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Montana Career Opportunity – Executive Director – Early Stage Montana

Early Stage Montana (ESMT)is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that operates throughout Montana. Its mission is to accelerate the growth of Montana’s tech ecosystem by providing world class training and top tier mentor ship to emerging…

Anti-Corporate Ag Conversation Moves to a Friendlier Venue: Yale University

Organizers of an online conference on agricultural monopolies hope that getting the conversation outside land-grant universities will improve the conversation.

Gianforte’s Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission picks feature industry executives

On Wednesday, the Gianforte administration announced that KC Walsh, Pat Tabor and Brian Cebull would fill the three empty seats on the five-member commission, if the Montana Senate confirms them.

Why Startups Have So Much Riding on Section 230’s Future

Changes to the law, which protects tech platforms from liability for their user content, could transform how small businesses operate.

How To Prevent Your Founder’s Shares From Vaporizing

Every entrepreneur needs to understand the following basics, to be addressed at company formation, as they engage a qualified attorney to draw up the paperwork:

Today’s TED Talk – Humanity’s planet-shaping powers — and what they mean for the future

Achim Steiner shows how this power is putting our own survival at risk — and takes us on a global tour of individuals and societies that are choosing to write a new, sustainable and equitable chapter for people and the planet.

Today’s TED Talk – How bad data keeps us from good Artificial Intelligence

Mainak Mazumdar shows how less-than-quality data leads to AI that makes wrong decisions and predictions — and reveals three infrastructural resets needed to make ethical AI possible.

Friday Flash – Your Update from the Montana Department of Tourism and Business Development

Governor Greg Gianforte announced Monday his nomination of Scott Osterman to lead the Montana Department of Commerce.

Prospera Business Network and the City of Bozeman Announce Small Business Relief Fund

The application will not be live until Wednesday, January 20th at 8am.

3 Megatrends You Can’t Ignore In the New Digital Economy

Research found that eCommerce penetration in the United States had experienced ten years of growth in the first quarter of 2020 alone. 

Truth, Lies And Social Media

Journalists Sally Mauk and Gwen Florio, along with special guest New York Times columnist Charlie Warzel discuss this and more in this episode of Parsing the Press.

Bozeman city commissioners map out yearly priorities

Commissioner Michael Wallner suggested the city prioritize seeking out grants or other funds in preparation that the 2020 census results will bump Bozeman’s population above 50,000, changing the city’s status for federal funding.

10 Dos and Don’ts for Government Cybersecurity Leaders

The new decade offers more challenges for cybersecurity leaders than ever, from tracking evolving threats to navigating budget constraints. Keep these best practices in mind for effective security management.

7 ways the circular economy will grow in 2021

From more reusable packaging to more companies taking back used products to more empowered designers, 2021 will be a key year in the development of new, less wasteful systems.

Paris is turning its iconic street into pedestrian gardens

The Champs-Élysées is getting a major renovation—one that will remove most of the cars.

American Automobile Manufacturers Talking Seriously About Flying Cars

Fiat Chrysler plans to mass produce flying cars by 2023

Who directly benefits from Gianforte tax cuts in Montana?

An advocate for lower- and moderate-income households in Montana said while the governor’s tax-cut plan may have some benefits for those earning less, the bulk of it goes to wealthier individuals and businesses.

Today’s TED Talk – How your brain responds to stories — and why they’re crucial for leaders

How do the world’s best leaders and visionaries earn trust? They don’t just present data — they also tell great stories. Leadership consultant Karen Eber demystifies what makes for effective storytelling and explains how anyone can harness it to create empathy and inspire action.

Grow Your Workforce Through Apprenticeships – Webinar Next Week! Jan 20 – 2:30-3:30

Join Kelly Cresswell, Reach Higher Montana Executive Director, and Jason Butcher, Reach Higher Montana Outreach Director, to learn more about leveraging youth apprenticeship as part of your workforce development strategy.

Two MSU alumni complete fellowship program aimed at increasing their startups’ social impact

“More and more, burgeoning student entrepreneurs are demonstrating that they care more about having a social impact than turning large profits,”

Montana – The Ultimate Location Video – The Montana Film Office – The Film Industry is hiring in Montana

“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

― John Steinbeck

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