About Us

The Idaho Entrepreneur Center is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support supports entrepreneurs and small businesses in Idaho, including managing entrepreneurial programs for municipalities.

About Us

The Idaho Entrepreneur Center is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support supports entrepreneurs and small businesses in Idaho, including managing entrepreneurial programs for municipalities.

Meet the team

John Ward

Executive Director

Ryon Brewer

Business Development Director

Scott Allred

Business Research Director

Kathryn Brandi

Business Research Manager

Libby Waite

Marketing Manager

Tyson Brost

Data Science Manager

The Idaho Entrepreneur Center is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout Idaho, including managing entrepreneurial programs for municipalities.

History

The Idaho Entrepreneur Center was formed in August of 2024 from the Research and Business Development Center (RBDC). Since 2014, the Research and Business Development Center's mission was to provide undergraduate students with meaningful work experience to better prepare them for careers and life. The RBDC accelerated professional growth and provided tangible experience for over 8,000 students, while working with nearly 600 businesses in the last decade.

The Idaho Entrepreneur Center offers a comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial programs aims to provide resources and guidance to entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, including the following:

Entrepreneur Edge Program -An invaluable bundle of all our business resources at an affordable cost to get your business up and running.

Entrepreneur Boot Camp -In six weeks, learn from seasoned entrepreneurs who have already navigated this path and craft a detailed business roadmap.

Entrepreneur Launch Program -A tailor-made program for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are seeking funding and strategic guidance to propel their businesses forward.

Additionally, our co-work space will offer a collaborative environment where innovative ideas can flourish. We will host Networking Nights to facilitate valuable connections within the business community. Our research projects will deliver actionable insights without requiring a significant time investment from business clients.

In the coming months, we hope to expand our reach to all Eastern Idaho, and we will offer entrepreneurial support to surrounding municipalities. The Idaho Entrepreneur Center can supplement what municipalities already have in place by providing the following: Business incubators/accelerators, Support systems, and Education and training.