Want to come watch?

Get your ticket to the 30th 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. 

30th Annual JRBSC Live Pitch Public Event Details:
March 8, 2019; 5:00 P.M.
University of Montana Music Recital Hall



Get Your Ticket Today on Sellout!*
  • Early Bird: January 14 - February 27
  • Regular: February 28 - March 8
  • 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 compeition 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!

Click HERE to reserve your ticket before they are all gone. You will receive an email from Sellout closer to the competition day with a QR code that will be scanned at the door.