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  • Writer's pictureMeda Thompson

Boise Entrepreneur Week and the Level Up Center Team

Boise Entrepreneur Week is a five-day event from October 2 to October 6, 2023. It is the largest entrepreneurial event in Idaho that celebrates innovation and celebrates Idaho’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Entrepreneurs gather to learn, grow, and inspire.

The Boise Entrepreneur event connects businesses from Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley. Boise Entrepreneur Week is free and open to the public. It includes 10 tracks for training toward your entrepreneur business and pitch competitions where early-stage entrepreneurs may compete for prize money.


The Boise Pride Pages and LGBTQ+ Business League is proud to present as a mentor during the LEVEL UP Center Team on Thursday & Friday, October 4th & 5th from 12 PM to 4 PM



Level Up Center Team

  • Idaho Small Business Development Center

  • Small Business Association

  • BSU Venture College

  • BSU College of Arts and Sciences

  • The Idaho Technology Council

  • The Veterans Entrepreneur Alliance

  • The Veterans Chamber of Commerce

  • The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Unbound - Meridian Public Library

  • The Boise Centennial Rotary Club

  • Women Innovators

  • Idaho Women in Tech

  • Entrepreneurs’ Organization

  • Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce

  • Boise Pride Pages & LGBTQ+ Business League



Here is a recap on what can be found at


The 10 Tracks

(filled with content that brings entrepreneurs together and helps move them forward.)


1. START: Learn how to get started – build and grow your business

2. GROW: Resources for a growing business outside of personal networks and reach.

3. TALENT: Connecting job seekers and employers - exciting career opportunities.

4. FOOD: Culinary and industry discussions.

5. TECH: Intersection of business and technology

6. SUSTAINABILITY: Social change, sustainability, ethics, and corporate responsibility.

7. YOUTH: “Real-world” experience and fresh perspectives for the Youth.

8. CAPITAL: Change a startup’s trajectory with funding.

9. CORPORATE INNOVATION: A platform for collaboration with corporate innovators.

10. HEALTH TECH: How Technology can help improve outcomes.


The SCHEDULE of courses:


Transgender woman in a business suit looking out
LGBTQ Entrepreneur Innovation

I highly recommend taking advantage of some of these courses if you are an entrepreneur.







Boise Entrepreneur week also includes 5 Competitions, 4 are Pitch Competitions, and 1 Dodgeball competition.

Prizes vary from $50,000 to $5,000

And the Youth Challenge offers scholarships from $3,000 to $1,000.

1. Boise Entrepreneur Week Pitch Competition

2. Trailmix Competition

3. Youth Innovation Challenge

4. Cybersecurity Pitch Competition

5. Dodgeball Tournament

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