Have you ever heard of Rexburg, Idaho? My guess is probably not. It’s about an hour south of Yellowstone National Park and 45 minutes west of the majestic Grand Tetons. It’s the home of BYU – Idaho, and the population doubles when the ~20,000 students come back for school each fall. It is also the home of GetFoundFirst.com, an internet marketing agency I founded shortly after graduating from the university here.
Nestled on the north end of Rexburg, Idaho is a business park, but not just any business park. It is a mini-hotbed for startup success. For example, some of the neighbors are multimillion-dollar, successful startups that were born and raised here in little Rexburg:
- Premier Performance Products – A diesel performance technology company.
- Monkey Bar Storage – A garage/storage organization business.
- AMET – An automated welding company.
- Artco – A printing and fulfillment company.
- Just Sports – A sports apparel retail business.
In 2013, Just Sports was sold to Fanzz. You may have been inside one of their retail locations in a mall if you live in the Pacific Northwest.
THE BIG NEWS
We’ve just finished moving into Just Sports’ old office. Right on the corner of Stocks and Profits (that’s really the names of the streets).
We’ll be renting out the front space, marked with the red line. Humble beginnings, suited perfectly for our thriving startup that is on track to be in over 450 universities before the end of the year.
The office is a fun, comfortable place with a kitchen, batting cage, golf putting turf all in the back warehouse. The close proximity to BYU-Idaho, where the idea for Stukent was originally born, will be beneficial for interns and potential new hires as well. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, this will be a great place to call home as a Stukent team member. There’s world class skiing, fishing, hiking, mountain climbing and biking, and camping all in our backyard.
For the last year and a half, everyone has worked remote, and it has worked quite well for us, but it is time for a change. There is an unexplainable X-factor that comes from working in the same building with your team members. As we continue to grow at this rapid pace, being in the same office will help us move quicker and feed off of the energy and ideas of the team. All Stukent employees and interns that live in Idaho will now work at the office.
This hard work and time together in our new office is going to really define us as a team, as individuals building careers, as friends, and as an extremely successful startup company doing extraordinary things.
Come Say Hi!
If you’re ever in our neck of the woods for a trip to Sun Valley, Jackson Hole, or Yellowstone, stop in and say hi!
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