An article in the December issue of Inc. magazine says Bozeman is an ideal place to start a technology business.
“For a number of tech start-ups, it’s the Gallatin Valley – not the Silicon Valley – that offers the best environment for growth,” the article says.
Inc. cites Bozeman as home to businesses like online appointment booking platform Schedulicity, social-media e-learning platform Wisetail, CRM software provider RightNow Technologies, which Oracle recently acquired for $1.5 billion, and TechRanch, a group that helps start-ups get off the ground.
“(Bozeman is) a small town in southwestern Montana right in the mountains with fantastic schools and unbelievable opportunities for recreation, so we have people that come here from all over,” Schedulicity founder Jerry Nettuno says. “People come (here) generally to look for a better, simpler way of life.”
Schedulicity employs 19 people in Bozeman.
“People in Bozeman aren’t agitated and they aren’t in a hurry all the time,” Nettuno says. “So, finding support people that are happy and enjoy talking to customers is really easy.”