Category: Trailhead

  • Four Boise-based Startups Hope For Funding

    Four Boise-based Startups Hope For Funding

    By Sharon Fisher | June 16, 2022 With a return to in-person events, Trailhead held a live Pitch Night on June 7 in Boise, with four Boise-based startups looking for funding. The event didn’t feature “winners” as such, but enabled the founders to present their companies to a variety of people in the startup ecosystem who could help them develop further. Here are the four founders and what their companies do. Ryan Bokan, Prima Medical Prima Medical is pattern recognition software that helps assist doctors in treating atrial fibrillation (AF), said founder Ryan Bokan in an email message. It was

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  • BoldHue: Building the Foundation of a Company

    BoldHue: Building the Foundation of a Company

    By Sharon Fisher | March 29, 2022 Anyone who wears makeup knows how important it is to get the foundation tone right. Too light, and you look like a ghost. Too dark, and you look like you’re trying to fake a tan. That’s the problem BoldHue Inc. is trying to solve. The pre-revenue startup, now with a minimum viable product prototype, is currently at $350,000 of a $500,000 pre-seed round that will bring develop five new prototypes and bring the product from the alpha to the beta stage, said Rachel Wilson, CEO and cofounder. “I’m half Argentinian,” Wilson explained. “With

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  • Kicking off Boise Entrepreneur Week 2022

    Kicking off Boise Entrepreneur Week 2022

    By Sharon Fisher | March 22, 2022 In case it’s been keeping anybody up nights, yes, plans are underway for Boise Entrepreneur Week 2022. In fact, the current plan – after two years of virtual events – is for it to be a live, in-person event. That’s according to organizers Nick Crabbs and Tiam Rastegar at the kickoff Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) 2022 Ecosystem Summit, itself a live event held at Boise State University (BSU). The conference’s return to in-person was the impetus for the summit, Crabbs said. “We wanted to remind people what being together in a room felt

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  • What’s New at Hackfort?

    What’s New at Hackfort?

    By Sharon Fisher | March 17, 2022 After two years of canceled, scheduled, and virtual events, Sean Wakeley is looking forward to having a live Hackfort again. “It’s the most work I’ve ever put in one of these events,” Wakeley said, who’s been running Hackfort since 2018. Noting that this year marks the tenth year of Treefort, “All the Forts have been, ‘let’s go for it,’” he said. To do that, Wakeley went back to Hackfort’s roots, including reaching out to Boise State University (BSU) and getting its participation in a number of events, as well as helping him line

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  • Youth

    Youth

    By Sharon Fisher | February 23, 2022 Whether it’s a lemonade stand or putting on a circus, kids have traditionally dreamed of being entrepreneurs. Now, three programs are underway in Idaho to help high school and college students make their entrepreneurial dreams come true and give them a solid foundation of skills for the future. All three programs are fairly new, and of course issues surrounding COVID-19 in schools have made it challenging for teachers and students to participate. But Idaho’s tech community is hoping that the programs will continue to grow. “The last two years have been very difficult,”

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