Montana Procurement Technology Assistance Center


Montana PTAC is dedicated to showing your company how to find, bid and win government contracts. Our team of specialists help make the contracting process clearer and easier so you can concentrate on pursuing opportunities. 




Montana Code School


A coding bootcamp offering full time and part time programs that equip individuals with little or no coding experience for entry level "code-savvy" jobs. The vast majority of students are now in high paying code//tech related jobs with Montana's growing tech businesses.




Montana World Trade Center

MWTC leads the foreign direct investment initiative for the state of Montana and is the driving force behind Montana Bioscience Cluster Initiative.This collaborative initiative works to send messages to the world about Montana’s strengths in meeting critical location factors and providing intellectual capital for the bioscience industry, provides a continuum of support for Montana bioentrepreneurs and will ensure workforce development programs that align precisely and strategically with anticipated industry needs.



Blackstone Launchpad at the University of Montana


This program helps students, alumni, faculty and staff explore entrepreneurship, providing coaching and connection to startup resources as well as running programs such as the annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge and Pursue Your Passion women's entrepreneurship program.




Missoula Small Business Development Center


The SBDC network supports ten regional centers across the state, focusing on free one-on-one counseling and low cost training in areas such as financial analysis, business planning, strategic planning, loan packaging, financial projections and market research to help small businesses achieve their goals of growth, innovation and success. 



Montana Technology Enterprise Center


UM's incubator facility just across the river from the main UM campus that typically houses 20-30 startup companies primarily in life sciences, software, internet and digital sectors.




AMRII provides entrepreneurial coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for rural and indigenous communitities across Montana. AMRII envisions a Montana in which rural innovators have the support, training, and access to networks and resources they need to create innovative startup businesses, helping to solve the world's most difficult rural problems.