Julie has always had a knack for entrepreneurship. She launched and led a marketing business in Seattle, then moved to Missoula where she is now a real estate agent.
full time mom and wife, accidental software entrepreneur, lover of good food, great conversation, vast vistas, cool clear waters, live music and fresh powder.
Director of the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana. Co-Founder of Muzeview Research and Hellgate Venture Network.
Jennifer Stephens is the Manager of the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana. Jennifer is also co-founder with her husband, Nathan Stephens, of the Montana Web Designers & Developers Association, a statewide network of internet professionals. One of the first join the leadership team of MACH1 (formerly Missoula Barcamp), Missoula’s first tech/art/change unconference, Jennifer has also played an organizing role for Montana Programmers and Startup Weekend Missoula. Jennifer was the first Social Media Strategist at one of Hubspot’s top five partners of 2012, during which time she maintained Inbound Certification. She was one of the Missoulian’s Top 20 Under 40 for 2013. Jennifer earned a BA in Journalism from Gonzaga University and an MBA from the University of Montana.