Early Stage MT Western Regional Showcase – Missoula
- Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
- Missoula, MT
May 17, 6:30-9:30 pm at Garlington, Lohn & Robinson- Western Regional Showcase, Missoula
Applications are open for a new statewide competition for Montana technology companies looking for funding and guidance to grow. Prizes will include up to $50,000 in capital investments and access to a broad group of successful entrepreneurs as mentors and advisors.
Semi-finalists from each region are featured in this regional showcase. Two finalists will be selected to advance to the statewide showcase taking place on September 22, 2018, in Bozeman. There, finalists will have the opportunity to pitch their business to dozens of investors, mentors, and members of the Montana business community and possibly win their share of up to $50,000* in investment capital.
In between the regional showcases and the statewide finals is perhaps the most valuable element of the program… the HyperAccelerator. Regional finalists will take part in a one-week FREE program to help sharpen their business strategy, plans, and pitch with the help of a highly-experienced group of successful entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors.
Applicant companies must be “Seed” or “A Stage,” based in Montana, and have technology at the core of their offerings. Technologies include software, cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), ag-tech, energy tech, clean tech, medical devices, and biotech. Similar businesses seeking to leverage patents or trade secrets to solve large-scale problems around the country and around the world will also be eligible.
Online applications are due April 22, 2018, at midnight. Detailed information, as well as the online application for interested companies, is available online at www.EarlyStageMT.org. For more information, contact Julie Hitchcock at (406) 223-7958.
- Julie Hitchcock