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2014 Montana Politics
Montana Data Focused Business Cluster
- 5 Ways Tech Entrepreneurship is Impacting Politics
Tech companies are increasingly filling the gap between legislators and citizens by providing tools that allow them to easily connect, often from the comfort of their own homes.
Montana Economic Development Summit - 9-16/17, Butte, Montana
- Big Data Alliance Meeting, 1/28, Missoula, Montana
Come join the discussion on how Missoula can develop a data focused business cluster.
TEDx Events in Montana
- Another Way to Lean In
There's a better strategy for equalizing the gender gap in leadership: build women's leadership strengths - and men's too.
- TEDWomen San Francisco event now packs global punch
"This is an event that is physically here, but it's a global event," said Kelly Stoetzel, the director of content for TED. "We had no idea this would happen."
- Worth talking about: Good ideas spread at TEDx conference in Great Falls, Montana
"If people have heard of TED, they are 100 percent on board," said Goetz. "People who haven't heard of TED are skeptical. It's hard to describe, but if I can get them to watch a TED video, they're hooked."
Come Home Montana
- Data analytics enters HR space
"20-30% of data we use is going thru predictive analysis, which is the real HR analytics, where we use models in the place of attrition management, compensation management, turnover prediction etc"
- Waiting for monthly or quarterly statistics is out - Managers need to monitor their business in as close to real time as possible.
The old way of managing a business doesn't work anymore.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Talent Available - Data Analyst/Software Developer
Challenges I have enjoyed in the past include data visualization, data analysis, data modeling and statistical modeling tasks with large genetic, space science and Earth science data sets.
- Montana Talent Available - Security Specialist
I am a hands on technical person with intimate knowledge in Cloud Computing, Cloud Security, and High Performance Computing Systems.
- Social Entrepreneurship: Launching And Funding Nonprofits, 12/10, U Of M, Missoula, Montana
Please help the UM Entrepreneurship Club get the word about our final event in 2013! Open to the public.
Montana Economic Development
- May Tech Group - Does your IT team save you money and actively grow your business?
A Real Business Partner We're here to help you reach your potential. We share in your successes because we are truly invested - real business partners.
- Vaccine Electronic Medical Records
Welcome to the First Fully Dedicated Vaccine Electronic Medical Record - we specialize in Technology applications that simplify workflow and improve safety in medical practice.
- Tea company Bijabody started in Missoula looks to expand national reach
"What you have is three Montana companies coming together to basically blow up a brand and really take a brand out into the world from our state."
- Leadership Outfitters of Bozeman, Montana
We outfit leaders to influence and perform in high-stress, high change environments. Our approach is personal, and clients tell us the work is inspiring, relevant, and profound.
- Montana Economic Revitalization & Development Institute Education...Infrastructure...Enterprise
MERDI offers economic development consulting services to local and state governments, non-profits and private entities. The services include project development and packaging, policy development and capacity-building services.
- The Case for a Midlife 'Gap' Year
Baby boomers are calling for a timeout.
- 6 Things You Must Do to Be a Great Mentor and Leader
Mentoring is fundamental to being a successful leader. That, in my opinion, is unequivocal!
City Club Missoula
- Rural Areas Lose 149,000 Jobs in Last Year
The rural unemployment rate for October matched the national rate at about 7%. But rural areas continue to shed jobs. See how your county is doing.
- Missoula Mayor John Engen Answers Range of Questions at City Club Missoula
"We keep talking, I think that helps. We've been able to talk a little bit of correspondence and with any luck; we'll be able to get somewhere. If we can't we're going to have to retrench, but we're prepared for that as well."
- Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities
"We thought that money was coming."
- Non-Expansion States May Pay Billions Anyway Without Any Benefits
A new report argues states that refuse Medicaid expansion are exposing their residents to billions in new taxes without seeing the benefits of broadening health coverage to more low-income adults.
Oregon Economic Development
- Idaho firm's flashlight app left consumers in the dark, FTC says
This particular case came to light because of the diligence of tech-savvy customers who questioned why a flashlight app would be interested in a phone's geolocation. The FTC said consumer concerns posted online helped to tip off the agency.
- Idaho Governor Otter: Russia trade mission a success
Representatives from 17 Idaho companies traveled with Otter on his nine-day trade mission to Russia in November. The group split time between Moscow and St. Petersburg.
- Idaho Education Association backs reforms of public education
Public education in Idaho is "like a vehicle that has gone without maintenance." Mike Lanza, a Boise parent
- Gov. Kitzhaber, at Oregon Leadership Summit, says wages are flatlining, eroding middle class
Kitzhaber said, a generation of Oregonians face the prospect of lower living standards and shorter lifespans than their parents.
- France Strives to Become Startup-Friendlier
The battle to attract--and retain--European startups is getting brutal.
University Business Plan Competitions
- Wyoming reaps billions from tourism, but battles with neighbors (Montana) to earn more
Tourism is the No. 2 industry for both Wyoming and its northern neighbor, Montana.
Washington State Business
- Tufts Venture Fund will supply seed money to student startups
The fund's objective, according to a description Tufts provided, is to "help the most promising founders launch strong and gain the early traction necessary to raise a larger seed round of financing from top angel or venture capital investors around the country."
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- The Startup Seattle effect - Why promoting Seattle's startup community is our best chance for global greatness.
The City of Seattle has a critical role to play in promoting the economic health of the region.
- Upending an Education Crisis in Indian Country
Early education is the best opportunity to bridge the widening gap.
- Education in Indian Country: Running in Place
The grim statistical categories of the nation's Indian Country are well known: High school dropout. Unemployed. Dead before 50.
- Video: This Middle School Football Team Went Behind Their Coaches' Backs To Do Something Incredible
The football team planned the play for weeks, all so they could set up a very special moment for a special boy.
- Who Says Math Has to Be Boring?
Nearly 90 percent of high school graduates say they're not interested in a career or a college major involving science, technology, engineering or math, known collectively as STEM, according to a survey of more than a million students who take the ACT test.
- MISSOULIAN EDITORIAL: Higher education benefits outweigh challenges
When it comes to higher education, the sooner the better - but better late than never.
- State Lawmakers Urge Support for Early Childhood Education
More than 500 state lawmakers from 49 states have signed a letter urging Congressional budget writers to increase federal spending on early childhood education.
- Senior High puts out the call for gift cards for its homeless students
"They have nothing."
- STEM role models, sponsors needed for MSU conference for girls
More than 200 girls from throughout Montana will participate in engaging STEM activities ranging from robots to fossils to personal finance.
- Can Obama get more women to code?
Speaking ahead of a week-long event to highlight computer-science education, Obama urged kids to try their hand at coding -- and made a point of calling on female students.
Montana Education Excellence
- Spokane Public Schools pays for college entrance exams
The $104,000 expense is expected to help teachers learn whether students are on track for college-level math, using the PSAT as a measuring stick. And it dissolves a financial barrier for students who can't afford the PSAT and SAT exam fees.
- University of Montana Student, Christopher Chew Earns Second Place In International Business Competition
Students from more than 280 universities competed in the online challenge, in which participants manage a simulation of a multimillion-dollar company.
Funding and Building your Business
- A crucial element of the future of Missoula, Montana
Thank you so much for the opportunity to comment on the design of a much anticipated new Russell Street.
- A Model for a Smarter Suburban Streetscape
One of the great sustainability challenges of the 21st century is revitalizing poorly planned and outdated suburban neighborhoods and commercial districts, consistent with contemporary goals for enhancing walkability and transit access, delivering a sense of place, and doing so in a way that works for both existing and new neighbors.
Energy and Climate Change
- Montana Governor Bullock celebrates elimination of business equipment tax
"We've eliminated the business equipment tax for two-thirds of the Montana companies that pay it." Bullock said.
- Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor
Having a great idea in the wrong place won't get you the funding you need, the experienced domain experts you want, or the pilot market results you need for survival. You need to move to right location and get connected before you ask for help.
- Entrepreneurs spur governments to make ideas go
Many entrepreneurs are entering government chambers to defend new ways of doing business or to overturn laws that never considered the types of business models deployed today.
- The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead
"This is something we've been wanting to do since the beginning, just kind of waiting for the technology to catch up," Ranganth says. "Now, the big surprise is that we're here."
- 3 Agreement Types Every Entrepreneur Needs
When starting a business, it doesn't matter if you are a corporation, LLC, or partnership. If you are in business with another person, you need a written agreement with all co-owners.
- A Hyper-Stylish Gadget That Slays Energy Vampires
Powerslayer is a $75 phone/tablet charger designed by Motorola veterans whose goal is to end wasteful power consumption by "vampire devices."
- Youth Dynamics launches unprecedented fundraising campaign to help Montana youth with mental illness
It marks the first time in Youth Dynamics' 32-year history that it has launched an effort to raise private funds to help meet the treatment needs of children with emotional and behavioral disturbances.
- Great Falls, Montana man turns water into dust
It's not magic. It's just cold.
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