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Author Archives: Ken Levy

Boise to host tech industry recruitment event Aug. 25  (access required)

Read More IBR Headlines An industry leader in Boise’s fast-growing tech-related industries is hosting a recruiting opportunity with a leader in technology hiring events.  “This event is a unique opportunity for Mavik Ventures to collaborate and host the HackerX event ...

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Northwest Specialty Hospital adds knee-replacement robotics, awards  (access required)

Orthopedic surgeons at the physician-owned Northwest Specialty Hospital (NWSH) in Post Falls now have access to the newest in surgical robotics. The new technology came months after NWSH earned a distinction for expertise in total knee and hip replacement surgeries.  ...

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Boise State garners NSA award; New platform boon for rural security  (access required)

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Boise State University (BSU) has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency. A recent partnership with a cybersecurity firm and its monitoring tools will likely enhance that distinction.  BSU garnered the ...

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Mavik’s OnCall Recruiting model shows early success  (access required)

Boise-based Mavik Ventures is seeing significant success after the first year’s run of its new staff recruiting model. James Cramer, executive recruiter for Mavik, said the startup company placed 137 candidates with companies across North America with its OnCall Recruiting ...

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Keeping it simple: 20 years of Blue Sky Bagel business (access required)

Blue Sky Bagels owner Mark Hansen told the ‘hole’ story: later this year, he’ll celebrate 20 years of providing fresh-baked bagels with all the fixings to hungry Treasure Valley folks.  Hansen and partner Scott Lung opened the first Blue Sky Bagels in downtown Boise in 2002. The site, at 407 W. Main St., had been home to ...

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Anderson building on Maggie with Boise Entrepreneur Week award   (access required)

A startup company designed to help women advance their careers with tech sales is moving forward with its mission after tying for second place in the pitch competition during Boise Entrepreneur Week (BEW) in October.  Jenny Anderson’s presentation on her startup firm, ...

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‘Hacking’ winners building on concepts with award funds  (access required)

Flashpoint Building Systems co-owners Nick Stoppello and Pat Churchman are hammering away at the concepts that garnered them the $10,000 first-place award in the Hacking for Homebuilding (H4H) competition in October 2021.  The public-track winners in the second annual H4H competition shared their concept ...

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Cybersecurity Challenge winners move forward with business plans  (access required)

A “rag-tag group of individuals” needed less than a week to snatch the $12,000 first-place award in the Micron Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC) in October. Now they’re poised to use their winnings to bring their company to full potential.  TAC Security successfully responded to the ...

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Winners in entrepreneur challenges offer innovative industry solutions  (access required)

Winners in Boise State University’s inaugural Cybersecurity Entrepreneur Challenge (CEC) and the second annual Hacking for Homebuilding (HH) competition were announced Oct. 21 during Boise Entrepreneur Week.  For the latter, organizers expanded the competition to include a public track along with the student track. First place in each track captured ...

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