John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge

Propel Your Idea Forward!

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THE 33RD JOHN RUFFATTO BUSINESS STARTUP CHALLENGE IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE IN PERSON ON FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022.

To reserve a seat, RSVP on the Griz Hub event page. Admission is free and the live public final is open to the public. Doors open at 4 p.m. and light appetizers and drinks will be provided. The program will run from 5 - 7 p.m. in the ALi Auditorium in the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education on the campus of the University of Montana.

THOSE INTERESTED IN COMPETING THIS FALL SHOULD CONTACT PAUL GLADEN (paul.gladen@umontana.edu).

UM's Blackstone LaunchPad with the UM College of Business sponsors two competitions:

EPIC Pitch Competition | John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge 

These competitions are designed for students to:

  • Take an idea to the next level.
  • Connect to mentors and investors.
  • Win initial funding money (in the thousands) without investment.

Learn more about the JRBSC.

33rd Annual JRBSC Event: April 15, 2022

Check out the slideshow of 9 items below:

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  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to Red Patch Outdoors Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to Bridgible Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to Samaritan Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to KokuaJ Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to Aizy Tech Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to The Giddy Thrifter Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Judges Hear Initial Pitches Slide Caption:
  • Slide Title: Judges Gather for Opening Remarks Slide Caption:

The beginnings of a new generation of Montana entrepreneurs!