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Reprinted from Men's Journal -
Twenty years ago, Greg Gianforte decided to base his new company in what was then the country's most unlikely destination for a software entrepreneur: Bozeman, Montana. In 2012, Oracle bought that business, RightNow, for $1.8 billion. Gianforte could have moved anywhere. But he didn't. "I love being able to backpack the Bridger Mountains and then eat downtown at a place like Dave's Sushi," he says. "It just gets in your blood."
The RightNow sale proved to be a watershed moment for this 151-year-old town. Gianforte's employees began hatching start-ups of their own. Out-of-towners took notice and migrated to Bozeman themselves — which helped validate the town's newfound status as a tech center. "It's easy to get people…
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