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Rick Ritter

Advisor Boise, Idaho Area, US

Lab Director, New Ventures Lab, previously CEO/President Idaho TechConnect, Inc.. Director, Technology Outreach, TECenter.

Lab Director, New Ventures Lab, previously CEO/President Idaho TechConnect, Inc.. Director, Technology Outreach, TECenter.

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Jitasa, Inovus Solar, Booklamp, Beckmer Products, Boise Brewing, Red Arrow Controls, Axus International, Care Builders, IO Dupont, Core Concepts, Syphon Soundwear, R2EV, Optimal Solutions, Visual Strings, OKOS Solutions, Microbial Vac Systems, Bullydog Te

Positions

Lab Director New Ventures Lab, Inc. January 2015 - present
CEO/President and VP Business Development Idaho TechConnect, Inc. July 2006 - present
Director, Technology Outreach TECenter August 2003 - May 2006
Technology Specialist ISBDC August 2001 - August 2003
Coordinator, Graduate Studies and Research College of Engineering August 2000 - August 2001
Director Idaho Innovation Center May 1995 - August 2000

Education

Boise State University Master of Public Administration October 1987 - December 1990
University of Idaho Secondary Education October 1966 - May 1971

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Medical Devices
  • • Content

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John Sechrest
We worked together  •  Founder, Seattle Angel Conference and Co-organizer, Lean Startup Seattle.
Rick is active in supporting the local startup ecosystem. He has been connecting with other groups who work on the same types of things arou ... nd the Northwest. He has a lot of perspective on how people are approaching tech startup development.
Jeff Russell
We worked together  •  CEO, Jitasa. Previously Director of Supply Chain Planning and New Business Development, PACCESS. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
Rick is a top-notch advisor, always ethical and always on point. He seems to know everyone in Idaho and is a great networker and connector ... in the Boise community.
Justin Smith
We worked together  •  Sr. Manager, Time Equipment Company and Consultant Vice President, Affiliate and Business Development, Princeton Law Firm.
Rick provides solid advice, calls it the way he sees the issue and isn’t bothered if one disagrees. He has excellent connections and reco ... gnizes when to refer to another person with domain experience providing value added expertise. Add to this, he is personable, likes to smile and laugh while driving toward the goal of helping you scale your company and get strong foothold to go to the next steps. Great guy, great advice and personable.
Steven Zylstra
We worked together  •  President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council. Previously Principal, Technomic Growth Strategies.
He is a seasoned leader that have a multitude of skills he can convey onto others.
Steven Zylstra
We worked together  •  President & CEO, Arizona Technology Council. Previously Principal, Technomic Growth Strategies.
Rick is a seasoned leader that can bring a multitude of different skills and experience to advising entrepreneurs.
Leif Elgethun
We worked together  •  Partner and Founder, Intermountain Energy Partners, LLC.
Rick has a wealth of knowledge at the intersection of entrepreneurship and technology from his experiences in the space and now as a trusted ... adviser and promoter of Idaho startups. He's worked with many startups, from early stage through growth to acquisition and has a unique perspective from seeing some succeed and many fail. He also puts together great events and educational programs to help folks improve their chances of success.
Jessica Flynn
We worked together  •  CEO, Red Sky: A Strategic Communication Agency. Previously Communications Manager, Tamarack Resort. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Rick is a fantastic thought-starter and connector - and is an integral part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Intermountain West. His ... ability to spot opportunity and connect the right people to make that happen is highly valuable.

Leif Elgethun
Partner and Founder, Intermountain Energy Partners, LLC.
Leif is a very active over achiever who has successfully juggled multiple new ventures to success. He clearly knows what it takes to the jo ... b(s) done.

Steve Holland
They're my friends  •  CEO, Red Arrow Controls, Inc and President, Red Arrow Performance, LLC.
Steve has a very deep technical background and a lot of experience in early stage companies. He is a great problem solver with great busine ... ss instincts.