INNOVATE MONTANA SYMPOSIUM 2018

ONE DAY. TWO TRACKS.

HUNDREDS OF MONTANA STARTUPS DRIVING ECONOMIC PROSPERITY.

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Why attend IMS 2018?

The 2018 Innovate Symposium is the first statewide event entirely focused on giving early stage ventures actionable insights to get to market and grow their companies. 

Every aspect of the day - from our keynote speaker and panelists to invited attendees - will be curated for their ability to innovate & create products with a clear market fit, raise investment, and build teams from the ground up. The Launch and Grow tracks will give businesses in diverse fields the steps they need to take immediately, and a plan for scaling in the future.  

IMS 2018 KEYNOTE 

Chris Abele is a businessman, venture capitalist, and philanthropist turned public servant. He founded SteriLogic Waste Systems, a medical waste company which was later sold to Stericycle. Chris went on to found CSA Commercial, a real-estate development company and served as CEO of the Argosy Foundation. He also invested $10 million into CSA Partners, a venture fund that made investments in the Milwaukee area. In 2011, Chris ran for the Milwaukee County Chief Executive and was elected. He currently serves in that position and sits on several boards of directors.  

   

 

Agenda 

August 8th: Montana Ambassadors Dinner 

(additional fee)

5:15pm - 6:05pm

Networking, Welcome Remarks & Unveiling new Montana Ambassadors Brand 


6:15pm - 7:00pm 

Dinner & Keynote Speech. Special presentation from incoming President Andy Gordon


7:00pm - 7:35pm

Ignite! Awards Presentations 


7:50pm - 8:00pm

Closing remarks 

August 9th: Innovate Montana Symposium 

9:00am - 10:30am

Welcome from Governor Bullock

Keynote from Chris Abele


10:45am - 12:00pm 

Workforce Panel: 

Karen Baumgart, Jon Edwards, Mike Preller, Will Price, 

Maurika Moore, Sandra Boham


12:00pm - 1:00pm,

Networking Lunch


1:15pm - 4:30pm

Launch Track:  

Understanding your Value Proposition:

 Paul Gladen, Les Craig, Dana Gleason  

Launch Strategy

Erica Mackey, Jake Cook, Tim O‚ÄôLeary, Renelle Braaten  

Grow Track:  

Building a Growth Engine

Pat LaPointe, Patrick Claytor, Jason Mittelstaedt

Internal Growth Challenges: 

Eric Hathaway, Josh Spitzer, Alysia Andrikopoulos

Brian Mitchell


5:30pm - 8pm

Reception

Our Venue 

All events will take place at the Billings DoubleTree by Hilton.

  • Address: 27 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101
  • Phone: 1(406) 252-7400

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