Bozeman Daily Chronicle
by Jason Bacaj
The past year saw the area’s technology industry reach a critical mass, triggering a reaction that loosed money and talent across the Gallatin Valley, from the Bridgers to the western edge of the Madison Range.
It began with the RightNow-Oracle deal finalizing in late January. Many employees who were part of RightNow because of its startup culture fled the new corporate structure in search of their next project. Representatives from Oracle did not respond to multiple interview requests over the past three months.
In February, two entrepreneurs and one former RightNow employee began Startup Bozeman to help foster the Gallatin Valley’s startup environment. The next month, local online scheduling company Schedulicity booked its 10 millionth appointment on the heels of its second consecutive year of more than 100 percent growth. The company inked a deal with one of the world’s largest salon products and support companies about nine months later.