What: August Monthly Meeting - Network, Learn, Grow @ Blue Mesh
When: Thursday, August 11, 2011 @ 5:30-7:30pm
*Where: At Blue Mesh Networks, 943 West Overland Road, Meridian 83642
FREE for Kickstand members & guests
Kickstand is proud to co-host our August event at BlueMesh Networks as part of their Open House at the new MeshTech Center in Meridian.
The event will feature Mayor De Weerd from the City of Meridian speaking about how local government can help businesses grow. Kelly Hogan, CEO of BlueMesh Networks, will speak about how he has applied the principals of Network, Learn, and Grow to his business over the last 12 years. (Did we mention there will be door prizes? An Apple iPad2 and 5 WiFiRanger Mobile N Routers will be given away)
Boise State Public Radio presents Risky Business: My Big Break on September 15th from 7 to 9 pm at the Yanke Family Research Park (220 E. Park Center Blvd.).
You are invited to submit a story on your big break to BSU Public Radio. This is your chance to help us celebrate business - the ups and downs, the delays, the teams, the good ideas and the 'what were we thinking' ideas, the customer experience - the good, the bad, the ugly, the failures, the triumphs. This is not a pitch to an investor - this is your chance to tell us the story of your pitch to the investor. We know that there are some great untold stories out there. Don't worry, there will be coaching help leading up to the big day. What we need is you (and your story)! A handful of stories will be selected and told, live on stage to a business and story loving audience.
Help us celebrate Boise's business community and share stories of your big break today at BSU Public Radio. For questions or additional information, please contact Jim Lyons at email@example.com or Krissa Wrigley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Start-Up Speed Dating
Do you have the art of the ask? The panache to pitch? The ability to inspire with your idea? Then take the plunge and apply for Kickstand's annual Start-Up Speed Dating event.
This year, we'll turn up the pressure (and the feedback opportunities) a notch by having selected companies pitch to a panel of judges AND their peers in a live format. Think you have what it takes? Apply now to be one of 10 entrepreneurs selected to take the stage in October (and snag accolades, priceless feedback and prizes.)
Get some tips on how to make your Executive Summary stand out from Kevin Learned of the Small Business Development Center, then submit your application by September 30.
SAVE THE DATE
Join StartupWeekend Idaho for a no talk, all action event designed to launch your startup in 54 hours. Startup Weekend provides networking, resources and incentives for individuals and teams to go from idea to launch. They connect you with local developers, innovators and entrepreneurs to build community and start real companies.
People pitch ideas and form teams on Friday night
and then try to build prototypes/demos and organize basic business
planning in one weekend, culminating in a judging on Sunday night.
Winning teams receive prizes including cash, in kind services and
Idaho's 2nd Startup Weekend is set for September 9-11, 2011 at Stevens-Henager College. Learn more & sign up to startup!
Special thanks to our loyal sponsors whose participation enables up to keep growing Kickstand and providing you with opportunities to network, learn and grow. As an emerging metropolitan research university, Boise State University is committed to fostering an environment where exceptional research and creative activity thrive.