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“The evidence is clear: Data-driven decisions tend to be better decisions. Leaders will either embrace that fact or be replaced by others who do.” Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, from MIT’s Center for Digital Business - "Down to Big Data Business" - http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Lean Startup LiveStream, 12/3, Online at the University of Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- The Best Startup Pitches Of All Time http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Department of Commerce
Visit Montana - Montana Dept. of Tourism
- Montana SBDC Fall Newsletter
"These have been challenging times for Montana and the SBDC has been a strategic partner in helping small companies grow," said Steve Price, Acting SBA Montana District Director. "The network is committed to providing grassroots counseling and training services so that Montana small businesses earn a profit and hire more workers."
- Montana's Winter Playground
Montana's winters may lure hardcore athletes, but you don't have to be one to play.
Arrow Solutions Group
- How Data Geek Nate Silver May Have Mainstreamed "Web 3.0."
For about the last couple of years, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman has been telling anyone who will listen that Web 3.0 would be all about Big Data. Why?
- Big Data Gaining In Importance Among Marketers
"Today, the online marketplace is only just beginning to grasp and appreciate the impact of Big Data."
- Lawmakers consider bill on hospital data
Supporters of the proposal say the idea is aimed at lowering health care costs by encouraging competition among the hospitals.
Highway 12 Ventures
- Montana Career Opportunities - Application Developer, Senior Program Manager, Enterprise Developer and more... - Arrow Solutions Group
As the top technical talent resource for the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains, we understand who will work best for you, both for the short term and the long term.
Come Home Montana
- Highway 12 Ventures sells stake in Everlater to MapQuest
Everlater is an operator of an online platform for sharing travel experiences, and backed by Highway 12 Ventures and others.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Gov.-elect Bullock seeks applicants for jobs
"Montana has some of the smartest, hardest-working folks in the country, and we want them on our team," Bullock said. "I'm looking to build on the progress our state is making with the best and brightest Montana has to offer."
- Montana Career Opportunities - Business Manager/CEO, Software/App Developer - Hunting GPS Maps
Hunting GPS Maps is looking for a Business Manager/CEO and a Software/App Developer. Now is your chance to get in the bottom floor of a fast growing tech company based in an incredible place to live!
- Bozeman, Montana seeking new planning director
The city recently restructured the planning department to include the building department in addition to planning and development review.
- Lean Startup LiveStream, 12/3, Online at the University of Montana
Whether you're new to Lean Startup methods or have been putting these practices to use in your organization, this event promises to educate and inform.
Montana Economic Development
- Muzeview News: November 13, 2012
Adapting Your Service Offerings to Your Target Industries?
The Missoula Economic Partnership
- ALCOM to Open Manufacturing Facility in Bonner, Montana
Fast-growing trailer maker expects to hire 60 workers, grow to 200 in two years.
- Missoula Economic Partnership, council discuss airlines, jobs, manufacturing
On Wednesday, councilors heard some of the hard work that goes into even bringing a company to Missoula for a site visit, much less the whirlwind visit itself, and they pressed the partnership for concrete successes.
- Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century
Greylock Partners, an early-stage venture firm that has backed companies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Palo Alto Networks, and Workday, is worried enough about the tight labor pool that it has built its own specialized recruiting team to channel talent to businesses in its portfolio.
- Maine hotline helps business owners cut through red tape
They got that help from the state's red tape hotline. "I can't even describe to you the relief."
Incubators and R&D
- Blaine County says 'no' to tax to pay minimum revenue guarantees to airlines
The tax would have collected roughly $2.2 million dollars in 2013, part of which may have gone to pay the guarantees on a new flight from San Francisco.
Regional Economic Development
- Stanford's touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself
Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it.
Missoula Schools Excellence
- High-Speed Internet Spawns Prairie Startups
Since the September announcement, a handful of players from the local technology scene have come together to turn the old antique district into Kansas City's "startup village."
- Iowa Innovation Corporation Wins National Award for technology-based economic development excellence
The award recognizes the achievements by a technology-based economic development organization in the development of innovative best practices and effective economic development models.
Montana Education Excellence
- Montana Automotive Technologies - Partnership gives Missoula County Public Schools students training as auto mechanics
"We need the trades," Ault said, "and the United States is weak on trades. We are working with kids who will become our tradesmen."
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Bridger Alternative Program making a difference for at-risk students in Bozeman, Montana
Bridger's staff "is just wonderful," Varos said. "I'm so happy I'm graduating.... It's helped me be an adult."
- Finalists for VP for Integrated Communications at the University of Montana announced
Responsibilities include both internal communications within the University and external communications with the community and media.
- Great Falls Public Schools Foundation awards grants
Great Falls Public Schools Foundation announced Wednesday that the nonprofit has awarded $32,547 in its "Discovery Grants" program to fund 20 different projects teachers in the school district have proposed to enhance student learning in the coming year.
- Montana students go behind hospital scenes for REACH program at Mineral Community Hospital
"We are severely lacking in primary care providers in Montana," REACH program coordinator Martha Robertson said. "We are trying to get more health care professionals to work in rural areas."
Funding and Building your Business
- Five New Grants
- Meeting To Explore 'Light The Bridge', 11/15, Missoula, Montana
During a recent trip to Portugal, a group of Missoulians saw something remarkable: city bridges draped in lights. These lighted bridges were not only works of art in themselves, but they also "lit up" the adjacent rivers and streets, and added a stunning architectural feature to the overall city landscape.
Energy and Climate Change
- 4 inspiring TED videos that medical innovators must watch
TED's entire offering of videos contains some fascinating talks on science, medicine and running a business. Here are just four of the ones we would put on our "most inspiring" list for life science inventors and entrepreneurs.
- The Best Startup Pitches Of All Time
Here are some of the best pitches of all time...
- SizeUp provides high-quality business intelligence so every company can grow by being smarter.
Businesses can benchmark their competitiveness and receive resources to improve.
- State of Women-owned Businesses Reports
In general, America is a terrific place for women to launch a business. However, some locations are better than others.
Connectivity & Communications
- Microgrid Technology Faces Its 1st Big Test
A microgrid can provide power to college campuses, neighborhoods, industrial facilities and military bases, while retaining the ability to operate independently if the main grid loses power.
- As Layoffs Mount, Governors Seek Support on Wind Tax Credit
"It needs to be extended again," Iowa Governor Terry Branstad said Tuesday at a Capitol Hill briefing. "We've begun to see the negative impacts and loss of jobs in our state."
- Federal scientists uncover evidence that oilsands contaminants travel further than expected
Federal scientists have uncovered evidence that contaminants wafting out Alberta's oilsands operations are collecting on the bottom of remote lakes up to 100 kilometres away.
- New WiFi protocol boosts congested wireless network throughput by 700%
It could be rolled out to existing WiFi networks relatively easily -- instantly improving the throughput and latency of the network.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- California Celebrates GIS Day, Prepares to Launch Geoportal
"GIS is the single most transformative technology that government can engage in."
- NASA Plans for 3-D Printing Rocket Engine Parts Could Boost Larger Manufacturing Trend [Video]
Cash-strapped NASA is counting on SLM selective laser melting) to speed SLS's development and reduce the program's costs.
- 'Smart glass' windows the cool new thing
"It's a building designer's dream to be able to change the condition of a window as the outside world changes to maintain a comfortable level of light and temperature inside.
- Paper-Thin Super Material Stops Flying Bullets
A team of mechanical engineering and materials scientists from Rice University and MIT created special materials that were able to stop bullets in the lab.
- Popular Science names top innovations for 2012
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