The innovative spirit runs strong here in Montana. From inventing life-saving vaccines to life-changing adventures, Montanans are known for turning ideas into opportunities.
We are currently ranked number one in the U.S. for startup activity, and our wages are growing faster than most places in the country.
Governor Steve Bullock just announced that June 27 will be recognized as Innovate Day as a reminder of the pioneering work and big ideas being turned into unique ventures by industrious Montanans.
On Innovate Day, we urge you to share your story of success, hard work, and even heartache that helped Montana become known as an entrepreneurial hotbed. Tag your favorite business on Facebook, share one of the Innovate Day images on Instagram, or use the Innovate Day Snapchat filter at the Capitol in Helena, Headframe Spirits in Butte, Performing Arts Center in Whitefish or in Downtown Billings (DoubleTree to Pub Station). Use the hashtag #InnovateDayMT on social media to spread the word!
Innovate Day precedes this year’s Innovate Montana Symposium July 12-13. These two days are designed to promote communication among business leaders and provide tools and networking opportunities for participants. Last-minute tickets for the Symposium are also 30% off on Innovate Day!
The Symposium is Montana’s signature annual event, connecting innovative ventures from diverse industries and geographic regions with economic opportunity. Over the course of two days, insights, tools, and networking opportunities will be provided to further develop thriving businesses and communities in our state. The event’s speaker series will be paired with focused breakout sessions to directly channel inspiration into action plans. The keynote speakers, Dave Morin, CEO of Slow Ventures and Bethany Yellowtail, founder of b.Yellowtail Designs, will bring powerful perspectives about innovating for success in today’s global economy. Networking and social events will make sure the right people are in the room for creating new collaborations and powerful partnerships. Check out the full conference agenda, here.
Purchase your Innovate Montana Symposium tickets on June 27th for 30% off. One day only!
See you July 12-13 in Billings!