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"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today! The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." - Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese's
MSU Leadership Institute Presents An Evening With Maya Angelou - VIP Photo-Op, Reception & Dinner, 11/1, Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana http://www.matr.net/ar ... .html
City Club Missoula
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
- Bitterroot Humanities Recap on The discussion on "The Extents of International Aid"
To begin we made an important distinction, that of the difference between disaster and developmental aid.
- City Club Missoula - With bears at stake, ticket offenders: Enforce city ordinance
During Monday's City Club Missoula meeting, University of Montana wildlife biology graduate student Jerod Merkle reported that increases in bear activity near town coincide with apple season.
MSU Leadership Institute
- Tips for Licensing Trademarks in a Web 2.0 World
The web 2.0 world continues to revolutionize the way that companies do business. It offers tremendous opportunities for trademark licensors.
The Burton K. Wheeler Center
- MSU Leadership Institute Presents An Evening With Maya Angelou - VIP Photo-Op, Reception & Dinner, 11/1, Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana
MSU President Waded Cruzado and the MSU Leadership Institute students personally invite you to an evening with Maya Angelou
Come Home Montana
- Wheeler Education Conference Summary - "Montana's Challenge: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century"
"Montana's future economic success is directly related to the quality of education available to Montanans."
Come Home Washington
- Montana Career Opportunity - Client Support Technician - Zoot Enterprises
ZOOT ENTERPRISES, a banking software and services firm, is looking for an upbeat, technologically savvy individual with exceptional customer service skills to fulfill the full time position of Client Support Technician (Swing Shift).
- Montana Career Opportunity - Process Engineer - REC Silicon
This position is responsible for analyzing the production processes of polysilicon for the purpose of improving safety, quality and productivity.
Developing Tech Jobs in Rural Communities
- Washington Career Opportunity - Project Manager - VisionTech360 Inc.
The Project Manager position will initially focus on the successful implementation of research and outreach activities to create regional and statewide broadband investment plans in four states - Alabama, Idaho, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
- Why Oklahoma City Could Represent the Future of America
Eighty years later, California's housing market has run dry and Oklahoma is building river parks. As families gravitate back to the heartland, with its cheap homes and lower unemployment, the migration patterns of the Great Depression have turned backward. "It's the Wrath of Grapes," says Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett.
- Venture Capital's Disconnect with Clean Tech
Harvard Business School professor Joseph Lassiter is making an unusual recommendation to his entrepreneurship students: Spend a few yea in a government job.
- "Are There Any Great Americans Today?"
A real hero looks adversity in the eye without blinking.
Montana Economic Development
- All in the family - Two Bozeman businesses receive 2010 Montana Family Business awards - BioScience Laboratories Inc. and TwoMedicine Health and Financial Fitness
BioScience Laboratories Inc., performs FDA-standard testing on products manufactured all over the world. -- TwoMedicine Health and Financial Fitness Optimizes employee health while controlling health care costs to employers, largely through preventive health strategies.
Montana's "Big Sky Blue" Supercomputer
- MCDC Wins National Award for Helena Project
The Novogradac Community Development Foundation (NCDF) recently presented Montana Community Development Corporation (MCDC) with Honorable Mention for its excellent work and achievement in securing financing for the Peak Health & Fitness project in Helena.
- Highlights from Montana Senator Baucus' Recent Trip to China
Montana's Senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus recently returned from a week-long visit to China to explore ways to open new markets for Montana ranchers, farmers, manufacturers and energy leaders to trade their world-class products.
- Senator Baucus Announces Boost to Montana Wind Energy, Manufacturing Industry
Director of the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, Steve Holland, said the grant will open the door to new opportunities for Montanans.
Regional Economic Development
- Rocky Mountain Supercomputing Centers Introduces M.O.R.E. POWER Service for Optimized Renewable Energy Projects
"M.O.R.E. POWER answers the 'where' question in green energy development by calculating which geographic location will result in the highest wind or solar energy production and the least variance in power generation," said Earl J. Dodd, RMSC Executive Director.
- The New 'Cluster Moment": How Regional Innovation Clusters Can Foster the Next Economy
After a decade of delay, the executive branch and Congress have joined state and local policymakers in embracing "regional innovation clusters" (RICs) as a framework for structuring the nation's economic development activities.
- Five Ways To Improve Your Community's Economic Development Exposure
Where should a community leader start? Start simple and just accomplish a couple tasks and the momentum will build.
- The B.A. Divide
The areas of the rural America with high percentages of their adults with B.A. degrees have higher incomes and lower unemployment than those places with less educated populations.
Funding and Building your Business
- Increased Demand for Tech Professionals
According to the U.S. Department of Labor's predictions for the fastest-growing careers, technology--in any number of forms--is almost a sure bet.
Incubators and R&D
- Angel Investors, Part Three: Keeping the Deal Sweet
Your first round if fundraising has been a success. You've opened your doors, your business has expanded and you're on the road to becoming the dynamo mega mogul you've always dreamed of-or at least get out of the red in the first year. And you have angel investors to thank for it.
- The 12 Worst Train Wreck Meetings Between Startups And VCs You Will Ever Hear
There is NO WAY your next presentation is going to go as badly as the meetings this story is about.
- Mark Zuckerberg Goes to Startup School [Video]
In one of his first major public appearances since the release of The Social Network, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke onstage at Stanford this Saturday about why he started the company, why he moved it to Silicon Valley, and what he thinks about the controversial movie.
- Business Plan Writing Can't Perfume a Pig
I hate to deliver bad news, but sometimes I just can't help it. Sometimes the only fair and proper response is bad news. Like answering this email:
Montana Education Excellence
- Center for Advanced Energy Studies houses new 3-D research tool
"Advanced visualization is becoming an extremely important skill for academic researchers and students in all science and engineering disciplines,"
- Browning, Montana teacher, Sheila Hall awarded $25,000 for excellence
"I was floored. I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would receive such a prestigious award for something that I love to do - and do every day," Hall said. "I want all of my students to be successful and have the same opportunities I had."
- UM System to invest $5 million in university-affiliated entrepreneurs
The UM System will draw from its portfolio of investments, worth $2.4 billion as of fiscal year 2009, to fund the program. The purpose is to promote the growth of university-based intellectual property, said Mike Nichols, vice president for research and economic development.
- Purdue sets its eyes on Silicon Valley
"The venture community is small, and getting to know it takes time and patience."
Making the Most of the American Prairie
- High schoolers barred from college-level courses
The widespread habit of restricting access to AP may be losing strength, although not fast enough to suit me or the AP teachers who have influenced me on this issue.
- More youths with mental disabilities going to college
The hope is that polishing up on social skills, like cutting back on the hugs, living in residence halls and going to classes with non-disabled classmates will help students like Neff be more independent and get better jobs.
- American Prairie Reserve October Newsletter - All are Welcome on American Prairie Reserve
As always, our most sincere appreciation goes out to each of you for your continued support of and interest in this history-making project. Please come visit soon.
Cool Stuff That's Coming
- Reflections on the Montana league of Cities and towns conference
It has been an educational experience and a chance to meet other elected and staff personal from throughout the state.
- Ability to 'see' advances artificial intelligence
The Personal Assistant for Scheduling system, a disembodied head floating on a computer screen outside Horvitz's office in Redmond, Wash., is one of the most advanced artificial intelligence programs in the world.
- Search engines learning to anticipate user's needs - Adding Human Intelligence to Software
The next time you get a helpful search result from Google, you might offer a nod of gratitude to a depressive Austrian philosopher named Ludwig Wittgenstein.
The Creative and Cultural Economy
- Montana Data Center Blows Hot Air to Keep Servers Cool
Developed by a Dutch company, KyotoCooling International, the patented air handling technology has been making the rounds in European countries for the past few years, but Montana officials say it's the first state in the nation to use this heat wheel in an IT facility.
- University of Montana Museum of Art and Culture competing with offer from Virginia developer for old Macy's site downtown
The level of need - and lack of space - has reached critical proportions. Koostra explained the conundrum this way: "It would take four lifetimes to see all of our exhibits."
- Montana CINE International Film Festival "Hitting Stride At The Right Time", 10/19-23, Missoula, Montana
The Montana CINE International Film Festival features films on a broad range of topics relating to our environment, our cultures and our planet.
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