Developing Funding Opportunities in Montana

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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…

Farm program aims to boost rural businesses-For-profit companies to inject capital into enterprises

Economic development in South Dakota could get a financial boost if President George W. Bush signs the new farm bill. The legislation includes a new Rural Business Investment Program, designed to stimulate as much as…

Venture Capital: Investors looking at wider horizons

Three years ago, Seattle venture capitalists could walk out their front doors and trip over a hot investment opportunity. But now, with the technology market in a slump, a few VCs are branching out geographically…

Some Venture Funds Taking Root in Low-tech Areas

Venture capital funds, long concentrated in Silicon Valley and other tech hot spots, are spreading fast to low-tech places. By: Jim Hopkins USA Today In those areas, there are now 62 funds, with most begun…

N.C. start-ups get wider attention

Young N.C. tech companies are starting to draw more attention from investors nationwide, as venture capital firms begin to look for new deals in a sluggish economy. STAN CHOE Staff Writer This week, VC firm…

Business students put their pitches to test in Boise- High-powered presenters try to woo experts

Would you buy a computer game that allows you to compete online for catching the biggest cyber-fish? Or would you be more likely to invest your money in a biogenetics company that is developing a…

University of Texas Charging up Efforts to Commercialize Tech

Seeking a smoother ride in your sport utility vehicle? The University of Texas could have the technology to make it possible. But until a year ago, companies couldn’t use it. By: Stacey Higginbotham Austin Business…

Business students compete for prizes

Using tools given to them in their business studies, 22 students will vie to create the best business plan and win $27,000 in cash and prizes at a two-day competition this week in Boise. The…

$100M VC fund for Ohio object of new legislation

Jeff Armbruster says that in his three years as a state senator, he hasn’t been involved in economic development legislation more important than Senate Bill 180. Laura Newpoff Business First The legislation, sponsored by Armbruster,…