Rocky Mountain Bank provided a warm reception, exciting door prizes, and free pint glasses to the Alliance members and guests who attended the February 28 member reception in Bozeman.
CONNECT: Executives discuss what’s next for Montana’s high-tech sector in 2019
Andrew Field, CEO of PFL, along with Chris Hamilton, onX VP of Product Management, and Morgan Hausauer, Perficient Managing Director – Technical Delivery, discuss their companies’ 2018 success stories and how Montana can keep momentum and address future needs in 2019. The CEO Roundtable was hosted at Foundant Technologies.
PROMOTE: Advanced Electronic Designs and Zinovo give lightning talks about their growing companies
Bryan Robertus, Founder and President of Advanced Electronic Designs (AED), tells reception attendees about his company’s growth from a solo venture in his basement to constructing a new building in his company’s 25th year. Striving for “Serious Fun, Serious Engineering,” AED is an electronics product development company and professional engineering firm that solves complex technology problems for clients. Trailblazers in the LED display industry, their designs can be found from Times Square in New York City to their own backyard in Bozeman and Yellowstone National Park. AED was also named a Top Tech Employer.
Jonathan Distad, Zinovo Founding Partner, describes his company’s fast growth from its founding in late 2017 to the end of 2018 when it had hired its 26th employee. The Bozeman-based company has found a niche in providing high quality on-shore support for Salesforce for a fraction of the cost of hiring an employee. Distad said Zinovo is looking to expand, including opening international offices. Zinovo was named a 2018 High-Growth Company to Watch.
ACCELERATE: Early Stage Montana jump-starts tech startups with mentorship, investment opportunities
Les Craig, a partner with Next Frontier Capital, spoke on behalf of Early Stage Montana, a organization aimed at providing opportunities and resources for Montana tech startups. Applications are now open for the 2019 Pitch Competition. Companies interested in participating as mentors or corporate sponsors are encouraged to reach out to Pat LaPointe at email@example.com. Learn more and apply to compete.
A message from Rocky Mountain Bank:
Thank you for attending February’s reception at Rocky Mountain Bank. We are proud to partner with the Montana High Tech Business Alliance and look forward to seeing the growth and impact your business sector will have on the Montana economy. We are a multi-regional commercial banking institution that prides ourselves in seeing your vision for business come to life. Together, we can build a plan that is unique to your business and will help you achieve your financial goals. Contact Scott Sehnert, EVP, Market President at 406.556.7616 or SSehnert@rmbank.com; or contact Bob Gieseke, SVP, Commercial Banker at 406.556.7677 or BGieseke@rmbank.com.