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Bozeman's Jessica Dehn Wins MSU Blackstone LaunchPad's InnovateHER Competition for Dino Drop-In - Flexible Preschool Startup for Rural Communities

July 15, 2017View for printing

Jessica Dehn, a Montana State University alumna and founder of Dino Drop-In , a modern, no-screen preschool with the flexibility of drop-in care, advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Small Business Administration's InnovateHER competition by winning a local business plan competition hosted online by co-sponsor Blackstone LaunchPad at MSU on June 3, 2017.

Ten finalists, to be announced July 31, will be invited to pitch live at the national competition this fall to vie for $70,000 in prizes sponsored by the Sara Blakely Foundation .

In rural communities with high growth rates and increasing rates of entrepreneurship and non-traditional work schedules, the lack of flexible child care is one of the key factors affecting career advancement for women. Demand is also increasing for affordable preschool offerings. The Dino Drop-In model is an elegant solution to both of these needs.

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