- I want to start a new business. What can you do for me?
Lots of things.
When you’re just getting started, we can connect you to resources that can help you with company formation, business planning, or other elements of starting a new venture. We also help you find mentors to help think through your business plan.
Depending on the type of business you are starting, you can sign up to speak with lawyers that can help you determine whether you should be submitting patents, trademark or copyrights.
If you are considering raising capital, we connect you with organizations that fund early stage companies that will help you evaluate different alternatives.
- How is Trailhead different from an incubator or accelerator?
Trailhead is a co-working space that offers you access to educational resources, events, workshops, and collaboration opportunities to grow your business.
Unlike an incubator, you don’t reserve dedicated office space. Instead, we have areas set up for collaborating, for working individually and in groups. You can work in public areas where you will likely run into others, or in areas designated for working privately. Conference rooms can be reserved if you’d like to plan a meeting at Trailhead.
Unlike an accelerator, Trailhead does not offer a single, formal program. Rather, we offer ongoing workshops and work with you to determine what help you need, and then connect you with resources that can help you with your current challenges. If you are looking for a more formal accelerator program, we can help you identify the various alternatives available.
- Is Trailhead only for tech companies?
No. Trailhead is set up to help with topics related to starting and building a business. These issues are similar across most industries, and for both for-profit and social ventures. For industry-specific issues we will do our best to identify resources experienced in your industry.
- Do I have to be a member to meet or work in the building?
A monthly or annual is the best way to take advantage of all that we offer, but you do not need to be a Trailhead member to stop by for a few hours.
- When is Trailhead open?
Our working hours are from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
We offer an Extended Hours Access Card for members wanting to work earlier and later. An Extended Hours Access Card is valid 7 days a week from 6:00am – 11:00pm.
- Where can I park?
Trailhead is located right on the corner of 8th & Myrtle in Downtown Boise, which means that yes, parking is a consideration.
We recommend these areas:
- Metered street parking in front of Trailhead on 8th St.
- Pay-per-hour parking lot directly behind Trailhead next to the Jackson’s Gas Station
- Pay-per-hour parking lot on the corner of 8th and Fulton
- Parking garages in BODO
- 2-hour free parking at Julia Davis Park (10 minute walk)
- 2-hour free parking in some Northend neighborhoods (20 minute walk)
- Are dogs allowed?
We love our furry friends, but no, dogs are not allowed at Trailhead.
- How do I sign up for Office Hours?
Available Office Hours are listed on our Events page. For the most current list of Office Hours offerings go to trailheadboise.org/events.
Once there, click on the Office Hours event of choice, scroll to the bottom and click on the booking button to sign up for a time slot.
If you have any questions about signing up for Office Hours email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Can I do a photoshoot at Trailhead?
It’s true, we have outstanding natural light.
Photoshoots are allowed on a case-by-case basis and must be scheduled in advance. Trailhead members get priority when it comes to shoot times and availability.
- How do I host my event at Trailhead?
Trailhead regularly hosts public and private organizations who are aligned with our mission of promoting entrepreneurship, leadership, creativity, innovation and education.
For most events, a deposit and fee are required.
For your event to be considered, please go to our Events page, click “Host an Event,” and complete the form.