Universities and Economic Development

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

This event is free and open to the public.

COVID-19 and the Uncertain Future of Public Higher Ed

The pandemic is challenging colleges’ enrollments and finances as never before. Some may not survive, and those that do will have to consider major changes in their structures and the way they teach.

Bitterroot College future depends on complicated state laws

The work could actually iron out a process for establishing other community colleges around the state.

Fourteen ventures selected as finalists for MSU $50K Venture Competition

Finalists will also gain access to experienced entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and numerous business network resources. In addition to competing for monetary prizes, finalists will receive feedback from judges and may capture the attention of investors.

Analysis: Higher Ed Must Do More to Help Rural College Graduates Return

What if American higher education found ways to support students from rural America who want to return home after graduation?

The Blackstone LaunchPad – COVID-19 Resources for Entrepreneurs

The Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars team is here to help our entrepreneurial community at this unprecedented and challenging time.

Montana University system signals support for independent Bitterroot College

“We want to honor the community’s wishes and will proceed in accordance with the outcome of the May 5 election.”

U.S.C. Offers Free Tuition to Students Whose Families Make $80,000 or Less

Recognizing the high cost of living in California, the university will also no longer include the value of a home in the calculation used to determine financial need.

States Move to Require the FAFSA for High School Graduation

If the FAFSA were a requirement for graduation, presumably, more students would complete the form, learn of aid availability and matriculate on to postsecondary education.

University of Montana Team, Charmed, Accepted Into Techstars Accelerator Program

Charmed, a Missoula-based startup company assisted by the University of Montana, has been selected for the prestigious Techstars Boulder Accelerator program, which accepts less than 1% of applicants.