Bob Lokken

WhiteCloud Analytics Inc


Bob is co-founder and CEO of WhiteCloud Analytics. Prior to WhiteCloud, he co-founded and served as CEO of ProClarity Corporation, winner of over 40 industry awards for innovation and accomplishments in analytic technologies. Bob led ProClarity until May 2006, when the company was acquired…

Dave Oliveira



Dave is a seasoned veteran with more than 20 years of experience at some of the nation’s top organizations, including Yahoo! and Mediaocean. In his expansive career, Dave has worked with marketers and agencies to help them leverage the best of media and technology…

Faisal Shah



Mr. Shah is the founder of MarkMonitor, Inc, a global leader in enterprise brand protection, which offers Fortune 500 companies comprehensive solutions and services that safeguard brands, reputation and revenue from online risks. (Thomson Reuters acquired MarkMonitor in September 2012). In 2006, Mr. Shah…

Jeffery Sayer

Department of Commerce, State of Idaho


Jeff Sayer was appointed by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter as director of the Idaho Department of Commerce in 2011. He is the former president and managing partner of Novayx Group, a firm specializing in providing financial and business sophistication for small to medium-sized businesses….

Jessica Whiting

Startup Grind

Chapter Director

Jess held her first job as a 14-yr-old working for a VC firm in downtown San Francisco and has loved the energy ever since. She brings her passion and experience in global marketing, branding, and startup sectors now to Boise to launch Startup Grind…

Leif Elgethun

Intermountain Energy Partners, LLC

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Change Agent, & Environmental Capitalist

I love challenges and doing things ‘that can’t be done’. That goes for my business life as well as my personal life. I work hard and pride myself on having very little ‘free time’ since I fill my ‘non business’ time with volunteering and…

Mark Solon


Managing Director

I’m part of an incredible team of people at TechStars, which we believe to be the most important startup accelerator in the world. We’re empowering entrepreneurs worldwide with the tools and the network to succeed wherever they want to live. Prior to Techstars, I…

Matt Rissell


Matt is the CEO and Co-Founder of, Idaho’s 2014 Innovative Company of the Year. He’s also an international speaker on topics ranging from SaaS to Entrepreneur, Leadership, Start-ups, Technology Business, Small Business, B2B & Inside Sales, Market Strategy and Emerging Businesses. Matt is a…

Philip D. Bennett

Prodromos Marketing

Entrepreneur - Best Selling Author - Inspirational Speaker & Coach

For over 25 years Philip D Bennett, serial entrepreneur, best selling author of The Gamechangers and motivational speaker and coach has made it his mission to step in and equip individuals with the tools, mindset shifts and confidence needed to climb out of a place of…