Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana

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‘Fund of funds’ for Utah? (Why not Montana?)

Pooling cash might lure venture capital firms A legislative working group believes it might have found a capital idea. A group of legislators from various committees and some state Information Technology Commission members on Tuesday…

Silicon Valley-Venture Law Group teams with local firms in New Mexico to counsel startups

Many local tech startups have found themselves handicapped by a lack of access to experienced counsel for financial and business planning. Two local law offices have inked an informal alliance with a California firm to…

Capitol help for high tech in Utah? Task force to eye possibility of a tax credit venture fund

Utah’s high-tech sector is struggling, especially with its ongoing search for capital, and is turning to the state Legislature to help. The High Tech Business Development Subcommittee on Wednesday decided to appoint a task force…

Portland seed investor Northwest Technology Ventures has started gaining access to $14 million in state money intended to fund early-stage ventures.

After nearly a year’s wait, Portland seed investor Northwest Technology Ventures has started gaining access to $14 million in state money intended to fund early-stage ventures. Robert Goldfield Business Journal of Portland Portland, OR The…

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,…