b|launched 3.0 Funded Company Revealed

AgriGated, a company funded as a result of winning the Boise Young Professionals' b|launched 3.0 competition in April 2014, along with two of the b|launched Jr. teams from Centennial High School (Nolo Tag) and Timberline High School (Line Skipper), will present their companies to the public for the first time on Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 as part of “b|launched Revealed”. The b|launched 3.0 competition is a job creation and new business start-up initiative in the form of a software development competition for young professionals.  There will also be an opportunity in a closed executive session following the reveal for any of these teams to pitch for additional follow-on funding up to $20,000.

First place b|launched winner AgriGated will provide a mobile device dashboard that aggregates and delivers multiple streams of customizable industry information to farmers in a single platform. Team members include Tara Hamilton, Aaron Hansen, David Hunt, Jeff Johnson, Brett Kennedy, and Ratheesh Kaniyala.

b|launched started in 2011, led by well-known, local business mentors, and has resulted in the creation of five companies, including AgriGated, BeFree Village, CraySay, Follow & Fund, and ADvailable Market.  Be Free Village, CraySay and Follow & Fund will provide an update on their companies during this event. With the completion of this third season, b|launched will have trained over 120 young professionals in the art of creating start-ups. The program is supported by sponsors Perkins Coie, Wells Fargo and Eide Bailly.  The next iteration, b|launched 4.0 is set to launch on January 20, 2015, and will be open for anyone over the age of 21 to participate.

Who:               AgriGated, Nolo Tag (Centennial High School), Line Skipper (Timberline High School), and a panel of past participants

What:             B|launched Revealed; Public reveal of b|launched and b|launched jr. companies

When:             Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

                        5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. MDT

Where:           University of Idaho Water Center

                        322 E. Front Street

                        Boise, ID 83702