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Eventgroove’s Trebesch Thinks (And Acts) Globally From Harlowton, Montana

Apr 6, 2020

What do Bill Gates and a small county seat in central Montana share? Their respective kudos to the company, Eventgroove. Speaking at a Montana economic summit about technology's ability to connect buyers with sellers around the globe, Gates singled out Eventgroove, name-dropping one notable customer of this Harlowton event-tech firm: Microsoft.

Meet Lance Trebesch, CEO and co-owner of Eventgroove and its seven operating units. Since taking the helm in 2007, Lance has overseen the growth of the cloud-based e-commerce events management company, which today boasts over 100,000 customers across North America, Europe, and Australia. Eventgroove helps event and fundraiser organizations plan, execute, and manage their work online, and prints tickets and posters to promote and run events offline.

Prior to joining Eventgroove, Lance spent twenty years building companies in and around Silicon Valley, two of which were acquired by Lockheed Martin and Microsoft. Lance is part of a sixth-generation Montana family, and has a passion for creating quality jobs in rural America - where no one takes them for granted.

Today on Can Do: Lessons from Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs, we’re discussing the ins and outs of event tech, a ticket’s second life as a souvenir, and what it takes to produce event materials at Central Avenue in Harlowton that will fly off to events around the world.

Thanks to Peak Recording Studios in Bozeman, Montana for hosting Lance Trebesch.