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Workshop Bozeman 2012

Small Business Opportunity Workshop
Friday, July 13, 2012
101 Gaines Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT

7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Sean Becker, Mayor, City of Bozeman
Waded Cruzado, President, Montana State University
Jon Tester, United States Senator
8:05 a.m.
Jumpstarting Entrepreneurialism: A Conversation with Tony James and Senator Jon Tester
Tony James, President and COO, Blackstone Group
Jon Tester, United States Senator
8:35 a.m.

Understanding the Evolution of Private Markets
Jeremy Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, SecondMarket

9:15 a.m.

The Changing Role of Social Networking and Capital Formation
Kevin Laws, Board Member, AngelList and Founder and Chairman, Vast

10:05 a.m.
10:20 a.m.
The JOBS Act and Public Capital Markets
David Ethridge, Senior Vice President & Head of Capital Markets Group, NYSE Euronext
11:05 a.m.

The Made in Montana Advantage: Montana Success Stories
Jennifer Shryock, Director of Resume Manager, Submittable
Dr. Brett Baker, President and CEO, Microbion
Trevor Loy, General Partner, Flywheel Ventures
David Vap, Group Vice President, Product Development, Oracle

12:05 a.m. Startups and Montana's Economic Future
Jon Tester, United States Senator
12:15 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00-3:30 p.m. Interactive Collaboration and Networking
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    A conversation with:

    Dave Morin
    Co-Founder and CEO, Path

    Josh Spitzer
    CFO, Schedulicity

    Diane Smith
    Rural Entrepreneur and Author,
Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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