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. The purpose of this page is to help businesses focus in on the programs that may fit them best and lead them to the more detailed program web pages and contacts for additional information.
- Community Development Block Grant
- Board of Investments Programs
- Montana Facility Finance Authority
- Research and Commercialization
- Workforce Training Grants
- Big Sky Economic Development Trust Fund
- MicroBusiness Finance Program
Federal Business Finance Information
- Department of Agriculture - USDA
- Rural Business Cooperative Service
- Small Business Administration
- Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Small Business Innovation Research
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
VENTURE CAPITAL INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
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 link below connects to the firm's website.
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 link below connects to their website.
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 email@example.com or 406-883-4044.
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.