About Us

We empower innovators to turn ideas into business.

Boise's premier location to build businesses and learn 21st century skills.

A few years ago, a group of experienced entrepreneurs came together with a vision to create a local environment to empower entrepreneurs to launch and grow their businesses. With support from partners, including: Micron, Albertsons, Capital City Development Corporation, and the City of Boise, Trailhead was launched in 2015. Since its launch, Trailhead has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators launch, grow, and run their businesses.

In the process of supporting the Boise startup ecosystem, Trailhead identified the need for programs that teach skills required to scale startups. To meet this need, Trailhead launched Start in 2015. Start provides entrepreneurs with a framework for building their business based on lean startup methodology. In 2016 Trailhead introduced Code School, a combination of education and application to train a new workforce of software engineers; engineers to fill the technology skills gap for startups and mature companies, alike.

Built for Innovators by Innovators


Nic Miller

As Director of Economic Development for the City of Boise and Chair of Trailhead's board, Nic leverages local resources to spur innovation.


Eileen Barber
Board Member

A co-founder of Keynetics, Eileen leads efforts to grow innovation in Boise through angel investing and STEM education initiatives.


Bob Dean
Board Member

After two decades in the New York hedge fund industry, Bob returned to the Treasure Valley to help grow the startup ecosystem.


Faisal Shah
Board Member

A serial entrepreneur, Faisal led MarkMonitor and First-to-File from creation to acquisition, and is onto his third venture, AppDetex.


Gordon Jones
Board Member

An entrepreneur, himself, Gordon left his role as Managing Director of Harvard I-Labs to found BSU's College of Innovation and Design.


John Hale
Board Member

At KPMG, John lead the firm's National Commercial Credit Risk Practice. Now retired, John leads growth in Boise as chair of CCDC.


Michael Sadler
Board Member

As Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Micron Technology, Mike leads product strategy and helps set company vision.


Dan Faricy
Executive Director

A veteran of HP and former CEO of Wirestone, Dan brings his innovative skillset to manage Trailhead's operations.

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Monday - Friday | 8:00am - 5:00pm

Trailhead Basecamp

500 S 8th St.

Boise, Idaho


Trailhead North

404 S 8th St. | Suite 204

Boise, Idaho