Now Accepting Applications for the 3rd Annual


Early Stage Montana

Announcing the kickoff of ESMT's 2020 program—Tech Startup Accelerator Series—with showcase events in Billings, Bozeman and Missoula.

Entrepreneurs, apply now for a chance to attend the HyperAccelerator and Statewide Showcase. 

Master-Level Mentorship & Investor Interest for Montana's Tech Startups

Regional Competitions

Emerging companies from around the state pitch their business plans to industry experts for a chance to to garner attention from
potential investors and gain access to free training and mentoring from the state’s leading experts in tech and entrepreneurship.

Find a Pitch Competition


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

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Annual Statewide Showcase

Come for the networking, stay for the competition. Finalists from the HyperAccelerator program present to an audience for a chance to earn seed funding and meet potential investors.

Attend the Showcase


7 Montana tech companies who attended the 5-day Hyperaccelerator in 2018 have since raised over $6M in growth capital and created over 20 jobs in our state’s high tech ecosystem.



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.


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.

Early Stage MT’s 2019

Program Recipients

14 Montana-based tech businesses are invited to take part in our HyperAccelerator program.