The PeerSpectives® Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtable puts you in the room with other stage one business leaders from noncompeting industries to tap their collective wisdom. These monthly sessions are fast-paced and productive, giving you actionable solutions for your challenges. What’s more, the sessions include informal discussions with business experts in a variety of fields, from finance and accounting to HR and marketing. PeerSpectives® provides a forum where participants can improve decision-making, enhance leadership abilities, confidentially share challenges and experiences with their peers, and advance their network and capabilities as organizational leaders in the Flathead Valley. Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Montana West Economic Development offers the only licensed PeerSpectives® roundtables in Montana and leads one emerging roundtable annually.

Who Should Join PeerSpectives Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtables?

PeerSpectives Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtable is a program for leaders of pre-second stage companies–typically organizations with 2 to 9 employees and annual sales of around $500,000 to $1 million. PeerSpectives benefits emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders who are looking for more dedicated time to work on their growing business and improve their decision-making through support and connection with other dedicated peers.

What Sets Peerspectives Apart?

• Trained facilitators.
• Structured protocol that ensures balanced discussion and releases the group genius.
• Experience sharing rather than advice giving.
• Confidential setting.
• In-Room learning and accountability.
• Participants come from non-competing industries.

What to Expect

Time commitment: Roundtable sessions typically last three hours and are held on a monthly basis.
Cost: $500 for MWED Members, $750 for Non-Members
Benefits: Monthly subject-matter experts; The ability to discuss sensitive business challenges with peers who know what you’re going through; just-in-time solutions you can put into practice the same day.
Ground rules: Confidentiality is essential. What’s said in PeerSpectives stays in PeerSpectives. Participants share experiences, but don’t give advice.

“PeerSpectives is hands-down one of the best resources I’ve found as a CEO in a small market. The insights I’ve gained from my Peerspectives group are timely, relevant, and reassuring. It’s a safe place to ask the questions you can’t ask employees or friendly competitors. That, and I’ve met some amazing people in the group who I now count as good friends.” – Courtenay Sprunger, CEO of Big Sky PR


Join PeerSpectives Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtable

A new cohort of PeerSpectives Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtables will begin in February 2024. The deadline for applications for the 2024 cohort is Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 5 p.m. Limited spaces are available. Please complete the form below to apply.

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2024 PeerSpectives Emerging Entrepreneur Roundtable Application Form


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