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#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 ...


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 ...

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