Want to come watch?

Get your ticket to the 31st Annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge; Montana's only, statewide, student startup competition!

With your ticket, you get to vote for the best elevator pitch and, of the four finalists, vote for the most promising startup. 

31st Annual JRBSC Live Pitch Public Event Details:
March 27, 2020; 5:00 P.M. (POSTPONED)
Location: Gallagher Business Building

Online Ticket Sales (Currently Suspended)
  • Early Bird: January 13 - March 18
  • Regular: March 19 - March 27
  • Students: 
*Please note we sold out of tickets last year (student and community tickets).

Childcare Help

Sorority members from different chapters on the University campus will be available for babysitting during the competition free of charge. Sign-up here!

Drop-off: As early as 4:15 pm

Pick-up: As late as 9:00 pm


For answers to questions and additional information contact Morgan Slemberger,


Students can attend the live event for free, but must register online through Eventbrite!

Reserve your ticket online before they are all gone.

Online ticket sales are currently suspended.