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VC partner: you need more than good tech (access required)

Venture capitalist and former Apple Inc. executive Rick LeFaivre told a gathering of the Boise tech community that technology isn’t all it takes for a company to be successful, and that Boise is developing a strong startup community, though the area ...

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Ethanol kit company expanding abroad (access required)

The global economic recession was especially tough on biofuels companies, but Alex Conger’s firm, Fuel Flex International, has survived the past few years by increasing its international market, as well as turning its competitors into customers by making more parts ...

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Idaho State’s cadaver lab may attract doctors and cash (access required)

The planned Treasure Valley Anatomy and Physiology Lab in Meridian will be constructed for students, but business groups are anticipating the financial possibilities the high-tech venture affords. The 8,000-square-foot addition to Idaho State University’s Health Science Center is one of ...

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A word with Kristi Saucerman: ‘I’m not trying to bring in investment money or conquer the world’ (access required)

Kristi Saucerman started Auction Frogs as a way to take nonprofit organizations’ silent auctions online. The company creates custom online auctions, receiving a flat fee or a 9 percent share of auction proceeds, and the auctions are open even to ...

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Local developers’ app could help diagnose autism (access required)

A Boise medical technology company, using a $2.2 million federal grant, is working to commercialize a smartphone app that could help doctors and parents diagnose autism and other behavior issues in children at a younger age. Behavioral Imaging Solutions has ...

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Companies look to home-grow US IT workforce

Ken Behrendt had already had his fill of the hidden costs of offshoring, but the Eagle Creek Software Services chief executive was having trouble finding enough qualified consultants to expand the company’s development and technical support business in the Dakotas. ...

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Initiative seeks gaps in Idaho’s online coverage

Look at a map showing broadband Internet access in Idaho and you’ll see broad swaths of online nothingness. Add that to the many Idaho communities that have weak or otherwise limited service, and Idaho has a problem, Mike Field said. ...

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