“In Missoula we have low overhead costs allowing for higher profits; what got us through six months of lean times in the beginning would have gotten us through one month in New York.”

Michael fitzgerald
founder, Submittable

“I work with an awesome group from all different backgrounds,” he says. “They’re the most committed, hard working team of people, and I think that reflects on where we are. Montanans have a strong work ethic — we love contributing to a team.”


“I always knew I wanted to get back to the mountains with my family, so we checked out a lot of mountain towns over the years. My wife and I loved skiing in Jackson and Sun Valley, but we were looking for a really livable community where we could raise our kids - that was definitely Bozeman. We knew as soon as we got here.”

Lance Trebesch
FOUNDER, Eventgroove

“We love Butte. This is a phenomenal place to be raising our children, and we can be fishing, skiing - whatever we want - within an hour of our front door. And, the cost of living here is affordable. We were able to bootstrap our business while still paying our mortgage here, and had the full support of our community. We’re here to stay.”

Courtney Mckee
ceo, headframe spirits

“There’s an incredible level of access and a lack of stress here that frees up mind space and time to do great work…we made the right choice when we chose Montana.”

crisMarie campbell
ceo, thrive! inc

Innovation—Montana Style.

Montana has always been known for its pioneering spirit and work ethic. Those values remain the same today - earning the #1 ranking for Most Entrepreneurial State four years in a row.  This site is a collective resource to help you get your venture started or scaled in Big Sky Country.
Get Started

Find the information and resources you need to launch your venture in Montana, and how to navigate the early growth stage successfully.

Find a Mentor

We have an extensive network of business leaders, financial advisors, and entrepreneurs across the state.  Connect with the person or people who can help bring your idea to life, or take your venture to the next level.

Grow Your Vision

Smart growth requires a lot of careful planning, and advice from people who've been where you want to go.  Find the right information, contacts, and capital resources to scale up without losing motivation or margin.

Relocation Help

Relocating to Montana will likely be an adventure of a lifetime - minus the bumps in the road.  Connect directly with the Governor's Office or local resources when it's time to make your move.  


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Innovate Montana Symposium

The Symposium is Innovate Montana's flagship event, connecting entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors from across the state and nation.  Stay tuned for more info on IMS 2019.


new details on this year's event to be announced

The Symposium is Innovate Montana's flagship event, connecting entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors from across the state and nation.