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Montana Tech Participates in 10,000 Hours Montana Project

October 27, 2015 - MontanaTech News

Montana Tech is participating in the kick-off of the 10,000 Hours Montana Project (aka 10kHrsMT) on the Montana State University campus today... Read More


Man stresses bringing people back to state

June 17, 2015 - By Mike Francingues, Sidney Herald

Tech entrepreneur and possible gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte has been a proud Montanan for some 20 years, and is working to make it easier for Montanans to stay in their beloved state to work.... Read More


Bozeman entrepreneur discusses telecommuting jobs and entrepreneurship opportunities in Billings

June 15, 2015 - By Pat Gooden, MTN News

BILLINGS - Bozeman entrepreneur, Greg Gianforte was in Billings Monday to discuss his mission to bring home Montanans who may have left the state for higher paying jobs.  As part of his 30-Event: "Bring our Families Back" tour, the RightNow Technologies founder met with several business leaders at the Billings Chamber of Commerce to share his telecommuting experience.... Read More


Gianforte recruiting business back to Montana

June 15, 2015 - By Tom Lutey, Billings Gazette

Tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte has a message for Billings business leaders: Recruiting businesses to town is so yesterday; recruiting telecommuters is the better bet.  Gianforte, who grew a $1 billion tech company from scratch in Bozeman, told a Billings economic roundtable... Read More


Greg Gianforte, Founder of RightNow Technologies, Stops by Billings to Wrap Up His 30-Event Tour

June 15, 2015 - By Tracy Smith, KULR News

BILLINGS - The Billings Chamber of Commerce hosts "Bring Our Families Back" Tour, which promotes telecommunication jobs in Montana to encourage our college graduates to come back home. Gianforte said promoting telecommunications and entrepreneurship will remove geography as a constraint, allowing graduates to live virtually anywhere in Montana and work for Fortune 500 companies with global client-bases.... Read More


Local businesses hold roundtable meeting

June 10, 2015 - By Alex Violo, Clark Fork Valley Press

PLAINS – Members of the Plains business community attended a roundtable discussion emphasizing Telecommuting and the prospects of bringing high-paying jobs to Montana last week.  The discussion, led by Greg Gianforte of Bozeman, centered on telecommuting, a work arrangement where employees work remotely, utilizing an internet connection to accomplish many of the tasks once performed in a traditional office setting.... Read More


Speaker to promote keeping young people in state during presentation

June 10, 2015 - By Bill Vander Weele, Sidney Herald

With the hope of keeping more Montanans here and also bringing them back to the state, Greg Gianforte will present his “Bring Our Families Back” presentation in Sidney Thursday.... Read More


Gianforte brings telecommuting message to Great Falls

June 10, 2015 - By Shannon Newth, KXLH.com

GREAT FALLS - "Telecommuting isn't just for techies."  That's what Greg Gianforte, founder of RightNow Technologies in Bozeman, told a group of business and community leaders during a roundtable discussion in Great Falls Tuesday evening. It's part of a... Read More


Bozeman businessman touts telecommuting as key to economic development in Montana

June 9, 2015 - By Michael Howell, Bitterroot Star

Montana is perfect for telecommuting, and telecommuting is perfect for Montana, tech Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte was in Hamilton last week as part of a statewide tour promoting his economic development efforts aimed at bringing young college graduates who have found high paying jobs elsewhere in the country and the world back to Montana... Read More


Gianforte promotes telecommuting as way to bring back MT grads

June 9, 2015 - By Kristen Inbody, Great Falls Tribune

Montana is perfect for telecommuting, and telecommuting is perfect for Montana, tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte said Tuesday at a roundtable event at the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce.... Read More


Gianforte, 'not a candidate,' talks telecommuting at Butte Chamber

June 7, 2015 - By David McCumber, The Montana Standard

Greg Gianforte, the Bozeman tech tycoon who says he's giving "serious consideration" to becoming a GOP candidate for governor, came to Butte Friday and extolled the economic and family benefits of getting people to move to Montana — and bring their jobs with them... Read More


Montanans: Come Home, And Bring Your Job With You

June 1, 2015 - By Eric Whitney, Montana Public Radio

Bozeman technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte is asking Montanans who live out of state to come home, and to bring their high paying jobs with them.... Read More


"Bring Your Families Back" job campaign stops in Missoula

June 1, 2015 - By Don Fisher, KPAX.com

MISSOULA -A Bozeman entrepreneur is trying to lure Montana natives who may have left the state in search of higher paying jobs back to the the Treasure State through telecommuting... Read More


Business leader pitches telecommuting as way to bring jobs to Montana

June 1, 2015 - Lake County Leader

Greg Gianforte, founder of RightNow Technologies in Bozeman, announced today his “Bring our Families Back Tour” to discuss the opportunity for recruiting families back to Montana by highlighting the growth of telecommuting.... Read More


Gianforte visits Missoula to launch statewide promotion of telecommuting

June 1, 2015 - By David Erickson, The Missoulian

Greg Gianforte announces his two week "Bring Our Families Back Tour" at the Montana Technology Enterprise Center on Monday.... Read More


With Gift From Gianforte Family Foundation, Codemontana Finds New Home At Montana Tech

May 5, 2015 - Fairfield Sun Times

BUTTE, MT CodeMontana, a program comprising of over 1,200 junior high and high school students across Montana will now be administered by Montana Tech..... Read More


Gianforte donates $220,000 as computer-science program moves to Montana Tech

April 30, 2015 - By David McCumber, The Montana Standard

Montana Tech is primed to mine an emerging resource across Montana -– young minds eager to learn computer science. The result could mean economic paydirt for Butte and the state.  Tuesday, Montana Tech announced that CodeMontana, a program introducing computer coding to junior high and high school students across the state, will now be... Read More


CodeMontana to move to mining city

April 29, 2015 - By John Emeigh, KBZK

BUTTE - A high-tech education program is relocating to Butte soon.  Bozeman businessman Greg Gianforte announced the relocation of CodeMontana to the Mining City on Tuesday..... Read More


Montana Tech new home to CodeMontana

April 28, 2015 - By Jacqueline Gedeon, NBC Montana

 BUTTE - Montana Tech will now be home to the CodeMontana program, which is made up of 1,200 junior high and high school students across the state.... Read More


$1M Grant to Boost Tech Teaching at MSU

March 4, 2015 - By Brooke Boone, MTN News Bozeman

 BOZEMAN - A big donation is expected to boost the number of computer science graduates at Montana State University.  A $1 million gift was announced earlier this week, and reporter Brooke Boone found out why the donation was made - and how it will be used...Read More


Montana State Receives $1 Million Donation For Computer Science

March 3, 2015 - Associated Press, Flathead Beacon

 — Greg Gianforte, the founder of RightNow Technologies, is donating $1 million to Montana State University to help the school educate and graduate more computer science majors...Read More


MSU's Computer Science Program Receives Large Donation

March 2, 2015 - By Spencer Conlin, ABC Fox Montana

The computer science students at Montana State University could soon be seeing changes to their department following a generous $1 million donation. This gift comes from the Gianforte Family Foundation in an effort to increase the number of graduates of computer science...Read More


Montana State Receives $1 Million Donation For Computer Science

March 2, 2015 - Associated Press, The State (South Carolina's Homepage)

 — Greg Gianforte, the founder of RightNow Technologies, is donating $1 million to Montana State University to help the school educate and graduate more computer science majors...Read More


Gianforte Family Foundation To Give MSU $1 Million in Effort to Boost Numbers of Computer Science Graduates For Montana Tech Industry

March 2, 2015 - MSU News Service

BOZEMAN -Greg Gianforte announced Monday that The Gianforte Family Foundation will give $1 million to Montana State University's College of Engineering and Computer Science Department in an effort to help educate and graduate greater numbers of computer science majors...Read More


Montana State Receives $1 million from Gianforte Family Foundation for Computer Science

March 2, 2015 - Daily Journal

BOZEMAN, Montana — Greg Gianforte, the founder of RightNow Technologies, is donating $1 million to Montana State University to help the school educate and graduate more computer science majors...Read More


Gianforte Gives MSU $1 Million To Boost Number of Computer Science Grads

March 2, 2015 - KBZK

BOZEMAN -Greg Gianforte announced Monday that The Gianforte Family Foundation will give $1 million to Montana State University's College of Engineering and Computer Science Department in an effort to help educate and graduate greater numbers of computer science majors...Read More


Montana State Receives $1 Million Donation For Computer Science

March 2, 2015 - Associated Press, The San Luis Obispo Tribune

 — Greg Gianforte, the founder of RightNow Technologies, is donating $1 million to Montana State University to help the school educate and graduate more computer science majors... Read More


Gianfortes Give MSU $1 Million to Boost Computer Science

March 2, 2015 - By Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

High-tech entrepreneur Greg Gianforte and Montana State University announced Monday that the Gianforte Family Foundation is giving $1 million to help hire computer science professors and to expand classroom space for computer science.... Read More


Starting Up From Scratch

February 23, 2015 - By Dillon Tabish, Flathead Beacon

Less than $50,000.  There are vehicle loans larger than the amount of money Greg Gianforte started with when he founded RightNow Technologies in a spare bedroom in his Bozeman home in 1997.... Read More


Study: Montana's high tech industry is thriving

February 22, 2015 - Associated Press, The Washington Times

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana’s high-tech industries are booming, and the growth isn’t showing signs of stopping, a new study reports.  The study by the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research showed that wages in those industries are twice the... Read More


Study: Montana's high tech industry is thriving

February 22, 2015 - By Alexander Deedy, Independent Record

At the end of 2014, eight months after the Montana High Tech Business Alliance was formed, the organization hoped to have 50 members. As of mid-February, it had 143... Read More


Investments in higher ed paying off for Montana

February 21, 2015 - By Kristen Cates, Great Falls Tribune

In the last couple of years huge investments have been made in Montana's universities through private individuals and state agencies for specific job-training programs – proving that high-quality jobs are attainable for Montana graduates... Read More


Report Shows Growth in Montana's Tech Industry

February 18, 2015 - By Paige Sedgewick, NBC Montana

A University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research survey commissioned by the Montana High Tech Business Alliance (MHTBA) found a boost in Montana’s tech and manufacturing industry... Read More


High Tech Businesses Give Big Economic Boost

February 18, 2015 - By Matt Hoffman, The Montana Standard

Butte’s mining jobs pay some of the best wages in the state. But there’s another growing sector in southwest Montana that packs an economic punch... Read More


High Tech Jobs Booming in Montana

February 17, 2015 - By Judy Slate, KBZK

A new report shows high tech businesses are booming in Montana. Bozeman is home to many high tech companies, including Montana Instruments which specializes in Cold Science ... Read More


Study: Montana high tech industry growing fast

February 17, 2015 - By Daniel DeMay, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

The high tech and manufacturing industry is growing fast in Montana, accounting for a fair percentage of revenue and wages, and companies included in a study released Tuesday say they only expect it to grow faster.... Read More


UM report: High-tech sector leads state in economic growth, wages

February 17, 2015 - By Martin Kidston, Ravalli Republic

The 143 members of the Montana High Tech Business Alliance pay their employees an average of more than $50,000 a year, and together the companies combined for more than $632 million in sales in 2014... Read More


Gianforte to Speak at Flathead Area Young Professionals Luncheon

February 3, 2015 - Flathead Beacon

Former software company executive Greg Gianforte will be the keynote speaker at a luncheon for Flathead Area Young Professionals this month.... Read More


$500K in scholarships offered to manufacturing and energy students

December 19, 2014 - By Alexander Deedy, Independent Record

The Gianforte Family Foundation announced on Thursday $500,000 worth of scholarships for students who enroll in manufacturing and energy industry programs at two-year colleges in Montana... Read More


Gianforte foundation funds scholarship for Montana two-year college students

December 18, 2014 - Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Students who train for manufacturing, welding and energy industry jobs at Montana’s two-year colleges can get half their tuition paid through a new scholarship created by a $500,000 donation from the Gianforte Family Foundation.... Read More


Gianforte donates $500K for two-year college scholarships in Montana

December 18, 2014 - KTVQ.com/MTN News

Students who enroll in manufacturing and energy industry programs at two-year colleges in Montana will have up to $500,000 worth of scholarships available to them over the next two years thanks to a donation from the Gianforte Family Foundation... Read More


Gianforte gifts $500,000 for two-year college scholarships

December 18, 2014 - By Kristen Cates, Great Falls Tribune

Low-income and military veterans seeking training from manufacturing and industrial jobs via Montana's two-year colleges will now have some help through a gift from the Gianforte Family Foundation... Read More


Interest-free loans for Montana entrepreneurs get a boost

December 9, 2014 - KBZK.com/MTN News

Bootstrap Montana has received $50,000 in new funding from the Gianforte Family Foundation, increasing to more than $100,000 the amount available to provide... Read More and watch the live interview


MSU’s business and engineering colleges partner with Gianforte Family Foundation to expand Bootstrap Montana entrepreneurial loan program

December 9, 2014 - MSU News

Bootstrap Montana has received $100,000 in new funding from the Gianforte Family Foundation and friends and alumni of Montana State University’s colleges of business and engineering to... Read More


Code Montana Program sees results in its second year

November 23, 2014 - KPAX.com/MTN News

Look around where you are. Computers are a part of almost all of our everyday lives. Every one of those computers must have someone program them. Up until recently... Read More


Non-Profit provides school choice program for Montana

November 20, 2014 - By John Sherer, MTN News

There's no school choice program in Montana, so a Bozeman businessman has teamed up with a Denver non-profit to make a private school education possible for low income families in the state... Read More


Entrepreneur taking Carroll students out of the classroom and into real life

November 15, 2014 - By Alex Clark, KXLH.com

With colleges at the midway point of their semesters classes can become a little too routine, and Carroll College is changing that... Read More


Greg Gianforte: Engineer, Entrepreneur, And Christian

October 14, 2014 - Home Ground Radio Interview with Brian Kahn

Listen to the interview here.


CodeMontana offering college credit

July 28, 2014 - Bozeman Daily Chronicle

A program aimed at teaching computer programming to Montana high school students is now offering college credit to participants... Read More


CodeMontana offers college credit through Montana Tech

July 25, 2014 - By Alexander Deedy, Independent Record

Juniors and seniors in high school who participate in CodeMontana this year will be able to receive college credit through... Read More


CodeMontana: Teens can now get college credit for coding

July 24, 2014 - By Lauren Maschmedt, NBC Montana/KTVM News

A computer programming organization for middle and high school students announced it's partnered with Montana Tech so students can earn ... Read More


Face the State - Greg Gianforte

May 2, 2014 - KTVQ/MTN News

Watch the TV interview here.


Entrepreneur sees Flathead’s business potential

April 1, 2014 - By Lynnette Hintze, The Daily Inter Lake

When serial software entrepreneur Greg Gianforte started RightNow Technologies in Bozeman 17 years ago, the naysayers told him all... Read More


Contentment and satisfaction with work and life: Greg Gianforte at TEDxBozeman

March 21, 2014 - TEDx Talks

Watch the video here.


Gianforte launches business plan for Montana

February 24, 2014 - By Jason Bacaj, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

After touring the state for six weeks touting a business plan for Montana, Greg Gianforte announced the formal start of ... Read More


Gianforte unveils website for high-tech development plan

February 24, 2014 - By Mike Dennison, Gazette State Bureau

Greg Gianforte, who co-founded the Bozeman software firm that he sold to Oracle Corp. for $1.8 billion, has unveiled a website to promote... Read More


Bozeman High students learn Joy and Beauty of Computing

February 20, 2014 - By Gail Schontzler, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Programming a computer to do what you want, says John Paxton, can be as exciting as getting a magic wand to work... Read More


Bozeman seminar focuses on future of Montana entrepreneurial economy

February 5, 2014 - By Jason Bacaj, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

For all the practiced and corny jokes in economist Pat Barkey’s repertoire, he knew the record turnout around the state for the... Read More


Missoula industries growing, but slowly, experts say in economic forecast

February 1, 2014 - Missoulian

Missoula’s industries are growing for the most part, but that growth will be slow, experts told about 400 people who attended... Read More


Tech renaissance in Montana possible, RightNow founder says

February 1, 2014 - By Derek Brouwer, Independent Record

There could be another gold rush in the state’s future, one that promises to raise wages for... Read More


High-tech jobs can boost Montana, speaker says at economic forecast

January 31, 2014 - By Alice Miller, Missoulian

Despite the growth of industries statewide, Montana’s labor market remains lackluster.  And the nation actually has seen... Read More

Gianforte funds efforts to bring more computer science students to MSU 

October 3, 2013 - By Sepp Jannotta, MSU News Service

RightNow Technologies founder Greg Gianforte has pledged to give Montana State University more than $200,000 over three years to initiate... Read More

CodeMontana Announcement at Montana Jobs Summit

September 17, 2013 - Montana Jobs Summit
 
Watch the announcement here.


Greg Gianforte On Fox Business

April, 2011 - Fox Business

Watch the TV interview here.

Start With Nothing

February 1, 2002 - By Emily Barker, Inc. Magazine

Greg Gianforte thinks he knows the single best way to launch a business. Here's his secret: "Bootstrap it."... Read More