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Montana Department of Commerce
Montana Politics & Legislature
- FY17 Montana Main Street Grant Application Cycle to Open August 1
Funding can be used to address long range community planning and revitalization needs as well as more specific prioritized projects.
The America Campaign
- Bullock Vs. Gianforte: First 2016 Gubernatorial Debate In Montana, 6/26
On June 26th at their upcoming state convention, the Montana Broadcasters Association will be hosting the first live gubernatorial debate between Democrat candidate Steve Bullock and Republican candidate Greg Gianforte.
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Kick Off Drinks & Networking, 06/26, Bozeman
Paul is kicking off his Montana Tech Tour in Bozeman with Kick Off Drinks at the Copper Whiskey Bar and Grill. All are welcome! Please RSVP
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Lunch & Learn with Paul Singh, 06/27, Bozeman
The Blackstone Launchpad at MSU will be hosting a Lunch & Learn with Paul. Food and drink will be provided. Limited ticket availability so RSVP now!
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Fireside Chat / Office Hours with Paul Singh, 06/27, Bozeman
Paul will be holding office hours at Elixiter's HQ. We're space limited so please RSVP if you want to attend and meet with Paul 1 on 1.
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Bozeman Wrap Up Party with Paul Singh, 06/27, Bozeman
Before heading to our next stop in Montana, we'll be holding a wrap up party / BBQ at the Historic Story Mansion in Bozeman!
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Open Coffee With Paul Singh, 06/28, Bozeman
Grab a quick coffee w/Paul before he heads out of town!
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Mansfield Center Tour, 06/28, Butte
Paul is coming to Butte for a day of tours, BBQ's and networking.
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Mile High Innovation Network BBQ , 06/28, Butte
Paul will be celebrating his visit to Butte with a BBQ and Networking event on Tuesday night! Please RSVP
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Open Office Hours With Paul Singh, 06/29, Butte
Paul will be holding open office hours in Butte. Have a start up idea? Want feedback on how to grow your company? Interested in raising capital? Come ask Paul and he'll share his experiences and knowledge.
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Lunch Keynote with entrepreneur and investor Paul Singh, 06/29, Butte
Paul will giving the keynote at our Butte luncheon. Food and drink will be provided. Please RSVP so we have an accurate headcount.
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Networking & Drinks, 06/29, Helena
SoFi will be hosting Paul for some networking and drinks.
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Missoula Party, 06/30, Missoula
We're celebrating the Missoula stop so come on down to Caras Park for Downtown Tonight and the 2016 Montana Tech Tour Missoula Party
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Morning Coffee With Paul Singh, 07/01, Missoula
Grab a quick coffee w/Paul before he heads out of town!
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Open Office Hours With Paul Singh, 07/01, Missoula
Paul will be holding open office hours in Missoula. Have a start up idea? Want feedback on how to grow your company? Interested in raising capital? Come ask Paul and he'll share his experiences and knowledge.
- 2016 Montana Tech Tour Lunch Keynote Presentation - Missoula, 07/01, Missoula
This June 2016, entrepreneur and investor, Paul Singh is driving across North America to visit the places that startups actually start (and grow) their businesses. Along the way, he’ll mentor thousands of entrepreneurs, visit incubators and coworking spaces, hold investor dinners and dive into the local (tech) culture.
- Great Opportunity for Montana's Entrepreneurs 6/26-7/1 Paul Singh
Montana's entrepreneurs have a wonderful opportunity to not only learn from a very successful entrepreneur and investor in Paul Singh but to present their business ideas in Bozeman, Butte, Helena and Missoula starting 6/26.
Big Sky Commerce
- Take a tasty journey on Montana pie trail
"My first goal was to try to come up with something that would disperse visitors to our small communities." Gayle Fisher
Energy and Climate Change
- Big Sky Commerce - Make sure your Merchant Service Provider has a positive track record
"Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) is in the spotlight today after a report published on Barron's suggested that the California-based payment company's stock is set to decline to new lows as the struggling company faces problems with its business model and profitability dynamics."
Come Home Montana
- Last California plant to close as nuclear power struggles
California's largest utility and environmental groups announced a deal Tuesday to shutter the last nuclear power plant in the state.
- How BMW i3 batteries will become home energy storage systems
BMW joins a slew of automakers, including Tesla and Nissan, who are offering up batteries that can double as home energy storage.
- This is why Elon Musk is buying SolarCity
Musk is trying to create a massive, clean-tech behemoth. On a conference call Tuesday, he said he wants Tesla stores basically to be a one-stop shop for electric cars, solar panels and home batteries.
- Governor Bullock Releases Blueprint for Montana's Energy Future
"Montanans should determine our energy future," said Governor Bullock. "That's why today I'm announcing a blueprint for a balanced and responsible plan that provides good-paying jobs for Montanans, strengthens our rural communities and supports local schools, while safeguarding our quality of life."
- Report: The World Will Run out of Breathable Air Unless Carbon Is Cut
A new study finds that unabated greenhouse gas emissions will cripple ocean phytoplankton's ability to produce oxygen.
- Governor Bullock says Montana on the cusp of new energy future
Bullock highlighted his goals to double solar energy development over the next decade, increase weatherization efforts for low-income households, and establish a $5 million revolving fund to help schools complete energy conservation projects.
- Simulating a World Without Climate Change
A new tool could help cities test whether (and how much) specific energy policies can slow global warming.
- Imagine example-setting future for Montana energy
Our population, standard of living and numberless amenities have jumped off the charts. Why? In large part because we ignored the naysayers and embraced a new, diverse and more sustainable economy.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior Director, Solutions Marketing, Solution Succcess Team Leader, Sales Development Representative and more... - FICO (Bozeman)
Are you looking to jump-start your career and gain experience with a world-class technology company?
- Montana Career Opportunities - Cloud Operations Engineer, Senior Software Engineer - Reliability, Senior Product Manager and more... - Workiva
Workiva was founded on the philosophy of customers first!
- Montana Career Opportunities - Managed Service Analyst, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Staff Consultant - Advanced Technology Group
At ATG, we work in industries that run lean, are highly competitive and undergo continuous, disruptive change.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Senior Magento Developer, Cloud Systems Engineer, Senior Magento Developer, Senior Mobile Developer, Senior Software Engineer, HR & Accounting Assistant - onXmaps
onXmaps--A Trusted Source For Mapping Technology
- Montana Career Opportunity - Senior Software Engineer/Foundation - Schedulicity
Schedulicity is the leading online appointment scheduling system and marketplace for discovering and booking local services in more than 50 different verticals.
- Montana Talent Available - Computer Lab Manager/Access Database Instructor/Computer Systems Analyst/Programmer
I am looking to further my career and incorporate my rare blend of leadership and management experience cultivated in higher education and the private sector.
- Compete Smart Conference on 10/6-7 sponsor items are going fast!
Join us at the Fairmont Hot Springs Hotel & Conference Center, October 6-7, 2016 and draw Montana's leading manufacturers into your business.
- From food to mentors, Missoula Federal Credit Union grants have big impact on Missoula nonprofits
The financial institution was celebrating its 60th anniversary and was looking to make a difference in the community.
- TechJunction Montana, 8/18, Bozeman, Montana
TechJunction has earned the reputation as "THE technology conference" for IT professionals across the country. There is no charge for attending TechJunction.
- After 80 million web-based transactions, Bozeman, Montana's Schedulicity goes native
Bozeman, Montana may be an unlikely setting for an online appointment scheduling tool that has raised almost $8 million in funding, to date.
- Missoula Federal Credit Union gives $60K to three nonprofits
The grant recipients, selected by credit union members through online voting during the past month, are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula, the Flagship Program and the Missoula Food Bank.
Next Generation Broadband in Montana
- When you will most likely hit your creative peak, according to science
Philip Hans Franses of the Erasmus School of Economics has been working for some years now to quantify human creativity -- specifically, to determine at what age people like writers, painters and musicians are at the peak of their careers.
- Self-driving trucks: what's the future for America's 3.5 million truckers?
Driverless trucks will be safer and cheaper than their human-controlled counterparts, but that doesn't mean America's 3.5 million professional truck drivers are giving up to the machines without a fight.
- Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Muni Broadband Rated Best in the U.S. for Internet Service
EPB ranked as the best utility in America for consumer satisfaction with its TV and internet service, according to surveys done by more than 172,000 subscribers of Consumer Reports magazine reporting on their experience with home internet, pay TV and telephone service.
- Anti-evolution bills aren't really about the laws
Johnson says he hopes the study will help groups who are committed to upholding the integrity of science education in public schools.
- Water-Wasting Leaks Plague Many Cities
The approaches by Hoboken, N.J., and Syracuse, N.Y., show how some cities have turned to Band-Aid fixes to address the costly problem, while others are trying to deploy more permanent solutions.
- The Billions We're Wasting in Our Jails - Researchers suggest ways to reduce jail, prison spending in Montana
By using data analytics to make decisions about pretrial detention, local governments could find substantial savings while making their communities safer.
- The Great Public Land Heist Has Begun
House bill to sell national forests passes committee
- Montana Department of Transportation seeking input on state highway planning
An online survey being promoted as part of the update is accessible at https://tranplanmt.metroquest.com/. Among other input, it allows respondents to rank priorities like winter road maintenance, bike infrastructure and pavement upkeep.
Incubators and R&D
- Build Your Business June-August SBA Webinar and Location Workshops
Below are workshops offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Boise District Office and our resource partners.
- Idaho company creates DevOps community
"A lot of companies try to differentiate themselves based on their products," Remeis said. "This process allows them to get their products out faster while also doing it better."
- Sex, maggots, castration and politicians lead to this year's Golden Goose Award
The Golden Goose Award honors federally funded scientific research that might seem "silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society."
- Crispr wins OK to fight cancer in human trials
An experimental cancer treatment that alters the DNA of patients has won a key approval to proceed with its first human tests using the controversial gene-altering tool known as Crispr.
Regional Economic Development
- White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff
Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years of struggling to write rules that would both protect public safety and free the benefits of a new technology.
University Business Plan Competitions
- A Practical Guide to Building the Maker City - Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Preview Sample Chapter - Workforce/Economic Development
- Why economic initiatives should be focused on new entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Why Regional Economic Initiatives Fail
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- MSU alum Joseph Azzarelli wins the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 27th annual Entrepreneurship Competition with low-cost lung cancer screening tool
Azzarelli, who earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from MSU in 2010, shared the $100,000 grand prize at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's 27th annual Entrepreneurship Competition with his teammates, three Harvard University students.
Montana Education Excellence
- Arts Critical to STEM Learning Says Secretary of Education
....I've had the opportunity to see struggling schools make real change by infusing the arts into their school models." Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.
- School leaders share ideas at Graduation Matters Montana summit
The program aims to help better prepare students for life after high school. When it was first started the statewide graduation rate was 80 percent. It's now up to 86 percent.
- MSU students build new product to help dementia patients in MSU's Design Sandbox for Engaged Learning - DSEL
"I think [DSEL's innovative ideation] is one of the most marketable classes," said adjunct engineering professor Jay Zignego, who team-taught the class with Newhouse and adjunct marketing professor Jake Cook.
Funding and Building your Business
- New mapping tool launched to help locate Missoula trails and parks
Missoula County Parks, Trails, and Open Lands has launched a new product to help make finding trails and parks more accessible.
- "YIMBY" Movement Heats Up in Boulder
A loose affiliation of activists fed up with what they consider undue political influence of NIMBYs, the YIMBY movement has cropped up all over America.
- "Tell Us Something -- Bad Advice" - Last Night's 9 Storytellers in Missoula were Outstanding, Great Fun and Inspiring
Tell Us Something allows a sharing transaction between storytellers and listeners.
Connectivity & Communications
- How To Brainstorm Like A Googler
This is the deceptively simple, three-step process Google uses to come up with its most innovative ideas.
- Google Fiber Expands Gigabit Rollout With Webpass Buy
Google Fiber is acquiring Webpass, a San Francisco-based, high-speed web startup. It's a new effort by Google to speed up the rollout of its gigabit fiber service across the US.
- Analytics: Making Sense of City Data
The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) has gone from reacting to fires to anticipating them.
- Ohio Considers Data Analytics Partnership Across State Lines
Ohio CIO Stu Davis has his eye on Indiana's analytics achievements. Can their expertise be shared?
- Successful Government Leaders Adopt Design-Focused, User-Centric Way of Working
In business and increasingly in government, there's a growing realization of the importance of design in everything from customer experiences to societal problem solving.
- Missouri Charts Path to Better Data Management
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is uniting more than 150 unique sets of data in a master data management program that state CIO Rich Kliethermes sees as a great jumping off point for future state endeavors.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Support The Bike - Growing a Bicycle Movement in Missoula, Montana
We have an amazing opportunity to grow a world changing community bicycle center in the heart of Missoula. Help be a part of history!
- The last word from Montana's Jim Harrison
"At this late date I couldn't bear to lapse into any delusions of reality in nonfiction," he wrote.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist
Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.
- 10 Things You Didn't Know About The History Of Montana
When it comes to the history of Montana, most of us know our stuff. Still, there is always something to learn, and a few of these facts might actually surprise you.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- I have found a new way to watch TV, and it changes everything
It's the future of storytelling.
- Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harvest water from the air
Learning from your mistakes is a key life lesson, and it's one that researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) can attest to.
- Mark Zuckerberg Covers His Laptop Camera. You Should Consider It, Too.
The taped-over camera and microphone jack are usually a signal that someone is concerned, perhaps only vaguely, about hackers' gaining access to his or her devices by using remote-access trojans -- a process called "ratting."
- Someday we'll feel silly for being scared of driverless cars
Remember when people were terrified of the internet? Now, imagine your life without it.
- How Self-Driving Cars Could Lead to More Sprawl
What if self-driving cars mostly enable continued outward expansion?
- Columbus, Ohio Wins $50 Million 'Smart Cities Challenge' Grant
"The city will receive $50 million in grant funding from the federal government and Vulcan Inc. to develop the city into a test track for intelligent transportation systems.
- Grimsel claims top spot in EV acceleration wars by hitting 100 km/h in 1.512 seconds
The car needed just 30 m (98 ft) of runway to reach the milestone and beat the previous record on its first attempt, before refinements to its traction control system helped it reach its fastest time.
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