Public Event

$50,000. 12 Teams. 4 Finalists.

The John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge is a statewide, experiential learning event hosted annually by the University of Montana College of Business since 1989. The Business JRBSC-Logo.jpgStartup Challenge is Montana's premiere opportunity for students attending any college or university across Montana to present exciting new businesses and/or social entrepreneurship venture ideas for adjudication. The Business Startup Challenge is run by the College of Business and the Blackstone LaunchPad at University of Montana. 

2020 EVENT TO BE HELD VIRTUALLY

You are invited to attend the public, live pitch event!

On Friday, Oct. 2, 2020 you are welcome to attend the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge public event at 4 p.m. 

JOIN THE EVENT THROUGH THE WHOVA APP, AVAILABLE OVER A COMPUTER, TABLET OR MOBILE DEVICE THROUGH THE GOOGLE PLAY OR APPLE APP STORE.

Our list of competitors will be posted after accepted applicants confirm their intent to compete in September.

The online event will be free and open to the public.