Boise, Idaho-based Franklin Building Supply President Levi Smith speaks with HBSDealer's Ken Clark in this episode of the One-on-One Video Series.
Smith and Franklin Building Supply, the state's largest independent pro dealer, have played a central role in an effort to develop a startup ecosystem in Boise and Idaho. The idea is to create a hub of home-construction related startups, foster innovation and boost the general economy.
The Hacking for Homebuilding program, produced in concert with Boise State University's Venture College and College of Engineering, is one of the highlights of the effort.
Read more about Smith's vision for a startup ecosystem here.