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The Montana High Tech Business Alliance has announced a list of 11 Montana Startups to Watch in 2019. The recognition is designed to shine a spotlight on promising early-stage high-tech and manufacturing companies in the state and give visibility to Montana’s robust entrepreneurial ecosystem.

 The 11 Montana Startups to Watch include:

1. Blacksford, Bozeman

2. Cardsetter, Billings

3. Charmed, Missoula

4. DRIMS, Missoula

5. DugalHealth, Bozeman

6. Ferho, Billings

7. The Insight Studio, Bozeman and Missoula

8. My Shipping Post, Bozeman

9. Neuro-ID, Whitefish

10. Prime Labs, Missoula

11. RavenCSI, Billings

  At the request of the Alliance, experts at Next Frontier Capital, Frontier Angels, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center, MSU Blackstone LaunchPad, and UM Blackstone LaunchPad nominated early-stage companies they believe to be promising. To select the 11 finalists, the Alliance identified companies five years old or younger that fit at least two of the following criteria:

* Steep revenue growth and/or are working in a high-growth sector

* Poised to launch high-potential products or services

* Own or are developing valuable intellectual property

* On track to land major clients or enter new markets

* Plan to expand operations or add a significant number of jobs this year

* Have management teams led by experienced entrepreneurs or top experts in their fields

Company profiles are hosted at https://mthightech.org/montana-startups-to-watch-2019/.

“While Montana has long been recognized for its startup activity, more funding and mentorship opportunities are fueling the next generation of startups around the state,” said Christina Henderson, executive director of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance. “Our newest list of startups to watch features companies solving important problems, receiving grant funding and investment, and creating high-paying jobs. We hope that Montana job seekers, investors, and government leaders will keep an eye on these innovative entrepreneurs.”

The Montana High Tech Business Alliance is a statewide membership organization made up of more than 320 high tech and manufacturing firms and affiliates. Search Montana career opportunities at MTHighTech.org/Jobs. Photos, logo, and list of members by city may be downloaded at MTHighTech.org/Media.