Regional Showcases

Highlighting Montana's Diverse Technology Landscape

Preliminary showcase events will be held throughout the state of of Montana:

WEST

Missoula/Hamilton up 93 Corridor to Kalispell/Whitefish

CENTRAL

Bozeman/Livingston/west to Butte/north to Helena

EAST

Billings/ Great Falls to Shelby and all of Eastern Montana

Criteria for Entering:

  • Headquartered in Montana
  • Registered LLC or C-corp
  • Tech-leveraged business model: one which uses technology in the core of the value delivered to the customer, versus delivering a service or low tech manufacturing (examples: software, cloud applications, sensors/IoT, data and analytics, medical devices, biotech, ag-tech, clean-tech, energy tech, etc.)
  • At least one Founder must be working full-time in the business
  • There must be at least one other co-founder/employee, even if only part-time
  • Company ideally has some revenue already (up to $5M ARR), or at the very least a prototype of their product in the marketplace being used by customers
  • If the product doesn’t lend itself to prototype (e.g. biotech drug, medical device, or advanced scientific application), company should have research establishing the viability of the product and the potential appeal in the marketplace
  •  Must be solving a problem in the market that could lead to a business with at least 10’s of $millions of revenue
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Just 10 Short Minutes

Each presenting company will get 10 min to pitch their business, followed by 10 min of questions from the judges

Each company will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Size of the problem being solved or opportunity seized
  • Effectiveness of the solution proposed to solve the problem or capture the opportunity
  • Uniqueness and competitive defensibility of the solution
  • Realistic potential revenue and profit of the business over a 5 year horizon
  • Soundness of the sales, marketing, and go-to-market plans
  • Strength of the management team and the advisors/partners
  • Clarity, conciseness, and quality of the presentation
  • Team’s openness to feedback and mentorship

Stay in touch to be notified of the next round of regional events.