

Founded in 2000 by a handful of brave Boise startups that believed they could achieve greater success together, Kickstand is Idaho’s oldest statewide non-profit entrepreneurial support group. “We invent, we create, we patent, we pioneer.”  Kickstand champions Idaho’s innovators – in any industry – who seek the support of the local community to succeed and […]

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Attention All 2C Entrepreneurs — NEO is calling you!

The Nampa Entrepreneurs Organization (NEO) is an organization made up of entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs!  NEO helps those aspiring to become an entrepreneur, and business owners who want to take their business to the next level.  NEO was developed through a partnership between the City of Nampa’s Economic Development Department and Boise State University’s TECenter, with […]

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Incubating on a State Level – Idaho Incubation Fund

Idaho’s Incubation Fund provides funding to support the relationship between research and development, and commercialization.  Idaho’s Higher Education Research Council (HERC) believes that technologies exist in the universities and with a modest amount of additional funding, they could be advanced and moved toward commercialization.  While partnership with the private sector is not always necessary, it is a good […]

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HERC –  Higher Education Research Council

Have you heard of HERC? HERC is the Higher Education Research Council. Did you know that HERC has $2 million in appropriated funds available to be awarded to Idaho university projects that are geared at driving innovation, economic development, and an enhanced quality of life in the State of Idaho? Under the direction of the […]

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Assisting diverse businesses – Port of Lewiston incubator program

The Port of Lewiston incubator program was created to help manufacturing entrepreneurs succeed. According to the Small Business Administration and a 2014 Washington Post article, about half of small businesses do not survive the first five years. The POL incubator program is designed to provide entrepreneurs stability when they are starting so they can focus […]

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Small business resources – Idaho Innovation Center

The Idaho Innovation Center (IIC) is a dynamic 75,000 square foot business incubator/accelerator located in Idaho Falls.  The IIC provides large business resources to small, fledgling companies where entrepreneurs can confidently and aggressively start and grow their small businesses through collaboration, education, mentoring, and advising.  With facilities located at 2300 North Yellowstone Highway and on […]

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Space for you to grow – Sandpoint Technology Center

Nestled between Lake Pend Oreille and Schweitzer Mountain Ski Resort, entrepreneurs call the Sandpoint Technology Center home.  The STC is an over 120,000 square feet facility that supports the emergence and growth of technology businesses in north Idaho and includes configurable turnkey office space ranging from warehouse spaces to executive offices for lease.  The STC also […]

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