Startup Showcase

Come present your business to the public!

The Ketchum Innovation Center will hold its first annual Startup Showcase on Thursday, June 22, from 4-8 p.m.

This event is an opportunity for entrepreneurs, startups and existing businesses to set up a booth in the KIC to showcase and discuss their projects, products and ideas with our entire community, members of the Sun Valley Band of Angels & Mentors, and other potential investors.

Thanks to the generosity of local resident, the Norman Friedman Entrepreneur Award, a $1,000 cash prize, will be given out by a panel of judges from the KIC Board and it volunteer mentor group. As well, other non-cash prizes will be awarded through event sponsorship from Zions Bank. Participants will be judged on the viability, impact and creativity. Lastly, winners will be given a month of free rent at the KIC, including desk space, free high-speed fiber Internet and use of the conference room.

This event is open to all entrepreneurs, from those with just an idea that they would like to pursue, to those with a fleshed-out business plan, to those that are already generating revenue. All startups and entrepreneurs are welcome to share their ideas, services and products with the support of entire Wood River Valley.

For those that want to take it a step further, there will be an opportunity for companies to give a short pitch to the audience, a valuable chance for startups looking for specific support, whether in the form of investment, mentorship or partners. Time will be limited, so those looking to hone their message are welcome to reach out to the KIC for help.

In addition to prizes, Zions Bank will be providing free hors d’oeuvres and refreshments for all in attendance.