Gov. Steve Bullock addressed about 60 entrepreneurs and local business leaders on Monday at the Thornton Building in Butte, including, from left, Gary Gannon, SciGaia manager, Marc Nager, UP Global CEO, and Pam Haxby-Cote, Blackstone Launchpad Montana director. Eight entrepreneurial teams from southwest Montana spent 54 hours creating an innovative business from scratch during last weekend’s Startup Weekend Butte at the Thornton Building. Headwaters RC&D and Blackstone LaunchPad and Nager, Startup Weekend founder, led 61 participants through the process. Organizers extended the weekend to include a full slate of Monday and Tuesday entrepreneur events, as well.