As one attendee said, “Every entrepreneur in the Treasure Valley should be here.” Bill Joos put on a great day for 120+ entrepreneurs, students and business managers at Boise State University’s Jordan Ballroom. From the Top Ten Mistakes in Business Plans to Positioning to Perfecting Your Pitch, the attendees got real world advice and great takeaways that can impact their businesses immediately. Other comments from participants:
- “Best entrepreneurial event in Boise in the last three years.”
- “Great advice and tips that you can start using today.”
- “A must attend for all entrepreneurs – worth every penny!”
- “Your personal time is important. There is a month’s worth of research packaged in a one day event. I would highly recommend.”
Right after lunch, Bill Joos moderated a panel with Ryan Woodings of Metageek, Pete Gombert of Balihoo, David Light of Paksense and Steve Hardesty of Hawley Troxell. Each participant brought unique perspective on bootstrapping your business, raising angel funding, raising venture funding and the legal issues surrounding all of them. We went way over in time due to great audience questions. A definite highlight of the event.
Finally, along with Highway 12 Ventures, other sponsors included Hawley Troxell law firm, Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Assoc. and BSU College of Business. We were proud to bring Bill to Boise and Bozeman and look forward to getting him to other locations in the Intermountain West. If you get a chance to see him, don’t miss it!