An Evening of Startups in Boise

On Thursday, November 8th, there were two Tech Cocktail events taking place in very different parts of the US. While one was taking place in the nation’s capital and the other one was far west, in Boise, Idaho, the two events had much in common – a crowd of startups and tech enthusiasts excited to spend an evening together checking out the latest creations by local entrepreneurs and meeting like-minded people.

Lead by our local Tech Cocktail Boise Ambassador, Martin Hamblek, with the support of the Idaho Technology Council and Kickstand, and sponsored by Adecco Engineering & Technical, Perkins Coie, Prodromos Marketing, Hawley Troxell, and Balihoo, the third Tech Cocktail Boise Startup Showcase and Mixer was a hit.

10 local startups presented:

Performance Demand connects those interested in reaching their educational dreams with over 400 available partner schools around the world.

Launchnest helps ed-tech companies transform the way education is delivered through innovative technology.

SlideKlowd is a presentation tool that creates interaction and engagement wherever there is an audience.

Integrity produces a less lethal round of ammunition for a 12-gauge shotgun to be used by law enforcement and animal control.

EZInlays builds tools and templates that help woodworkers put decorative inlays on their creations.

GoGo Labs is a platform that transforms classrooms into living games.

EarHero is an earphone that allows users to enjoy music and calls while maintaining total sound awareness.

WebWaitr provides a low-cost, user-friendly solution for ordering food online.

Lifes Scribe is an app merging modern and traditional journaling.

AngelAire is a fully automated cremation urn that scatters loved one’s ashes.

The finals for Kickstand’s Startup Speed Dating competition took place early in the evening, where the top three startups pitched their businesses to the audience.  Winner SlideKlowd took home the $1000 grand prize.

Enjoy these photos from the event!


Boise Tech Cocktail Mixer November 2012

Boise Tech Cocktail Mixer November 2012

Boise Tech Cocktail Mixer November 2012

Boise Tech Cocktail Mixer November 2012

Boise Tech Cocktail Mixer November 2012


Boise Tech Cocktail Mixer November 2012

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