Angel Investors in Montana

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The Montana Furniture Company That Gives Second Chances to Ex-Convicts

Inc Startups

In a small town in the Montana Rockies, Gracie Furniture is generating six-figure sales with a workforce made up of former convicts

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These Are the Best States for Women Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Montana has the highest rate of female business owners. Startup

Mark Zuckerberg's Visit to Montana to Discuss Climate Change Just Got Very Political

Inc Startups

The Facebook CEO's tour of American states hit a roadblock on Saturday, when he visited Montana's Glacier National Park to meet with a climate change expert.

A Company That's All About Pets, People, and the Planet

Inc Startups

When Montana-based West Paw Design can't find green materials for its pet supplies, it just invents its own

Abu scores 25 points; Wolfpack beat Montana at Paradise Jam

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Virgin Islands (AP) — Abdul-Malik Abu scored 25 points, and North Carolina State pulled away in the second half to beat Montana 85-72 Friday in the opening day of the Paradise Jam tournament THOMAS, U.S.

AP-BKC--Davidson-Montana Box

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


Montana man canoeing East Coast missing in NC

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities say the overturned canoe of a Montana man who was canoeing down the East Coast has been found in eastern North Carolina ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP)

A Sports Chat App That Lets You Huddle With the Athletes Themselves

Inc Startups

Backed by Hall of Famer Joe Montana, GameOn wants to replace most of the apps sports fans use to share with their friends

Davidson hangs on for 110-99 win over Montana

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Jack Gibbs scored 28 points, dished out eight assists and went 12 of 12 from the free throw line to lead Davidson to a 110-99 win over Montana on Wednesday night MISSOULA, Mont. (AP)

The Joy Of Shipping A Day Early

Feld Thoughts

I went for a short bike ride (I have a marathon this weekend in Montana so I’m tapering), had some dinner, grabbed some ice cream and popcorn, and watched the first six episodes of Damages with Amy. We get up early tomorrow and head to Montana. Yesterday at 4:57pm I hit send in Gmail and submitted the final draft of my newest book Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneur Ecosystem In You City to my publisher (Wiley).

Montana Drug R&D: Good Science but No Commercialization Funding

Angel Investing News

Read my June column in the Flathead Beacon (Kalispell, Montana) at [link]. Drug development is interesting and important R&D but, unfortunately, very few regions of the world can attract the venture capital necessary for commercialization. Fundable Deals VCs commercialization drug development venture capital

Hate the Curves and Bored with Cruise Control

Life Beyond Code

On the other end, they are driving in cruise control on a totally empty freeway in Montana and they get bored. This is the grand dilemma that many people face – when the roads are curvy, they complain what it takes to navigate all these curves.

How To Find The Best City For Your Type Of Startup

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

Unlocking Your Company’s Growth Engine w/ Conversion Rate Optimization w/ Sean Ellis


If you follow American football with any regularity you’ve surely heard of Joe Montana & Dan Marino. Joe Montana won four titles in his career. San Francisco 49ers Coach Bill Walsh said of the two quarterbacks (of which he coached Montana). Be a Montana, Not a Marino.

4 Tips for Stellar Customer Service

Inc Startups

I logged into our Facebook page and I saw these posts coming up, 30 of them, all from women in Billings, Montana. I started reading through them and the gist was: "Oh my God, we don''t have a White House Black Market in Billings, Montana. The key to outstanding customer service?

Top 9 Brand Blunders of All Time

Inc Startups

When Miley Cyrus's Hannah Montana character became popular, Disney moved quickly to merchandise dozens of products. Hannah Montana Brand Cherries. Branding can be a dangerous business, as evidenced by these particularly heinous mistakes.

CEOs walk a fine line when using a positive spin

Taffy Williams

DOG FOR SALE : A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ''Talking Dog For Sale ''He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. ???? That CEO said WHAT?

Play4Skill Raises $400K for Dominoes Gambling

VC Cafe

Players located in any of the 12 states in the United States of America: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, lowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and Vermont, are neither eligible to open an account with Dominoes Stars.

2013’s Top 10 Small Towns For Mobile Entrepreneurs

Mike Michalowicz

Bozeman, Montana. Makes it one of the largest small towns in the Midwestern United States, and the fourth largest city in Montana. There is no question that technology has given us the ability to get work done. You can work anywhere, any time.

Hey Klout, One-dimensional Reputation Is Meaningless.

Diego Basch

Clearly Barack Obama is more influential in Politics than Brian Schweitzer (governor of Montana). According to Klout, ” Your Klout Score measures your online influence on a scale of 1 to 100. ” I just read a blog post (from June 2011) that carefully analyzes all the ways in which the Klout score is flawed, and therefore meaningless (hat tip to Peter Skomoroch ).

Why You Need to Tell Stories

Inc Startups

This is the picture I painted in their heads, instead of bullets: Think about a customer, like a travel agent in Montana who wants to sell sizzling hot travel packages to an island for all of her local customers who were freezing their tails off.

The Spirit of America

Growthink Blog

Montana. On this great day when we celebrate America, our freedoms and our way of life, please enjoy (and add to!) my list of twenty of why this is the greatest country in the history of the world: #20. Hollywood. Disneyland. Broadway. Entertainment happens here. #19. Red Sox - Yankees, Celtics - Lakers, The Super Bowl, The Final Four. Sports are spectacle here. #18. Jesus. Moses. Mohammed. The Buddha. Religion gets along here. #17. Gates. Zuckerberg. BIG stuff - invented here. #16.

The Fascinating Psychology Behind Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Inc Startups

When I see Joe Montana doing an ad for Sketcher Shape Up sneakers, I don''t think of Sketchers, I think what''s going wrong with Joe these days?" At SXSW, Wharton professor and author Jonah Berger shared what 10 years of research taught him about word of mouth.

20 Business Laws Every Entrepreneur Should Know in 2015

Up and Running

In all states except Montana, there is an at-will work law in place. Are you finally ready to turn your business idea into a reality? As you know, there’s a lot of preparation that goes into launching a business.

Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

500 Hats

However, our role models are Ichiro, Steve Nash, Allen Iverson, & Michelle Kwan , rather than Barry Bonds, Joe Montana, Michael Jordan, or Serena Williams.

Startup Location Is Still A Critical Success Factor

Startup Professionals Musings

billion dollar sale to Oracle from Bozeman, Montana. Even in this age of globalization and virtualization, the geographic area where you choose to live and work can still make or break your startup business.

Random Acts of Kindness – Marathon Fundraising

Feld Thoughts

I’ll be running the Missoula Marathon on July 8, 2012 in Missoula, Montana for him. When you support a family member in need, you’re doing the right thing. The community you are part of is counting on you, and fulfilling your obligation to them is part of being a member of that community. What happens, though, when you help someone you don’t know?

Why Cities Should Help Artistic Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Two good examples are Montana''s Made in Montana program, which spotlights regional artists works in state parks and other vendor outlets, and Louisiana''s Creative Economy Initiative, which turns freeways into art galleries by showcasing locals'' work in tourism welcome stations.

Wolf Wanderings

Will Price

My cousin is a wildlife biologist at the University of Montana. She was trapped in Paradise Valley outside of Gardiner, Montana. Tags: montana wolves He just sent me an email from one of his colleagues about the wanderings of a wolf they had collared. The email follows, but is an amazing reminder of the huge range predators require. Cool story. and so it begins. :) One of my gps collared wolves is now famous!

North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana in April 2015 GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP)

AC/VC, Mamalode, and The Missoula Startup Community

Feld Thoughts

Rob Irizarry and the Montana Programmers Meetup made everything happen – all I had to do was show up and talk. On Friday 7/6 I spent the evening in Missoula with a bunch of entrepreneurs.

Episode 62: Cash Flow and Profit First Tips with Kevin Davis

Mike Michalowicz

In 2012, Kevin also invested in a vacation rental business in Orlando, which was a deliberate move to not only generate sustainable revenue, but to also provide a respite for the long Montana winters. Also Available On. Show Summary.

Soldier injured after parachute failed to deploy

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Army Special Operations parachute training exercise in western Montana HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) AP) — A soldier was injured during a U.S.

Entrepreneurs are Everywhere Show No. 18: Sarah Calhoun and Steve Sims

Steve Blank

The same year, President Obama invited her to attend a White House forum on jobs and economic development, and she was named Montana’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Realizing you need help and learning how to ask for help are crucial skills for a founder.

A Different Kind of Valley for Tech Start-ups

Inc Startups

With a population of only 38,000, Bozeman, Montana, is barely a blip on the map compared with some of the other places cranking out tech start-ups. We love everything that comes with living here in Montana, except maybe minus 25 degrees in January,” he says

Two VCs Interview Me While They Drive: A Transcript

Hunter Walker

We were in Montana for a wedding this weekend, that was kind of cool. I was just in Montana this past weekend and the leaves when the wind blows them, they always look like they’re laughing to me. The Ludlow Ventures guys interviewed me for their Carpool.VC series.

The Care And Feeding Of A Startup


By comparison, Brian Morgan, who founded Adventure Life , from Missoula, Montana, started in 1998 with 16 employees and a decade later was earning $11 million after an initial investment capital of $3,000 spent on a laptop and two brochures.

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Starting (Up) in the Big Sky: Fund Raising Outside Silicon Valley


We had written code for 8 months in our home town of Missoula, Montana before it occurred to us we might need to raise money to launch our startup. Montana photo by C.S.