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Workshop Missoula 2011

Small Business Opportunity Workshop
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
University Center Theater at The University of Montana
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8:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
Royce Engstrom, President, The University of Montana
Missoula Mayor John Engen
U.S. Senator Jon Tester
8:15 a.m.
Keynote: Entrepreneurship: Nature or Nurture?
Dr. Michael Braun, Associate Professor of Management and Marketing, The University of Montana
8:55 a.m.
Panel 1: Resources in Your Backyard
Dave Glaser, President, Montana Community Development Corporation
David Opitz, Big Sky Angel Network
Liz Marchi, Fund Coordinator, Frontier Angel Fund
Tom Swenson, President, Bank of Montana
9:40 a.m.
Break/Booth Visits
10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: Big Sky and the Clouds
Sean Thompson, Managing Director, Microsoft
10:40 a.m.
Panel 2: Montana Small Business Success Stories
Will Schmautz, Nomad Technologies
Charlie Beaton, Big Dipper Ice Cream
Jimmie Doolan and Essie Etchingham, Hummingbird Café
Dr. Alex Philp, GCS Research
Mike Sparr, Goomzee
11:30 a.m.
Break/Booth Visits
11:50 a.m.
Presentations: Social Media Strategies
Corey Owens, Facebook
Matthew Yalowitz, Google
12:50 p.m.
Concluding Remarks
U.S. Senator Jon Tester
Office Contact Information

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