Aaron Neilson

Neilson, Swanson, Dietrich, PLLC

Aaron advises individuals, startups, tech and telecommunications companies, banks, contractors, and businesses on a wide-variety of matters. With several years in private practice in Seattle and Missoula, and as the former Vice President and General Counsel of a leading technology / communications service provider operating in 16+ states in the greater Pacific Northwest, Aaron has the knowledge and experience to help you and to help your business grow, minimize risk, improve operational efficiencies, comply with regulations, and resolve disputes.

​Aaron is active in the communities he serves. He is the supervising attorney at Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana, where he helps law students at UM advise entrepreneurial individuals and students. Aaron is also on Camp Mak-A-Dream’s board of directors—a nonprofit that helps cancer survivors and their families develop lasting relationships with each other and similarly-situated individuals and families. He also advises some of the region’s largest nonprofit organizations.

4:00 - 5:00 PM Panel

Day 2 - Saturday May 20th

Tips For Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

An entrepreneur is someone who comes up with ideas, products or services to solve problems for the world. The path of entrepreneurship is built differently for every individual, but all successful entrepreneurs need to be prepared for failure and criticism, and they should constantly be learning and improving themselves. There is no secret recipe to becoming a successful entrepreneur, but thid panel will help you on the journey.

4.00 - 7:00PM Networking

Day 1 - Friday May 19th


Access a sneak preview of Beast Your Biz! the evening before with this networking event to kick-off the conference. We will have music, complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar while you mingle with speakers, panelists, sponsors and fellow attendees. This is a fabulous way to make personal contacts with entrepreneurs to help guide you on your way to success!