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Early Stage Montana aims to provide mentorship, access to capital to Montana startups:


"The promise of the program http://www.earlystagemt.org/ is a better foundation and understanding of how to build a value proposition that resonates in the marketplace, how to finance a business over ...


Trevor Huffmaster named new director of MSU's Blackstone LaunchPad:


An entrepreneurship program at Montana State University that has helped generate more than 90 ventures since its inception in 2013 has a new director. Trevor Huffmaster, who has served as interim director ...


The Future Of Entrepreneurship Is Students:


Instead of highlighting just one startup with a terrific elevator pitch, I want to shine a light on the University of Pennsylvania student entrepreneurial community, and especially participants in the ...


UM Entrepreneurs Earn Certificates, Fellowships to Pursue Passions:


The University of Montana's Blackstone LaunchPad Pursue Your Passion program celebrated the conclusion of the 2017-18 school year by awarding certificates to six outstanding women and two inaugural fellowships ...


Updates from Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana:




Potluck Of The Minds - Ignite Format - Presentations Of 20 Slides In 5 Minutes - 5/25 - Missoula:


We all have passions and ideas and those things are amazing. Sometimes they are brought to life by keeping them to ourselves and sometimes they are brought to life by sharing them with others. This is ...


The Blackstone Launchpad Highlights Jennifer Sheets, Storysquares App (University of Montana):


Jennifer Sheets is working toward a Master's degree in creative writing at the University of Montana. Her passion for writing is what drives her startup, the Storysquares App. https://www.facebook.com/storysquaresapp/ ...


The Wisconsin Idea for a new generation - "Tapping into the creativity of our students for the good of Wisconsin: Contributions to the Wisconsin Idea across generations.":


Mentorship essential to "unleash the creativity of our students," says new essay published by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Wisconsin has a surplus of new ideas and entrepreneurial ...


Push for "innovation ecosystem" gains momentum - and ideas - in Missoula:


More than one analogy was used Wednesday to describe the third annual Innovate UM conference held in downtown Missoula, be it planting the seeds of tomorrow or rowing with all oars in the same direction. Whatever ...


And the best 'small' city in the U.S. for start-ups is ... where? What can your community learn from it?:




#StartupsEverywhere: Missoula, MT:


The "Treasure State" of Montana is rapidly becoming a trove of high-growth startups and innovators. This week, we talked to Paul Gladen of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a university entrepreneurial education ...


#StartupsEverywhere: Missoula, MT:


The "Treasure State" of Montana is rapidly becoming a trove of high-growth startups and innovators. This week, we talked to Paul Gladen of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a university entrepreneurial education ...


New partnership to provide additional opportunities for MSU student entrepreneurs:


Entrepreneurs working with the Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University will now have access to additional opportunities thanks to a new partnership between the Blackstone LaunchPad and Techstars, ...


Upcoming Events for the Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana:


29th John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge: Submissions Due Soon! https://mailchi.mp/1950bd56e949/upcoming-events-for-the-blackstone-launchpad?e=91ef0f5c67 *** New Blackstone LaunchPad Partnership ...


New Blackstone LaunchPad Partnership With Techstars to Benefit Montana Entrepreneurs:


Student entrepreneurs working with the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University Montana will benefit from a new partnership between the Blackstone Charitable Foundation and Techstars, a global startup accelerator ...


InnovateUM 2018 "One University - One City" - 4/25 - Missoula, Montana:


Blurring the lines between city, university, and sectors, this year's innovateUM will explore an emerging opportunity to imagine a vibrant innovation ecosystem along Missoula's stretch of the ...


Entrepreneur program for veterans launching in Bozeman 2/22:


A national nonprofit that supports military veterans and spouses in growing their businesses is launching a Bozeman chapter. Bunker Labs is an organization with programs in 16 other large cities across ...


Organizers Launch Expanded Montana Teenpreneur Challenge:


Calling all JMG teachers who believe their students have the potential to power Montana's future! Montana Teenpreneur Challenge is our state's premier entrepreneurial competition and advanced ...


Montana's Women Entrepreneurs 2018 Events and Opportunities:


The Montana Women's Business Center (WBC) is a program of Prospera Business Network and is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Established in October 2009, the Montana WBC is one ...


University of Montana Students Invited to Join Japan Business Study Tour:


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the Japan Foundation have selected the University of Montana and its Mansfield Center to once again participate in the KAKEHASHI Project grant. The project ...


MSU Blackstone LaunchPad announces winners of annual Idea Challenge:


The Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University has announced the winners of its 2017 Idea Challenge. Seven winners took home a total of $3,000 in prize money in the third annual fall video pitch ...


SBA Announces Veterans Business Outreach Center Funding Opportunity:


Private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations and state, local or tribal governmental agencies are eligible to apply for funding from the U.S. Small Business ...


UM's Blackstone LaunchPad helps local businesses:


Several well-known Missoula businesses like The Dram Shop, a popular beer, wine and cider taproom downtown, owe part of their success to the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana https://www.umt.edu/launchpad/ ...


"Beautifully Equipped" Bozeman entrepreneurs collaborate on business podcast:


A marketing expert, a financial consultant, a contemporary artist and a health coach/public speaker walk into a recording studio. The four Bozeman women are in the studio, not as part of an elaborate ...


New MTPR Podcast Highlights Entrepreneurship in Montana :


Montana Public Radio has released a new podcast spotlighting Montana's entrepreneurial spirit. "Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs" is a podcast all about why Montana leads the nation ...


UM Blackstone LaunchPad Startups Participate in National Training Camp:


Two University of Montana Blackstone LaunchPad entrepreneurs, along with other top college entrepreneurs from around the world, visited New York City for the Blackstone LaunchPad Techstars Training ...


Building underway at MSU Innovation Campus :


The goal of the campus, according to its website, is "to strengthen the research capability of MSU and to expand the commercialization of technology related to MSU's clusters of academic and research ...


Blackstone LaunchPad at MSU hosts international female entrepreneurs:


The Blackstone LaunchPad at Montana State University http://www.montana.edu/launchpad/ recently hosted 16 female entrepreneurs who were visiting Montana as part of World Montana, an organization that ...


What's happening at Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana.:


From Buckskin to GORE-TEX: Inventions & Innovations in Outdoor Gear EPIC Alumni Homecoming Happy Hour EPIC MT Podcast Listen & Launch Party EPIC Pitch Competition 2017 Submissions Open October ...


From Oxford to UM, old pals nurture Missoula's startup scene:


When Paul Gladen and David Firth lived half a world away, the two students at Oxford University became fast friends. They hung out on campus, shared a house through college, and landed jobs at large accounting ...

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