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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boise State University students with real world opportunities – Venture College

As part of the College of Innovation and Design at Boise State University, the Venture College has an expanded program designed to give Boise State students an opportunity to explore new ideas, acquire skills outside of their major field of study, and start businesses or non-profits all while pursuing their education. Students can receive one-on-one […]

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