Welcome to Early Stage Montana – where the best of Montana’s emerging technology companies get the recognition they deserve.

Enter now to get your shot at up to $50,000* in investment capital, and a chance to be crowned the Winner of Early Stage Montana 2018 in front of leading angel and VC investors, mentors, and members of the press from all over the Northern Rockies region.

We hold three regional showcase competitions in May, 2018:

  • Eastern Region: Billings – May 3, 12:30 – 3:30 pm, at Camelot Ranch
  • Central Region: Bozeman – May 22, 6:30-9:30 pm at Jake Jabs College of Business, Montana State University
  • Western Region: Missoula – May 17, 6:30-9:30 pm at Garlington, Lohn & Robinson.

Entries from each region are screened by a panel of judges who will select 8-10 semi-finalists.  From each regional competition, two finalists are selected to advance to our Statewide showcase taking place on September 22, 2018 in Bozeman. There, you’ll have the opportunity to pitch your business to dozens of investors, mentors, and members of the Montana business community and possibly win your share of  up to $50,000* in investment capital.

In between the regional showcases and the statewide finals is perhaps the most valuable element of the program… the HyperAccelerator.  Regional finalists will take part in a one-week FREE program to help sharpen their business strategy, plans, and pitch with the help of a highly-experienced group of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors.

How to Enter

It’s easy.  Fill in the entry form; upload some documents (and hopefully a video) and you’ve entered.  No fees; nothing else required.  Once we get your information, we’ll contact you to confirm we have everything and let you know your business is selected to participate in a Regional Showcase.

How to Attend:

Early Stage Montana’s Regional Showcases are free and open to the public.  If you’d like to attend, please register via the links below:

Eastern Region

Central Region

Western Region

* Capital infusion subject to agreement on terms with investors.