Thursday, June 12, 2014

Entrepreneurs' Platform set for June 24 in Idaho Falls

The Eastern Idaho Entrepreneurial Center will be holding its next Entrepreneurs' Platform June 24 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Idaho Department of Labor office in Idaho Falls, 1515 E. Lincoln Road.

These events allow entrepreneurs to present business ideas and link to needed resources and potential partnerships to expand their businesses. Each of the entrepreneurs invited have worked with the E Center and demonstrated growth potential.

Presenters for this round include:
Home Care Visitor
Dr. Steven Rigby will be presenting Home Care Visitor, a new approach to elderly care. Research has shown that “loneliness” is a contributor to severe heath risks and stress on individuals. Home Care Visitor is exploring the viability of “virtual visits” to residents of nursing homes and long term care facilities. By bringing together a new technology design and university students, Home Care Visitor can supply long term care providers and families with a unique service for residents to receive quality “virtual visits” to improve their lives. Steve is seeking feedback and “next steps” for moving this idea into a viable business.

Firestorm Ventures
Erik Mattson, founder, will be presenting Firestorm Ventures, LLC, an incubator for student lead businesses in southeast Idaho. Firestorm Ventures’ goal is to create local jobs and provide meaningful education opportunities for students. He plans to start in the fall and is looking for partners and mentors to support local entrepreneurs.

Sponsors of this event include Zions Bank, DCI Advisory and the Idaho Department of Labor. Lunch will be included. RSVP at t.hale@idahoecenter.org.

Based in Rexburg, Idaho, the non-profit organization was established in 2006 by Robert Pothier, a retired businessman and venture capital partner, to grow the local economy.

Serving an 18-county region, the E Center’s consulting projects have brought nearly 500 jobs and over $20 million in venture capital and other investment funding to Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana. Averaging 100 projects per year, more than 1,800 students from BYU–Idaho and ISU have participated in research teams that equip clients with information to support informed decision making

For more information, visit www.idahoecenter.org.