It is home to America’s first ski resort.  Its slopes prepared Olympic gold medalists Picabo Street and Kaitlyn Farrington. And here, Allen & Company, a private investment firm, hosts more than 300 of the wealthiest and most powerful executives in media, finance, politics and technology at its annual weeklong conference.  Where is this majestic locale?  Wood River Valley, Idaho.KIC

The Wood River Valley is also preparing another kind of success – Idaho entrepreneurs!  The Ketchum Innovation Center (KIC) is both home for start-ups businesses and the hub for all things entrepreneurial in the Wood River Valley.   KIC provides space for companies to get off the ground and grow into sustainable businesses.

KIC1KIC also collaborates with the Sun Valley Band of Angels and Mentors (BAM) to provide mentorship and access to investment capital for local businesses.  KIC and BAM host “pitch nights” for entrepreneurs to present their business concepts before BAM members.

For more information on the opportunities and resources offered through the Ketchum Innovation Center, including BAM, visit

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