The Cocoa Bombs success story

November 30, 2021

Eric Torres-Garcia’s two-year-old startup is, well, the bomb. He’s the guy who invented Cocoa Bombs, the warm and sweet treat that’s sweeping the nation, and which came in second in the Trailmix competition during this year’s Boise Entrepreneur Week.


Building a construction startup with Revonate

November 18, 2021

Anybody who’s spent any time on NextDoor knows how hard it is to find a decent contractor for renovation projects. Gabe Blanchet has founded Revonate in a way to do something about it – and help the contractors in the meantime. 


Boise Entrepreneur Week pitch competition winners announced

November 17, 2021

As always, some of the most popular parts of Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) were the pitch competitions, which this year featured more than $100,000 given to Idaho startups. Here are the winners:


ATHLYT looks to leverage student athletics brand market

November 9, 2021

In case you hadn’t heard, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced that as of July 1, college athletes would be allowed to benefit from using their name, image, and likeness (NIL) to promote the companies. An Idaho startup is looking to leverage that announcement, not just for stars on the Boise State University football team, but for all athletes.


Idaho Technology Council prepares to celebrate Series A newcomers

November 4, 2021

In 2020. the Idaho Technology Council (ITC) announced its 50 to the A program, intended to help support at least 50 Idaho startups to get to the Series A funding round. Twenty months and a pandemic later, the organization is getting ready to celebrate more than half a dozen Idaho entrepreneurs reaching that milestone.


Chicana Foods Wins $5,000 Impact Award at Boise Entrepreneur Week Pitch Competition

October 22, 2021

Founded by Allison Corona, Chicana Foods produces macha salsas inspired by a family recipe and refined in Corona’s Boise kitchen. The story that moved the judges was inspirational.


ERTH Beverage Company and Cocoa Bombs Named Winners of Boise Entrepreneur Week's Trailmix Competition

October 20, 2021

“Our Trailmix judges were deeply impressed by the shelf readiness and unique value provided by ERTH Beverage Company and Cocoa Bombs,” said Tiam Rastegar, co-chair of Boise Entrepreneur Week and Trailhead executive director.


Making his mark: Mark Solon reflects on a quarter-century of involvement in Idaho’s tech community

October 19, 2021

When Boise-based Cradlepoint was acquired in November 2020 by multinational telecommunications giant Ericsson for $1.1 billion, it was the culmination of a plan Mark Solon started 25 years ago.


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