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Small Business Resources: Idaho Innovation Center

The Idaho Innovation Center is a business incubator providing resources to small fledgling companies where entrepreneurs can confidently and aggressively start and grow their small businesses through collaboration, education, mentoring and shared resources. The Idaho Innovation Center stimulates the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation promotion, fostering growth and future business development in Eastern Idaho. Working as

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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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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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Think Big Festival Recap

By Carmen Achabal, IGEM Program Manager Last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday a team from Idaho Commerce was thrilled to travel to Coeur d’Alene and participate in the 2nd Annual Think Big Festival. The Think Big Festival focuses on educating attendees about innovative technologies, specifically new robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, while exploring the ethical

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Idaho Governor’s AgriTech Summit & Looking Forward

          Idaho Governor’s AgriTech Summit The first Idaho Governor’s AgriTech summit took place on June 16, 2015. The summit was borne out of the current landscape combined with the need to further grow and expand Idaho’s AgriTech industry. The goal of the summit was to provide a forum for Idaho’s agriculture,

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