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Restaurants and Grocers Now Have Easier Access to Locally-Grown Food

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Everyone (or, at least, most people) wants local food – there’s no denying that. From our local grocery stores and Trader Joe’s, to farmers markets and even our very own gardens, we consumers have grown to associate “local” with freshness, health, sustainability, and community support. Direct Local Food, a Boise-based startup, is helping to increase access… Read more »



Solar Roadways Is Exactly What It Sounds Like, And It’s Awesome

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Solar freakin’ roadways, man: that’s what people are already saying about Scott and Julie Brusaw’s company, Solar Roadways. You see, they’re the perfect amount of entrepreneur mixed with big dreamer, and they’ve invented a way to power homes, offices, and schools by turning our roads into energy harvesting highways. Scott, an electrical engineer (MSEE) with… Read more »





Boise’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

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On Wednesday night, we teamed up with develop.idaho for a Boise Mixer & Startup Showcase, and it was a fun night! It included the Best Pitch award determined by our live SMS poll and the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll. Here are the winners: Boise’s Hottest Showcasing Startup – Best Pitch RetroLux - RetroLux helps lighting contractors and… Read more »


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »