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.


Idaho Technology Council names Hall of Fame members

October 11, 2021

Every year, the Idaho Technology Council names some extraordinary individuals to its Technology Hall of Fame, intended to honor Idahoans who have made a contribution to the technology industry beyond the state and often worldwide.This year’s honorees are Jack Hand, formerly of Power Engineers, and Tom Mueller, formerly of SpaceX.


Boise Entrepreneur Week comes down to the wire

October 6, 2021

While Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) had to make the difficult decision earlier this year to change the live presentation to a largely virtual one, there’s still plenty of interest and attractions in the three-day event to educate and celebrate Idaho’s startup community.


A look at the Mindspace coworking space

October 5, 2021

Idaho’s not the only startup community with coworking spaces. This article will feature a visit to Mindspace Business District, located in the northern part of Bucharest.Wait. Did you say “Bucharest”? Yes, Bucharest, the capital of Romania.


Boise Entrepreneur Week to give away more than $100,000 in pitch competitions

October 4, 2021

By Sharon Fisher. One of the biggest components of Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) is the pitch competitions, and that doesn’t change with the event becoming largely virtual this year.Pitch competitions scheduled to be held during BEW this year are:


House of Design takes major investor

October 1, 2021

Nampa-based robotic automation company House of Design sold a majority interest of itself to Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), a Boston-based private equity firm.The companies didn’t reveal how much of the company was sold or for how much.


Artificial intelligence-powered venture capital company to visit Idaho

September 30, 2021

Considering how many venture capitalists invest in technology companies, the process is awfully gut-driven. Connetic Ventures wants to change that.The Covington, Kentucky-based company uses an artificial intelligence system it developed itself, Wendal, to gauge the quality of a startup and its team. Partner Chris Hjelm is coming to Boise for Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW).


Looking for the Exit

September 21, 2021

Founding a company is all very well, but just as important—maybe even more important—is how to exit it.In fact, a startup should be planning its exit almost from the company founding, said Matt Price, COO of Edible Armstrong Inc., which makes the Killer Creamery line of high-protein ice cream.


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