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 thrive.

kickstandTheir mission is “to connect, inspire and support all Entrepreneurs.”  Kickstand members connect with each other during meetings each month, hear from special guest speakers who are invited to inspire the state’s inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs, and support each other by helping with business issues, offering resources, and help grow businesses.

Currently there are chapters in:

  • Meridian (third Thursday of the month)
  • Boise (second Thursday of the month)

In addition to monthly meetings, Kickstand typically hosts two Startup Speed Dating events (fall and spring) and an annual entrepreneurial education and celebration event in the spring.

Members are gutsy, risk-embracing, creative, passionate and dedicated.  Are you?  Join Kickstand!

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