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The Business Finance section includes information on a variety of state, federal and local programs that provide financing for business start-up, expansion and retention. Most programs require bank participation with equity and matching funds.

Montana tax incentive resources are available as well.

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Venture Capital Resources

The Board of Investments has a relationship with Highway 12 Ventures, one of the leading early-stage venture capital firms focused on investing in the most promising start-up companies in the Intermountain West. Highway 12 Ventures is pleased to provide information, consultation, and assistance to Montana businesses that may be seeking venture capital funds.

The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association includes an eight-state association with more than 180 venture capital professionals from 43 firms that invest in the region. The Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association supports entrepreneurship and investment throughout the Rocky Mountain Region.

Frontier Fund 2 is a regionally focused angel fund. It concentrates on early stage businesses with high growth potential and the intention to exit within 5-10 years. Contact Liz Marchi, Fund Coordinator for more information at liz@frontierangels.com or 406-883-4044.

The focus of the Next Frontier Capital is to partner with mission-driven, talented entrepreneurs to build Montana technology companies of impact, utility, and value. Based in Bozeman, Montana this fund seeks to lead or co-lead venture investments in Montana industries with high intellectual property values.


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