Accelerate Montana


Accelerate Montana has Moved Domains

We help Montana businesses to increase their success from those in the idea stage all the way to those looking for global expansion.

The organizations that comprise Accelerate Montana serve all stages of business, from startups to established businesses, and link to opportunities both within Montana and outside U.S. borders.

Accelerate Montana organizations collectively reach approximately 700 businesses and entrepreneurs each year helping to bring tens of millions of dollars in investment capital, grant, and contracts to the state of Montana.

AccelerateMT Programs

The BLP program helps students, alumni, faculty and staff explore entrepreneurship, providing coaching and connection to startup resources as well as running programs such as the annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge and Pursue Your Passion women's entrepreneurship program.
AMRII provides entrepreneurial coaching, ideation, and venture creation support for rural and indigenous communities across Montana. AMRII envisions a Montana in which rural innovators have the support, training, and access to networks and resources they need to create innovative startup businesses, helping to solve the world's most difficult rural problems.
UM's incubator facility just across the river from the main UM campus that typically houses 20-30 startup companies primarily in life sciences, software, internet and digital sectors.
Montana PTAC is dedicated to showing your company how to find, bid and win government contracts. Our team of specialists help make the contracting process clearer and easier so you can concentrate on pursuing opportunities.
code school
The Montana Code School offers a coding bootcamp of full time and part time programs that equip individuals with little or no coding experience for entry level "code-savvy" jobs. The vast majority of students are now in high paying code//tech related jobs with Montana's growing tech businesses
MWTC leads the foreign direct investment initiative for the state of Montana and is the driving force behind Montana Bioscience Cluster Initiative.This collaborative initiative works to send messages to the world about Montana’s strengths in meeting critical location factors and providing intellectual capital for the bioscience industry, provides a continuum of support for Montana bioentrepreneurs and will ensure workforce development programs that align precisely and strategically with anticipated industry needs.
The SBDC network supports ten regional centers across the state, focusing on free one-on-one counseling and low cost training in areas such as financial analysis, business planning, strategic planning, loan packaging, financial projections and market research to help small businesses achieve their goals of growth, innovation and success
The Women's Entrepreneurial and Leadership Lab Women's Business Center program builds educational, experimental and entrepreneurial programs for Montana women to create more equitable, prosperous and collaborative futures for all