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UM’s EPIC Pitch Competition Awards Over $3,000 in Cash and Prizes

Cultivated by Native Montana, or CBNM, is a sustainable, vertical garden business that uses aquaponics to grow fresh crops for the community of Busby, which is located on the Northern Cheyenne reservation.


EPIC Pitch Competition 2018 – 11/1 – Missoula

Come cheer on University of Montana students as they pitch their ideas for 3 cash prizes totally $2,500 dollars.


MSU alumni entrepreneurs’ startup shares $50,000 prize in Early Stage Montana competition for new ventures

It was this momentum that drove us toward Early Stage Montana, and Early Stage Montana proved to be an essential building block for us to think critically about our business model and how we need to shift and improve it in order to bring Sellout to the larger market."


Early Stage MT Showcase inspires 200 who witness an unexpected tie for $50k prize.

I’m really glad we did this and highly recommend it to others looking to grow a tech company in Montana." … "I just hope every young tech company in Montana gets a chance to benefit from this like we did."


Google holds competition to help its algorithm tell bikes from birds

What’s the difference between a bird and a bike? There’s a million answers but Google might not know the difference.


Business Mentors Needed for Missoula Biomimicry Bootcamp 9/13 and 9/14

We are looking to engage a few more mentors with knowledge of business, entrepreneurship, and/or sustainability to work with individual teams from ~12:45 – 4:30 pm on Thursday, September 13, and Friday, September 14 at the UC on the University of Missoula campus.


Early Stage Montana Showcase to feature emerging MT Tech Companies plus 15 leading VCs, Accelerators, and tech ecosystem speakers from MT, CO, WA, UT, AZ, and more on Sept. 22 in Bozeman.

Over 200 members of the Montana tech ecosystem will gather to see presentations from 8 up-and-coming Montana technology companies from across the state and hear tech sector expert speakers from around the western states gather to share their perspectives on topics like:


Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, and movers and shakers! The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge

The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge is open to all college students in the state of Idaho, regardless of your major. Teams may include students as well as community members.


University of Montana AIBL Students Win Business Plan Competition at National Conference

“The UM AIBL Chapter would like to express their thanks to the UM and Missoula community for all their help in making this year a great year for the chapter,” said Larry Gianchetta, faculty adviser to UM’s AIBL chapter.


Welcome To The Finals Of $50,000 Early Stage Montana Business Pitch Showcase – 9/22 – Bozeman

Welcome to Early Stage Montana – where the best of Montana’s emerging technology companies get the recognition they deserve.


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