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Kickstarting startups at Missoula's Startup Weekend this Weekend 3/7-9

March 6, 2014View for printing

Tyler Weber can track the beginnings of his business to a high-intensity, three-day gathering of marketing gurus, tech wizards and entrepreneurial go-getters last January. It was Missoula's first ever Startup Weekend , a national phenomenon in which investors host local gatherings in hopes of incubating new businesses, and Weber's team took home top honors.

Now, more than a year later, Weber's idea has come to fruition as he prepares to launch Signup Cheetah, an online platform headquartered in Kalispell that helps nonprofits and other organizations manage events.

"The weekend itself was incredible," Weber says. "We not only got a viable business out of it, but the methodology of sitting down and going through that analysis and coming together with a bunch of people you don't know and creating a business within 72 hours was pretty remarkable."

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