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Montana Entrepreneurship Projects Wanted for MBA Class

If you are working with, or know of, a startup or independently owned small/medium sized business with an interesting business challenge or opportunity (e.g. market validation, funding strategy, marketing strategy) I would love to hear from them.

Kentucky creates nationally unique partnerships to commercialize academic tech innovations

Gov. Andy Beshear announced the creation of Kentucky Commercialization Ventures (KCV), a new public-private partnership unique in the U.S. that aims to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies.

Podcast – Rob Thomas Knows How To Change a University – The Experience 1 Program at UM Western at Dillon, MT

It’s an inspiring story and it reminds us that institutional change is possible.

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Gallatin College to host open house and live virtual events for 10-year anniversary – 7/30 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m

In honor of its 10-year anniversary, Gallatin College MSU invites the community to a virtual 25-minute tutorial on personal cyber and network security on Thursday, July 23 as well as an open house with safe tours and demos on Thursday, July 30.

Community Members, Organizations Invited to Open Forum on University of Montana’s Future Design – 7/24 – 10AM

“At this early stage in our process, it’s critically important we hear from our external constituencies and listen to their perspectives about the UM of the future,” said Paul Gladen, co-chair of the UDT and director of UM’s Blackstone LaunchPad. “Our community members are strongly encouraged to share their ideas and feedback about UM’s future.”

The Montanan Spring 2020 from the University of Montana

Take a look at what’s happening around campus, including news, the latest from Griz Nation and much more.

With Universities Going Online, This VC, 28, Plans To Invest In Student Entrepreneurs Who Want A Gap Year

As the coronavirus pushes more universities to announce they’ll move their classes online in the fall, venture investor Eric Tarczynski has a plan to fund student entrepreneurs who’d rather take a gap year than go back under those circumstances.

Bitterroot FabLab designs reusable mask thanks to support from the Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation

Bitterroot College’s Fabrication Laboratory, funded by the Rob and Terry Ryan Foundation, encourages entrepreneurial endeavors and creativity by providing tools, materials and time accessible to the community.

Universities Step Up the Fight for Open-Access Research

Today’s deal between the University of California and publisher Springer Nature is a big milestone on the path to dismantling paywalls around academic journals.

Virtual MSU $50K Venture Competition (Traditional Ventures) – 5/27 – 4:00PM MST

This event is free and open to the public.