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The Idaho Technology Council is proud to present the 6th annual Capital Connect Conference where new ideas are celebrated and aspiring entrepreneurs, capital providers, and business leaders come together in one place.  This event features keynote speakers who know about entrepreneurship and raising capital. 

The Capital Connect Conference premiers the Idaho Deal Flow Report.  A retrospective look into 2019 that highlights over 4 Billion dollars and over 150 deals invested into Idaho companies in 2019.  This annual publication provides the insight into the companies receiving capital investment as well as the investors active in Idaho.  



The Agenda


12 Noon to 1205pm


Paris Cole, CEO of & Co-Chair of Idaho Technology Council


1205pm to 1220pm


Andy Scoggin, Albertsons Companies

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Andy shares the recent story of Apollo's purchase of approximately 17% of Albertsons for $1.75 billion.  A very significant increase in valuation of Albertsons Companies.  Not long ago Albertsons was valued at $300 million and is currently valued around $10 billion.


1220pm to 1240pm

Idaho Deal Flow Report

Blake Hansen, Founder & CEO Alturas &

Alison Johnson, Partner at Holland & Hart



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More angel, venture and private equity funds are coming to Idaho to find new opportunities. The 2019 Idaho Deal Flow Report will be released highlighting four billion dollars in investments and over 150 deals that occurred in Idaho last year. Idaho was once again the fastest growing state in the country, this data presents the flow of capital throughout the state. Highlighting businesses, capital providers, and support organizations.


1240pm to 1255pm


Mike Self, StageDotO

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Mike has managed a successful small-cap hedge fund generating top quartile returns for over 10 years. Previously a banker at Hambrecht & Quist and JP Morgan Chase, a hedge fund manager and an investor, Mike is a management assessment expert.
Currently with StageDotO, a venture capital firm focused on early stage companies, providing growth capital, guidance and infrastructure needed to reach a successful Series A financing.

1255pm to 130pm

Entrepreneurs Panel, Black Sage and Crave

Moderated by Don Day, BoiseDev

More info... brings your software to the Cloud Marketplaces. Tackle built a platform that helps ISVs get their software listed in the Cloud Marketplaces lightning fast, provides detailed transaction reporting, and integrates with third party systems. Tackle outfits you with everything you need to sell in the Cloud Marketplaces. No Engineering Required.

Black Sage provides Air Defense solutions in the emerging threat-scape provided by drone technology. Drones are often not detected by traditional air defense systems as well as ground security systems.  Solutions created by Black Sage are able to spot and track flying objects that normally fly between air and ground security systems. As drones increase in capability, their ability to be used for reconnaissance, trafficking or payload delivery also increase.

Crave Delivery Inc offers a new twist on food delivery... quality.  Award-winning restaurants, celebrated chefs, Crave Delivery elevates food delivery expectations. Crave is launching its initial service offering in June 2020 with plans to expand to include menu items from 16 restaurants covering breakfast to late dinners.

Hosted by Don Day, Author at BoiseDev.  

130pm to 145pm

Q&A Session

Moderated by Don Day, BoiseDev


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