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.

More information on how to attend and information on submitting applications will be made available soon.

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:

  • Slide Title: Prize Awarded to Posted Slide Caption:
  • 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!