Event Calendar

Previous Events

Sept 29-Oct 1

Bozeman, MT 

A three-day series of events celebrating Montana’s innovation. The series offers a variety of forums with opportunities to meet Montana’s next generation startups And connect with like-minded advisors, investors, and founders operating in the state. This is the premier event of the year to get exposure to the Montana tech startup scene and network with key stakeholders in the startup community. 

Join us for the full three days by purchasing the Full Summit Package, or attend the Statewide Showcase on 10/1 for the grand finale of the Accelerator Series to hear from this year's cohort. 


September 29th

Fly fishing

Join ESMT as we celebrate why we live and love Montana. Enjoy the scenic natural landscape of Montana fishing our famous rivers with some of the best guides in the business while you network with local startups, innovators, investors, and ecosystem builders.

September 30th

Office Hours 1pm-5pm


Founders sign up for 30-minute mentoring sessions at the Sidecar where mentors will provide expertise and knowledge and founders will be able to ask personalized questions and have one on one time with successful advisors, entrepreneurs, and other founders. 

Summit Soiree 5pm-8pm

The Startup Summit Soiree is an evening of appreciation for the mentors, advisors, and trainers who enable Early Stage Montana's efforts to grow and educate Montana's startup community. Sample local whiskeys during the Whiskey Pitch Sessions where you can hear a quick pitch from the cohort companies competing on Saturday. The event will feature heavy appetizers, silent auction items, and an opportunity to meet like-minded people who share a love for Montana and mentoring next-generation founders. Attendees who purchase Soiree tickets will receive free VIP passes and reserved seating at the Montana Ideas Fest on Saturday. 

October 1st

Montana Startup Showcase

Watch top startups in the state pitch to be named the Early Stage MT Startup of the Year. The startups pitching are the teams selected as the 2022 Tech Accelerator cohort and this is the grand finale of all their efforts! Get a front-row seat to see Montana's brightest innovators prepare to take off. 

Attend the Startup Showcase virtually from anywhere, or attend in person.

Accredited investors are encouraged to attend office hours before the main program and attend the Early Stage Soiree and Silent Auction.

Learn more and purchase tickets here.