|Thursday, April 13|
John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge - 4/13 - Missoula, Montana|
University of Montana's UC Theater
The John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge is a Montana-wide event which encourages innovation and creative thinking. Hosted annually by the University of Montana School of Business Administration since 1989, the Business Startup 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 School of Business Administration and the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana.
Up to 16 teams will be selected and invited to compete in the 28th Annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge to be held on April 13, 2017. Teams will compete for thousands of dollars in awards and have the opportunity to network with venture capitalists, early stage investors, investment bankers, economic developers, corporate executives, and successful entrepreneurs. Teams will also have the opportunity to present to over 250 business professionals and community leaders who will attend the Final Round presentations.