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Saturday, October 13
 

12:00pm MDT

BSW Inaugural Dodgeball Tournament!
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Dodgeball Tournament Day 1.

Must be registered via a corporate dodgeball team to participate.

More information here: http://boisestartupweek.org/dodgeball-tournament/.


Saturday October 13, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Clearwater Analytics
 
Monday, October 15
 

6:00pm MDT

Dodgeball Tournament Final Four
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Monday October 15, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Clearwater Analytics
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

5:00pm MDT

VIP / Sponsor Appreciation Party (VIP Only)
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An evening of gratitude and recognition for the generous supporters who make Boise Startup Week possible. 

Tuesday October 16, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
Beside Bardnay
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

10:00am MDT

Youth Track Keynote: Sam Johnson, Founder of Colossal Collective
Limited Capacity seats available

The Colossal Collective is a group of artists, engineers, builders and performers based in Boise, Idaho with a singular mission: to create magic, and spread a sense of childlike wonder through their larger-than-life puppets. Whether it’s sharing a fist-bump with a 20’ tall gorilla, gazing up to a canopy of massive color-changing dragonflies, riding on the back of a full-size Apatosaurus, or dancing between the legs of a 30’ technicolor spider -- the Colossal Collective has been providing unforgettable and fantastical experiences since 2012. Their creations make regular appearances at the Treefort Music Festival, Burning Man, and art festivals throughout the western US. They’re also frequently spotted roaming the streets of downtown Boise.

The Collective was founded by Sam Johnson, a 35 year-old artist who grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Whitman College, and an MBA from Boise State University. Sam will share what he’s learned about managing large-scale creative projects, discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with integrating technology into art, and explain how the Colossal Collective uses the tools of business as an amplifier for its creative visions. 

Speakers
avatar for Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Founder, Colossal Collective
The Colossal Collective designs and builds large-scale puppets, and brings them to festivals, concerts, and public gatherings all around the inland Northwest. While Sam and his team still spearheads the projects, a much larger community comes together to bring these puppets to life... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

10:30am MDT

Google - Design Thinking Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Google uses design thinking as one method to teach teams and individuals to think creatively, an important step in the process of innovation.

As the google team travels we often hear students and professionals say, "What kind of projects should I work on? How do I come up with project ideas?"

We're here to help! Join us for this Design Thinking workshop to get your creative juices flowing and to brainstorm a few solid options.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cutforth

Michael Cutforth

Software Engineer, Google
avatar for Wayne Fuhrman

Wayne Fuhrman

Software Engineer, Google
avatar for Aza Tulepbergenov

Aza Tulepbergenov

Developer Programs Engineer, Google


Wednesday October 17, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

12:00pm MDT

Youth Track: Mentor Lunch sponsored by Bluecross of Idaho
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One element of the Youth Track event is a mentor lunch. Over 35 mentors will share experiences and entrepreneurial stories to small groups of high school students. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage with mentors over the lunch hour. Lunch will be provided to mentors and students.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm MDT
JUMP (JUMP Room, 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

12:45pm MDT

Resume Workshop by Google
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Are you submitting applications for internships and/or full-time opportunities this semester? Join us for this resume workshop to find out how the format, structure, and detailed content of your resume could maximize your chances of receiving an interview opportunity with Google or any major tech company. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cutforth

Michael Cutforth

Software Engineer, Google
avatar for Wayne Fuhrman

Wayne Fuhrman

Software Engineer, Google
avatar for Aza Tulepbergenov

Aza Tulepbergenov

Developer Programs Engineer, Google


Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:45pm - 1:30pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

1:45pm MDT

Workshop: Scale Beyond MVP
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Are you an entrepreneur working on your big idea? How can you design your product to scale to dynamically support your business growth? Jay Patel, Head of Ops at Coding Dojo, will provide a high level overview of web/mobile technologies and how to design the architecture with scalability in mind. There will be discussions on the common mistakes made by entrepreneurs and the framework for identifying and resolving scalability issues along with some helpful tools.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Patel

Jay Patel

Head of Ops, Coding Dojo


Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

3:00pm MDT

Tech Track Keynote: Preston Lewis, Co-Founder of Black Box VR
Limited Capacity seats available

Preston Lewis, a co-founder of award-winning VR company Black Box VR, tells us about the journey of his company so far. From world-renowned bodybuilders to the largest electronics showcase in the country, Black Box VR is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new companies in Boise.

Speakers
avatar for Preston Lewis

Preston Lewis

Co-Founder, Black Box VR


Wednesday October 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
JUMP (JUMP Room, 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

4:15pm MDT

The Future of Virtual Reality
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Virtual reality has come an incredibly long way since its inception, but where exactly is this technology on its adoption curve? Are the greatest innovations in VR still ahead of us? What part can Boise's most ambitious technologists play in VR's future?

The Idaho Virtual Reality Council leads us through a gripping discussion about the past, present and future of VR.

Moderators
avatar for Jim Bradbury

Jim Bradbury

General Manager, Black Box VR

Speakers
avatar for Amy Gile

Amy Gile

CEO and Co-Founder, Silverdraft Supercomputers
Amy Gile is the CEO and Co-Founder of Silverdraft Supercomputing, a leading builder of computing platforms for creative arts, graphics, and design. She is the driving force in both the business and capital development segments, staying closely involved in the company’s relationships... Read More →
avatar for Sheridan Hodson

Sheridan Hodson

Co-Founder, Epic Realty
avatar for Jennifer Lastra

Jennifer Lastra

CEO and Managing Director, 360 Immersive
U.S. Navy Veteran Jennifer Lastra is a certified Project Management Professional and co-founder of 360 Immersive, LLC. Jennifer brings a sincere passion for immersive technology, and an enthusiasm to help businesses realize the potential in VR as the game-changing training and performance-enhancing... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Stanton

Aaron Stanton

Director, VR Institute of Health & Exercise
Aaron Stanton is an Idaho-raised, SF Bay-area based entrepreneur and Angel Investor working in the VR and AR industry. He focuses broadly on the overall health of the virtual and augmented reality ecosystem, including content creation, marketing, business development, and keeping... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

4:30pm MDT

Pitch Competition - DEMO DAY
Limited Capacity seats available

In collaboration with VentureCapital.org and the Small Business Development Center, join us for one of the premier events of Boise Startup Week!

During this event, 8 local startups will pitch their businesses to an esteemed panel of judges. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize, no strings attached. More information about participants and panelists to come!

http://boisestartupweek.org/pitch/

Speakers
avatar for Will Fowler

Will Fowler

Regional Entrepreneurial Initiatives Manager, Idaho Small Business Development Center
avatar for Chris Hoyd

Chris Hoyd

Director, Product Management, Vynyl
avatar for John Williamson

John Williamson

Executive In Residence at College of Business and Economics, Boise State University
Experienced senior executive with strong passion to serve the Treasure Valley and grow our business community. Nearly 3 decades of experience in finance and business with strong skills in leadership, relationship strategy, enterprise solutions, B2B negotiations, growing markets, and... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
JUMP (JUMP Room, 5th Floor) 1000 W Myrtle St, Boise, ID 83702, USA

5:00pm MDT

Idaho Technology Council's Hall of Fame (VIP only)
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Boise Startup Week had 20 VIP seats to ITC's Hall of Fame. Put those VIP passes to good use!

The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) Hall of Fame and Idaho Innovation Awards highlight the amazing work that has been part of Idaho’s past and the great innovations that are defining its future. The best and brightest technology and leadership talent in the state of Idaho will be showcased. This years inductees represent a full-circle focus of the ITC partnering education with quality technology talent within the state of Idaho to take innovation and creativity to new heights. Recognizing the accomplishments of Joe Albertson and Bob Miller, CEO Albertsons’ Companies, inductees into the ITC Hall of Fame, sponsored by HP. The Idaho Innovation Awards recognize innovative companies, professionals and products in five categories: Consumer Product of the Year; Commercialized Innovation of the Year; Early Stage Innovation of the Year; Innovative Company of the Year; and Innovator of the Year. HP is the presenting sponsor for the event, which is expected to attract more than 800 business and technology professionals from around the state.


Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm MDT
Boise Centre West 800 W Front St Boise, ID 83702 United States

5:30pm MDT

Designing Apps That Actually Help People
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What does it take to rise above the everyday production of software? How do we deliver true and lasting value to the users?

Ricky Lyman of Dynamic Range Labs leads a panel of software designers and developers through a discussion about successful approaches in app design. Panelists include Marianna Budnikova from Dropbox, Jarod Ferguson from Royal Jay and Shawn Murdock from Tsheets.

Moderators
avatar for Ricky Lyman

Ricky Lyman

Director of Design, Dynamic Range Labs
Design leader, product maker and family man. Ricky has built a colorful career in advocating for the user while pushing the trends of today’s experience design. From off-road racing trackers, to publishing platforms for engineers, to the latest tools for entrepreneurs, Ricky’s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marianna Budnikova

Marianna Budnikova

Software Engineer, Dropbox
Marianna’s career has been a journey of writing software, andanalyzing data to understand the how's and why’s of software's impacton users. Today, Marianna creates desktop software for Dropbox, acollaboration platform with more than 500 million registered users.Before Dropbox... Read More →
avatar for Jarod Ferguson

Jarod Ferguson

Founder and CEO, Royal Jay
Jarod is the Founder and CEO of Royal Jay, where he helps Healthcare companies use data and analytics to reduce costs and identify opportunities to increase the quality of care.  He has extensive experience in software development, product design, and entrepreneurship, and has built... Read More →
avatar for Shawn Murdock

Shawn Murdock

Principal Product Designer, Intuit
Shawn Murdock is a Principal Product Designer at Intuit working within the small business group at QuickBooks. He is leading the design efforts for expanding QuickBook’s time tracking and time management capabilities as he was a part of the integration team at TSheets prior to the... Read More →


Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

5:30pm MDT

Workshop: Creating Digital Certificates Using Blockchain
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Are you ready for decentralized credentials that are stored and verified in the Bitcoin blockchain? Daniel Oostra, Managing Director of Coding Dojo, will take you through the world of decentralized digital identity and demonstrate how Blockchain can revolutionize the way institutions and companies issue licenses, diplomas, and certificates. We will do a live demonstration of issuing a digital BlockCert into the Bitcoin Blockchain, and all participants will be issued a certificate at the end of the seminar that is instantly verifiable on the Bitcoin blockchain!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Oostra

Daniel Oostra

Managing Director, Coding Dojo


Wednesday October 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

6:00pm MDT

The BIG Recruiting Session/Social
Limited Capacity seats available

Come listen and connect with leading technology employers in Boise while they "pitch" YOU.

Meet with:
TSheets by QuickBooks
AppDetex
Jelli
Vacasa
Covr Technology Services
Clearwater Analytics
Ventive
JR Simplot
Royal Jay
Blue Cross of Idaho
Balsam Brands
Kount
Pingman Tools
VYNYL




Wednesday October 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)
 
Thursday, October 18
 

9:00am MDT

Marketing Matters "Creating Customer Profiles"
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like you, your customers and prospects are exposed to perhaps hundreds of ads every day in some form or another. How do know if your messaging is effective? Where should your company be marketing
on and offline? What should you be measuring to make your marketing dollars count? How can you develop relationships with brand advocates, influencers, and the press? Marketing professionals will share their insights in four short sessions throughout the day.


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

9:00am MDT

Welcome to Boise Startup Week Breakfast sponsored by VYNYL
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Thursday October 18, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

9:10am MDT

Managing Risk in the 21st Century
Limited Capacity seats available

In our rapidly changing, connected economy, it’s more important than ever for business owners to be proactive in identifying and managing risk. Experts from the fields of law, banking, accounting and more will share perspectives and best practices to safeguard your small business from internal and external threats.


Thursday October 18, 2018 9:10am - 10:00am MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

9:30am MDT

Craving Technical Debt
Limited Capacity filling up

We continually encounter the uncertainty of how much and which technical debt to take on or pay down. We crave certainty in a similar way we crave primary motivations like food or sleep. This psychological craving affects our business and engineering decisions in unconscious ways. Forewarned is forearmed: we’ll explore how uncertainty influences debt choices and how to recognize the cost of certainty.

Richard Newman, a leader in technology development with several startups and going concerns, shares with us how cognitive bias and philosophy affects technical debt.

Speakers

Thursday October 18, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

10:00am MDT

Leading the Way in the Food Industry | Food Track Keynote Address
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Lea Rainey, the Principal Innovator & Owner of Boise's newest environmentally friendly grocery concept, Roots Zero Waste Market, will provide an exclusive behind the curtains look at this cutting edge concept.

Roots Zero Waste Market is a neighborhood, bulk-goods, organic, non-GMO, micro-grocery store and bistro cafe. We provide an earth-friendly alternative to conventional and wasteful grocery shopping by simplifying and showcasing food as it's intended to be... free of plastic packaging. We are committed to bringing healthy foods and products to every family through affordable pricing. Building strong communities starts with everyone's good health and will be accessible to everyone who shops there.

During this Keynote Presentation & Fireside Chat, the longtime HP executive promises to share what inspired her to take on this challenging proposition, how they are doing, how they intend to raise funds, if the store will be accessible to everyone regardless of socioeconomic status, what this means to the Boise food market and more.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Taylor - Moderator

Angela Taylor - Moderator

Owner, Indulge Boise Food Tours
Angela Taylor is a leadership, diversity & inclusion consultant, executive coach, entrepreneur, community leader, and creative strategist whose mission is to create opportunities for others to reach their full potential in their professional & personal lives. She is Partner & Co-Founder... Read More →
avatar for Lea Rainey

Lea Rainey

Principal Innovator & Owner, Roots Zero Waste Market
Lea is the principal innovator and owner of Roots Zero Waste Market; a (soon-to-be) neighborhood, bulk-food, micro-grocery store, serving the Boise Valley. A Food lover, technology geek, nourishment innovator, runner, mother, wife, & fellow earthling, Lea has spent the majority... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

10:00am MDT

From seed to IPO: The SendGrid story
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mark Solon

Mark Solon

Managing Partner, Techstars


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

10:10am MDT

Marketing Matters "The Right Channels to Reach Customers"
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like you, your customers and prospects are exposed to perhaps hundreds of ads every day in some form or another. How do know if your messaging is effective? Where should your company be marketing
on and offline? What should you be measuring to make your marketing dollars count? How can you develop relationships with brand advocates, influencers, and the press? Marketing professionals will share their insights in four short sessions throughout the day.


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:10am - 10:20am MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:20am MDT

Funding Your Business Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

We’ve all heard the saying, “it takes money to make money.” Whether you are looking for funding for new product development, to expand into a new location or market, obtain equipment or inventory, or smooth cash flow due to seasonality or timing differences in A/R and A/P, you need to understand your options. Learn from a panel of experts about debt, equity and alternative financing options.


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:20am - 11:50am MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

10:45am MDT

From Concept to Customers: The Boise Restaurant Start-up Panel
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Raise your hand if you have ever dreamed of opening your own restaurant or business. Why not? Restaurants bring in roughly $660.5 Billion (yes, billion) per year. Sounds like a profitable venture. Sadly, 30% of restaurants fail (or are sold) after one year and that number escalates to 60% after three years. So what is the key to success and/or longevity?

“The Boise Restaurant Start-Up” panel will focus on what it takes to take a culinary business from concept to customers.  From a signature dish that sells out every time to a food truck to a successful branded restaurant, hear from restaurateurs who have weathered the storm, identify the challenges, and built a successful enterprise.

Speakers
avatar for John Berryhill

John Berryhill

Owner & Executive Chef, BACON Restaurant
John Berryhill is an accomplished chef & restaurateur, and in 2013 was voted among the ‘Best Chefs America’. His recipes & writings have been published nationally & internationally, and locally he spent seven years as KTVB Chef at the ‘NBC-affiliate KTVB Channel 7’. He is... Read More →
avatar for John Cuevas

John Cuevas

Owner & Executive Chef, Madre
avatar for Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia

Owner, Waffle Me Up
avatar for Angela Taylor - Moderator

Angela Taylor - Moderator

Owner, Indulge Boise Food Tours
Angela Taylor is a leadership, diversity & inclusion consultant, executive coach, entrepreneur, community leader, and creative strategist whose mission is to create opportunities for others to reach their full potential in their professional & personal lives. She is Partner & Co-Founder... Read More →
avatar for Michael Mohica

Michael Mohica

Owner & Executive Chef, Kanak Attack Catering
Born and raised on the Island of Oahu, Executive Chef Michael Mohica is no stranger to the colorful tastes of the islands. After graduating from Boise State University’s Culinary Arts program, Chef Mike made it his mission to bring mouthwatering authentic Hawaiian Cuisine to the... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

10:45am MDT

Why Tech Needs More Women
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In a world where many thousands of open technology jobs are unfilled and where talent is queen, are we doing everything we can to make tech accessible to everyone? The largest un-tapped demographic for technology talent is women, but what can we do to bring more women into technology and engineering?

Dr. Patricia Colberg from University of Idaho leads a panel of female technologists through a conversation about our successes and failures in bringing more women to technology. Panelists include Alecia Hoobing of Women Innovators, Meredith Ganz of VYNYL and Nilab Mousa of Clearwater.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Patricia Colberg

Dr. Patricia Colberg

Professor and Chair - Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Idaho
Patricia J. S. Colberg is Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Idaho.  She spent 23 years at the University of Wyoming where she was the first women to achieve the rank of professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Ganz

Meredith Ganz

Software Producer, VYNYL
Meredith Ganz is a software producer at Vynyl where she manages a variety of software development projects. Before Vynyl, Meredith worked at Google where she held two different positions. She started as an AdWords specialist providing support to small to medium sized businesses and... Read More →
avatar for Alecia Hoobing

Alecia Hoobing

Product, ClickFunnels, Women Innovators
Alecia Hoobing, is a strategic business leader with extensive leadership, Research & Development, business, strategy and product management experience. In her more than twenty years in high-tech, Alecia has successfully defined and delivered many complex, high-tech products and solutions... Read More →
avatar for Nilab Mousa

Nilab Mousa

Clearwater Analytics
Nilab Mousa a software developer at Clearwater Analytics by day, adjunct professor at Boise State University by night, and moonlights as a new mother. In her spare time she designs and leads programming bootcamps for K-12 and university students and works to promote women and minorities... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

11:30am MDT

Bringing An Idea to Life: The Culinary Innovators Panel
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“Bringing An Idea to Life: The Culinary Innovators” will focus on the current & future state of food innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Hitchcock

Tracy Hitchcock

Chief Executive Officer, Create Common Good
Tracy has spent her 20-year career exploring the world of food. The bulk of that time she was working in the Food Division of the J.R. Simplot Company, developing expertise in everything from food safety and production, to new product innovation and marketing. With a B.S. in Biology... Read More →
avatar for Dave Krick

Dave Krick

Founding Partner, Bittercreek Alehouse, Red Feather Lounge, and Diablo & Sons
Dave Krick is a Boise native and the founding partner of Bittercreek Alehouse and Red Feather Lounge. Along with his business partner/wife Jami Adams the team have opened and operated a number of restaurants in downtown Boise, including their newest venture Diablo & Sons scheduled... Read More →
avatar for Hilary Lee

Hilary Lee

CEO, Gluten Free Galaxy
Hilary Lee is a born and raised Boise native. Coming from a family of small business owners, it’s no surprise that she herself has a love for entrepreneurship. She is one of two owners of Gluten Free Galaxy, a 100% boot-strapped gluten-free bakery that is currently taking southern... Read More →
avatar for Remi McManus

Remi McManus

Owner, Kin
Kris Komori is Co-Owner & Executive Chef at Kin, Boise's newest boutique restaurant. McManus , a charismatic restaurateur founded Boise's iconic restaurant State and Lemp prior to setting out to open up a the newest venture, Kin.
avatar for Guy Hand - Moderator

Guy Hand - Moderator

Owner, Guy Hand Productions
Guy Hand is an award-winning photographer, videographer, writer and public radio producer with an emphasis on food and farming. His video “Making a Meal” was one of three finalists in the International Association of Culinary Professional’s 2013 Digital Media Awards.His “Freaks... Read More →
avatar for John Tansey

John Tansey

Chief Operating Officer, Happy Family Organics
While pursuing a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Villanova University, John used his one elective for an Environmental Ethics class. Inspired by that class, John committed to pursue a career with a holistic, sustainable, and ecological approach to business.From designing... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

12:00pm MDT

Marketing Matters "Digital Tools to Measure Impact
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like you, your customers and prospects are exposed to perhaps hundreds of ads every day in some form or another. How do know if your messaging is effective? Where should your company be marketing
on and offline? What should you be measuring to make your marketing dollars count? How can you develop relationships with brand advocates, influencers, and the press? Marketing professionals will share their insights in four short sessions throughout the day.


Thursday October 18, 2018 12:00pm - 12:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:10pm MDT

Lunch Keynote Speaker: Scott Moscrip, Truckstop.Com: The Road to Growth
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Scott Moscrip, founder, former CEO and chairman of Truckstop.com will cover inspirational and “big picture” topics, including:
• Creating a compelling company culture
• Growing your own talent
• Leadership and ethics
• Community involvement/social responsibility


Thursday October 18, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: AppDetex
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Founded in 2012, AppDetex is the global brand protection leader in combating brand infringement and dilution, fraud, and piracy within the increasingly complex worlds of mobile apps, marketplaces, social media and domains. We choose to specialize in the areas most vulnerable to brand-jacking, and can be the most difficult to navigate for even experienced IP attorneys. We focus on developing best-in-class technologies and methodologies that expose brand infringements and enable takedowns of the many egregious and often criminal activities found online today.


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
AppDetex

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Balsam Brands
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We love to reimagine eCommerce and retail in ways that thrill our customers, and to leave a lasting impact on the world around us. We’re a dynamic, fun-loving team that sees possibilities, solves complex puzzles, and innovates in all that we do. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Balsam Brands

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Black Box VR
Limited Capacity full
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Black Box VR was founded by fitness fanatics Ryan DeLuca & Preston Lewis. The team spent years building Bodybuilding.com into the largest online supplement retailer in the world (with nearly $500m in annual sales). With the collaboration of many talented individuals, they created some of the world’s most recognized supplement brands, chart-topping fitness mobile applications, were honored with award-winning health & fitness campaigns, and created the world’s largest online fitness social network (with over 3m members), while always holding true to the mission of changing people’s lives.

In 2016 Preston and Ryan decided to start their new venture, Black Box VR, with a mission to disrupt the fitness industry once again by creating innovative products and experiences that create lasting change in people’s lives. After trying virtual reality for the first time, Ryan and Preston knew they were experiencing a magically immersive technology that, if paired with resistance training, gaming principles and high intensity cardio, will be the winning combination for people trying to reach their health & fitness goals. Black Box VR is redefining fitness as we know it.


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Black Box VR 404 S 8th St Suite 200, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Covr Financial Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Covr Technologies is a leading, InsurTech venture capital-backed company, focused on using technology to simplify the buying process for life insurance and related products.  As an innovator in a rapidly evolving industry, Covr is a technology-driven company that provides a simpler way for people to protect what matters most.  Through partnerships with financial institutions and advisors, Covr's innovative digital platform provides the capability to research, compare and buy life insurance from top providers, fully online and within minutes.  

We have one job offer: the chance to be the best you can be in your profession. 


1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Jelli
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We’re combining the power of audio with the benefits of digital on the industry’s first cloud-based advertising platform for the $45 billion global audio market. With ads currently being played all across the United States, Jelli has transformed the way publishers and advertisers buy and sell audio advertising.


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Jelli 416 S 8th St #100, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Kount
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

At Kount, we help ecommerce businesses all over the world stop cyber criminals from doing bad things online. We prevent fraudsters from stealing and disrupting businesses from San Francisco to Singapore.

Kount is an industry leader and a name recognized by many of the world’s top brands. And, we’re always looking for talented people with a passion for new challenges that want to make a difference.



Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Kount

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: PartnerHero
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

PartnerHero builds affordable fully-integrated remote teams of passionate people to help startups & growing businesses.

We’re always looking for amazing people to join our global community of heroes. Check out our current opportunities and sign up for job alerts.







Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
PartnerHero

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Pingman Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Pingman Tools builds software and shares wisdom that makes network troubleshooting suck less. When you experience connection issues, our products help you identify culprits, monitor problems, and work toward solutions whether you are a seasoned pro or a networking newbie.


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Pingman Tools

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Simplot
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Simplot

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Vacasa
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

If you’re naturally curious and entrepreneurial, you’ll love it here. If you value being trusted to do your best work, you’ll love it here. If you push forward where others turn back, if you make an impact, if you have big ideas, you’ll love it here.

With industry-leading technology and dedicated local teams, Vacasa brings confidence to vacation rentals. Our dedicated local staff care for every Vacasa home to ensure proper maintenance and guest satisfaction. Vacation homeowners and guests trust Vacasa to provide a safe and worry-free experience so they can focus on what matters most.




Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Vacasa 999 W Main St #300, Boise, ID 83702

1:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Ventive
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Jonathan Cardella founded multiple startups before picking up from San Francisco, moving his family to Boise, and launching Ventive in 2014. Like most technology entrepreneurs, Jon spent years hiring and managing product teams, and he knows all the critical mistakes that can bog down product development or derail its success.

After bootstrapping Ski West from an idea to $50M in revenue and a successful exit to Overstock.com, Jon saw an overwhelming need for nimble, experienced product teams who could rapidly scale with a company's growing needs.

Ventive uses design thinking to solve business problems.

We excel at applying the right technologies to improve business processes and customer experiences. We manage all the design, development, and technical challenges behind building and launching a successful product, and our deep bench of technologists, engineers, designers, and project managers ensure that your product provides an optimal user experience.





Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 1:40pm MDT
Ventive

1:00pm MDT

When Do Hardware Products Fail?
Limited Capacity seats available

From design flaws to manufacturing concerns to market mishaps, there are many more reasons for hardware tech products to fail than to succeed.

Ryan Gray from SGW Designworks leads a panel of experts through a discussion of products that have failed and their differences from products that have seen incredible success.

Moderators
avatar for Ryan Gray

Ryan Gray

Managing Partner, SGW Designworks
Experienced business leader and product development specialist, specializing in taking products from idea to reality.•Diverse background, including business start-ups, product design and specification, product development, product management, product launch, business development... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Calvin Allan

Calvin Allan

Sr Program Manager, Customer Focused Innovation, Medtronic
avatar for Steve Howarth

Steve Howarth

Director of Hardware Engineering, Cradlepoint
avatar for Nancy Lebold

Nancy Lebold

SVP of Retail Operations, WinCo Foods
avatar for Tasche Streib

Tasche Streib

Partner, Engineer, SGW Designworks
avatar for Brian Tuttle

Brian Tuttle

CEO and Co-Founder, MetaGeek, LLC


Thursday October 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

1:10pm MDT

Marketing Matters
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like you, your customers and prospects are exposed to perhaps hundreds of ads every day in some form or another. How do know if your messaging is effective? Where should your company be marketing
on and offline? What should you be measuring to make your marketing dollars count? How can you develop relationships with brand advocates, influencers, and the press? Marketing professionals will share their insights in four short sessions throughout the day.



Thursday October 18, 2018 1:10pm - 1:20pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:20pm MDT

Planning for Profit - Strategic Plans
Limited Capacity filling up

Thursday October 18, 2018 1:20pm - 2:50pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: AppDetex
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Founded in 2012, AppDetex is the global brand protection leader in combating brand infringement and dilution, fraud, and piracy within the increasingly complex worlds of mobile apps, marketplaces, social media and domains. We choose to specialize in the areas most vulnerable to brand-jacking, and can be the most difficult to navigate for even experienced IP attorneys. We focus on developing best-in-class technologies and methodologies that expose brand infringements and enable takedowns of the many egregious and often criminal activities found online today.


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
AppDetex

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Balsam Brands
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We love to reimagine eCommerce and retail in ways that thrill our customers, and to leave a lasting impact on the world around us. We’re a dynamic, fun-loving team that sees possibilities, solves complex puzzles, and innovates in all that we do. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Balsam Brands

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Black Box VR
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Black Box VR was founded by fitness fanatics Ryan DeLuca & Preston Lewis. The team spent years building Bodybuilding.com into the largest online supplement retailer in the world (with nearly $500m in annual sales). With the collaboration of many talented individuals, they created some of the world’s most recognized supplement brands, chart-topping fitness mobile applications, were honored with award-winning health & fitness campaigns, and created the world’s largest online fitness social network (with over 3m members), while always holding true to the mission of changing people’s lives.

In 2016 Preston and Ryan decided to start their new venture, Black Box VR, with a mission to disrupt the fitness industry once again by creating innovative products and experiences that create lasting change in people’s lives. After trying virtual reality for the first time, Ryan and Preston knew they were experiencing a magically immersive technology that, if paired with resistance training, gaming principles and high intensity cardio, will be the winning combination for people trying to reach their health & fitness goals. Black Box VR is redefining fitness as we know it.


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Black Box VR 404 S 8th St Suite 200, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Covr Financial Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Covr Technologies is a leading, InsurTech venture capital-backed company, focused on using technology to simplify the buying process for life insurance and related products.  As an innovator in a rapidly evolving industry, Covr is a technology-driven company that provides a simpler way for people to protect what matters most.  Through partnerships with financial institutions and advisors, Covr's innovative digital platform provides the capability to research, compare and buy life insurance from top providers, fully online and within minutes.  

We have one job offer: the chance to be the best you can be in your profession. 


2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Jelli
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We’re combining the power of audio with the benefits of digital on the industry’s first cloud-based advertising platform for the $45 billion global audio market. With ads currently being played all across the United States, Jelli has transformed the way publishers and advertisers buy and sell audio advertising.


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Jelli 416 S 8th St #100, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Kount
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

At Kount, we help ecommerce businesses all over the world stop cyber criminals from doing bad things online. We prevent fraudsters from stealing and disrupting businesses from San Francisco to Singapore.

Kount is an industry leader and a name recognized by many of the world’s top brands. And, we’re always looking for talented people with a passion for new challenges that want to make a difference.



Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Kount

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: PartnerHero
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

PartnerHero builds affordable fully-integrated remote teams of passionate people to help startups & growing businesses.

We’re always looking for amazing people to join our global community of heroes. Check out our current opportunities and sign up for job alerts.







Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
PartnerHero

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Pingman Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Pingman Tools builds software and shares wisdom that makes network troubleshooting suck less. When you experience connection issues, our products help you identify culprits, monitor problems, and work toward solutions whether you are a seasoned pro or a networking newbie.


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Pingman Tools

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Simplot
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Simplot

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Vacasa
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

If you’re naturally curious and entrepreneurial, you’ll love it here. If you value being trusted to do your best work, you’ll love it here. If you push forward where others turn back, if you make an impact, if you have big ideas, you’ll love it here.

With industry-leading technology and dedicated local teams, Vacasa brings confidence to vacation rentals. Our dedicated local staff care for every Vacasa home to ensure proper maintenance and guest satisfaction. Vacation homeowners and guests trust Vacasa to provide a safe and worry-free experience so they can focus on what matters most.




Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Vacasa 999 W Main St #300, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Ventive
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Jonathan Cardella founded multiple startups before picking up from San Francisco, moving his family to Boise, and launching Ventive in 2014. Like most technology entrepreneurs, Jon spent years hiring and managing product teams, and he knows all the critical mistakes that can bog down product development or derail its success.

After bootstrapping Ski West from an idea to $50M in revenue and a successful exit to Overstock.com, Jon saw an overwhelming need for nimble, experienced product teams who could rapidly scale with a company's growing needs.

Ventive uses design thinking to solve business problems.

We excel at applying the right technologies to improve business processes and customer experiences. We manage all the design, development, and technical challenges behind building and launching a successful product, and our deep bench of technologists, engineers, designers, and project managers ensure that your product provides an optimal user experience.





Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 2:40pm MDT
Ventive

2:00pm MDT

Trailmix - Showcase Event
Limited Capacity seats available

TrailMix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Food Track of Boise Startup Week.

Trailmix is focused on creating awareness of food entrepreneurs and food startups to give them the ability to network with industry leaders, investors, and other companies. The showcase portion of the event is trade show style set up. We will be encouraging the public to mix and mingle with every booth within the hour allotted.

There will be 15-20 "showcasers" displaying their products for the public to vote on. The types of food products range from gourmet chocolate to a new spin on handmade tea.

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/

Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

2:00pm MDT

Integrating Purpose into your Business (Oliver Russell Workshop)
Limited Capacity filling up

Oliver Russell, a purpose-driven marketing agency (and a B Corporation that was recently honored for Best for the World for Workers and Governance), will lead a workshop on how to run and integrate purpose into your startup.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Saenz

Jay Saenz

Digital Marketing Manager, Oliver Russell


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

2:15pm MDT

Machine Learning: Academia vs. Industry
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Artificial intelligence currently stands somewhere between simple OCR and Lt. Commander Data. How far exactly has machine learning and artificial intelligence come? How does that answer differ between the academics researching new frontiers and the industrialists building ML/AI products for market?

Brothers Casey Kennington (of Boise State) and Conrad Kennington (of Kount) discuss the current state of ML/AI and share how their combined academic and commercial backgrounds have led them to innovate the field of fraud detection and natural language processing.

Moderators
avatar for Dom Ramirez

Dom Ramirez

Founder, Beta Canon
(See my speaker profile under the "Speakers" tabs to see the 2 fireside chats I'm hosting this year.)Dom Ramirez is a lifelong entrepreneur, software developer and designer. He has been building startups and leading software teams for more than a decade.Dom is the founder of Beta... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Casey Kennington

Casey Kennington

Assistant Professor, Boise State University
I seek to understand understanding. I use my background in computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and natural language processing, to work with robots and personal assistants to help them learn how to process human speech. I earned my PhD from Bielefeld University in Bielefeld... Read More →
avatar for Conrad Kennington

Conrad Kennington

Senior Machine Learning Engineer, Kount Inc
I currently lead the development efforts on the AI and Machine Learning team at Kount, a real-time fraud prevention SaaS company in downtown Boise. I’ve been with Kount for 12 years, and was part of the initial core development team. In my spare time I teach senior and graduate... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: AppDetex
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Founded in 2012, AppDetex is the global brand protection leader in combating brand infringement and dilution, fraud, and piracy within the increasingly complex worlds of mobile apps, marketplaces, social media and domains. We choose to specialize in the areas most vulnerable to brand-jacking, and can be the most difficult to navigate for even experienced IP attorneys. We focus on developing best-in-class technologies and methodologies that expose brand infringements and enable takedowns of the many egregious and often criminal activities found online today.


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
AppDetex

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Balsam Brands
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We love to reimagine eCommerce and retail in ways that thrill our customers, and to leave a lasting impact on the world around us. We’re a dynamic, fun-loving team that sees possibilities, solves complex puzzles, and innovates in all that we do. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Balsam Brands

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Black Box VR
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Black Box VR was founded by fitness fanatics Ryan DeLuca & Preston Lewis. The team spent years building Bodybuilding.com into the largest online supplement retailer in the world (with nearly $500m in annual sales). With the collaboration of many talented individuals, they created some of the world’s most recognized supplement brands, chart-topping fitness mobile applications, were honored with award-winning health & fitness campaigns, and created the world’s largest online fitness social network (with over 3m members), while always holding true to the mission of changing people’s lives.

In 2016 Preston and Ryan decided to start their new venture, Black Box VR, with a mission to disrupt the fitness industry once again by creating innovative products and experiences that create lasting change in people’s lives. After trying virtual reality for the first time, Ryan and Preston knew they were experiencing a magically immersive technology that, if paired with resistance training, gaming principles and high intensity cardio, will be the winning combination for people trying to reach their health & fitness goals. Black Box VR is redefining fitness as we know it.


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Black Box VR 404 S 8th St Suite 200, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Covr Financial Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Covr Technologies is a leading, InsurTech venture capital-backed company, focused on using technology to simplify the buying process for life insurance and related products.  As an innovator in a rapidly evolving industry, Covr is a technology-driven company that provides a simpler way for people to protect what matters most.  Through partnerships with financial institutions and advisors, Covr's innovative digital platform provides the capability to research, compare and buy life insurance from top providers, fully online and within minutes.  

We have one job offer: the chance to be the best you can be in your profession. 


3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Jelli
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We’re combining the power of audio with the benefits of digital on the industry’s first cloud-based advertising platform for the $45 billion global audio market. With ads currently being played all across the United States, Jelli has transformed the way publishers and advertisers buy and sell audio advertising.


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Jelli 416 S 8th St #100, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Kount
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

At Kount, we help ecommerce businesses all over the world stop cyber criminals from doing bad things online. We prevent fraudsters from stealing and disrupting businesses from San Francisco to Singapore.

Kount is an industry leader and a name recognized by many of the world’s top brands. And, we’re always looking for talented people with a passion for new challenges that want to make a difference.



Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Kount

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: PartnerHero
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

PartnerHero builds affordable fully-integrated remote teams of passionate people to help startups & growing businesses.

We’re always looking for amazing people to join our global community of heroes. Check out our current opportunities and sign up for job alerts.







Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
PartnerHero

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Pingman Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Pingman Tools builds software and shares wisdom that makes network troubleshooting suck less. When you experience connection issues, our products help you identify culprits, monitor problems, and work toward solutions whether you are a seasoned pro or a networking newbie.


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Pingman Tools

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Simplot
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Simplot

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Vacasa
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

If you’re naturally curious and entrepreneurial, you’ll love it here. If you value being trusted to do your best work, you’ll love it here. If you push forward where others turn back, if you make an impact, if you have big ideas, you’ll love it here.

With industry-leading technology and dedicated local teams, Vacasa brings confidence to vacation rentals. Our dedicated local staff care for every Vacasa home to ensure proper maintenance and guest satisfaction. Vacation homeowners and guests trust Vacasa to provide a safe and worry-free experience so they can focus on what matters most.




Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Vacasa 999 W Main St #300, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Ventive
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Jonathan Cardella founded multiple startups before picking up from San Francisco, moving his family to Boise, and launching Ventive in 2014. Like most technology entrepreneurs, Jon spent years hiring and managing product teams, and he knows all the critical mistakes that can bog down product development or derail its success.

After bootstrapping Ski West from an idea to $50M in revenue and a successful exit to Overstock.com, Jon saw an overwhelming need for nimble, experienced product teams who could rapidly scale with a company's growing needs.

Ventive uses design thinking to solve business problems.

We excel at applying the right technologies to improve business processes and customer experiences. We manage all the design, development, and technical challenges behind building and launching a successful product, and our deep bench of technologists, engineers, designers, and project managers ensure that your product provides an optimal user experience.





Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:40pm MDT
Ventive

3:00pm MDT

Trailmix - Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

The Trailmix Panel discussion will include Steven Cleere from Next Level Marketing, Bob Chimbel, Kent Frazee from Albertsons, and Alison Johnson from Holland & Hart. The topic on deck for discussion is "From Farmers Market to Super Market". These food industry experts will be giving advice, answering questions, and expanding on the skills needed to get a food company's product from the Farmers market streets to the grocery store shelves.

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/

Speakers
avatar for Bob Chimbel

Bob Chimbel

Mr. Chimbel is an innovative marketing executive whose expertise extends through all facets of marketing communications. He is one of the few chief creative officers who was also tapped for his management and business skills to run large advertising and marketing companies. He confers... Read More →
avatar for STEVEN CLEERE

STEVEN CLEERE

Chief Brand Developer, NexxtLevel Marketing
For over 30 years, Steve Cleere has been actively involved in the Marketing, Advertising and Promotion disciplines for Consumer Packaged Goods companies. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of TradeMarketing, Inc. (TMI Group), he helped to grow the San Francisco firm into a cutting-edge... Read More →
avatar for Kent Frazee

Kent Frazee

Produce Sales Manager, Albertsons
Kent began his career in retail in a Reno, Nevada Albertsons store at the age of 21. Shortly thereafter, he began working in the produce department. Little did he know, he would fall in love with the world of fresh produce.Produce has not only been Kent’s career path, but his passion... Read More →
avatar for Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson

Partner, Holland & Hart
Alison Johnson is a partner with Holland & Hart LLP. She is an experienced and trusted adviser focusing on M&A, private equity, venture capital, startups, day-to-day business matters, and corporate governance matters. Alison is also the firm-wide chair of the food & beverage and consumer... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Millea

Joseph Millea

Director - Emerging Brands, Impact Group
Joe Millea is the Director of Emerging Brands for Impact Group Brokerage. The purpose of the Emerging Brands department is to identify, evaluate, and incubate early-stage remarkable brands with the potential to scale by capitalizing on the ongoing shift in consumer preferences. As... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm MDT

What state and grant resources are you missing?
Limited Capacity seats available

What State and Grant Resources Are You Missing?
Learn how to access more than $2.5B in research and development grants.
The Idaho Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour will stop in Boise for Boise Startup Week.
Experts from Idaho Small Business Development Center,  Idaho National Laboratory, and the Idaho Department of Commerce will talk about research-based funding opportunities for small technology businesses.
Attendees will hear from state and federal agencies and learn about how tech startups, innovators, entrepreneurs and researchers can:
- Access $2.5B in early-stage technology grants and $1 million in commercialization grants through the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission;
- Collaborate with Idaho National Laboratory scientists and researchers

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Achabal

Carmen Achabal

IGEM Program Manager, Idaho Department of Commerce
avatar for Stephanie Cook

Stephanie Cook

Program Manager, Idaho National Laboratory
avatar for Dave McEwen

Dave McEwen

SBIR Program Manager, Idaho Small Business Development Center, Boise State University


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:00pm MDT

Track Keynote: Diversity, Technology, and Social Impact
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The keynote panel, organized by Women Innovators, explores how diversity and social impact affects people and culture, products and product development, as well as growth potential at companies.

Each of the companies and members are dedicated to social impact, and bring a unique point of view. Idaho Women in Leadership will provide a packet to panel attendees with next steps and training resources so attendees can take away concrete action items from the panel. 

Moderators
avatar for Beth Geagan

Beth Geagan

CEO, Shift Strategies

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Beem

Elizabeth Beem

CFO, Healthwise
avatar for Lisa Cooper

Lisa Cooper

President & Founder, Figure 8 Investment Strategies
avatar for Victoria Roberts

Victoria Roberts

CPO & Culture Officer, Truckstop.com


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

3:30pm MDT

The Value of Product/Market Fit
Limited Capacity filling up

Product/market fit may be the absolute most vital concept in any technology company, but there's no perfect rulebook for achieving it. Regardless of how many months, years, pivots or failures your product encounters on its way to a thriving market, one thing is for certain:  Your company won't survive until your product gets there.

Wink Jones from Meal Ticket in Boise, a Techstars alum, and Erica Johnson from Modern Health in San Francisco, a YCombinator alum, will each share their companies' unique journeys to product/market fit.

Speakers
avatar for Erica T. Johnson

Erica T. Johnson

Co-Founder, Modern Health
Erica is the technical co-founder of Modern Health, an emotional well-being platform for employers. Before starting a company and going through Y Combinator, Erica was a neuroscientist researcher and full-stack developer with over ten publications in peer-reviewed journals from her... Read More →
avatar for Wink Jones

Wink Jones

CEO, Meal Ticket


Thursday October 18, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT
JUMP (The Loft, 5th Floor)

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: AppDetex
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Founded in 2012, AppDetex is the global brand protection leader in combating brand infringement and dilution, fraud, and piracy within the increasingly complex worlds of mobile apps, marketplaces, social media and domains. We choose to specialize in the areas most vulnerable to brand-jacking, and can be the most difficult to navigate for even experienced IP attorneys. We focus on developing best-in-class technologies and methodologies that expose brand infringements and enable takedowns of the many egregious and often criminal activities found online today.


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
AppDetex

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Balsam Brands
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We love to reimagine eCommerce and retail in ways that thrill our customers, and to leave a lasting impact on the world around us. We’re a dynamic, fun-loving team that sees possibilities, solves complex puzzles, and innovates in all that we do. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Balsam Brands

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Black Box VR
Limited Capacity filling up

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Black Box VR was founded by fitness fanatics Ryan DeLuca & Preston Lewis. The team spent years building Bodybuilding.com into the largest online supplement retailer in the world (with nearly $500m in annual sales). With the collaboration of many talented individuals, they created some of the world’s most recognized supplement brands, chart-topping fitness mobile applications, were honored with award-winning health & fitness campaigns, and created the world’s largest online fitness social network (with over 3m members), while always holding true to the mission of changing people’s lives.

In 2016 Preston and Ryan decided to start their new venture, Black Box VR, with a mission to disrupt the fitness industry once again by creating innovative products and experiences that create lasting change in people’s lives. After trying virtual reality for the first time, Ryan and Preston knew they were experiencing a magically immersive technology that, if paired with resistance training, gaming principles and high intensity cardio, will be the winning combination for people trying to reach their health & fitness goals. Black Box VR is redefining fitness as we know it.


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Black Box VR 404 S 8th St Suite 200, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Covr Financial Technologies
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Covr Technologies is a leading, InsurTech venture capital-backed company, focused on using technology to simplify the buying process for life insurance and related products.  As an innovator in a rapidly evolving industry, Covr is a technology-driven company that provides a simpler way for people to protect what matters most.  Through partnerships with financial institutions and advisors, Covr's innovative digital platform provides the capability to research, compare and buy life insurance from top providers, fully online and within minutes.  

We have one job offer: the chance to be the best you can be in your profession. 


4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Jelli
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

We’re combining the power of audio with the benefits of digital on the industry’s first cloud-based advertising platform for the $45 billion global audio market. With ads currently being played all across the United States, Jelli has transformed the way publishers and advertisers buy and sell audio advertising.


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Jelli 416 S 8th St #100, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Kount
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

At Kount, we help ecommerce businesses all over the world stop cyber criminals from doing bad things online. We prevent fraudsters from stealing and disrupting businesses from San Francisco to Singapore.

Kount is an industry leader and a name recognized by many of the world’s top brands. And, we’re always looking for talented people with a passion for new challenges that want to make a difference.



Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Kount

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: PartnerHero
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

PartnerHero builds affordable fully-integrated remote teams of passionate people to help startups & growing businesses.

We’re always looking for amazing people to join our global community of heroes. Check out our current opportunities and sign up for job alerts.







Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
PartnerHero

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Pingman Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Pingman Tools builds software and shares wisdom that makes network troubleshooting suck less. When you experience connection issues, our products help you identify culprits, monitor problems, and work toward solutions whether you are a seasoned pro or a networking newbie.


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Pingman Tools

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Simplot
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

The J.R. Simplot Company is one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the nation, though at heart we’re as small as a single farmer. We pioneer innovations in plant nutrition and food processing, research new ways to feed animals and sustain ecosystems, and strive to feed a growing global population. At Simplot, we’re in the business of Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life. 


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Simplot

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Vacasa
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Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

If you’re naturally curious and entrepreneurial, you’ll love it here. If you value being trusted to do your best work, you’ll love it here. If you push forward where others turn back, if you make an impact, if you have big ideas, you’ll love it here.

With industry-leading technology and dedicated local teams, Vacasa brings confidence to vacation rentals. Our dedicated local staff care for every Vacasa home to ensure proper maintenance and guest satisfaction. Vacation homeowners and guests trust Vacasa to provide a safe and worry-free experience so they can focus on what matters most.




Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Vacasa 999 W Main St #300, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

Startup Crawl: Ventive
Limited Capacity seats available

Startup Crawls are a chance to take an onsite visit to Boise tech companies! 

Jonathan Cardella founded multiple startups before picking up from San Francisco, moving his family to Boise, and launching Ventive in 2014. Like most technology entrepreneurs, Jon spent years hiring and managing product teams, and he knows all the critical mistakes that can bog down product development or derail its success.

After bootstrapping Ski West from an idea to $50M in revenue and a successful exit to Overstock.com, Jon saw an overwhelming need for nimble, experienced product teams who could rapidly scale with a company's growing needs.

Ventive uses design thinking to solve business problems.

We excel at applying the right technologies to improve business processes and customer experiences. We manage all the design, development, and technical challenges behind building and launching a successful product, and our deep bench of technologists, engineers, designers, and project managers ensure that your product provides an optimal user experience.





Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Ventive

4:00pm MDT

Trailmix - Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

TrailMix is an exciting new event created to showcase new and innovative food product companies from around the Northwest. TrailMix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Food Track of Boise Startup Week.

5 lucky applicants will have the ability to pitch their food product to a room filled with over 200 people, answer questions by Judges, and obtain feedback. This event will create awareness for the food entrepreneurs and startups competing and give them networking opportunities with, industry leaders, investors and other companies.

The 1st place winner of the food pitch competition will win $10,000, guaranteed shelf space at Albertsons Broadway store, the possibility of expanding to all 83 stores in the division, AND a year long membership to Trailhead.

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/

Speakers
avatar for Gaspar Calamia

Gaspar Calamia

Grocery Sales Manager, Albertsons
Gaspar is an accomplished retail leader who began his career in 1987 as a courtesy clerk inSacramento, California. He held assorted positions of increasing responsibility throughout thestore, including Store Director prior to his promotion to the corporate office.Over the years... Read More →
avatar for Kim Cupelli

Kim Cupelli

Vice President Marketing, Lamb Weston
Kim Cupelli serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Lamb Weston. She has responsibility for the Global, Foodservice and Retail Business Unit Marketing Teams as well as Discovery Innovation Marketing, Brand, Packaging Graphics, Digital and Knowledge & Insights.Prior to Lamb Weston... Read More →
avatar for Troy Darmody

Troy Darmody

Senior Manager Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Albertsons
Troy Darmody is currently the Director of Food Safety and Environmental Health for Albertsons Companies Intermountain Division. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Virginia and received his master’s degree from George Mason University. Troy’s early career... Read More →
avatar for Duane Morris

Duane Morris

Catalyst Retail Soluntions
Duane is an entrepreneurial minded Merchandising, Marketing and Business Development Executive with over 30 years’ experience at Albertsons, Supervalu, and private service management companies in the food drug mass channels. Born in California, grew up in the northwest, attended... Read More →
avatar for Jeanine Zacca

Jeanine Zacca

Founder, Zacca Hummus, ZZ Foods, LLC
Janine Zacca Zenner founded ZZ Foods, LLC in 2011 with her husband Chris after deciding they had a unique and high-quality product they wanted to market. Their line of hummus and chickpea products, Zacca Hummus, is made using garbanzo beans grown on Chris’ 4thgeneration Zenner Family... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

Founder War Stories
One of our most popular events at #BSW2017, Founder War Stories features insightful, personal, sometimes poignant stories told by Boise's prominent entrepreneurs about the difficult side of the startup journey. FWS removes the sheen of startup pitching and self-promotion, bringing a refreshing dose of real talk in ~6 minute stories from some of Boise's best.

This year's remarkable lineup features Eileen Barber (Kount), Jim Bradbury (BlackBox VR), Jessica Cafferty (Route Networking), Janessa White (Simply Eloped), and Ed Vining (iCapture).  

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Barber

Eileen Barber

Founder, Keynetics / Kount
avatar for Jim Bradbury

Jim Bradbury

General Manager, Black Box VR
avatar for Jessica Cafferty

Jessica Cafferty

President, Route Networking Group
avatar for Ed Vining

Ed Vining

Co-Founder, iCapture
avatar for Janessa White

Janessa White

CoFounder / CEO, Simply Eloped


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

4:00pm MDT

Culinary Delights: A Cooking Demonstration & Conversation
Limited Capacity filling up

Picture this...a vacation for your taste buds. Delicious Hawaiian flavors and scrumptious "guilt-free" ice cream. The owners of the Treasure Valley newest culinary ventures will put on a cooking demonstration that you don't want to miss. Watch Michael Mohica compile a traditional Hawaiian dish and learn how Kasey & Dan come up with new ice cream flavors.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Sell & Kasey Allen

Dan Sell & Kasey Allen

Co-Founders, The Stil
In 2016, Kasey & Dan were aspiring entrepreneurs working in the tech industry. Dan, a Cleveland, Ohio native, casually asked Kasey, a born and raised Boisean, where he could take his kids for unique Boise ice cream - a place with creative flavors made fresh using local ingredients... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Hanebutt - Moderator

Andrew Hanebutt - Moderator

Marketing Director, Boise Fry Company
Andrew Hanebutt is the Marketing Director for Boise Fry Co. he also has given himself the title of head fry monger of Boise! However, you can still see him getting in the kitchen making amazing fries, cleaning dishes, running the register, and generally boasting about how cool he... Read More →
avatar for Michael Mohica

Michael Mohica

Owner & Executive Chef, Kanak Attack Catering
Born and raised on the Island of Oahu, Executive Chef Michael Mohica is no stranger to the colorful tastes of the islands. After graduating from Boise State University’s Culinary Arts program, Chef Mike made it his mission to bring mouthwatering authentic Hawaiian Cuisine to the... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
JUMP (Cooking Demonstration Studio, 1st Floor)

5:00pm MDT

Trailmix - Keynote Speaker
Limited Capacity seats available

TrailMix is an exciting new event created to showcase new and innovative food product companies from around the Northwest. This event will create awareness for the food entrepreneurs and startups competing and give them networking opportunities with, industry leaders, investors and other companies. TrailMix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Food Track of Boise Startup Week.

Trailmix is lucky to have Gineal Davidson as our keynote speaker for the first annual Trailmix event. Pineal will be discussing "Innovation and Trends: How to compete for shelf space with large national brands"


Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/

Speakers
avatar for Gineal Davidson

Gineal Davidson

Division Vice President, Marketing & Merchandising, Albertsons
GINEAL DAVIDSON Gineal has been with Albertsons for 29 years. She has held roles of increasing responsibility including Service Deli Sales Manager, Store Director, Six Sigma Black Belt, Deployment Leader, Area Director, District Manager, Customer Service/Retail Integrity/Front End... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

5:15pm MDT

Innovation in Regulated Industries: A fireside chat with BlueCross of Idaho and Ian Harris, President of VYNYL
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cullen

Chris Cullen

Director of Digital Engagement, BlueCross of Idaho
As the Director of Digital Engagement Services at Blue Cross of Idaho, Chris Cullen is drivingdigital transformation efforts that are bringing modernization, efficiency and new engagementservices to Idaho’s largest health insurance company.With 20 years of experience in R&D, High-Tech... Read More →
avatar for Ian Harris

Ian Harris

President, Vynyl LLC
Ian is the President & CEO of Vynyl, a product development firm that works with corporations, institutions, and investors to build unique mobile, web, VR & AR applications that are technically excellent, visually appealing, and create real & measurable business value. Prior to Vynyl... Read More →


Thursday October 18, 2018 5:15pm - 5:45pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

5:45pm MDT

Trailmix - Winners Announced
Limited Capacity seats available

This will conclude our Trailmix event with closing remarks, prizes given out, and partnerships made.

Thursday October 18, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

5:45pm MDT

Welcome to Boise Startup Week by Mayor Bieter
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dave Bieter

Dave Bieter

Mayor, City of Boise


Thursday October 18, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

5:45pm MDT

Pitch Competition: $10k Winner Announced
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday October 18, 2018 5:45pm - 6:00pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

6:00pm MDT

Boise Startup Week Keynote: Matt Rissell, Founder of TSheets (by Quickbooks)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Matt Rissell

Matt Rissell

Founder, TSheets by Quickbooks


Thursday October 18, 2018 6:00pm - 6:45pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)

6:00pm MDT

Block Party - Lounge on Fire and The Sheepdogs Presented by TSheets and Perkins Coie
Limited Capacity seats available

Come enjoy the sights and sounds of The Sheepdogs and Lounge on Fire!

The Boise Startup Week Block Party is proudly sponsored by TSheets and Perkins Coie.

http://boisestartupweek.org/block-party/


Thursday October 18, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm MDT
JUMP (Pioneer Room, 6th Floor)
 
Friday, October 19
 

9:00am MDT

The After After Block Party Breakfast sponsored by VYNYL
Limited Capacity full
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Enjoyed our Block Party content? Great! Did The Shepdogs and Lounge on Fire rock you abit too hard? No worries VYNYL and Trailhead have you covered. Come join us for a sponsored breakfast.

Friday October 19, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

10:00am MDT

Idaho’s Role in the FoodTech & AgTech Conversation Panel
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“Idaho’s Role in the FoodTech and AgTech Conversation” panel will focus on the current & future role Idaho will play in disrupting the food & agricultural industries via unique technological advances.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Bevan

Josh Bevan

Director, University of Idaho Food Technology Center
avatar for Eric Gonring

Eric Gonring

Senior Manager, Company Communications and Brand, J.R. Simplot Company
Erik Gonring is currently Senior Manager, Company Communications and Brand for the J.R. Simplot Company. In this role Erik specializes in internal and executive communications, alignment and engagement, supporting Simplot’s four distinct business groups. Prior to that, Erik led... Read More →
avatar for Joni Kindwall-Moore

Joni Kindwall-Moore

Founder & Executive Chef, Snacktivist Foods
Winner of the 1st Annual Trailmix Pitch Competition!Joni Kindwall-Moore is an entrepreneur and Founder of Snacktivist Foods , Critical Care RN, Ethnobotanist. Passionate about healthy foods, novel ingredients and taking the best of what the Northwest has to offer to domestic and foreign... Read More →
avatar for Eric Forsch - Moderator

Eric Forsch - Moderator

Business Retention & Expansion Manager, Idaho Department of Commerce
Eric Forsch is the Manager of the Business Retention and Expansion Team for the Idaho Department of Commerce which works with existing Idaho companies to help them grow by making new investments in Idaho communities and creating jobs. He is known for his magnanimous personality and... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Sullivan

Carrie Sullivan

Proprietor & Winemaker, Telaya Wine Co.
About CarrieCarrie leads Telaya along with her husband, Earl. Nearing Carrie’s 40th birthday, they worked through ways to prioritize family while still allowing Carrie to pursue her passion of science. Winemaking was that answer, and she’s never looked back! After completing... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am MDT
JUMP (Inspire Studio, 4th Floor)

10:00am MDT

GDPR, HIPAA, PCI. Oh my! Tech for Regulated Industries.
Limited Capacity seats available

The world of highly-regulated industries is ripe for innovation, but are you ready to work under the microscope? Has GDPR thrust you into an unexpected crossroads between technology and law?

Erick Herring, CTO at VYNYL, moderates a panel discussion between lawyers, leaders and developers who work every day to break down the barriers of regulation to solve problems in closely-watched territory.

Moderators
avatar for Erick Herring

Erick Herring

CTO, Vynyl
Over twenty-five years experience in technology and product development -- 15 years in CTO/senior executive roles.My skills fit well in an executive team that needs product definition and development, software development and testing, network and data center operations, project management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Dunn

Sandy Dunn

Chief Information Security Officer, Blue Cross of Idaho
avatar for Brian Poole

Brian Poole

Manager, Information Security and Compliance, Kount
Brian has been working hands-on in various roles across the system administration, development and security fields for nearly 20 years. Currently, he leads the Information Security & Compliance group at Kount. Kount provides a SaaS which allows online merchants to detect credit card... Read More →
avatar for Claire Rosston

Claire Rosston

Attorney, Data Privacy and Security, Holland & Hart LLP
Claire Rosston is a business attorney with Holland & Hart LLP who focuses in data privacy and security.  Her data privacy and security practice involves counseling clients on compliance with U.S. federal and state laws, including HIPAA and GDPR, as well as assisting with data breach... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am MDT

Building an Industry-Leading Infrastructure from Scratch
Limited Capacity seats available

Vacasa started in 2009 when Eric Breon, Vacasa’s CEO and Co-Founder, sat down at his kitchen table with a laptop, and an idea of how he could solve a fundamental problem in the vacation rental industry. He had the idea that he could create a better vacation experience, while also capitalizing on his family’s vacation home on the Oregon Coast. It was here that Eric taught himself how to program, and using PHP he built out a very basic reservation system for his family’s second home.  Fast forward nine years, where Vacasa now manages over 10,000 second homes and has become the biggest vacation rental company in the United States. Certainly, Vacasa had to stand up from that kitchen table, but what allowed them to grow so fast? What innovations were made to build up from a “kitchen table” reservations system, while boosting the integrity of 10,000 vacation homes?  Join Caleb Donegan (Vacasa - VP Digital) and Zac Monahan (Vacasa - Senior Dir. Acquisitions) as we talk vacation rentals, and building an industry-leading infrastructure — from scratch.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Donegan

Caleb Donegan

Vice President of Digital, Vacasa
avatar for Zac Monahan

Zac Monahan

Senior Director of Acquisitions, Vacasa


Friday October 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

11:00am MDT

Taste of Boise: A Cooking Demonstration & Conversation
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Treat yourself to A Taste of Boise as Gretchen Talbert (Owner) of 3 Girls Catering demonstrates how healthy eating doesn't have to be boring. 3 Girls Catering is known for shaking things up with flavorful cooking highlighted by fresh, local ingredients.

During this cooking demonstration & conversation, attendees will learn about what it takes to build a flourishing catering business with food that is delicious and beautiful!

Attendees will be able to sample the food that is prepared!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Taylor - Moderator

Angela Taylor - Moderator

Owner, Indulge Boise Food Tours
Angela Taylor is a leadership, diversity & inclusion consultant, executive coach, entrepreneur, community leader, and creative strategist whose mission is to create opportunities for others to reach their full potential in their professional & personal lives. She is Partner & Co-Founder... Read More →
avatar for Donalee Quinn

Donalee Quinn

Event Coordinator, 3 Girls Catering
avatar for Gretchen Talbert

Gretchen Talbert

Ower & Executive Chef, 3 Girls Catering


Friday October 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm MDT
JUMP (Cooking Demonstration Studio, 1st Floor)

12:00pm MDT

Trailmix - Albertsons HQ Mixer (VIP ONLY)
Limited Capacity full
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For the TrailMix pitch participants and a limited number of VIP passholders, Albertsons will host this mixer to facilitate networking and substantive discussion about the food and beverage industry. 

TrailMix is an exciting new event created to showcase new and innovative food product companies from around the Northwest. This event will create awareness for the food entrepreneurs and startups competing and give them networking opportunities with, industry leaders, investors and other companies. TrailMix is presented by Albertsons at Trailhead, in partnership with the Food Track of Boise Startup Week.

Learn more: http://boisestartupweek.org/trailmix/

Friday October 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
Albertsons HQ Atrium 250 E Parkcenter Blvd, Boise, ID 83706

12:40pm MDT

DevCon: Automate Parts of Your Work Flow with Python
Limited Capacity full
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Save time from those daily monotonous tasks that can be time consuming and boring. An automated workflow, or pre-programmed set of commands, will allow you to simplify daily tasks and concentrate on more important matters. Learn simple, but powerful python tricks such as assigning hot keys to repetitive tasks or format and manipulate data outputs to be easily inserted into a report or email to name a few.

Speakers
avatar for Dana Koczur

Dana Koczur

Data Operations Analyst, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 12:40pm - 1:20pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:40pm MDT

DevCon: Designing Software That People Rely On
Limited Capacity full
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There's a huge difference in the user experience of consumer websites and apps, versus software tools that users rely on to do their jobs. Learn the specific UI design principles that will empower and delight your professional users.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Baird

Scott Baird

UX Designer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 12:40pm - 1:20pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:40pm MDT

DevCon: Exploring the Brain Computer Interface
Limited Capacity full
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This talk’s time is prone to change. Please check the schedule when you arrive at DevCon to be sure.

Speakers
JM

Jim Mckeeth

Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 12:40pm - 1:20pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:40pm MDT

DevCon: Influencing Tech Culture
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How to impact company culture and ignite positive change one person at a time. Based on a true story.

Speakers
RW

Robert Whiting

Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 12:40pm - 1:20pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

12:40pm MDT

DevCon: Test Automation in Clojure
Limited Capacity filling up

As an immutable-by-default, data-first, functional language, Clojure leads naturally to a testable design. Together, we'll explore some of Clojure's testing utilities and libraries. This will include a short segment on testing Java via Clojure interop as well as several comparisons of clojure.test with JUnit. I expect only a modicum of syntax familiarity (data literals and function calls, primarily), so beginner Clojurists are welcome to attend!

Speakers
WM

Wes Matson

Software Development Engineer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 12:40pm - 1:20pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm MDT

DevCon: How to Start Programming Art
Limited Capacity full
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Programming as a career can be tough. Using art allows you to take a step back and rejuvenate by discovering a new world. Learning how to create art also expands your toolset and gives you the ability to learn new techniques to bring back to your day job. Art can be a non-committal field with low barrier to entry that will allow you to avoid the stresses of designing production ready software. You will explore techniques for interactive art, generative art, and computer aided composition in both visual and auditory arts. Learn how to create a MVP in an hour, put a pretty face on machine learning, translate data and statistics to colors and pixels, and if nothing else create a new desktop background for every day of the year.

Speakers
EK

Evan Kline

Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm MDT

DevCon: Kickstart Development with Ruby on Rails and Heroku
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Do you spend a lot of time preparing or deploying new applications? Make your life easier with Ruby on Rails and Heroku. Rails is a framework that includes everything necessary to start building database backed web applications with a great community. Heroku is a PaaS that makes it easy to build and run applications in the cloud. Stop by to learn the basics of a Ruby on Rails application and how to deploy it to Heroku. 

Speakers
MM

Mitch McGinnis

Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm MDT

DevCon: The SQL Gods Must Be Crazy
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There are many behaviors in Microsoft SQL Server that might seem rather odd at first glance.  We will explore several of the strangest ones and identify why the behaviors actually make sense.  Come prepared to be surprised!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Rogers

Tim Rogers

Database Developer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm MDT

DevCon: Thinking Functional in an OO World
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Object Oriented languages like Java have been adding more support for functional paradigms. Using Java (no gimmicks, no libraries), I plan to highlight some of the Functional Programming concepts that we can readily take advantage of in our existing projects to make our code easier to maintain, test, reuse, and understand. Additionally, we will discuss the idea of ceding mundane tasks to the runtime, allowing us to focus on the hard problems.

Friday October 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

1:30pm MDT

DevCon: Web Application Vulnerabilities (Security)
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Matt from Clearwater’s Security Team will be going over some common web application vulnerabilities and how they can contribute to severe security flaws. The session will include live attacks on an intentionally vulnerable web application. Vulnerabilities will include SQL Injection, Broken Authentication, Data Exposure, Improper Input Validation, Cross Site Scripting, Broken Access Control, Security Misconfigurations, and Using Vulnerable Components.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Kunzman

Matt Kunzman

Lead Security Analyst, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:10pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:20pm MDT

DevCon: Data Modeling in MongoDB
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A short introduction to schemas and data modeling in MongoDB, and why they matter even though MongoDB does not require schema enforcement.

Friday October 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:20pm MDT

DevCon: Getting Groovy
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
MH

Michael Hachigian

Data Analyst, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:20pm MDT

DevCon: Intro to 3D Printing
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This will cover the basics of 3D printing.  What is 3D printing? What are the different printer types?  What material can I print with? What software do I need? (spoiler! There is both modeling and printing software.)  What are the common issues with prints? ‘I thought rafts were for the river, not 3D printing.’  Terminology, or how to talk the talk.  There will be at least 1 3D printer  running. (hopefully more!) 

Speakers
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Sharky Jacaway

Data Automation Specialist, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:20pm MDT

DevCon: Maintaining Start-Up Mentality
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Jerek Anderson

Software Developer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

2:20pm MDT

DevCon: OkHTTP
Limited Capacity seats available

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Quincy Bowers

Senior Software Engineer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:00pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:10pm MDT

DevCon: Bitcoin Second Layer - The Lightning Network
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Bitcoin's blockchain is a breakthrough technology but it unfortunately doesn't scale.  The Lightning Network is an innovative approach to adding scalability and reduced transaction fees at Bitcoin's Layer 2, preserving Bitcoin's trustless and peer-to-peer design principles.  We'll walk through the internals of how the Lightning Network operates to achieve these goals.

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Roger Baird

Software Engineer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:10pm MDT

DevCon: Flask is what Every Gent (and Lady) Need - Python Web Services
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It seems like Python with newest packages is not going anywhere anytime soon – embrace it then and consider giving it a try with you next web service. In this presentation we’ll cover basics of Flask – Python web framework. Be Flask-WTF-amazed with web forms, have a taste of Flask-SQLAlchemy, and discover that Bootstrap is everywhere. All of it, wrapped in real-life homemade reminder app example, may help you decide if Flask is worth a shot from.

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Dawid Krol

Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:10pm MDT

DevCon: Java Concurrency
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Thomas May

Software Developer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:10pm MDT

DevCon: Practical Pact - Learning the Craft (Contract Testing)
Limited Capacity seats available

You know why you should be writing Pact tests for your endpoints. But how? We'll walk through a step-by-step Pact guide and show off some canonical examples from the donuts app.

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Lora Volkert

Software Development Engineer in Test, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

3:10pm MDT

DevCon: The Infinite Dewey (Basic Natural Language Processing)
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I will take through a basic Natural Language Processing pipeline for text, explaining some of the concerns you must encounter, and some of the uses, such as creating different ways of ordering books in a library.

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Mike Ritthaler

Division Lead, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:50pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

DevCon: Git to Work - A Quick Overview of Git Usage and Workflows
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Git has been the industry leader in version control repositories for the last several years and it is not going away anytime soon. However, as with any powerful software tool, it is very easy to misuse and abuse it causing frustration for yourself and confusion for your team. We will be going over the intermediate level usage of git and what is actually happening on the Git tree. We will also be going over git workflow best practices and how they can help you stream line your teams development workflow.

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Thomas George

Clearwater Analytics
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Phillip Hayward

Software Development Engineer in Test, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

DevCon: Laravel - Your Web App in 30 Minutes
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Of all the web stacks out there, which one do you choose? I will compare famous frameworks to help you choose based on your projects needs. I will show using Laravel: The PHP Framework For Web Artisans, how to build a completely functional app in 30 minutes.

Speakers
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Marco Rosas

Software Engineer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

DevCon: Meaning, Language, and Intelligence in Machines
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The most fundamental medium for people to communicate effectively with each other is face-to-face spoken language. In my presentation, I will talk about my research which focuses on how to model semantic meaning such that it can be acquired through spoken interaction, represented computationally, applied in various tasks and settings, and what it means for artificial intelligence.

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Casey Kennington

Assistant Professor, Boise State University
I seek to understand understanding. I use my background in computer science, cognitive science, linguistics, and natural language processing, to work with robots and personal assistants to help them learn how to process human speech. I earned my PhD from Bielefeld University in Bielefeld... Read More →


Friday October 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

DevCon: Testing in Containers (Containers, Docker)
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How to leverage containers for quicker, more isolated testing. We'll be visiting some real-life projects that have utilized containers to gain confidence in their releases, and saved time while doing it.

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Justin Woodland

Software Engineer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:00pm MDT

DevCon: Voice Synthesis with Tensorflow
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Interested in machine learning? Heard of TensorFlow, but haven't had the time to learn about it? Have beefy GPUs, but need something else to do with them besides gaming? Want to know how to make your own Microsoft Sam? Come and learn how easy it is to make something impactful with the power of machine learning with TensorFlow.

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Colton Kopsa

Software Development Engineer, Clearwater Analytics


Friday October 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:40pm MDT
Boise Centre East 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702

4:30pm MDT

The State of the Boise Startup Ecosystem
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Moderators
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Nick Crabbs

Partner, VYNYL

Speakers
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Jay Larson

President, Idaho Technology Council
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Annie Morley

President, Idaho Virtual Reality Council
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Tiam Rastegar

Executive Director, Trailhead
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Ryan Vasso

Associate Director of Operations, Boise State University - Venture College


Friday October 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702

5:30pm MDT

Closing 2018 BSW Mixer
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Join the BSW team for some final drinks, handshakes, pats on the back and good ole fashioned networking as we close out Boise Startup Week 2018.

Friday October 19, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm MDT
Trailhead 500 S 8th St, Boise, ID 83702