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Archive for April, 2011



Apr 27
TechBoise Open Coffee Club
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

When I spoke at develop.idaho last week, I announced that Ryan Woodings (Founder and CEO of MetaGeek) and I would be co-founding the Boise Open Coffee Club which we’ve since decided to fold under the TechBoise umbrella. TBOCC will occur the last Friday of every month at Cole Marr Coffee House in Bodo from 8:30-10:00. […]

Apr 24
OK Boise: Now What?
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Last week, I was invited to speak at develop.Idaho 2011, the first annual gathering for Boise’s software community. From my perspective, the event was terrific as these things go. I saw lots of old friends and I was very encouraged by how many new (and younger!) faces I saw as 250 people showed up for […]

Apr 12
Why Should I Apply To BoomStartup?
Posted by: Derek Keller
 

Ever heard of BoomStartup? It’s a mentorship-driven startup accelerator in Salt Lake City similar in structure to the renowned TechStars program of David Cohen and Brad Feld. In fact, BoomStartup recently became one of the first members of the newly formed TechStars Network (which essentially means if you’re accepted to BoomStartup, you can gain improved […]

Apr 11
Less Data?
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

Recently, I was having dinner with some close friends and they were all comparing notes on the various gadgets and websites that they used for exercise, calorie counting and sleep measurement. They were giddy over the data they were collecting. I surprised the heck out of them when I said “I think we need less […]

Apr 07
Why We’re Investing In Orbotix
Posted by: Mark Solon
 

“It’s fun.” Sometimes, it’s that simple. Making a sphere controllable is no easy feat and the team at Orbotix has some pretty impressive chops when it comes to sophisticated robotics. As a result, we’re excited to announce our newest investment in Orobtix (based in Boulder, Colorado). Orbotix is the company behind Sphero, the world’s first […]

Apr 05
Portfolio News | March 2011
Posted by: Derek Keller
 

Click on the links to read the complete articles. MARCH 17, 2011 | SYS-CON MEDIA Medical marketing, Portland style. MARCH 9, 2011 | THE IDAHO STATESMAN A $25-million-a-year Boise company makes portable devices you can put in your backpack to create instant Wi-Fi hot spots. MARCH 25, 2011 | CNET CradlePoint receives great reviews from […]