John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge in Spring

For Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, and independent people looking to give time or money to exciting businesses, John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge is one of Montana's most exciting events.

Because this competition is the only statewide, student competition, investors get a front row seat to previewing Montana's next big startup. Many businesses who have participated in the challenge go on to gain investors, hire employees, and give back to their communities. If you have been toying with the idea of giving time or resources to startups, get your ticket for the public event (ticket information coming soon for the 2021 fall event).

If you would like to get more involved with Blackstone LaunchPad at UM to get a more consistent update of exciting startups looking for investment or mentoring, please contact