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Announcing the 2023 Ignite Speakers! April 25 – Bozeman

Join us in fiery colors! We encourage dressing the theme and leaving Ignited!

Purchase a corporate table for 8 guests. Your full table also includes the display of your company logo at your table for attendees to see.

Applications due Feb. 17 for 406 Labs spring incubator program at Montana State University

All Montana residents and MSU students, faculty, staff and alumni are eligible for the program. 

A new platform is helping to democratise investing by making it easy for retail investors to support impact projects – New software tools support ESG investment

Enter fintech startup GoParity, and its platform that brings together social and environmental impact projects looking for funding with people who want to invest in sustainability. 

Ignite highlights Great Falls projects in 2023

A total of 18 companies and partners presented at Ignite 2023, sponsored by PayneWest Insurance! We heard from healthcare, education, manufacturing, and more!Here’s a look at the major announcements and projects moving forward in 2023!

Calling All Bio-Inspired Scientists & Inventors! The Biomimicry Launchpad Program applications are now open.

Launchpad Program Reborn to Help Innovators Commercialize Their Work in Biomimicry

Montana State University, Montana Technological University, the University of Montana and 10 other Universities, join regional alliance for high-tech economic development

The Mountains and Plains University Innovation Alliance, which includes universities in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and the Dakotas, will support coordination and collaboration to attract and expand industries aligned with the member institutions’ strengths in research and education, according to Alison Harmon, MSU’s vice president for research and economic development.

New York Gov. Hochul announces launch of $30M matching fund program to qualifying early-stage startup companies in the state as part of a larger effort to bolster high-growth industries.

The idea behind the program is that these companies will work with private-sector co-investors to match these funds as part of a larger effort to support the development of businesses in high-growth industries throughout the state.

The Prospera Business Ignite Luncheon April 25, 2023 – Bozeman

Apply to give an Ignite Talk –

The purpose of the ignite talks is to speak in-person for 5 minutes about exciting information happening with your company impacting Gallatin, Park, and Madison Counties.

Find out what’s opening or starting construction in 2023 – Great Falls Economic Development Authority

This hybrid event is from 8-10 am. The format is simple and quick: three-minute presentations on projects that will either start or open in 2023! Projects include business startups, business expansions, real estate developments, and institutional capital projects.

The Top Existential Threats to Entrepreneurship

America’s inability to solve a host of basic issues isn’t just making life hard for entrepreneurs–it’s killing their potential. Here, eight founders and CEOs sound off on the stopgaps they’ve adopted to get by.