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Who is Boise’s Hottest Showcasing Startup? [Poll]

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Tech Cocktail is excited to be headed back to Boise in just a few weeks to team up with develop.idaho for another Tech Cocktail Mixer & Startup Showcase on Wednesday, April 23rd. Make sure you join us at Stueckle Sky Center, Boise State University to meet some of Boise’s hottest startups and see them compete for a chance to become… Read more »

Who Are The 27 Most Influential Startup Personalities in Your City? Nominate Them for the Tech Cocktail 27

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What is the Tech Cocktail 27? The Tech Cocktail 27 is the 27 most influential startup personalities in your city.  They are your community’s top entrepreneurs, investors, connectors, hustlers, and thought leaders.  If an entrepreneur were dropped into your city and asked, “who do I need to know?“, The Tech Cocktail 27 would be the… Read more »

Healthfundr Taps Healthcare Industry to Fund Healthcare Startups


Healthcare is hot. With a massive aging population, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and a growing focus on health data, healthcare is a market of great interest, activity, and innovation and will be for decades to come.  Healthcare startups continue to emerge, and the potential growth opportunities continue to attract investors – institutional… Read more »

eTripTrader Partners With Era Alaska to Provide Safe, Efficient, and Flexible Airline Scheduling


eTripTrader, a startup highlighted at the first Tech Cocktail mixer in Boise, Idaho, recently closed a multi-year contract with Era Alaska, the largest regional airline based in Alaska. This contract will allow Era Alaska to utilize eTripTrader’s innovative SkedFlex Crew Management System (SkedFlex CMS). SkedFlex CMS is a software platform that helps regional airlines manage… Read more »

Boise Makes Progress on Building a Stronger Tech Talent Pipeline


When Frank Gruber, Tech Cocktail’s CEO, visited Boise last year, he commented about the positive momentum taking place in making a Boise a business-friendly place that can grow successful companies. Many tech-based startups have an urgent need for new software professionals, which is why Boise’s economic development agencies have been working together to implement solutions… Read more »

StartupBoise: Energizing the Boise entrepreneur and startup scene


The best entrepreneurial communities provide an abundance of opportunities to collaborate, network, and share expertise. Boise, the City of Trees, has a lot to offer upcoming startups, but to take the city to the next level of entrepreneurial activity, this fertile ground needs to be nurtured. That’s why local entrepreneurs are so excited about the… Read more »

Toasts and Technology at the Tech Cocktail Boise Mixer


Tech Cocktail hosted its fourth Boise Mixer & Startup Showcase on Wednesday, April 17th at Boise State University’s Stueckle Sky Center, along with our exceptional Boise Ambassador Martin Hambalek, IT director at Memjet and Software Alliance vice chair at the Idaho Technology Council. The event allowed us to showcase some of Boise’s most innovative startups. At the event,… Read more »

NetCamps: Streamlining Camp Administration to Help Coaches


Through his experience as a staff member at an NCAA Division 1 University, Chris Chattin saw the challenges from dealing with thousands of pieces of paperwork, scattered payments, and complicated records. He felt there was a better way to manage camp administration, which is why he founded NetCamps. Clients who sign up for NetCamps are… Read more »

Sunlution Aims to Make Solar Power Cost Efficient and Global


Jeff Roth, founder of Sunlution, has worked in the power utility and solar photovoltaic (PV) industry most of his life. Through his experience, Roth noticed a need for lower-cost solar PV products that made solar power more practical. Roth has already filed a utility patent for Sunlution’s first product, a grounding spring that is NEC… Read more »

Mobi2Market: Marketing Services for Small Business


James Blackburn is a small business owner and an entrepreneur. With Mobi2Market, his goal is to give businesses access to the marketing services that big corporations have, without putting them out of business. Mobi2Market, the company he started with his son Mike, helps businesses send promotions, coupons, and event announcements to customers. Customers just sign… Read more »

Schedule Appointments for Your Small Business with Pencil Me Down


Small business owners and personal contractors must juggle many responsibilities to keep their business thriving. Jahn Dohse, sole proprietor of Brezilhou LLC, created Pencil Me Down to help small business owners and contractors schedule appointments and meetings online. Pencil Me Down lets the customers schedule appointments online, eliminating time-consuming phone tag. Email and text notifications… Read more »

Social Good Network Helps Nonprofits Get More Donations


According to the Social Good Network, about 47 percent of people who go to donate to a nonprofit end up giving up. That’s a lot of lost money that the Boise startup wants to put in the hands of worthy causes. Social Good Network’s offerings start with a better donation button for nonprofits’ websites. Instead of… Read more »

Smart PJs, ‘World’s First Interactive Pajamas’, Wins Boise’s Hottest Showcasing Startup

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When you were a kid, was there anything more satisfying than your onesies?  Hint: nope.  Pajamas own that soft spot in your heart by combining comfort, self expression, and positive association.  Smart PJs, winner of last night’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Boise, wants to add technological innovation to this list. Smart PJ’s transforms kid’s evening… Read more »

Tips for Vino: A Look at Mathieu Choux’s Online Wine Classes

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Tech Cocktail covered Tips For Vino’s launch in September, and we wanted to check up on Mathieu Choux’s creation. The site offers an online wine class for servers that promises an instant surge in wine sales and better trained staff. “Guests have an expectation to receive excellent customer service,” says Choux. “That includes knowledge of… Read more »

Slow and Steady: Boise’s i-KPI Software is Proud to Be a Tortoise


Founded in 2009, i-KPI Software is still plodding along determinedly to improve the manufacturing industry. Their app, FactoryKPIs, lets manufacturing executives monitor processes and deal with issues on the go from an iPhone or iPad. Below, president John Nichols shars his slow-and-steady, persistent approach to entrepreneurship. Tech Cocktail: What’s the hardest lesson you’ve had to… Read more »