New Ventures

New Ventures_ Rocket ShipFor those who have recently launched their business, Accelerate Montana has services to help you in your new venture.

For University of Montana Affiliates:

The Blackstone LaunchPad at University of Montana (BLP-UM) serves members of the UM community including, but not limited to, students, staff, faculty, and alumni. BLP-UM provides entrepreneurial coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for the UM community including financial modeling for financing. To make an appointment, register on their website.

For Missoula and Beyond:

  • The Missoula Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers tools and guidance to help small businesses succeed. Missoula SBDC serves the greater Missoula regional community and is connected to the national SBDC network. To make an appointment, register on their website.
  • MonTEC is a high-growth, technology focused business incubator for high growth enterprises. If you are looking for inexpensive office space, to be surrounded by community of entrepreneurs, scientific research space, or to connect to the larger Missoula startup community MonTEC is an excellent place to plugin. To learn more, visit MonTEC's website.
  • The Montana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers personal, timely advice on contracting with the government. For new ventures exploring sales opportunities, visiting with our Missoula PTAC advisor is always educational and helps businesses decide if contracting is right for them. Government contracts are often difficult to navigate and obtain, however with the help of the national PTAC network, entrepreneurs are poised for a greater chance of successful contracting. To make an appointment, fill out the new client information on their website.
  •  Accelerate Montana's Rural Innovative Initiative (AMRII)  provides entrepreneurial coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for rural and indigenous communitities across Montana. This initiative is one that envisions a Montana in which rural innovators have the support, training, and access to networks and resources they need to create innovative, startup businesses.