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MSU class covers how to start a business with little or no money

October 4, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- A new professional development course from Montana State University's Extended University helps entrepreneurs learn to launch a business with little or no money. The course teaches a methodology called lean startup, which borrows techniques from lean manufacturing.

The class, "How to Build a Lean Startup," runs on Oct. 16, 18 and 23 (Tuesday / Thursday / Tuesday) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Gaines Hall on the MSU campus.

The instructors, who are all local entrepreneurs--Jake Cook, Robert Irizarry, and Gary Gannon--will share hands-on strategies acquired from their experience growing businesses ranging from publicly traded companies to garage start-ups.

The course costs $125; discounts are available for members of the Prospera Business Network, Big Sky Chamber of Commerce, Livingston Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Bozeman Association. Read the full description or to register online, visit The course is listed under Business.

Registration is limited, and participants are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. For more information, contact MSU Extended University at (406) 994-6683 or email

Ann Wells, MSU Extended University, (406) 994-6836,