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University of Montana Business Plans Contest Shows City's Potential

June 24, 2013View for printing

What do an heirloom tomato production facility, a social organizing mobile app and a food delivery business have in common? They were all prize-winning participants in the recent John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition ... ms/bpc.aspx at the University of Montana. Held this year on May 16, the competition drew 23 entries from a diverse array of entrepreneurial students at universities and colleges across Montana. From those entries, 13 were selected to participate in the live, daylong event in UM's Gallagher Business Building.

I was fortunate to join nearly two dozen area businesspeople as a judge in this year's competition. As I listened to the students pitch their ideas, I was struck not only by the creativity and ambition of the students who spent months honing their plans, but also by the spirit of the event itself.

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