Mark Solon

Startups in Boise, Idaho

Mark Solon

Startups in Boise, Idaho

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I'm part of an incredible team of people at Techstars, which we believe to be the most important startup accelerator in the world. We're empowering entrepreneurs worldwide with the tools and the network to succeed wherever they want to live. Prior to Techstars, I helped build Highway 12 Ventures, a terrific early-stage venture capital firm which focused on investing in early-stage technology startups in the mountain west. I've lived in Boise, Idaho for a long time now and no place has ever felt more like home. I love so many things about this small town, none more so than running, biking or skiing in our spectacular mountains.

I'm in awe of the founders that I get to work with every day. For the bulk of my career, I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of the most driven and creative people in the world. To be included in that small part of the universe has been enlightening and incredibly rewarding for me.

I'm married to Pam, who's my biggest inspiration. We feel lucky that we get to be the parents of two amazing teenagers and relish watching their journey into adulthood. We also have a stable of pets though the number rotates depending upon neighborhood stray traffic and vacancy opportunities in our home. All of our pet's names are related to the Grateful Dead.

My '86 CJ7, my skis and my mountain bike are my favorite possessions and my garage is overflowing with outdoor gear. This makes me happy.

  • Work
    • Techstars
  • Education
    • Lehigh