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Hellgate Venture Network – March Speaker Highlight – 3/21 – Missoula

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, March 21 for our monthly meet-up.

Where: First Interstate Bank – 101 E. Front Street

When: 5 PM

Guest Speaker: Samantha Alario – Gemini Mountain Swimwear

Hellgate Venture Network


March Speaker Highlight

Samantha Alario is a mother of two, a heart-led entrepreneur and the Founder/Creative Director of Gemini Mountain Swimwear, a sustainable swimwear brand with a mission to make mountain women feel more comfortable, confident and like a one of a kind. Samantha embarked on her professional journey after a traumatic brain injury left her unable to continue her previous line of work.

Instead of giving up, Samantha took healing into her own hands and taught herself how to sew. After spending one year learning how to design, pattern make and construct swimwear in her kitchen, Samantha grew a modest social media following and launched her first line of handmade swimwear in April 2016. By 2018, production was outsourced and innovated to minimize waste and utilize only sustainable and eco conscious materials. By 2020, there was a team of 6 making swimwear full-time in Alberton, Montana, keeping 100% of production within Montana. In 2024, there is now a showroom and a cut/sew production workshop in downtown Missoula.

When Samantha isn’t playing with bikinis or outside with her children, you can find her collaborating with local artists and small businesses creating content or talking about social media marketing, empowerment, sustainability and neuroplasticity.

Join us at our March meet-up to learn more about Samantha, her entrepreneurial journey, and Gemini Mountain Swimwear.


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First Interstate Bank
101 E. Front St
MISSOULA,MTUnited States
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