About Us

The Beginning of Trailhead

A few years ago, a group of experienced entrepreneurs came together with a vision to create a community where anyone with an idea can receive the mentoring and the experience needed to succeed in the startup world. Trailhead (TH) was launched in 2015 based on the vision of the founders, the city of Boise, and key business partners throughout the Treasure Valley.

Our Vision

Trailhead is driven to provide a growing community of creators, thinkers and
entrepreneurs, and thereby fueling economic prosperity and social equity in our community. Our vision is to democratize access to entrepreneurship to community members from all walks of life.  This is a place for anyone to become part of the community and to experience the excitement of starting something you believe in and to get the needed support along the way. We are the hub of the startup ecosystem, where business starts in Boise.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed, by providing them with the knowledge, tools, resources and networks they need to take their ideas and ventures to the next level.

Our Values

Entrepreneurship

The heartbeat of an economy. Entrepreneurs dream, develop, and produce solutions to the problems we face. Trailhead was created to bring together creators, inventors, dreamers, and problem solvers under one roof while providing the resources they need to make their problem-solving creations a reality.

Inclusivity

Entrepreneurial spirit and diversity, one cannot exist without the other. The presence of diverse thoughts, experiences, and personal identities are all crucial aspects of the entrepreneurial process. Offering a collaborative safe space for entrepreneurs of all cultures, genders, sexual orientations, and backgrounds is at the heart of our organization’s purpose.

Community

Connecting members, mentors, investors, and the public is what we do best! Developing Boise’s entrepreneurial community is a major goal of our organization.

Continuous Learning

The professional world is ever-changing. Trailhead aims to provide its members with ample opportunities to develop their current skill sets and acquire additional skill sets through educational programming, workshops, and mentorship.

Respect

The famous golden rule: Treat others the way you want to be treated. Trailhead prides itself on treating everyone with the kindness, respect, and dignity they deserve.

Service with Integrity

Being ethically unyielding and honest and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviors to our words, and taking responsibility for our actions are key attributes of the Trailhead experience.

Meet Our Sponsors

Meet Our Team

Alina Gilmore

Alina Gilmore

Program Manager

alina@trailheadboise.org

Grace Ford

Grace Ford

Marketing/Community Manager

grace@trailheadboise.org

Tiam Rastegar

Tiam Rastegar

Executive Director

tiam@trailheadboise.org

Peter Wolsborn

Peter Wolsborn

Chief of Staff: Boise Entrepreneur Week

peter@trailheadboise.org

Jacob Grinwis

Jacob Grinwis

Marketing and Sales

jacob@trailheadboise.org

Meet Our Board of Directors

Faisal Shah

Faisal Shah

AppDetex

Sean Keithly

Sean Keithly

City of Boise

Bob Dean

Bob Dean

Gemstone Capital

Michael Sadler

Michael Sadler

Trolley House Ventures

Jane Doe

Jane Doe

CCDC Board of Commissioner

John Hale

John Hale

Atticus Holdings

Ian Harris

Ian Harris

VYNYL

Amit Jain Ph.D.

Amit Jain Ph.D.

BSU Computer Science Department Chair

Kelsey Barclay

Kelsey Barclay

Deloitte

Eileen Langan-Barber

Eileen Langan-Barber

Keynetics

Melanie Rubocki

Melanie Rubocki

Perkins Coie

Andy Scoggin

Andy Scoggin

CEO of Scoggin Capital Investment

Joel Poppen

Joel Poppen

Seventeen Views

Jason Crawforth

Jason Crawforth

Founder/CEO of Swear