Bob Nystuen, Glacier Bank Market President, hosted a panel featuring the Two Bear Capital team in their new Kalispell Operations Center, followed by drinks and hors d’oeuvres at the Desoto Grill with Mike Smith, Glacier Bank SVP Retail Lending, and more members of the Montana tech community.
Photos by Clint Ekern, Sky Vault.
CONNECT: Members mingle with companies from across state and Flathead Bioscience Alliance
Attendees traveled from Bozeman, Kalispell, Missoula, Whitefish, and out of state – California, Seattle and Spokane – for the evening reception at the Desoto Grill. Several prospective members joined the networking event, as well as a number of representatives from Flathead-area biotech companies and the newly-formed Flathead Bioscience Alliance.
PROMOTE: xD Bio and Neuro-Id give lightning talks about their growing companies
Whitefish-based xD Bio President Karl Sebby describes his company’s web-based platform where users can share computational methods for analyzing genomics data. Sebby said that while scientists have become good at sequencing genes and producing data, less than 10 percent of that data is actually analyzed due to the sheer amount of it. xD Bio’s platform, Truwl, will enable researchers to share their best analytic methods so others can implement them in their own research to save time and money. xD Bio is hiring a Software Engineer.
Neuro-ID was named a 2019 Montana High-Growth Company to Watch. The company is planning to double their team of more than 20 people over the next two years, half of which will be hired in the Whitefish office. They’re currently hiring for a Java Software Engineer and a Data Science Engineer.
ACCELERATE: Two Bear Capital discusses plans for new Montana-based venture capital firm
Mike Goguen, Two Bear Capital Founder and Managing Partner, center, discusses his vision for a Montana-based venture capital firm to “accelerate advancements for good” with an emphasis on biotech and AI. Other panelists from left to right were Liz Marchi, Two Bear Capital CMO; Haley Barrile, Two Bear Capital COO; Ryan Castonia, Two Bear Capital Principal; and moderator Christina Henderson, Montana High Tech Business Alliance Executive Director.
Watch for an upcoming story on Two Bear Capital.