iO DuPont: Engineering Cycling Innovations Since 2004

By | Mar 31, 2012 at 11:00 am

If you’re a big-time cyclist, I bet you are familiar with Boise, ID-based iO DuPont, which develops high-end technology products for the cycling industry (and beyond), including PowerCordz, the world’s only synthetic fiber bicycle control cables that are super popular among professional racers. Founded…


Manage Your Incoming Calls Better with the Mobile Receptionist App

By | Mar 30, 2012 at 9:00 am

If you’re an app developer, getting your app approved by Apple is a big deal. Their vetting process is super strict – for a reason, of course – but it can also be really frustrating to play by someone else’s rules. After all, entrepreneurs…


Command Trends Introduces the First CAD Analytics Tool

By | Mar 29, 2012 at 11:00 am

When you create a new product or service and release it into the world, it can be scary. Will people like it? Use it? Hate it? Slam you on their blog or Twitter or industry forum?  Figuring out a way to measure usage is…

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Kristi Saucerman of Auction Frogs: “There Is No Absolute Balance” between Work and Personal Life

By | Mar 29, 2012 at 9:00 am

As founder of Auction Frogs, Kristi Saucerman is constantly dashing around, multitasking, and doing lots of juggling. But it all boils down to one purpose: “Kristi’s passion, dedication, and commitment to help others drive her both personally and professionally and is the heart and…


Product Managers: Handle Label Procurement with LabelArchive

By | Mar 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

Even though I studied marketing in graduate school, I tend to take for granted the behind-the-scenes complexities of consumer product marketing. For example, I fail to appreciate the overlooked sciences of product label procurement and SKU tracking. Entrepreneur Bill March does not overlook these…


Team-Text’s Doug Looney: Juggling a Startup, Soccer Team, and Family

By | Mar 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

Before his family wakes up, Doug Looney is already sipping his morning coffee and crossing items off his to-do list. He’s working on a startup called Team-Text, before he heads off to a full-time job. And he puts in almost 10 more hours on…


Startups: Illustrate Your Company History with Timeglider

By | Mar 27, 2012 at 5:00 pm

For startups, your About page can be the trigger for journalists contacting you or customers feeling engaged and inspired by your mission. Instead of a boring block of text, try building a timeline with Timeglider. A startup itself, Timeglider emerged when two cofounders were…


Find, Rate and Review a Pro Service Business with EthicalPro

By | Mar 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Next time you find yourself in need of a trustworthy electrician, financial advisor, or even a web designer, Boise-based EthcialPro can give you the hookup. Founded by Philip Bennett, EthicalPro is a bridge between businesses and consumers, providing a community of word of mouth…


Visualize Wireless Network Data with MetaGeek

By | Mar 27, 2012 at 9:00 am

What if understanding and analyzing your Wi-Fi network were as easy as pie? With MetaGeek’s latest innovation, it can be as easy as a pie chart. At next week’s Tech Cocktail Boise event, the MetaGeek team will be displaying their latest software development. Eye P.A. is…


Generate High Precision Real Estate Borrower Leads with LoanTek

By | Mar 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

There’s a fine line between using someone’s personal data for good or evil, for their benefit or your bottom line.  It’s a line that LoanTek founder, Adam Stein, is familiar with, and he continues to craft his service to stay on the right side…


Sawtooth Ideas, Your Marketplace For Woodworking Plans

By | Mar 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Oftentimes we don’t find the business ideas, they find us.  At least that was the case for Russ Whitney, Sawtooth Ideas founder and CEO. “I wasn’t looking for a business idea in woodworking, I just happened upon it.” After leaving his job at Microsoft in…


eTripTrader Lands Major Partnership

By | Feb 20, 2012 at 11:00 am

Proving that  you don’t have to be San Francisco/Silicon Valley-based to have a successful startup, eTripTrader, which we showcased at our first Tech Cocktail mixer in Boise, Idaho last year, has grown their company every year since their launch 10 years ago.  They support…


Oh Boise! 13 Innovative Startups at Tech Cocktail Boise Tonight

By | Apr 20, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Security, sustainability, and streamlined workflows are some of the themes at Tech Cocktail Boise tonight. From a service to keep your kids safe to a web security wonder, you’ll find companies to keep all of your important assets protected. Lawns can look amazing this…


PooPeas: Don’t Just Go Green–Go Brown

By | Apr 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

PooPeas creators Natural Nutrient Solutions ask, “What should 300 million Americans do with the waste of 100 million cows?”  Their new line of organic fertilizers is the answer.  With PooPeas, the company combines environmental stewardship and a respect for agricultural practices with the everyday…


Receipt Management Made Simple With Ready Receipts

By | Apr 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Have you ever lost a receipt for something you wanted to return?  Who hasn’t?  How about scrambling to find all the necessary receipts you need to fill out your tax return as April 15 approaches?  There’s no doubt that receipts are tricky to keep…


CompletelyPrivateFiles: Deep Privacy for the Cloud

By | Apr 20, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Editor’s Note:  CompletelyPrivateFiles has released a new app, called SecretSync, that works with Dropbox to ensure that your files are encrypted before they are sent to Dropbox’s servers. Worried that cloud computing will leave your security issues up in the air?  CompletelyPrivateFiles has solutions…


MobileDataForce Spins Out FieldSync and PointSync

By | Apr 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

Sometimes startups are made in a garage. Other times, a good idea might come out of an existing company but be better off run as a separate entity, starting up anew. In Meridian, Idaho, that’s exactly what veteran company MobileDataForce is doing with its…