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Friday, July 24, 2015

MSU Blackstone LaunchPad advisees blast past startup fundraising goal by $285,000

MSU News Service

Author: Madison, Davey

A Montana State University alumna and her husband are preparing for the next step with their startup company, Pocket NC, after they successfully closed out a Kickstarter campaign this week, out raising their goal by more than $285,000.


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Friday, April 10, 2015

Gov. Bullock tours UM's Blackstone Launchpad


Author: Madison, Davey

Governor Steve Bullock stopped by the University of Montana on Thursday to get an update on how well the Blackstone Launchpad program is working.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blackstone LaunchPad helps entrepreneurs start businesses

NBC Montana

Author: Madison, Davey

The Blackstone LaunchPad is a program at the University of Montana. It helps students, faculty, staff and alumni turn their ideas into businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

UM student's high-tech startup could save ranchers time, money


Author: Madison, Davey

Just last year, Walker Milhoan was a typical University of Montana student studying information systems and taking classes in the School of Business Administration.

But the young entrepreneur also arrived at the university well-versed in the ways of ranching, a legacy he inherited from his grandfather who ran a cattle operation in Rifle, Colorado.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Downtown taproom moves from idea to actuality, with LaunchPad's aid

Missoula News

Author: Madison, Davey

Earlier this year, all husband and wife Zach and Sarah Millar had was an idea: They wanted to open a taproom that would be part of Missoula’s growing craft beer scene but offer a broader range of selection than is available from a traditional brewery. The Millars, however, weren’t sure how to turn that idea into a reality. In search of some guidance, they went to the Blackstone LaunchPad on the University of Montana campus, worked with director Paul Gladen and received assistance with developing their business plan, legal advice and finding funding.

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