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Bozeman venture capital firm eyes Missoula for growth, investment opportunities HomeStake Venture Partners , an upstart venture capital firm based in Bozeman, has hired an outreach coordinator, Andy Gordon, based in Missoula to help grow the organization’s membership base across the state. HomeStake co-founder Bill Stoddart described HomeStake as a “deconstructive” VC fund, one that’s looking for homegrown...
Now hiring: Montana Precision Products is looking for people to grow with company in Butte Butte-based Montana Precision Products continues to experience incredible growth and is on the hunt for talent. The company, which has more than doubled its size since it was founded in 2012, most recently shared that it has 168 employees and plans to grow by 30 percent from 2018 to 2019 and another 10 percent in 2020. Located west of...
PHOTO VIA BETTERROOT Raising the bar: Florence couple's unique vision brings apple spirits to Montana For Jesse Spaulding and Hannah Weinert, the journey of building a business based on the Bitterroot’s famous apple crop began a couple of years ago. It first started with the duo perfecting the art of creating handmade ciders for the business they named betterRoot and then continued last year, after investing in a...
PHOTO VIA PFL Livingston’s Printing for Less (PFL) expanding, plans to add 100 Montana jobs Along with the official groundbreaking of the new 55,000 sq. ft digital printing fulfillment center, Livingston’s Printing For Less (PFL) also announced it plans to add 100 new employees once the center is complete. This is on top of the 80 new positions it has already added this year in its main Livingston location....
This is commonFont Team photo at Medallia Experience 2018 in Long Beach, California commonFont is one of downtown Bozeman’s most exciting places to work, not to mention one of its best kept secrets. Their team of driven, intelligent and passionate professionals is growing quickly, and they’re hiring !  Impromptu team photo from The Work Spot MT’s office visit (only half of the team is...
PHOTO VIA BUNKER LABS BOZEMAN Bunker Labs Bozeman hosts official ribbon cutting ceremony at Zoot Enterprises Bunker Labs is a national nonprofit organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation. Through local chapters across the U.S., Bunker Labs provides educational programming, access to resources, and a thriving local network to help military veterans and...
PHOTO VIA HAZER LIVE / HAZER NOVICH Outdoor recreation draws tech companies to Montana Montana's natural beauty and outdoor recreation access is attracting technology companies contributing to the rapid growth of Montana’s high-tech sector. In a survey recently conducted by the Montana High Tech Business Alliance , it was reported that Montana’s high-tech sector is growing nine times faster than the rest of...
Firearms, alcohol and electronics driving Montana's manufacturing sector Paul Polzin of the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Montana discussed Montana’s manufacturing sector during the 2018 Manufacturing and International Trade Day conference hosted by the Montana Manufacturing Association . Polzin’s message shared the remarkable shift the sector has made in both the number of employees in...
PHOTO VIA GREG VON ESCHEN Montana Made: Technology helps Harlowton ticket printing company thrive Behind a small storefront in the town of Harlowton, located in central Montana, is a company that doesn’t quite fit in with the notion of “small town.” TicketPrinting.com was started in 2001 and has developed into one of the largest online ticket destinations in the country. The operation, which started with...
Butte-based Montana Precision Products continues vision for growth with $210,800 trust fund grant Butte-based Montana Precision Products is creating new Montana jobs in part thanks to a grant of up to $210,800 from the state’s Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund program. With the grant funds, the manufacturer plans to purchase and update equipment and create 31 new positions. The manufacturing company has experienced...
PHOTO VIA BASECAMP  BUTTE Economic development advocates to launch one-stop-shop Butte recreation website To best showcase the vast recreational activities the Butte area has to offer, the Butte Local Development Corporation (BLDC) has partnered with the Butte-Silver Bow Chamber of Commerce , the Butte Convention and Visitors Bureau and 5518 Designs to create a new campaign and website called Basecamp...
Montana a growing part of $950 billion ‘app economy,’ report says The newly released sixth annual State of the App Economy report details the growth of an almost $1 trillion industry. And although Montana represents just a small slice of the industry’s $950 billion pie, the state’s app economy is blossoming. The annual report is aggregated by ACT The App Association , an industry organization that represents...