Author Archives: Benton Alexander Smith

Benton Alexander Smith is a reporter for the Idaho Business Review, covering the Idaho Legislature, new business, technology and financial services.

Massachusetts solar company acquires Inovus Solar


The Massachusetts company SolarOne, a manufacturer and distributor of solar-powered city and building lights, has acquired Boise-based Inovus Solar. Inovus was founded in the former business incubator The Water Cooler in 2007 and has been selling solar-powered street lights since 2008. Inovus’ ...

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Rexburg hosts its first Startup Weekend


Rexburg hosted its first Startup Weekend event Feb. 2 through Feb. 4 and is now considering doing one annually. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour competition designed to teach aspiring entrepreneurs how to turn an idea into a business. Participants form teams and ...

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