Schedule July 20th, 8:30am-5:45pm

Registration

8:30-9:00am


Financing

Venture

IP

9:10-10:50am

Panel

  • Venture Funding/Will Price - Next Frontier
  • Traditional Financing/Keith Clawson - First Interstate Bank
  • Grants/Nicole Rush - Missoula Economic Partnership
  • Foreign Exchange Overview and Assistance/ Michael Bourke - Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC
  • Co-Op, Local and Regionally focused financing/Bill Stoddart - Homestake Partners

Experiential

Lunch

11:30-12:30pm

An interactive lunch with all participants and members of the Venture Best team.  They will go over three case studies featuring companies at a very early stage company (at the early formation stage),  a company that has been in existence for roughly three years, and a company that has been in existence for five plus years and is doing well and expanding. We will highlight financing options each face, growth issues such as managing people, leadership issues that entrepreneurs face versus more traditional types of companies and pitfalls and successes that have occurred with each group, really relying on the audience and the Venture Best team to walk through and engage in the discussion about each.

This session will be moderated by

  • Paul Gladen - UM Blackstone Launchpad
  • Les Craig - MSU Blackstone Launchpad

Download Case Studies


Labor and

Employment

Formation 

IP Overview

12:45-3:45pm

Panel

  • Labor and Employment/Jenn Ewan, Christopher Warner and Conny Kohler Ruthven - Michael Best & Friedrich
  • Formation/Gregory Lynch and Melissa Turczyn - Michael Best & Friedrich
  • IP/Joel Henry and Lisa Mueller - Michael Best & Friedrich

Wine

Beer

Snacks 

Networking

3:45-5:45pm