The Innovate Montana Symposium is making its triumphant return to Billings, Montana on July 11-13, 2017.
We are so excited to announce that program for this year’s event is now here and, if we can gush a little, it is amazing! As promised, everything is bigger and better. Two Keynote Speakers, over 20 breakout sessions, more mentors, more networking, new reception venue and new this year- 8 pre-conference workshops on topics ranging from workforce strategy to funding your business to lean manufacturing. Whew! I can keep going, but just take a look for yourself.
Our Keynote Speakers this year are two extremely talented native Montanan’s that have found success and are dominating their fields. Bethany Yellowtail, founder of B.YELLOWTAIL, is a rising star in the fashion world. She launched her own fashion brand and is helping other Native artists find entrepreneurial success through her B.YELLOWTAIL COLLECTIVE. Dave Morin, a Helena native, is an entrepreneur several times over. Best known for his work with Facebook, Dave also found the social networking platform Path and is currently the CEO of the venture capital firm Slow Ventures. That’s not even half of all that he has accomplished.
New this year are pre-conference workshops starting on the afternoon July 11th and the morning of July 12th. These workshops will dive deep into problems facing entrepreneurs and Montana communities with technical experts and first-hand accounts on how to tackle the big questions. You’ll want to get there early and grab your seat at the table for these discussions.
More updates are coming your way soon. Stay tuned!