UP NEXT: What I Learned my First Year as a VC
Glenn Michael and George Mulhern at Highway 12 share stories and insights from their first year as VCs. Highway 12's
founding investment thesis is that the Intermountain West (the
fastest growing region in the country) will produce a disproportionate
amount of highly successful companies over the next couple of decades.
The firm's singular focus is providing the early rounds of investment
most promising high-growth companies in the region.
When: Thursday, March 11th @ 5:30 – 7pm
Where: The WaterCooler
INNOVATION IN THE NEWS
Fast Company's Innovation All-Stars - "These companies, featured on our 2008 and 2009 honor rolls, fought a dour economy with renewed creativity and bold initiatives. (Alas, not all fared well.)
BSU Students Partner with Entrepreneurs in the WaterCooler "Entrepreneurs and Boise State University students look to each other for success in the companies at the WaterCooler, Boise’s entrepreneurial incubator. “Interns here are real colleagues. They lead projects, make decisions, learn by actually doing,” said Tony DuPont, founder of WaterCooler company Io DuPont and maker of Power Cordz™ synthetic bike cables. “There are some very talented students here that are making a real difference in these companies.”
Idaho Business Review's Knowledge/Technology Transfer Key to Growth - "Speaking as one, representatives from universities in Idaho agreed there is a bottleneck in getting knowledge and technology out of the universities and into the hands of the private sector where it can be further researched, developed and commercialized."
Entrepreneur of the Year Award - The nomination period is open for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Awards in Utah and Idaho. The deadline for applications is March 31. A panel of independent judges selects the winners. Past award winners include Ryan DeLuca, founder of Bodybuilding.com in Meridian. Nominate someone (or yourself!)
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