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Video: Brad Feld joined Montana Programmers to talk about "Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City " http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Another great company built in Montana - Bozeman, Montana's LigoCyte Sold to Takeda Pharmaceutical http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Compete Smart Montana Manufacturing Conference, 10/11-12, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ev ... =4142 --- Missoula, Montana's Health Science Career Academy Will Prepare Its Graduates for Success http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
2013 Montana Legislature
- Identifying And Protecting Intellectual Property Presentation And Discussion, 10/8, Bozeman, Montana
Current trends and legal changes will be discussed, regarding the legal implications of branding, copyright law, and patent protection, including a discussion of the recent patent law changes in the America Invents Act.
- Missoula Downtown Association To Co-host Montana Gubernatorial Candidate Forum, 10/23
Executive Director of the Missoula Downtown Association, Linda McCarthy, says, "This would be the perfect occasion for members to meet the future Governor of our state. Having the opportunity to attend events like this forum is a great benefit of MDA membership."
- Why Missoula College Needs a New Building - Imagine what this outstanding college could do with an outstanding building.
Let's help our future leaders have a better environment in which to learn.
- Proposed Missoula College building faces resistance
"We will stop at nothing to keep them from building here," Reimers said. "I will camp outside of the legislators' offices if necessary, and so will a lot of other people. If that doesn't work, we've got a list of legal actions we'll look to take."
- Seeing data is the key to believing and action
"Data does not exist if you cannot see it."
- What makes an organization smarter? The old rules no longer apply.
It is the smarter companies that create new rules for the Social Era marketplace. Not knowing the new rules is dumb.
- Big Data Analytics for Big Business Value: Is This Real?
To manage growing volumes of big data, it is crucial to create a fast, efficient and simple data integration environment.
- Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide To Transforming The Business Of Government
The impact of Big Data has the potential to be as profound as the development of the Internet itself.
Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
- Think Outside the Box on Your Next Printing Project - Printingforless.com
If you can dream it, we can print it.
- Can We Bring Back the "Industrial Commons" for Manufacturing?
Can America's industrial leadership be maintained?
Montana Economic Development
- Blue Marble uses Submittable's Resume Manager to Support Growth
With Submittable, we've got a great Careers page.
- Federal electricity grid plans have Montana co-ops concerned
"It's the most urgent issue facing electric cooperatives in Montana right now."
- Bozeman, Montana's LigoCyte Sold to Takeda Pharmaceutical
For the foreseeable future the firm plans to continue operating LigoCyte at the latter's site in Bozeman, Montana, and retain its management team and employees.
The Missoula Economic Partnership
- Montana CDC and Partners Bring $29.4 Million Commercial Building Project and Hundreds of Jobs to Billings
"Montana CDC is excited to have this revitalization project be the first New Markets project in Billings. It represents exactly the type of impact the program intended," said Dave Glaser, President of Montana Community Development Corporation.
- Innovate Montana Marketing Campaign Reaches Seattle, Chicago, Denver
Innovate Montana's media buy in the Yahoo! business network and The Seattle Times online edition are making an impact.
- Missoula Economic Partnership Innovation Initiative Fall Events
Mark your calenders or pass the word about our fall Innovation Initiative events. As always, these sessions are free to help entrepreneurs in any growth stage overcome hurdles.
- Biojet Project Takes Off in Missoula
"This is boots-on-the-ground, applied research to help these regions understand how they might play a role in a new, sustainable industry," Wolcott said. "We think biojet could be a key component in the overall health of the forest products supply chain; and we see a lot of potential in Western Montana."
Business Plan Forums
- 12 Of The Coolest, Most Creative Resumes We've Seen
Here are a few more creative resumes we couldn't help but share.
- Video: Vinod Khosla On What He Looks For In A Resume - (He's got 494 job opportunities on his site)
You'd think that poring over job applications would be a bit below his pay grade at this point. But it turns out, staffing is one of the things that Khosla is pretty obsessive about -- when it comes to his venture capital firm and the startups in which it invests.
- Experts brace for wave of autistic adults
The generation of young adults who were born during the first big wave of autism cases in the United States two decades ago and are now struggling to strike out on their own.
- 2012 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium
This conference is designed to help entrepreneurs learn how to pursue private equity - and to prepare them for regional and national venture conferences.
- Wisconsin attracting investors from abroad - and growing more close to home
About 55 members of the PiYi group began the week in Texas at an event featuring former President George W. Bush and then split into teams that visited six states, including Wisconsin. In all, PiYi investors heard presentations from 180 companies.
Incubators and R&D
- A private Idaho hurts children's development
It is the grade-school wing of the International Baccalaureate program for older students, which the Coeur d'Alene board chased off in August, despite support from teachers who argued that it was a wonderful - and optional - advanced program. IB is based in Geneva, a city of peace, diplomacy and excellent watches located dangerously near the birthplace of famous sharer Karl Marx.
- Idaho CEOs provide feedback to Government via new app - SlideKlowd
What is SlideKlowd? The app, developed in August 2011 by Klowd.com CEO Ken Holsinger and his team, is designed to keep audiences engaged during what might otherwise be boring presentations by asking for their involvement and feedback.
Oregon Economic Development
- Angel and VC Investors Won't Fund Your Research
Let's consider the six stages normally associated with R&D, and the boundaries and project-specific activities interwoven therein.
- Portland-area plan: Double exports in five years, create 113,000 jobs
Business and political leaders are moving ahead with a plan inspired by a national think tank to create more than 113,000 jobs across the Portland area by doubling exports in five years.
Regional Economic Development
- Intel CEO Otellini: California Is on a Downhill Slide
"Oh, God," Otellini said, "I was born and raised here. I'm fifth or sixth generation. It's one of the nicest pieces of real estate on the planet, and we're so close to screwing it up, it's pathetic.
- Wise Towns Will Spur Young Entrepreneurs
Has your community started?
- The best in the U.S. for entrepreneurship: Where does your state rank?
"To reach the top of the rankings, a state had to do very well in at least four of the five categories that made up the Index."
- Starting a business? Utah investment group mentors while funding
"I think there is better entrepreneurship in Utah than anywhere else," said Amy Rees Anderson, former CEO of MediConnect Global and founder of REES Capital.
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- County OKs 1,000-turbine wind farm in Wyoming
Power Co. of Wyoming expects to start construction on the project in 2013.
- Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants textbooks to become obsolete
It's not just a matter of keeping up with the times, Duncan said in remarks to the National Press Club. It's about keeping up with other countries whose students are leaving their American counterparts in the dust.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- Free Online Entrepreneurship Courses from Stanford
Stanford's free online courses are taught by Stanford instructors and are highly interactive.
- Medical education at Stanford gets more interactive by going online
"It's time to change the way we educate doctors."
Montana Education Excellence
- Missoula, Montana's Health Science Career Academy Will Prepare Its Graduates for Success
Increasingly, the district is making more use of technology and local resources in the community, such as dual-credit classes through the University of Montana and partnerships with local businesses and agencies.
- University of Montana Law school ranked No. 7 in nation
"University of Montana Law has long been a national leader in legal education, incorporating practical-based learning in an innovative curriculum," UM School of Law Dean Irma Russell said.
Funding and Building your Business
- Video: Brad Feld joined Montana Programmers to talk about "Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City "
Excellent talk in Missoula, Montana by Brad Feld on "Startup Communities: Creating A Great Entrepreneurial Ecosystem In Your City"
- Building a More Meaningful 'Best Cities' List
How do we gauge our progress toward more equitable, affordable, sustainable, and walkable communities?
- Bozeman, Montana's Main Street named one of 10 best streets in America
"Main Street has been a leader in preservation planning practices since the mid-1980s," said Mayor Sean Becker.
Energy and Climate Change
- New face of IT: Line of business execs
They who command the budget are they who wield ultimate decision-making power, making for a new and far different kind of IT.
- Shopping on mobile devices has become a $20 billion business
The firm said the popularity of shopping on tablets will double within the next three years. Does your company have a mobile solution?
- Entrepreneurship Is All About Taking Smart Risks
Some risks are good and should be embraced for growth and a competitive edge, while others are bad and should be avoided completely.
- Storytelling: The New Brand-Building Machine
Engaging the audience is the key to an effective marketing message, whether it's a social status update, a press release, a blog post or something else. An effective way to do this is by using stories to get your message across.
- Startup Revolution - Brad Feld
Startup Revolution is the name for a series of books I'm working on.
- Sustainable Strategies for Internet Startup Success
What are the key strategies that can improve the success odds for your online startup?
- MSU class covers how to start a business with little or no money
The class, "How to Build a Lean Startup," runs on Oct. 16, 18 and 23 (Tuesday / Thursday / Tuesday) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Gaines Hall on the MSU campus.
- Is Technology Passing Your Small Business By?
"While many businesses said the cost of technology kept them from adopting it, in my opinion, you can't afford not to use technology."
- When Job-Creation Engines Stop at Just One
For more than a decade, start-ups have been getting leaner and meaner.
- 5 Key Questions to Gauge the Culture in Your Startup
What is a company culture, anyway?
- 3 Essential Ingredients in a Convincing Elevator Pitch
Whether you are faced with a chance encounter or a presentation in front of thousands, only a well-crafted elevator speech can take your message and bridge the gap between the goals you set and the results you want.
- How to Create an Unforgettable Brand
It all starts with a story.
Making the Most of the American Prairie
- Frozen Air 'Battery' Stores Wind Turbine Energy
This energy-storage system is best designed to help smooth out the peaks and valleys of energy production that often occur with wind, solar and other renewable energy project.
Connectivity & Communications
- Out on the Prairie, Moon, Music and Lectures, Too
"I felt like last year, after hearing the speakers, I really understood what's happening in the world in a whole different way. The big picture was even more clear. And it really helped us see where we needed to go in making some decisions with our lives."
- We Can't All Be in Google's Kansas: A Plan for Winning the Bandwidth Race
While the Google Fiber plan provides a valuable model, other communities that want to ensure their residents get fiber to the home shouldn’t have to wait.
- Code for America Reveals 2013 Partner Cities and Counties
Through the Code for America program, fellows are paired up for one year with the selected local governments so they can work together on projects that might not otherwise get done.
- U.S. CTO Todd Park: 3 Ingredients for a Private-Sector Mentality in Government
Unleash the Power of Data to Spur Innovation
- TED Video: Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government
Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can -- and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors.
- NASA tries to free creativity with Big Data Challenge
It's a competition to crowdsource a solution to the very big problem of fragmented and incompatible federal data.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Financing good will: How charities are innovating to survive
Many organizations are abandoning old methods of financing, like grant writing and fundraising, and becoming self-sustaining by developing marketable products and services.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- You're not using your piano efficiently - The Piano Guys (Fun!)
5 guys + 1 Piano = Great music
- QR codes on beers help bar patrons initiate anonymous conversations
Bottle Message is a new technology that lets shy patrons send anonymous notes to each other using beer bottles embellished with QR-enabled tags.
- How Does This Sound? Classic Design Firm Goes Ultra-Modern With 3D-Printable Headphones
"prototype as product..."
- Tesco's subway virtual store
I can only say "wow"!!!!
- Tiny electric Smart car will also have smallest price
"Green can be fun. Green can be affordable. And a lot of us don't really need a four-seater, or at least not for every trip."
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