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Business Mentors Needed for Missoula Biomimicry Bootcamp 9/13 and 9/14:


The week of September 10, the Biomimicry Institute will be bringing 13 early-stage biomimicry startups from the U.S. and around the world to Missoula for a four-day Biomimicry & Business Bootcamp as part ...


Early Stage Montana Showcase to feature emerging MT Tech Companies plus 15 leading VCs, Accelerators, and tech ecosystem speakers from MT, CO, WA, UT, AZ, and more on Sept. 22 in Bozeman.:


Early Stage MT, a non-profit collaboration of Big Sky Economic Development Authority, Blackstone LaunchPads at MSU and UM, Frontier Angels, Montana High Tech Business Alliance, Montana State University, ...


Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, and movers and shakers! The Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge:


Early-bird registration Calling all entrepreneurs, innovators, and movers and shakers! for the Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge is now open! The IEC awards $100,000 in seed money to teams that have ...


University of Montana AIBL Students Win Business Plan Competition at National Conference:


The University of Montana's chapter of American Indian Business Leaders attended the 24th annual National AIBL Leadership Conference in Chandler, Arizona, in April, and earned first place in the University ...


Welcome To The Finals Of $50,000 Early Stage Montana Business Pitch Showcase - 9/22 - Bozeman:


Welcome to Early Stage Montana http://www.earlystagemt.org/ - where the best of Montana's emerging technology companies get the recognition they deserve. The showcase finals will be held Saturday, ...


Technology companies from southwest Montana compete in showcase at MSU - 6 statewide finalists now chosen. :


What distinguishes your company from similar ones? What is your strategy for cracking into a tough market? What technical challenges do you anticipate with the delivery of your product? How can you ensure ...


Finalists Announced for Early Stage Montana Business Showcase Event 5/22:


Six Montana companies from Gallatin County have been selected to compete in a regional competition for early stage Montana technology entrepreneurs this month in Bozeman. The featured companies include: Alosant ...


Early Stage Montana Business Pitch Competition - 5/17 - Missoula:


Welcome to Early Stage Montana - where the best of Montana's emerging technology companies get the recognition they deserve. Montana companies get their shot at up to $50,000* in investment capital, ...


8 Steps To Making The Most Of Startup Pitch Competitions:


Successful entrepreneurs and athletes have a lot in common. Both are disciplined, fiercely competitive, and resilient in the face of setbacks. It should come as little surprise then that some of the ...


Can You Pick the Winner of the Penn Wharton Startup Challenge?:


The Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship program just held its annual Startup Challenge (formerly the Wharton Business Plan Competition). Thirty teams of entrepreneurial hopefuls were winnowed down to just eight ...


Billings entrepreneur contest scales back to focus more on current stable of winners:




This 27-Year-Old Scientist Has A Fix For Our Pesticide Problem:


The winner of the 2018 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize thinks he can drastically cut the pesticides we use, by making them stickier. By John Converse Townsend https://www.fastcompany.com/40563458/this-27-year-old-scientist-has-a-fix-for-our-pesticide-problem?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=7&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=04272018 ...


MSU student entrepreneurs secure business funding and awards at startup challenge in Missoula:


All three teams of Montana State University student entrepreneurs who competed at a startup competition held recently in Missoula earned awards and funding to support their startups. The students were ...


Judging Panels Announced for Early Stage Montana Business Showcase Events:


An experienced and respected group of business executives from around the state have signed on to provide their expertise and knowledge as judges for EarlyStageMT http://www.EarlyStageMT.org , a statewide ...


John Ruffatto Montana University Student Business Plan Competition - Education to eats: Student startup challenge draws next-gen businesses to competition:


When Jennifer Sheets first presented her idea for a web-based writing tutorial at 1 Million Cups back in December, her elevator pitch - by her own acknowledgment - needed a little fine tuning. Mission ...


The Ruffatto Business Plan Competition - Montana University students pitch unique business ideas for cash prizes:


From a one-stop-shop website for outdoor adventure seekers to a payroll solution for businesses with union employees to a gaming store, dozens of University of Montana students spent all day ...


Minnow Tank Business Plan Competition - 9/22 - Glasgow, Montana:


Great Northern Development Corporation http://www.gndc.org/, Small Business Development Center is hosting a business plan competition throughout a seven-county region in Northeastern Montana consisting ...


Regional Showcase For New Statewide Technology Business Competition Set For May 22 At Montana State University:


Organizations from across Montana, including Montana State University's Blackstone LaunchPad and 406 Labs, are collaborating on a new statewide program and competition for Montana technology companies ...


All are invited - John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge Live Pitch Event! - 4/13 - Missoula:


The UM School of Business Administration with the Blackstone LaunchPad invite you to the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge Live Pitch Event! On Friday, April 13 you are welcome to attend ...


Students vie for $50,000 in seed money for business ventures:


"Each year, students complete hundreds of projects that result in creative and innovative ideas with market potential as a product or service," said Steven James Russell, assistant dean for the College ...


Potential investors will judge ideas from Billings-area tech companies on May 3 and the public is invited- Early Stage MT:


The first group of angel investors looking to back local projects will host a meeting on May 3 to hear pitches from technology companies that believe they have a winning idea. The process has ...


Montana Launches State-Wide Business Plan Competition With Up To $50,000 In Capital Investments - EarlyStageMT.org - Have you started your application yet? Do you know someone who should enter?:


Early Stage MT Brings Investment, Exposure, and Mentoring to Rising Montana Technology Companies A broad group of organizations across the state of Montana are collaborating on a new statewide competition ...


Calling All Creators - "Create Your Life's Work." Innovation Competition - 5/10 - San Francisco:


Increase your brand's visibility. Get feedback from the world's top founders, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders. Win funding that could change everything. WeWork is committed to supporting ...


$10 million XPrize contest looks to usher in the era of real-life robotic avatars:


XPrize contests are nothing if not examples of big picture thinking. Following multi-million dollar competitions to put private spacecraft on the moon, reimagine C02 and tackle illiteracy in the developing ...


Meet the Coolest College Startups of 2018:


Ahead of the Class Student Startup Madness, a competition for student-led tech startups, has chosen eight (very cool) finalists to compete at SXSW for a $2,500 prize and access to venture funding. ...


Debut event: Micro-fund pitch competition tests, rewards Missoula startups:


Hosted by the Missoula Economic Partnership, Blackstone LaunchPad, and Hellgate and Goodwork venture networks, the debut event cut another notch in Missoula's startup scene. The 50 participants, many ...


Polar Bear Pitching: where startups pitch in freezing conditions for funding:


Polar Bear Pitching, as it’s called, is perhaps the most extreme form of startup pitch competitions. Participants withstand snow, ice, and sub-zero temperatures for an opportunity to win €10,000, among ...


Count 'em down: Top 10 reasons to enter statewide B iz Plan Contest by Jan. 31:


The entry deadline for the 1 5 th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest is 5 p.m. Jan. 31. Don't miss an opportunity to s hare in about $1 5 0,000 in cash and in - kind prizes. Get ...
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450 budding MSU entrepreneurs present business ideas in Venture Pitch competition:


It's a local version of Shark Tank. MSU's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship (JJCBE) held its freshman Venture Pitch competition. Four-hundred-fifty freshman students come up with entrepreneurial ...

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