Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana

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New KTEC program aims to raise entrepreneurs

The goal is to create a new generation of tech and life sciences startups in Kansas — one of only six states that did not attract any venture capital investments last year, according to the Ernst & Young/VentureOne Venture Capital Report.

Entrepreneurs’ ideas take shape at UM business seminar. Montana State University grads in a special class of successful entrepreneurs

“The only qualifications are that you are passionate about starting a company, you have an idea but you don’t know where to start,”

Montana Entrepreneur, Blaine Halvorson sells profitable company for $20 million

When he returns to MSU to talk to students, he encourages them to shoot for the moon, even though it’s not always easy to turn a big dream into reality.

People who succeed have to tolerate the uncomfortable feeling of uncertainly and fear.

"You have to put yourself up against the fence," he said.

Rural Entrepreneurship and Innovative Leadership.

The articles cover a whole range of topics including entrepreneurship on tribal lands (by Elsie Meeks of First Nations Oweesta Corporation), how to build small town success (by Boomtown USA author) Jack Schultz, and the state role in supporting rural entrepreneurship (by Erik Pages of EntreWorks Consulting). The journal also includes case studies of excellent programs in Kentucky, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

Young Entrepreneurs Skip Corporate Arena

For some twentysomethings, getting ahead is not about sitting still for a better job or the next raise. It’s about unrestrained ambition.

Educating entrepreneurs: Campuses foster boom. Kids get feel for business

Now many colleges are racing to beef up their entrepreneurship programs as a key way to turn the schools’ knowledge and technology into profitable ventures.

Montana Business Development Initiative – Summer Seminar 2006, 5/22-6/23, UM, Missoula, Montana

Do you have the heart of an entrepreneur?

Create Your Future!

The Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs (MADE) Completes 3rd Successful Annual Seminar Series

On May 11, 2006 the University and Missoula community will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the impact of the MADE program on SOBA’s students. On that date the 17th Annual John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition will take place and many of the participants in the course have plans to submit the business plans that they’ve been working on since last fall.

Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg supports State agribusiness entrepreneurial program

The program, Leading Entrepreneurial Agricultural Production for the Northern International Livestock Exposition, has a goal of better educating young entrepreneurs on the benefits and methods of market planning and business management.

New “Plan for the Future” Competition Seeks Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

$25,000 in Prizes To Be Awarded To High School and College Entrepreneurs