BOZEMAN, Mont. — Americans for Prosperity Foundation announced today that Greg Gianforte — the engineer, businessman, philanthropist and activist responsible for founding both RightNow Technologies and Better Montana Jobs — will keynote its September 17th “Passion to Profit” workshop, which has been in planning for weeks, at Montana State University from 7PM to 9PM. Attendees will hear from Gianforte and local entrepreneurs about how they turned their passion into a thriving business and learn how they too can live out their own vision of the American Dream.
Members of the media can request credentials by emailing Calvin Moore at CMoore@AFPhq.org
Americans for Prosperity Foundation Montana State Director David Herbst had the following to say:
“Gianforte is no doubt an important member of our community who has created thousands of jobs and grown his dream into a thriving reality. We’re excited to have Greg Gianforte come and share with us his insights to how we can all grow our businesses, better our communities, and live out our personal vision of the American Dream.”
“This is the first in a series of three monthly ‘Passion to Profit’ workshops where we will be sharing with Montanans everywhere the keys to entrepreneurialism, innovation and inspiring those in our communities to turn their dreams into the businesses that create jobs and enrich our communities.”
Gianforte will be joined by others who will share technical resources, testimonial, insight, and inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs.
On The Speaker
Greg Gianforte is a successful businessman and active mentor of Montana entrepreneurs. Greg and wife, Susan, founded RightNow Technologies in Bozeman in 1997 in an extra bedroom of their home. The company quickly grew to more than 1,100 employees worldwide. RightNow was the largest commercial employer in Bozeman and the only publicly traded technology company headquartered in Montana before being purchased by Oracle in 2012.
Greg’s passion has always been in creating jobs and helping people to live out their dream. In 2014, Greg founded Better Montana Jobs, an organization that promotes high-paying jobs, assists entrepreneurs and prepares Montanans for career growth. In addition to running this organization, he spends his time mentoring Montana entrepreneurs, doing philanthropic work through the Gianforte Family Foundation and serving on various boards of local and national for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.
On Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Bridge to Wellbeing Program
Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s Bridge to Wellbeing programs help people and communities improve their own quality of life and enjoy greater wellbeing while coming to a deeper understanding of the importance of a free society. People attend programs with expert coaches and attain educational information in four key areas: Everyday Affordability, Health & Lifestyle, Opportunity and Community. The Bridge to Wellbeing team is dedicated to educating people on the value of freedom in their everyday lives.