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406 Labs houses a business incubator and accelerator. Our current industry focus is on the clusters already thriving in Bozeman such as Photonics, Biotech, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Saas and Outdoor Technology.

406 Labs is a member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) that includes presence from some of the world’s top accelerators.

406 Labs focuses on market research, product development, mentorship, and resource access.

  • Mentorship: Access to local and regional industry leaders in a one-on-one capacity.
  • Resources: Access to marketing, graphic design and MSU facilities

The current facilitator for our 406 Labs cohorts is Pat LaPointe, Managing Director of Frontier Angels.

If you have any questions about 406 Labs, please contact Trevor Huffmaster at [email protected] or call 406-994-4383.

Spring 2023 Incubator

406 Labs hosts a business incubator that helps new and startup ventures innovate and grow.

The 10-week incubator is designed to help those who have developed business concepts or conducted research into a potential new business to create solid business plans and identify the steps they need to take to test and clarify their thinking about markets, customers, strategy, financials, etc. Click here to view the Incubator curriculum.

Program Participant Eligibility

The participants in this program will be business-plan stage teams (e.g. not likely to have launched a formal business yet) who are:

  1. A student, faculty, or alumni of MSU, or a Montana resident thinking about or in the early stages of launching a business in Montana.
  2. Companies that may have received grant funding, but have not yet accepted any investment capital other than from family and friends for this business.
  3. Committed to allocating 10+ hours per week for 10 weeks to progressing a business plan, including 2 hours per week participating actively in online training modules with the other teams in this program, and 1 hour per week working with an assigned mentor.
  4. Committed to developing/refining a written business plan to present at the completion of the program.

Cohort Timeline

The cohort will beign the week of March 1, 2023 and wrap up the semester in May.

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Deadline to apply for the Spring 2023 cohort is February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm.



The 12-week accelerator helps companies progress to the next level and prepare for scaling, funding, and growth. Stay tuned...



If you have any questions about 406 Labs, please contact Trevor Huffmaster at [email protected] or call 406-994-4383.

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