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Author Archives: Ken Levy

Youth Innovation champs heading to national competition (access required)

A team of three Boise High school women who captured first place in the Boise Entrepreneur Week’s Youth Innovation Challenge in October has captured yet more honors for their business solutions savvy. Boise High School winners Alondra Arroyo-Martinez, Ruth Etoka, ...

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FARE Idaho continues advocacy for local food systems  (access required)

With a growing membership of more than 312, FARE (Food, Agriculture, Restaurants and Beverage Establishments) Idaho is poised to strengthen its ability to address sourcing local product. The organization advocates on behalf of its members to “connect Idaho producers to Idaho ...

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Food, beverage panelists talk partnerships, challenges  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines In Idaho’s locally sourced food and beverage industry, building and maintaining stable relationships between farmers, producers and retail product-end users, including restaurants, is crucial to their success. Those relationships frequently go beyond simple buyer-seller transactions. Participants ...

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Cybersecurity award winners move forward with gaming venture  (access required)

A trio of University of Idaho seniors developed gaming applications to capture both the top prize in the Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge and third place in the Hacking for Homebuilding competition at Boise State University last October.  The team, led by Achiraya ...

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Trailmix Pitch Competition winners eye new products, flavors  (access required)

Ancient grains make for modern popularity. Heather and Thomas Dilworth, partners in Big Sandy Organics of Montana, found this out when they pitched their ancient-grain Kracklin’ Kamut snack in the Trailmix Pitch Competition in October and captured the $50,000 grand ...

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Hacking for Homebuilding winners hone concepts, build on ventures  (access required)

Eric Morrison, founder of Alley Homes in Boise, garnered the first-place, $10,000 award in the public track of the Hacking for Homebuilding competition last October through Boise State University for his proposal regarding accessory dwelling units. His student counterpart, Samuel ...

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