Student Startup Competitions

For students looking to propell their business idea forward, Blackstone LaunchPad at UM with the UM College of Business, hosts two large business competitions for students. The largest being the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge (JRBSC) where students can win a part of $50,000 in prize money. 

These competitions are designed for students to connect to mentors, win some initial funding money, fine-tune and validate their value proposition, design financial projections, create a nimble business plan, and pitch their idea live. 

Each competition has different eligibility for students. Read more about each competition:

 

 

2019 JRBSC GREAT SUCCESS!

Check out the slideshow of 17 items below:

  • Slide Title: The Ant Network Prizes Awarded Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Maywest Milkweed Prizes Awarded Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Kubed Prizes Awarded Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Sellout Prizes Awarded Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Serapis Systems Prizes Awarded Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Judges Meet Before the Competition Begins Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Contestants All Line up before the Judges Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Weaver gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Cubiez gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Sell-out gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Scry-chat gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Peak Retreats gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Cultivate Native MT gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Maywest Milkweed gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Kubed gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Serapsis Systems gives presentation Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: The Ant Network gives presentation Slide Caption: