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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, ...


Ewing Kauffman Foundation invites proposals from nonprofit and for-profit organizations that can address direct barriers to diverse entrepreneurs:


Kauffman Inclusion Open Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. Central Time on May 2, 2017 Qualification Criteria The Kauffman Inclusion Open is intended for nonprofit and for-profit organizations ...


Bozeman High student Matt Carley wins entrepreneurship award:


Matt Carley is still in high school, but he's already starting his second business, calling it "The New Rich." "It's a very controversial name," Carley said with a smile. That's why he picked it. The ...


Why Mentors Are Needed To Spark Future Entrepreneurs:


As a long-time mentor and advisor to new business owners, I can attest to both the need for mentoring, and the satisfaction that comes from watching an aspiring but tentative entrepreneur grow into someone ...


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 ...

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