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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 ...


Want an Innovation Ecosystem? Copy This One Part of Silicon Valley Culture.:


Visitors to Silicon Valley continually mention how willing we are to help, network, and connect strangers. We take this part of Silicon Valley culture so for granted we never even to bother to talk ...


Our new video on what we do at the Women's Business Center at Prospera Business Network:


So excited that we just wrapped up our commercial about the Montana Women's Business Center https://www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org/montana-womens-business-center at Prospera Business Network https://www.prosperabusinessnetwork.org/! ...


Could this district become Missoula's new "innovation corridor?":


Visions for a large technology campus near downtown Missoula are taking shape off West Broadway, where plans for an "innovation corridor" are gaining traction and have found the backers needed to move ...


University of Montana Program Receives Donation for Women's Entrepreneurship From PDT Inc. (Paradise Dental Technologies) of Missoula and additional funds from individual donors.:


The Pursue Your Passion program at the University of Montana has expanded with facilitators and fellowships, thanks to a generous $5,000 donation from PDT Inc. (Paradise Dental Technologies) https://www.pdtdental.com/ ...


Everyone Is Invited To The Missoula Regional Manufacturing Growth Workshop On Monday, September 25, 2017:


What would it look like if the Missoula area was a regional center of manufacturing excellence? What’s your role in improving outcomes for your company, our local economy, and the workforce? Montana ...


Youth gardening program in Anaconda teaches business, too:


A summer and after-school program in Anaconda is aiming to get kids excited about growing food and growing business. Youth Empowerment Services recently launched a gardening program through which middle- ...


Guest opinion: Montana revs up innovators:


Only in Big Sky Country could I discuss corporate wellness solutions over elk nachos. The Innovate Montana Symposium http://innovatemontana.com/Symposium2017 held this month in Billings gathered some ...


Four lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Silicon Valley:


Silicon Valley is a leader in technology and start-up innovation, and inspires entrepreneurs across the world - here are some of its teachings. "Silicon Valley isn't a place; it's a mindset," says ...


Children's market teaches lesson of entrepreneurship:


Most kids spend much of their time playing with other children their own age. But for some, having fun involves learning how to become a successful entrepreneur. Landon Pack, 11, has a passion for ...


Half of Millennials Want to Start a Business: Here's How to Get Going:


If you were born between 1977 and 1995, there's over a 50 percent chance that you would start your own small business if you knew where to get help to make it happen. In a recent study, millennials ...


Second Annual Last Best Conference, 8/2-4, Missoula, MT:


As many of you no doubt already know, the second annual Last Best Conference ("LBCon") http://www.lastbestconference.com/ will take place in Missoula August 2-4. It is designed to be similar ...


Global venture capitalist meets with Missoula startups on national tour:


If ambition is equally distributed across the country, then the one thing that sets a city apart may be its ability to train workers in emerging fields, a global venture capitalist said Tuesday. Paul ...


What Does an Aspiring Founder Need to Know?:


Alice, an outstanding 24-year-old engineer working for a top technology company, wants to launch her own startup within the next five years, but she doesn't yet have a venture concept. What knowledge ...


Uber's Lesson: Silicon Valley's Start-Up Machine Needs Fixing:


Travis Kalanick's spectacular rise and fall at Uber contains many lessons for the technology industry. But one lesson should rise above the others: This was not just Mr. Kalanick's failure -- it was far ...


Global Tech Investor Paul Singh In Missoula:


"The thought I will plant in your heads is to think about the future of Montana," he said. "Would it be better or worse to have one Google appear in the next five years or have 50,000 citizens make ...


Is America Encouraging the Wrong Kind of Entrepreneurship?:


Most people think of entrepreneurship as being the "productive" kind, as Baumol referred to it, where the companies that founders launch commercialize something new or better, benefiting society and themselves ...


The Superstar Gap:


The biggest challenge facing many cities in transitioning to the knowledge economy is a shortage of "A" talent, especially true superstars. All "talent" isn't created equal. Crude measures such as ...


Why Women Don't See Themselves as Entrepreneurs:


For many Americans, starting their own business is the manifestation of the American dream: Take a risk, work hard, get rich. So why don't more women do it? Women, despite being about half the labor ...


How Google Teamed Up With Minority Entrepreneurs To Cultivate An Even Stronger Startup Scene in Durham:


When Google set up shop in Durham, North Carolina, two years ago, one of the first major moves the Silicon Valley tech leader made was to create new funding, networking and mentorship opportunities for ...


The Best Small and Medium-Size Cities For Jobs 2017 :


What makes for successful smaller cities? Much of the U.S. media tends to see smaller cities as backwaters, inevitably left behind as the "best and brightest" head to the country's mega-regions. The ...


UM's Pursue Your Passion Program Recognizes Female Student Participants:


More than a dozen female University of Montana students recently completed the Pursue Your Passion program http://www.umt.edu/passion/ , a yearlong initiative that helps participants explore their interests ...


A New Wave of Innovation and Job Creation:


A new of wave innovation is sweeping across the nation, creating new jobs and opportunities for millions of Americans. This can be seen in places like Provo, Utah, which has a thriving startup ecosystem, ...

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