Montana Tech & Tech-preneur Events

Launch Montana is a community effort to provide Montanans a single place to keep track of all the awesome business, tech, and design user groups and what they are doing across the state.  Submit your event to to have it added to our calendar and monthly newsletter.  If you are part of a user group, you can get your group on our map too!

WEEKLY Anime Night OMG!
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Sunday, January 25 at 7:00 PM

Anime night is REALLY shaping up into a highly successful event! The bugs are mostly worked out now. We’ve mostly nailed down a stable routine. Grey a…


Broadband Initiative Presentation to City Commission @ Bozeman City Hall
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Come support the City of Bozeman’s economic development team as they present the final results of the Bozeman Broadband Study and the Bozeman Fiber Master Plan to the City Commission. It is very helpful for supporters of the effort to show up at this meeting and comment on the proposal during the public comment period. This is probably one of the most important decision points of the entire broadband initiative, so we hope you can attend.

Blender Studygroup
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tuesday, January 27 at 2:00 PM

I share what knowledge I have with Blender. Specifically how to get Blender to make 3D printable objects with precision.


Board Meeting
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Tuesday, January 27 at 5:00 PM

Do check out the new listing for this event over on Groupspaces. We have one large meeting the FIRST Tuesday…


Cocktail Hour @ Montana Ale Works
Jan 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come join us for the first Startup Bozeman Cocktail Hour! We’ve got lot’s of exciting news to share and, of course, lively conversation. Network and share with the most interesting people in Bozeman!

Ruby Mini-Meet (Bozeman) @ Hastings
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Following the example of the Ruby Lunches over in Missoula, we are going to start up a couple Ruby mini-meets here in Bozeman. Hastings seemed to work out decent, so we’ll try that location again. No official topic, just talking Ruby.

Computer Security Study Group
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tuesday, January 27 at 8:00 PM

RSVP ONLY! SAINTMEH@GMAIL.COM As usual: For more training please check out DC406. They physically meet in Helena every month on the first Friday in t…


Open Coffee 2.0 @ Sola Cafe
Jan 28 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Open coffee group for anyone interested in entrepreneurship.

Some details on the principles of the Open Coffee concept from the original blog post that got it started:

What is it?
This is an attempt to establish recognized, open and regular meeting places where entrepreneurs can meet with investors (and anyone else who fancies coming along) in a totally informal setting.

The key is a regular place and a regular time – it’s not important who comes along, some days it might be no one – just that people know if they want to meet, this is the time and this is the place.

We want to create some density for people — a few places where people know they can meet or bump into others.

Something that can be replicated anywhere else at little or no cost — though we do want to build a list of all the places (wiki to come) where entrepreneurs can meet and know people might be around for them to talk with.

More information here:

Thanks to Tiffany Lach and Sola Cafe for hosting this event!


Lunch & Learn: How to Fund Your Innovative Transportation Solution with a USDOT SBIR @ Montana State University Engineering and Physical Sciences Building, room 127
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What: Lunch & Learn: How to Fund Your Innovative Transportation Solution with a USDOT SBIR
When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from noon – 1:00 pm
Where: Montana State University Engineering and Physical Sciences Building, room 127

Are you interested in tackling our nation’s transportation challenges?

Bring your lunch and learn how you can tap into the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to fund your research or R&D. In this free session, you’ll learn how you can qualify for hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal funding that does not have to be matched or repaid.

Representatives from TechLink and the Montana Technology Innovation Partnership will get you quickly up to speed on the SBIR program, qualification requirements and the application process. You’ll also hear about free proposal development and submission assistance that may be available to you. Of course, we’ll leave plenty of time to answer your specific questions as well.

This particular session will be focused on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s SBIR program. Go to to view the full solicitation. Topics start on page 45.

This event is made possible through a partnership between the MSU Office of Research and Economic Development, the MSU TechLink Center and the Montana Technology Innovation Partnership.

For more information, contact Phillip Luebke at 406-994-7748 or

Marketing Committee Meetup
Jan 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday, January 29 at 3:00 PM

We aim to quickly brainstorm, design, print, and distribute/post advertisments. We have other marketing projects such as video commercial creation w…