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COBE Funding Accelerator Making a Difference at Boise Startup Week

The COBE Funding Accelerator Powered by, helped organize the pitch competition for Boise Startup Week 2019. More than $20,000 from various sponsors were given during the competition to companies with extraordinary ideas. Some companies that participated in the pitch competition were Joule, House Check, Free to Feed and Washie, all of which are mentored by the COBE Funding Accelerator. The first-place prize of $20,000 was awarded to Washie and $5,000 was awarded to runner-up Free to Feed.

team Washie Pitch Comp Winners with big $20,000 check

After attending Boise Startup Week, Boise State student, Brock Glaisyer, said, “It was interesting to see all of the new ideas come to the area and how the whole city got behind Boise Startup Week. It was a bigger deal than I thought!”

Boise Startup Week is Idaho’s largest entrepreneurship event of the year with a week filled with seminars, pitches, panels, and much more. Boise’s entrepreneurial ecosystem offers many opportunities for small businesses to expand and grow.

For more information on the COBE Funding Accelerator see our webpage.