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Biomimicry

Bug Bytes: Beetle Butt

Jun 12, 2020
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You look like an ant’s behind!

Why, thank you for noticing.

Normally, if someone told you that you resembled the backside of an animal, you’d take offense. But in the case of a newly discovered species of beetle, it’s just how they role…or ride, more accurately.

Throughout 2018, Montana entrepreneurs shared their business insights on Can Do: Lessons From Savvy Montana Entrepreneurs. As the year wraps up, take a listen to these five interviews from outstanding women entrepreneurs describing the nitty-gritty behind their hard-won successes.

Nicole Hagerman Miller.
Courtesy Biomimicry 3.8

“I think focus is such a fundamental key for any startup, because so much opportunity comes along that you’ve got to know where you’re going,” says Nicole Hagerman Miller, the managing director of Biomimicry 3.8. The Missoula-based company, which grew out of Janine Benyus' 1997 award-winning book, “Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature,” creates strategies for businesses based on functions found in nature.

On this episode of “Can Do,” Nicole talks about the lessons she has learned while managing a startup whose product is a bit esoteric.