Tag: ecosystem

  • Capital Eleven is Bullish on Boise

    Capital Eleven is Bullish on Boise

    By Sharon Fisher | April 12, 2022 If you’ve been reading about startups investments in Idaho during the last couple of years, a new name has started popping up a lot. It’s Capital Eleven, a Meridian-based seed stage investment company with a portfolio of more than 30 companies, mostly Boise-based startups. “We’re nontraditional when it comes to venture investment, and we took a nontraditional path to get here,” said Travis Hawkes, managing partner. Where Capital Eleven comes from The company started 13 years ago, when Hawkes and his partner David Gardner, from Idaho Falls, decided to formalize their arrangement they

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  • Recap: 2022 Develop.idaho Conference

    Recap: 2022 Develop.idaho Conference

    By Sharon Fisher | March 8, 2022 ‘What’s the worst that can happen?’ and ‘designing for delight’: the 2022 develop.idaho conference by Sharon Fisher Watch the Conference on the ITC YouTube Channel  Now in its 11th year, the develop.idaho conference from the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) is usually thought of as referring to software development. But this year’s hybrid conference seemed focused on development in a larger sense – the development of Idaho startups, the Idaho tech ecosystem, and even the development of individual Idaho entrepreneurs as people themselves. ITC CEO and founder Jay Larsen started out the conference by

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