Summer 2018 Update

You’ve probably heard about the new Early Stage Montana program launched in the spring of 2018.  We held 3 regional competitions in Billings, Bozeman, and Missoula, and selected 7 promising early tech companies to move forward.

We got lots of great press in all 3 regions as we try to help these early companies get the visibility, mentorship, and access to resources they need to grow faster and help accelerate the expansion of our tech ecosystem here in Montana.

On September 22nd we will be holding a day-long Statewide Showcase at the Museum of the Rockies to feature these 7 companies, along with several others from Montana and the regional tech ecosystems.

There will be judges and panelists from top venture and angel groups and successful tech CEOs and $50k in investment capital for the winning company.

As part of the preparation for the Statewide Showcase, we’ll be working with the 7 companies to help sharpen their plans & presentations.   During the week of July 23-27 we will be holding an intensive HyperAccelerator program to provide them with some expert instruction and lots of hands-on mentor interaction.

Working at Jabs hall at MSU, We’ll cover strategic planning, business model design, marketing and sales plans, financial planning, financing strategies, terms, and exit strategies – all packed into one intense week.