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Guest: Montana, you cannot fit all of the seasons into one day. --- Montana: Hold my beer.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Biochemist's startup secures license through TechLink for developing technology that could treat PTSD
Davis found the Air Force technology in an online database of available military inventions built by TechLink, the Department of Defense's national partnership intermediary for technology transfer.
- TechLink - Philips acquires Air Force technology for mobile patient monitoring
After expressing Philips' interest in the technology, TechLink, the Department of Defense's national partnership intermediary for technology transfer, assisted Hendler with the preparation of a license application and commercialization plan that included government and civilian applications.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Dorsey's IP Webinar Series: Copyright Update: Monkeys, Music, And Much, Much More! - 9/24
Join us for an entertaining and enlightening discussion on the biggest copyright cases of the day, including:
- Improving tech education doesn't start with tech
Employers, and our society, need to train individuals for the new world of work, where automation will rule.
VR/AR, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Artificial Intelligence and The Internet of Things
- Trails are the top attraction for Montanans visiting state parks, survey shows
"We have small state parks and large state parks. We have parks that are remote but also those adjacent to our cities and larger population centers. We wanted to get a sense for the amenities or the features residents are looking for at state parks."
Energy and Climate Change
- Cryptocurrency: Virtual money, real power and the fight for a small town's future
"We want to grow ten times larger than we are now, and we can do it here, or we can do it somewhere, but we're going to do it," Carlson said.
Come Home Montana
- Facebook Pledges to Buy 100% Renewable Energy by 2020
The social media company has upped its ambitions in the midst of the biggest year yet for corporate renewables.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Marketing Manager -TOMIS Tech
Your role as a TOMIS Marketing Manager will be both evolving and exciting.
- Missoula distillery owner's vodka-fueled motorcycle sets record at Bonneville
Ryan Montgomery, owner and operator of Montgomery Distillery along with his wife Jenny, set a record at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speed Trials on Sunday riding a motorcycle that runs on leftovers from the vodka distilling process.
- Tourism makes big impact in Montana
In 2017, Montana attracted more than 12.5 million non-resident visitors. They generated $105 million in state and local taxes. That amounted to each Montana household paying $491 less in taxes.
- Ask yourself these 7 questions when preparing for a negotiation
Being successful in a negotiation comes from preparation. Finding the answers to these questions will help you navigate anything that might happen.
- Women entrepreneurs: You've been short-changed for way too long
Self-employed women still make a lot less than self-employed men. Ladies: It's time to give yourself a raise.
- 10 Tips for Giving a Great Keynote
If you want to get into the game, begin by reviewing the following guidelines to see if you have what it takes.
- The 31-year-old teacher who beat 30,000 people to become the world champion of public speaking explains exactly how she did it
Smith's winning speech, titled "Still Standing," explored how she found strength in the face of adversity throughout her life. You can watch the seven-minute speech here.
- USDA Launches Webpage Highlighting Resources to Help Rural Communities Bridge the Broadband e-Connectivity Infrastructure Gap
"Rural high-speed broadband e-Connectivity is as important for economic development as rail, roads, bridges and airports - and as vital as the buildouts of rural telephone networks were decades ago," Perdue said. "USDA is committed to being a strong partner with rural leaders in deploying this essential infrastructure."
- 1.7 million rural Americans may get broadband after FCC auction
"I'm always struck by those rural communities that have (broadband) access and are using it to strengthen the lives of the families who live there and just the overall sense of optimism about the future."
- Is California's new data privacy law a sign of things to come?
Even more than the practical implications of the law, its passage spurred additional public debate that could lead to federal data privacy legislation and more particularized data privacy rights for U.S. citizens.
- Over $45 Million In Montana Budget Cuts To Be Restored
Some of the key areas targeted by the Bullock administration under this Thursday's announcement include an across the board rate restoration for Medicaid providers and re-funding assistance programs for people who require behavioral health and developmental disabilities services.
Incubators and R&D
- Houston-based cybersecurity firm Identity Automation has acquired Idaho-based health care tech company HealthCast Inc.
"HealthCast has done an excellent job of building a reputation in the health care industry for providing very robust security solutions."
- Entrepreneur with Boise roots built a company to help immigrants, and it's booming
Matt Oppenheimer is a Boise native whose Seattle tech startup is making a splash, with $5 billion being sent annually via his company, Remitly.
- Micron announces $3B expansion in Virginia
The company employs 6,700 workers in Boise and Meridian.
- Power of Choice: Energy in Idaho
At IBR's August 16 breakfast series on energy in Idaho, six panelists who are experts in the energy field spoke about the successes and challenges they face in keeping Idaho powered up, and about the future of the state's energy portfolio.
Regional Economic Development
- The Best Advice For Student Founders, From Student Founders - Techstars
"Leverage your teachers. Ask for their feedback and connections as much as possible. Have them endorse you on LinkedIn. Make them your mentors!"
- Talent will determine the world's next tech investment hubs
VCs are lifting their gaze from California and scouting for North America's next tech powerhouses.
- South Dakota asks Trump administration to approve Medicaid work requirements for parents, caretakers
Under the proposal, parents aged 19 to 59 and other caretakers on Medicaid who live in South Dakota's two most populous counties would have to work at least 80 hours a month, take classes or complete other activities to keep their coverage.
- Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney talks importance of learning trades in Butte
Cooney said many employers across the state are complaining about a lack of skilled trade laborers in the workforce and programs like this can often lead to good jobs.
Montana Education Excellence
- Colleges Say They Prepare Students for a Career, Not Just a First Job. Is That True?
Only a third of executives, and a quarter of hiring managers, believe graduates have the skills and knowledge to advance or be promoted.
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Program Teaching Girls to Code Starts Sept. 13 in Kalispell, MT
Code Girls United is a free program giving girls coding and computer literacy while building apps
- Bozeman, MSU partner to create models for backyard apartments
This semester, city officials are partnering with a Montana State University course to create an outline for Bozeman residents to understand how to build similar apartments on their property.
- Gov. Bullock Announces Expanded Access to Dual Enrollment for Montana's Students - "One-Two-Free"
The "One-Two-Free" initiative offers two free dual enrollment courses through the Montana University System to all eligible high school students. Compared to paying university tuition and fees, Montana students and their families will save an average of $1,190 through the "One-Two-Free" program.
- University of Montana's journalism school readies to launch a laboratory
The lab is the school's bid to make itself Missoula's go-to resource for local nonprofits, businesses and other members of the public to learn journalism skills that they can use to communicate with their audiences.
Funding and Building your Business
- Cars And Coffee - Bring Your Classic Or Just Come To See The Cars - 9/1 - Missoula, MT
I've been putting them under the wipers of cool cars I see around town ranging from a nearly perfect '60s Datsun Roadster to a new Tesla to a vintage Piaggio scooter and a custom '68 Corvette. I'm hopeful we'll have a larger group with some new faces and cars.
- A unique opportunity to host a Vietnamese Entrepreneur Focused on Social Justice & Technology in Missoula, Montana
He would be in Missoula and on his fellowship from October 17 - November 9. They are seeking a fellowship placement in an organization that would allow him to achieve his goals in learning more about how to run social enterprises - particularly the business side of things.
- 4 Steps To Turn A Cool Culture Into A High-Performance Culture
Cool startup cultures eventually backfire.
- Missoula, Montana Among Top 10 best small cities to start a business
Avoiding the chaos and competition of large cities and planting your roots in a quieter, yet equally industrious pocket of the country puts your business in a uniquely advantageous position.
- 4 things to consider before joining a tech accelerator abroad
Not only it is an opportunity to boost traction and grow your business, but it's also a place where you can grow your network quickly and get advice from experienced members of the community who have been there and done it.
- Video: The Next Big Trends in Venture Capital
Joseph Ansanelli, a partner at Greylock Partners, discusses the venture capital landscape with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Malala Yousafzai on the importance of technology, education, and ... magic
Many women are not aware that they deserve equality. That it is their right to get education. That it is their right to be paid equally. That it is their right to be treated equally. They just are not aware. That's just how they are brought up. They are told they are not equal.
- Teen entrepreneur develops AI-based Parkinson's detection technology
Eighteen-year-old Erin Smith did not start college with her peers this month. Instead, the recent high school graduate will be advancing her medical technology startup, FacePrint.
- Autonomous Vehicles: Planners Aren't Planning, Just Reacting
Planners; harness the good that AV tech has to offer, and mitigate the bad.
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