the ecosystem

Nestled among the mountains and rivers of Big Sky Country is a growing hotbed of technology startups. Annually recognized as a leader in entrepreneurship by the Kaufmann Foundation, Montana’s tech scene has started to attract the attention of outside capital. In 2017, $83 million in venture capital was deployed in Montana, a 3x increase from the previous seven years combined. Montana High-tech companies generated more than $2 billion in revenue in 2018 and grow at rates up to 9x faster than the statewide economy, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research.