The Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs (MADE)

This program has been retired

The Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs (MADE) was an affiliated program of the University of Montana School of Business Administration (SoBA) from 2002 to 2016. The MADE program provided an excellent platform for many initiatives over the years but the recent partnership with UM's Blackstone Launchpad has allowed the MADE program to be retired. MADE filled a much needed service at the time and the spirit of entrepreneurship cultivated by the group lives on with the Blackstone Launchpad program.

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The following is provided as archived information for historical reference:

Advanced Entrepreneurship Seminar Series

The Pioneer in Industry Award