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Life is not about what you do or how much you make. Life is about the time it takes and who gets your time.
City Club Missoula Presents: Governor Steve Bullock, 7/8, Missoula, Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html --- Silicon Valley company Apttus opening Bozeman, Montana office and looking to hire 50 people http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
Montana Economic Development Summit - 9-16/17, Butte, Montana
GigaPOP in Missoula
- Sheryl Sandberg pushes women to "lean in" - "60 Minutes" Interview
Despite the fact that women have been getting more college degrees than men for 30 years, they still account for only four percent of CEOs in America's Fortune 500 Companies -- and as Sheryl Sandberg told us in March, that number needs to change.
Great Falls Development Authority
- 'Twisted' light could give bandwidth an upgrade
A new fiber optic technology has the potential to dramatically boost bandwidth for Internet users and providers.
- Great Falls Development Authority - Top 15 for 6-30-2013
In Fiscal Year 2013 we helped finance 13 businesses that created 91 jobs. Our loans of $4,164,254 leveraged $12,520,182 in total investment.
Come Home Montana
- At the Big Data Crossroads: turning towards a smarter travel experience
It would be almost impossible to overstate the transformative potential of big data to the travel industry.
- Business Intelligence For Law Firms
Law firms have started to look at the data they collect in order to improve client relationships, maximize costs, and essentially harness the data flowing through the firm for a variety of purposes.
- Big Data Makes for Smarter Risk Management
CFOs can draw upon insights gleaned from Big Data to predict where things may go wrong and devise proactive strategies to get back on course.
Developing a more Entrepreneurial Montana
- Montana Career Opportunity - Development Coordinator - Youth Homes
Youth Homes is seeking a Development Coordinator to assist in developing and implementing efforts to raise revenue through donations, events, grants and planned gifts.
- How Easy Is It To Achieve The American Dream In Your State? Montana #1
Montana is the state where the American Dream is being achieved to the greatest degree.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Information Analyst - Northwestern Energy
The successful candidate will work in a team environment to provide superior Customer Service as it relates to front line Help Desk functions and computer support.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Arts Education - Montana Arts Council
The Director of Arts Education for the Montana Arts Council (MAC) concentrates efforts first and foremost to work with the Executive Director of the agency to accomplish the overarching mission of the Montana Arts Council - to serve the Montana public and to promote the arts.
- Outside magazine says Missoula is one of nation's Top 5 places to raise outdoor kids
Want to get your children hooked on the active life? In these five family-friendly towns, adventure is right outside the front door.
- Web Presence Strategy Development Request for Proposal for Montana Economic Developers Association Web Portal
Generally this effort seeks to analyze and collaborate with Montana's many web-based economic development resources (including local, state, and federal government and non-government) to create a single web presence (portal) with the end goal of providing a cohesive definition of economic development in Montana, simplified access to services and resources, and an elevated brand and web presence.
- Montana Career Opportunities - Java Developer, Database Administrator, IT Manager....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.
- Montana Career Opportunity - Director of Public Relations & Associate Director of Marketing & Communications - Carroll College
The Director oversees college publications, non-print media and press relations efforts. The Director serves as the college spokesperson.
MEDA -Montana Economic Developers Association
- Entrepreneurs Get Better with Age
"The average age of a successful entrepreneur in high-growth industries such as computers, health care, and aerospace is 40. Twice as many successful entrepreneurs are over 50 as under 25.
- Marc Andreessen: Silicon Valley is too hard to recreate
Attempts to do that have not gone well over a multi-decade ability.
- EDA Investments: Supporting Entrepreneurship and Job Creation
What do the states of Montana, Vermont, New Mexico, Alaska, and Mississippi have in common?
- MEDA July Online News
Have a safe 4th of July
The Missoula Economic Partnership
- Parking Will Never Be The Same. KERBspace Demonstration., 7/3, Bozeman, Montana
Find out why....
- BNSF rail expansion good for Montana economy
Warren Buffett is bullish on rail transport, and therefore so is BNSF.
- Silicon Valley company Apttus opening Bozeman, Montana office and looking to hire 50 people
The San Mateo-based cloud computing software-as-a-service company Apttus is opening in Bozeman this fall and looking to hire at least 50 people, said CEO Kirk Krappe.
- Japanese company plans manufacturing operation in Billings
The company recently leased space in Billings and plans to assemble small components that will be used in passenger trains built for the U.S. market.
- Innovation Roundtable - Essentials Of Project Management, 09/11, Missoula
In this roundtable Chris Kirschten will give an overview of project management skills and tools to manage all phases of a project including initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects.
- Innovation Brown Bag Lunch - Where Entrepreneurs Find Interns, 09/12, Missoula
An innovative program at the University of Montana connects qualified student interns with Montana startups. Joe Fanguy and Christina Henderson will explain how students and businesses can apply successfully for this unique opportunity. Students are welcome to attend. Bring your lunch.
- Innovation Brown Bag Lunch - Mobile Applications For Multiple Platform, 09/19, Missoula
During this session Tim Christensen will talk about the lessons learned while developing mobile applications for multiple platforms including iOS and Android.
- Innovation Roundtable - Understand &Protect Your Intellectual Property, 09/25, Missoula
In this session patent attorney Zachary Scott, PhD., will discuss U.S. patent and trademark law fundamentals, including recent statutory and case law developments that impact the protection of intellectual property.
- Innovation BBL - Criminal Background & Social Media Checks..., 9/26, Missoula
This Brown Bag lunch will cover new developments or should I say pitfalls in the pre-employment post offer stage, in the use of background checks and social media and pre-employment exams and the implications related to GINA.
City Club Missoula
- 5 Reasons Everyone Sucks At Interviews
Don't worry, it's not you, it's the strange ritual that is the job interview. Can it be fixed?
- City Club Missoula Presents: Governor Steve Bullock, 7/8, Missoula, Montana
With the 63rd legislative session behind us, Gov. Steve Bullock will reflect on successes and missed opportunities of the session. He will also discuss his vision for moving Montana forward, post-session.
- Idaho, Let Hollister Be a Wake-Up Call - We shouldn't pave the way for new business by steamrolling Idahoans.
"What gives you the right to ruin our lives?"
- Senate saves program that attracts investments to Maine startup companies
The program, created in 1989, is estimated to have created more than 1,800 jobs in Maine since 2003 and helped retain another 5,000.
- Tearing Apart North Carolina's Economic Development Program
Creating a private nonprofit corporation to perform many duties of the state Commerce Department and regional economic commissions would help North Carolina's economy grow in both rural and urban areas, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said Wednesday.
- Initial IT snafus could undermine launch of state health insurance exchanges
Although IT is the single most expensive ingredient of the exchanges, with eight-figure contracts to build them, experts expect bugs, errors and crashes.
- This terrifying chart shows we're not growing enough food to feed the world
It's a question that keeps crop scientists up at night: How are we possibly going to feed the world over the next few decades?
21st Century Education Initiative - "You Should Care..."
- Men are disappearing from the workforce
"The proportion of guys doing nothing has risen,"
- Montana awarded $1.4M workforce development grant
The grant more than doubles the amount of money the state currently spends on dislocated worker training.
- The Keys to Building A Skilled Workforce
From your vantage point, what are the top 3 strategic mistakes community leaders typically make in creating their workforce development plan?
- Stanford online course free for teachers, parents: Helping students to love math
The result is a free online course, How to Learn Math, for K-12 teachers and parents that aims to help them improve students' engagement with math, as well as help teachers prepare to implement the new Common Core standards.
Montana Education Excellence
- College default rates higher than graduation rates
"These colleges should set off a red flag in the minds of prospective student borrowers -- and their parents."
Montana Education/Business Partnerships
- Montana State University professors see research ranking as top priority
Keeping Montana State University's ranking as a top research university, improving faculty salaries and coping with rapid student growth are the highest priorities for MSU's professors.
- Missoula College UM enjoys great support for career initiative from business community
With the involvement of faculty from Missoula College, teachers from local area high schools and input from business, we can expand the Career Pathways initiative to help students successfully pursue their chosen career.
Funding and Building your Business
- Missoula Downtown Partnership to Fly Flags on Higgins Bridge
After a series of flag thefts a decade ago, Downtown groups had to raise the flag brackets on light poles out of the reach of 12-foot ladders.
Energy and Climate Change
- 10 Reasons for a Startup to Skip Outside Investors
Before you become obsessed with scoring investors to fund your idea and minimize your risk, consider the following:
- Talking to angels and VCs? Get to 'no' as fast as you can
Time is the most precious resource you have. Don't squander it by pursuing angel investors who will never fund your startup.
- How to Recognize Smart People for Your Startup Team
People who can help you the most are actually smarter than you.
- 33 Startups That Died Reveal Why They Failed - Condom key chains.
My belief that the condom key chain would quickly eclipse the legendary success of the Pet Rock was confirmed by a simple market survey. I showed one to my mother. "Robert," she said, "these are the funniest things I've ever seen! Get me 50.
- 5 Rules of Relevance Every Startup Needs to Adopt
Great companies recognize that there are now multiple interdependent stakeholders, including customers, business partners, and social groups, who need to be part of your equation since they can drive or limit your success, in addition to management and stockholders.
- How To Use Cows And Limos To Lure Great Programmers
Yes, a cow.
- Small Dams Could Pump Out Big Power, Says Boulder Startup
There are hundreds or even thousands of non-powered dams that could be converted in a way that makes sense economically and environmentally.
- Western Governors Association - 10-YEAR energy vision
The Western Governors believe that, in addition to the state plans, it is valuable to have a regional energy vision.
- NuScale partners with Western states to develop its first nuclear reactor
Each module produces 45 megawatts of electricity -- enough to power 33,000 homes -- but a dozen reactors can be strung together to create a substantial power plant.
- California Announces Private Cloud Offering for 2014
On June 27, the California Office of Technology Services (OTech) announced that it's looking for a vendor for its first private cloud services offering. The agency is prepared to accept vendor bids until August 26, and services of this private cloud are expected to be available to OTech's customers by January 2014.
- Montana Health Care Foundation to Launch with $40 Million in Bank - Possibly up to $200MM with sale of Blue Cross Blue Shield
Under state law, proceeds from the sale of a nonprofit health entity such as Blue Cross must go to a nonprofit foundation with a similar mission.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Buddhist monk finds Google, Facebook might hold the key to eternal happiness
Silicon Valley, he explained, is incredibly influential in our everyday lives and anyone who wants to understand how we're living today, better understand Silicon Valley.
HACKING AND VIRUS ALERTS
- 'Smart' Paper and Antennaless RFID Tags
The embedding method involves chips thinner than most commercial RFID chips on the market today.
- A 15 Year-Old Girl From Canada Has Built A Flashlight Powered By The Heat Of A Hand
Hopefully in the next ten years she can do the same sort of thing for smartphones. Imagine just having to hold your smartphone for it to have enough energy to run?
- Wave of the Future: Manage Your Smart Home with a Single Gesture
Need to turn up your air conditioner or turn down your TV? Just swing your arm through the air
- This app will knock you out and help you sleep
Not only does the app simulate being rocked, it also plays psychoacoustic music that relaxes your brain and produces a "pink noise" that blocks out distractions and lowers your breathing and heart rate - all of this accompanied by steady binaural beats designed to keep you asleep once you get there.
- Doctors 'print' airway tube
Suddenly, a baby that doctors had said would probably not leave the hospital alive could breathe normally for the first time.
- First-ever human head transplant is now possible, says neuroscientist
Aside from the enormous technical challenges a head transplant would present, another potential barrier is cost.
- Montana State University warns 4,585 past and present employees of computer security lapse
"There's no evidence this information was grabbed and taken," he said. "To date, we've not had reports of any individuals having problems."
- Silver Airways won't bid on Montana EAS contract
The Transportation Department has extended the deadline to submit bids on the Montana routes until July 15.
- Car-Sharing Services Take Paris by Storm
Walk down one of the narrow streets of Paris and there's a good chance you'll stumble upon one of the world's most sophisticated car-sharing networks.
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