2019 Program Expansion

Regional Competitions

HyperAccelerators

Statewide Showcase

Early Stage Montana

Following the terrific success of our inaugural 2018 program,

Early Stage MT 2019 will have 3 regional competitions, more HyperAccelerator programs, and a bigger Statewide Showcase.

Regional Competition

Entrepreneurs from around the state present their emerging businesses to industry experts for a chance to meet mentors and pitch investors.

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HyperAccelerator

Qualifying participants attend a 5-day accelerator program with expert coaching and intensive instruction to help perfect their business plans.

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Statewide Showcase

A day of full panel discussions with tech experts and business competition. Finalists present to an audience for a chance to earn seed funding and meet potential investors.

Attend the Showcase

WHAT DOES ESMT DO?

The inaugural 2018 Showcase debuted 7 Montana tech businesses who attended a 5-day hyperaccelerator. Find out which businesses won prize money, and hear what the contestants have to say about Early Stage MT.

Discover what happens at the Annual Showcase.

OUR MISSION

Our focus is on helping early stage tech companies avoid mistakes that cost time and money, and connecting them with the right training, mentors, contacts and financing to scale quickly.

From Miles City to Whitefish, Billings to Missoula, we are actively pursuing new and emerging technology businesses throughout Montana — and helping them flourish.

JOIN US

Are you interested in being an integral part of Montana’s exploding tech economy? Do you want to know about new and exciting technology ventures in the Big Sky state? Can you provide advice, mentorship or some other valuable service to growing technology businesses in the state?

If so, we want to talk with you. Early Stage Montana and its backing organizations are actively seeking investors and other companies/individuals who can make a positive, immediate contribution to growing technology companies in Montana.

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