Accelerating the Growth of Montana’s Tech Ecosystem

Regional Competitions

HyperAccelerator Programs

Statewide Showcase

Early Stage Montana

Accepting Applications

September HyperAccelerator

Billings is hosting 7 Montana-based tech businesses for our upcoming HyperAccelerator.

Entrepreneurs from around the state are welcome to apply for this amazing mentorship and training program, provided free-of-charge by ESMT and our affiliate organizations.

Top performers from the June and September programs will compete for a $50,000 cash investment at the Statewide Showcase in November.

early stage montana

Where Tech Businesses Go for Money and Mentorship

Regional Competitions

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

Learn More


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

Learn More

Annual 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

Announcing the 2019 Early Stage MT

Regional Pitch Competition Winners

7 Montana-based tech businesses are invited to take part in the 2019 HyperAcclerator in June.
Top performers will compete for a $50,000 cash investment at the Statewide Showcase in November.


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.