AVA Technologies: Planting the Seeds of Success

Philip D Bennett and Daniel Thrasher recently visited our neighbors to the north when they spent a weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia to see the Spring incubator in action. Many startups coexist in the Spring incubators work space, and graduates of the incubator go on varied and interesting paths. One such veteran is Valerie Song, the co-founder and CEO of […]

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Idaho Nonprofits Fueling the Startup Landscape

The Idaho nonprofits community is huge, and so is its effect on Idaho’s economy. You can see for yourself in the “Economic Impacts of Idaho’s Nonprofit Organizations.”  With a new year upon us, it’s a good time for businesses to look for local charitable organizations to support in 2017. There are over 3,000 charitable nonprofits statewide, many of which contribute to fostering better business […]

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A Big Entrepreneurial Welcome to Boise Refugees

People who’ve found themselves starting over in Boise after fleeing violence in their home countries are faced with a new set of challenges. Assimilating to American culture and making a home for themselves in the Treasure Valley is a long, arduous process that takes several years for many Boise refugees. From language and cultural barriers to economic hardship — not […]