What do you get when a tech trio meet with the Mayor of Boise? The answer is not a punchline to a joke but rather an extraordinary example of how the City of Boise worked with prominent business leaders to create Trailhead!
In 2014, Faisal Shah, Karen Meyer, and Jason Crawforth brought the idea of creating a central hub for entrepreneurs, investors, creators, educators, and the like to Boise. With commitments from the city of Boise and the Capital City Development Corporation to cover the rental costs – along with the other sources of financial help – Trailhead is alive and thriving in downtown Boise.
In its first 7 months of operation, Trailhead has hosted a number of key tech events and speakers; from hosting Scott Kupor, a partner at Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, to hosting the Hackathon during Treefort-Hackfort, to partnering with Start Up Grind-Boise, to providing “Office Hours” where members can schedule time to ask legal, start up, media strategy, branding, and financial questions from domain experts. The list of events and opportunities is continually growing.
Yesterday, Trailhead announced their partnership with global startup incubator and seed fund 1776 to bring the Challenge Cup to Boise.
Boise is one of over 50 cities around the globe participating in this world wide program! Thanks to Trailhead’s efforts, Boise startups now have the opportunity to share their ideas on the global stage and compete for over $1 million in prizes and coveted worldwide connections.
Challenge Cup Key Details
- Challenge Cup Boise will take place January 13, 2016 at Trailhead.
- On November 19, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM an introduction to this program and tips for success will be provided.
- Additional Challenge Cup Boise information can be found here.
For more information about membership, events, and opportunities at Trailhead, visit http://trailheadboise.org/