Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana

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Seattle, Boise investors impressed by Spokane-Investment forum brings together area companies (Is Montana ready to have one here?)

No checks changed hands, but entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who attended an investment forum Tuesday in Spokane said the event created new relationships that will ultimately bring more financial capital to Eastern Washington. Bert Caldwell…

Entrepreneurs Foundation opens Oregon chapter

The Entrepreneurs Foundation, started in 1998 by a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists who wanted to encourage startups to give back to their communities, has opened an Oregon chapter. The Portland Business Journal The…

VC tax credits on rise

A controversial, state-sponsored venture capital investment bill, signed Wednesday, June 26, by Gov. Mike Foster, R-La., is seen as the latest victory not only for states but for a growing number of venture capital firms…

University of Indiana takes new venture capital tack-Revamped unit won’t fund startups

The University of Illinois is relaunching a slimmed-down version of Illinois Ventures LLC, a controversial and sorely needed endeavor that aims to spur new companies from its vaunted research, without dabbling in venture capital. By…

Indiana ‘angels’ network at outing Web site’s unveiling provides avenue for state’s elite investors and entrepreneurs to link up.

When 80 people gathered last week to kick off a Web site that connects investors with entrepreneurs, it may have marked a new frontier for Indiana business. By: J K Wall Inrianapolis Star news Indianapolis,…

Federal Funding Opportunity -Department of Agriculture to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities.

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) has approximately $33 million in FY 2002 funds to help independent agricultural producers enter into value-added activities. The maximum award amount is $500,000. RBS requests proposals from eligible independent producers,…

Raising Small Money

Money is the lifeblood of any company, but early-stage companies are too immature to generate their own, so they need infusions of capital from outside sources to survive. The ability to secure this quickly is…

Illinois to invest $60M

State governments are not known for their swing-for-the-fences investment styles. But as capital dries up for technology companies that helped drive state economies in the 1990s, at least one state has warmed to the idea…

Fed agency (National Institute of Standards and Technology) could yield local venture capital

Always on the lookout for funding options for small businesses, John O’Donnell said he nearly jumped across the table when he met Dick Palmer at a recent conference in Toronto. By KAYLEY MENDENHALL Chronicle Staff…

New funds, legislation boost Iowa venture capital pool

Back in the 1990s when he was president of the Iowa Seed Capital Corp., Emerging Growth Group founder and president Gregg Barcus watched start-up after start-up leave the state. By: Beth Dalby Des Moines Business…