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Company Spotlight: Verified First

In a tightening labor market, it’s important for companies to quickly vet top candidates and onboard them seamlessly into their workforce. Background and drug screenings are a critical part of the hiring process, but there are inefficiencies that cost companies time, productivity, and sometimes top talent. Two serial entrepreneurs, Devon Dickinson and Tommy Cheng, felt

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“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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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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Putting the SBIR/STTR Program to Work for Tech Startups and Small Businesses

Have you ever struggled to find funding for your technology idea, or to move your tech company to the next stage in development and commercialization? The SBIR/STTR programs annually provide $2.5 billion in funding to small advanced technology firms to spur new technological discoveries and facilitate the commercialization of innovations. Together they represent America’s Largest

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MosCoWork – A Space for the Creatives

MosCoWork is a thriving coworking environment on the Palouse that provides an energetic yet focused environment to “people who make things.” Creatives of all kinds are welcome at MosCoWork. Located in downtown Moscow, Idaho, the MosCoWork’s building has been renovated with modern design elements, making it a hub for entrepreneurial activity.  As part of the Woväx, LLC group,

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Let the Startup Battle BEGIN!

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur or startup scene newbie, if you are motivated to build a product or startup and you are also open to new ideas… you’ll fit right in at Startup Weekend. Startup Weekend in Meridian, Idaho is joining 250 other cities in the Global Startup Battle starting Thursday, November 19 and going through Saturday

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Funding from Angels – The Boise Angel Alliance

Investopedia defines an ‘angel investor’ as an investor who provides financial backing for small startups or entrepreneurs.   What do you call a group of angel investors?  The Boise Angel Alliance! The Boise Angel Alliance (BAA) is a community of angel investors who seek to make investments in early stage Treasure Valley companies that have the

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Representing Idaho’s Tech Community – The Idaho Technology Council

The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) is a member-driven organization that helps technology companies in Idaho start, grow, and thrive. The ITC represents hundreds of Idaho technology companies and their 80,000+ employees that contribute to our tech economy.  To help its member companies, the ITC focuses on building a talented workforce, improving access to capital, and facilitating

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How to Start a Food Company: Event Recap

by Eric Forsch, Business Attraction Specialist Last week I visited the new co-working space, Trailhead, in downtown Boise for the “How to Start a Food Company” event.  While tech startups have been a focus of attention at Trailhead, this particular event’s panel offered advice (and delicious snacks) on a fast-growing and important sector in Idaho (and the

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