The Idaho Technology Council (ITC) Hall of Fame and Idaho Innovation Awards highlight the amazing work that has been part of Idaho’s past and the great innovations that are defining its future. The best and brightest technology and leadership talent in the state of Idaho will be showcased. This year’s keynote speaker is Steve Young, co-founder and managing director of HGGC and serves as chairman of the board of five HGGC portfolio companies. For more information and tickets to the Hall of Fame, click here.
Prior to the inception of HGGC, Steve had a professional football career that spanned more than 15 years in the NFL, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers, where he received numerous accolades, including Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XXIX, Sports Illustrated and Sporting News’ Player of the Year for 1992 –1994, and the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for 1992 and 1994. In 2005, Steve was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the first left-handed quarterback to be so honored. When he retired, Steve was the highest-rated quarterback in NFL history, and he has the distinction of being the only signal-caller in league annals to win four consecutive NFL passing titles.
Steve founded and chairs the Forever Young Foundation, which is actively involved in children’s charities worldwide, and he is currently the broadcast host as well as the former International Spokesperson for the Children’s Miracle Network, which has raised over $1 billion worldwide to benefit children’s hospitals.