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"Don't Let your Dreams be Dreams"

As we start the new semester at Montana State University, the LaunchCats and Blackstone Launchpad would like to encourage everyone to continue to climb the mountains of your dreams and always be striving for something greater. Let us know your goals for this year!

Music by Pascal Horn

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Code|24 Recap

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Code|24 Recap

Last weekend fifty-one computer science, graphic design, and business-minded students took over Jabs Hall for twenty-four hours to build, code, draw and hack together the programs, websites, and games they had always dreamed of making.  The event, considered by many students as a trial by fire, tested and demonstrated just how much these students could accomplish in a short amount of time.

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Code|24 Prizes and Judging

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Code|24 Prizes and Judging

Judging will be based on a variety of factors, however, for the purposes of assigning scores we will be breaking down each project into two main categories, interactive projects and services projects.  Entertainment projects are any project that is built for the purposes of entertainment such as games, virtual reality, or simulations/simulators.  Services projects solve a problem or serve a functional purpose.  Most apps, websites, and programs fit into this category. 

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Pre Code|24 Update

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Pre Code|24 Update

Code|24 will resume this Saturday morning! The LaunchCats have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks putting this event together and we have a ton of exciting stuff planned for everyone. I would like to give you a few updates on the event this weekend to give you a better idea of what to expect going into the competition.

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LC Venture: Ursa Outdoor Releases New Film

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LC Venture: Ursa Outdoor Releases New Film

Freezing temperatures, fragile ice, sharp objects and long approaches sound like a leisurely day outside right? Not for most. Who would ever think to go "have fun" in these conditions. Lucky for us, we can watch all the excitement from the comfort of our cozy couch this winter as the team at  UrsaOutdoor.com takes on area climbing expeditions. 

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5 Tips Every Entrepreneur Must Know

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5 Tips Every Entrepreneur Must Know

Entrepreneurship is intimidating. The word itself is difficult to spell, but does it have to be a difficult process as well? Is this a rare breed of humans or is it a group of people that figured out a similar process that works? Perhaps what drives people crazy is that there isn’t a one size fits all mold of how to be successful in the entrepreneurial world. In school, we’re taught to follow analytically complicated formulas that get us to one answer. In entrepreneurship, we are taught to question things and go against the grain to understand the underlying process. Here are five things that I believe will help you become successful from my experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs. Let’s get started!

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Good Company feat. Papu Rincon of "four O six"

The evening progressed with Papu giving us a story relating some of his challenges as an entrepreneur and remain loyal to his ideas for a Montana lifestyle. He related to us some wisdom like, “My personal brand isn’t just about what I do” and “you can grow and scale without becoming generic and noisy.”

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