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Garden City Montessori students launch eBay business:


A new generation of business tycoons is working hard on South Russell Street. They're the first-, second- and third-graders at Garden City Montessori, a preschool-fifth grade private school across ...


This Program Uses Lean Startup Techniques to Turn Scientists into Entrepreneurs:




One Montana - Student business exchange looks to bridge urban-rural divide:


Now in its sixth year, the Rural-Urban Student Entrepreneur Exchange has reached students from Miles City to Missoula. More than 130 high-school students are poised to participate in the program this ...


Dreams into reality: Entrepreneur, space traveler encourages female students at MSU event:


The first self-funded woman to visit the International Space Station and the first Muslim woman to travel to space, Anousheh Ansari was the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Women in Engineering Dinner, ...


Study Shows Immigrants Are Twice as Likely to Become Entrepreneurs:




Montana Governor Steve Bullock Recognizes Teenpreneur Award Winners:


We salute our inaugural competitors in the Montana Teenpreneur Challenge. Submissions, which included a 2-minute video pitch and business plan executive summary, came in from rural and urban high schools ...


Building Missoula's (and other Montana communities') entrepreneurial ecosystem:


Nearly 65 percent of native-born Montanans with a college degree live outside of Montana. In part, Montanans leave to pursue opportunities and experiences not available in Montana. In part, they leave ...
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"Startup Nation" - Five Questions with Israeli Consul General Dr. Andy David:


In preparation for The Secret Sauce That Turned Israel Into "The Start-Up Nation" taking place on January 26 in Missoula http://www.matr.net/events.phtml?showdetail=6271 brought to you by Montana ...


First In MSU LaunchCats Speaker Series Featured Renowned Cellist, Social Entrepreneurs :


Montana State University's entrepreneurship club LaunchCats http://www.launchcats.org/ kicked off the first in a four-part series of speaker events last Thursday. Focused on social entrepreneurship, ...


State of Missoula: entrepreneurs vital to local economy :


This year's focus, "Building Tomorrow's Missoula: The Entrepreneurial Economy," offered success stories and motivational talks. It also touched on the hurdles and fears entrepreneurs face as they struggle ...


You're Invited To The Secret Sauce That Turned Israel Into "The Start-Up Nation,", 1/26, Missoula:


You're invited to The Secret Sauce That Turned Israel Into "The Start-Up Nation," https://www.amazon.com/Start-up-Nation-Israels-Economic-Miracle/dp/0446541478 brought to you by Montana World Trade ...


Two MSU Blackstone LaunchPad ventures place in competitions, win prize money:


Two entrepreneurial ventures that are participating in the 406 Labs business accelerator program at Montana State University's Blackstone LaunchPad have won prizes recently in national and state-wide ...


How to Encourage Entrepreneurship in Your Town:




How Cities can Become Better Than the Next Silicon Valley:


There has been a lot of pressure in recent years for cities to emulate Silicon Valley. If you Google "the next Silicon Valley," you will find hundreds of articles listing different cities as the next ...


3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Use Their Community to Grow Their Business:




Billings and Missoula make national list for entrepreneurial activity:


Come join the Missoula entrepreneurial community and help grow the network - 1 Million Cups - Missoula Holiday Brunch Potluck Party, 12/21 http://www.matr.net/events.phtml?showdetail=6246 *** Montana's ...


Montana State University business students raise more than $5,200 for local non-profits through three-week Entreprentice Challenge :


"A benefit of this project is that students have an opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice right from the start of the semester," Rosso said. "But I think it is equally important that ...


Meet the Teenagers Who Built Their Own Startups:


It's a familiar story: yet another San Francisco-based entrepreneur ends up creating a unicorn startup before the age of 35. What is not so familiar is that this entrepreneur's main challenge was not ...


$5M venture capital firm formed at MSU:


"We want to signal to the investment community that we are willing to commit resources to make sure the technologies that come from MSU are successful," said David Washburn, executive director of the ...


Show and Tel (Aviv): A Startup Nation:


Israel is known, for good reason, as Startup Nation. A country of 8 million people today, it has over the past two or three decades punched above its weight. More Israeli companies are listed ...


These Programs Are Helping Veterans to Get New Businesses Off the Ground:




Boomtown In Bozeman - Monday Evening (14 Nov):


Friends and Mentors, I want to personally invite you to a beer call with the founders of the Boomtown Accelerator program (Toby Krout and Jason Searfoss), who will be in Bozeman Monday and Tuesday ...


Montana Chamber: Setting the Bar for Entrepreneurs:


The results of a successful Envision plan will deliver 1000 new primary jobs, and an additional 1,002 secondary jobs. The primary jobs are expected to pay $22.30 an hour, which will generate $73.5 million ...


For Startups to Thrive Everywhere, Here is What Policymakers Need to Understand About Entrepreneurship:


A healthy economy relies on a balanced mix of established firms and startups, yet, a longstanding national decline in new business formation threatens this balance. Steve Glickman and John Lettieri Full ...


SBA Announces Funding for Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training:


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) today announced a $300,000 funding opportunity for women and veteran-owned businesses through its Women Veteran ...


Mayors Must Be Policy Entrepreneurs:


Mayors must be at the vanguard of making U.S. entrepreneurship more demographically and geographically inclusive. The playbook to get started is clear: By John Lettieri Full Story: http://www.kauffman.org/blogs/growthology/2016/10/mayors-must-be-policy-entrepreneurs?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=growthology10_24_2016&_cldee=cnVzc0BtYXRyLm5ldA%3d%3d&recipientid=contact-9b40cff2ebdae211ba633cd92beec6c8-1d0520662fbb4aa5a4da7e560b9b3fec ...


Montana State University alum Alex Crosby wins national entrepreneurship pitch competition:


A Montana State University alumnus took first place in a recent national entrepreneurship pitch competition for a mobile app he is developing to help curb drunken driving. Alex Crosby's HERO app http://hero-app.com/ ...


DECA prepares Bozeman High students for business and life:


Bozeman High School senior Kelsey Burcham gets excited when she talks about what she's learning about business through her classes, the DECA marketing club and statewide competitions. "It's like preparing ...


Montana State University Blackstone LaunchPad business accelerator receives $50,000 from U.S. Small Business Administration:


An entrepreneurship support center for Montana State University students, alumni and faculty has won a $50,000 award from the U.S. Small Business Administration to help enhance its business ...


Makerspaces create entrepreneurs:


On October 6th 2016, we will be crossing a milestone at Vocademy; I'm proud to say that it will be our three year anniversary. My goal has always been to bring hands-on skills learning to everyone, but ...

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