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Montana leads the country in entrepreneurship, UM study says According to a new study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research , Montana leads the country in entrepreneurship. The results of the study were shared by Bryce Ward at the Montana Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Economic Update Series, which kicked off this past Thursday, August 2, in Kalispell. Ward found that in 2015, more...
Taste of Missoula: International tech leaders to converge for diversified summit Hundreds of the world’s top tech leaders will converge in Missoula next week for the second annual “ Quote to Cast: Teaming for Success ,” hosted by Advanced Technology Group (ATG). According to ATG CEO, Tom Stergios, “We work in this space called Quote to Cash, so that’s our little play, getting folks from industry...
10 best tech startups in Montana The Tech Tribune staff recently compiled a list of what they considered the best tech startups in Montana based on several factors including but not limited to: revenue potential, leadership team, brand/product traction and competitive landscape. Additionally, all of the companies considered needed to be independent (un-acquired), privately owned, at most 10 years old and have received at least one...
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....
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...