The KIC is the headquarters for entrepreneurial innovation, learning and collaboration in the Wood River Valley. The KIC also provides programmings that includes free workshops on a number of important aspects of running a business, including corporate structure, accounting, human resources management and public relations. In addition, the KIC collaborates with the Sun Valley Band of Angels and Mentors (BAM) to provide mentorship and ccess to investment capital for local businesses including hosting periodic “Pitch Nights” for entrepreneurs to present their business concept and status to BAM mentors.
Create: The Ketchum Innovation Center (KIC) is both a home for start-up businesses and the hub of the entrepreneurial ecosystems in the Wood River Valley.
Collaborate: The KIC provides space for entrepreneurs working to get their companies off the ground and grow them into sustainable businesses that will bring high-quality jobs to the community. It also hosts a wide variety of events to the local business community.
Innovate:Ultimately, this program is aimed at creating a robust year-round regional economy that isn’t completely dependent on seasonal, resort-focused enterprises.
Areas of Focus
The KIC is focused on the following goals:
- Support entrepreneurs and growing businesses through our facility, mentors, programs and investors
- Create an entrepreneurial ecosystem to generate new ideas, and a hub for start ups mentors and investors where support is available to the entire community in a single location
- Help to attract new businesses and jobs to the region
- Do the above through strong collaboration with organization such as Sun Valley Economic Development, the Sun Valley Band of Angels and Mentors and the Boise State University Venture College