Hard to believe it has been six weeks since I last posted, it has been a busy time personally & professionally. After much consideration I decided to exit my career in the corporate world and get back to the excitement and energy of the startup world.
Thanks to all of you who have happened across the site and contacted me with questions and/or encouragement! The energy and diversity of the Bozeman Startup community is amazing. A couple of significant things have happened over this period:
1) I was contacted by Jake Cook, who works in and teaches about the Digital Marketing space, he invited me to a “startup” lunch at our local library. Our expectations for turnout were low, it turned out to be a great event, with local serial entrepreneur Lance Tinseth providing a history of his multiple ventures (starting @ age 14) and some sage advice:
2) I met with Brit Fontenot, Bozeman’s Director of Economic Development and Warren Vaughan, Gallatin County planner to discuss ways they could help facilitate the growth of the local entrepreneurial community. We had a great discussion & set up follow-on meetings to drive progress on growing the community.
3) Jake and I met & collected a core group of individuals we know to help organize a series of presentations / discussions on topics of interest to the local startup community.
I’ll be juggling my corporate exit responsibilities & the startup world for the rest of this month, after that I’ll be posting on a more regular schedule…