I think it is fascinating to learn how or why someone started their company or ended up in their role. I have been so impressed with OnX Map and then learned about "MeatEater" through the app. If you haven't discovered this excellent aid in hunting/ranching, check it out! Both are based in Bozeman.

The OnX Map Story - Born in Montana

Driving west in Montana is an adventure of changing landscapes. The scenery shifts from vast, amber plains of sagebrush into thick forests and mountains. Rivers weave through valleys and elk and deer feed in hay fields.

Hunting entails hiking steep hills, glassing for antlers through trees and navigating private ranch land. This was the alien world onX founder Eric Siegfried found himself in. He thrived in the eastern…

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I am often amazed what is being created in our backyard...lasers and photonics that find homes in Time Square for everyone to see, a bronze of the world at the Chamber of Commerce in Spartanburg, SC, pharmaceuticals to address the Norovirus now owned by a Japanese company and recycled pet toys sold worldwide. 

Here are more Montana based companies on the rise...

On another note, within a year of competing, the top seven companies from the 2018 Early Stage Montana cohort have raised more than $6 million in growth capital and created more than 20 new jobs. Pat LaPointe, Early Stage Montana Board Chairman and managing director of Frontier Angels, expects even more from the newly-announced 2019 program finalists.

On November 7, the finalist companies…

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Published September 10, 2019 by Explore Big Sky

An Alaskan brown bear plunges into a swarm of salmon. For coastal brown bears, fish make up a significant portion of their diet, as they consume thousands of pounds each per year. PHOTO BY ROBERT HAWTHORNE

Bozeman photographer documents Alaskan bears


BIG SKY – It was too late for retreat when Robert Hawthorne, a Montana native raised in the landlocked Rocky Mountains, realized he had misjudged the tide. After spending 10 hours in the tidal mudflats off the west coast of Alaska photographing brown bears digging for razor clams, he rushed to make a futile attempt to return to his boat, which was anchored a half mile…

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