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  • Stakeholders to showcase 2020’s increased Idaho capital flow

    Stakeholders to showcase 2020’s increased Idaho capital flow

    Stakeholders to showcase 2020’s increased Idaho capital flow   Idaho’s business ecosystem is continuing to grow, with new startups launching and merges of equally driven companies totaling $800 million in new capital flow brought in over the past year. Who invested in who and what was acquired through these transactions is available annually in the 2020 Idaho Deal Flow Report, and it will be shared mid-May with the community. The report, now in its seventh year, is produced in partnership by Alturas Capital and Idaho Technology Council.    The Capital Connect event, noon to 1 p.m. May 18, will be

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  • What’s next after the Idaho Entrepreneur Competition

    What’s next after the Idaho Entrepreneur Competition

    This article was created as a collaboration between Built In Idaho, Boise Startup Week and Trailhead.   Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge plants seeds for potential startups  Student winners share what’s next for their business, product plans    The 7th annual Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge hosted more advanced and higher quality student pitches than ever before, a sentiment shared among judges and event organizers. Students from each of Idaho’s colleges and universities competed virtually for a share of $50,000 prize money and exclusive mentorship opportunities through four business area tracks. The overall winner also receives an opportunity to pitch their idea at Boise

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  • PlexTrac founder Dan DeCloss shares insight into securing $10M in Series A funding, launching successful startup

    PlexTrac founder Dan DeCloss shares insight into securing $10M in Series A funding, launching successful startup

    This article was created as a collaboration between Built In Idaho, Boise Startup Week and Trailhead.   PlexTrac founder Dan DeCloss shares insight into securing $10M in Series A funding, launching successful startup   PlexTrac got its start around 2016 offering clients automated reports about a company’s cybersecurity. Founder Dan DeCloss found creating such reports manually was a pain shared throughout the industry.    Today, after developing the SaaS based solution idea through Trailhead and with the supportive mentorship of companies like StageDotO, PlexTrac has secured $10 million in Series A funding to grow a newer side of the business:

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  • Startup Joule Case offers entrepreneurial advice around powering innovative stackable battery packs with $2M seed round funding

    Startup Joule Case offers entrepreneurial advice around powering innovative stackable battery packs with $2M seed round funding

    This article was created as a collaboration between Built In Idaho, Boise Startup Week and Trailhead.   Startup Joule Case offers entrepreneurial advice around powering innovative stackable battery packs with $2M seed round funding   Power outage prevention and efficient energy usage are just two pressing topics Garden City based startup Joule Case is hoping to address with its stackable batteries.    Joule Case is currently raising a  $2 million seed round of funding to support its efforts in creating efficient and compatible battery packs ideal for serving as a clean backup generator for a home to being portable, scaled

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  • Iron Mule Inc. to expand Direct Access Coffee Brand Nationwide

    Iron Mule Inc. to expand Direct Access Coffee Brand Nationwide

    Iron Mule Inc. to expand Direct Access Coffee Brand Nationwide Iron Mule Inc. is fueled to expand one of its newer, social purpose infused coffee brands into the national grocery chain market.  Since its 2018 merger with Café Mulé, Ironside Roasting Co.’s four brands of coffee have been featured regionally in grocery store chains locally headquartered, including Albertsons, Boise Co-op and WinCo Foods. Café Mulé is a familiar name in the Treasure Valley startup ecosystem, having been a member of Trailhead Boise during the company’s development, and competed as a Trailmix 2020 finalist.  Accredited investors — Alturas Capital, VYNYL and

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