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February 12, 2018

Debut event: Micro-fund pitch competition tests, rewards Missoula startups:



February 10, 2018

Polar Bear Pitching: where startups pitch in freezing conditions for funding:



January 30, 2018

Count 'em down: Top 10 reasons to enter statewide B iz Plan Contest by Jan. 31:



December 14, 2017

450 budding MSU entrepreneurs present business ideas in Venture Pitch competition:



December 12, 2017

MINNOW TANK Business Plan Competition, 01/30, Harlowton:



December 12, 2017

Geography Graduate Student Awarded $1,500 in University of Montana Startup Pitch Competition:



December 7, 2017

Missoula entrepreneurs practice their pitch at 1 Million Cups Missoula ahead of EPIC competition tonight:



November 30, 2017

EPIC Pitch Competition By Blackstone LaunchPad At University Of Montana - 12/7:



November 27, 2017

Budding Billings, Montana businesses win Battle of the Plans co-title:



October 5, 2017

MSU alumna advances to national entrepreneur competition finals for flexible preschool startup:



September 16, 2017

Jessica Dehn, a Montana State University alumna wins local SBA InnovateHER competition for Flexible Preschool Startup Dino Drop-In:



July 15, 2017

Bozeman's Jessica Dehn Wins MSU Blackstone LaunchPad's InnovateHER Competition for Dino Drop-In - Flexible Preschool Startup for Rural Communities :



May 31, 2017

InnovateHER local competition due June 3rd:



April 14, 2017

Montana's Entrepreneurial Future Competes for $50K at the 28th John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge:



April 11, 2017

Tonight - 4/11 - Montana State University students pitch business ideas for cash prizes:



April 5, 2017

Montana University Students to Compete in Statewide Business Startup Competition at University of Montana 4/13 - All are invited to attend the finals.:



March 16, 2017

University of Montana Student Wins Statewide Business Plan Competition:



March 16, 2017

John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge - 4/13 - Missoula, Montana:



January 13, 2017

Wisconsin student entries welcome by Jan. 31 for 2017 Governor's Business Plan Contest :



December 14, 2016

Students Awarded $3,000 at University of Montana Startup Pitch Competition:



December 14, 2016

Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship at MSU holds venture pitch competition:



December 5, 2016

UM Student Entrepreneurs Warm Up at EPIC Pitch Competition 12/7 in Missoula:



November 30, 2016

Montana State University Venture Pitch Competition, 12/14, Bozeman, Montana:



November 16, 2016

EPIC Pitch Competition, 12/7, Missoula, Montana:



November 10, 2016

8 Lessons I Learned Starting A Business In College - The Montana John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge:



October 25, 2016

XPrize addresses water security and women's safety with new million-dollar competitions:



October 12, 2016

Have you heard? One Montana is hosting an Online Pitch Contest for Montana high school aged students (Shark Tank business-type pitch contest, not baseball):



September 2, 2016

Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association's Pitchfest, 9/22, Bozeman, Montana:



May 10, 2016

University of Montana Student Wins Business Startup Challenge, Winners Announced:



May 7, 2016

Montana University startup challenge goes big at 27th annual event :



April 16, 2016

Entrepreneurial spirit lands Montana State University Billings students in first place in national American Indian Business Plan competition:



March 28, 2016

Congratulations to the Montana Shark Tank Live Pitch Business Plan Winners:



March 26, 2016

Bozeman entrepreneur Andrea Michael places at "Shark Tank" startup competition:



March 24, 2016

John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge Public Event 2016, 5/5, Missoula, Montana:



February 7, 2016

Colorado Launches Statewide Open Innovation Challenge:



February 3, 2016

1st Annual Montana State University Business Pitch Competition:



January 26, 2016

Idaho Entrepreneurial Challenge is open for registration:



January 26, 2016

Lewistown, Montana Downtown District ROC 59457 Business Plan Competition!:



January 15, 2016

3 Idaho companies advance to national finals of contest for startups :



January 11, 2016

App to detect dangerous sunlight radiation wins University of Montana startup pitch competition:



December 22, 2015

University of Montana Student Entrepreneurs Impress at the Fall Startup Pitch Competition:



November 2, 2015

InnovateHER 2016: Innovating for Women Business Challenge:



May 19, 2015

Meet four start-ups that want to change the world:



May 16, 2015

Winners announced for Montana University business plan competition held at the University of Montana:



May 15, 2015

Hopeful entrepreneurs pitch ideas at state-wide Montana University business plan competition held at the University of Montana:



May 8, 2015

SBA Announces Top Winners of Business Competition for Innovations That Empower Women's Lives:



May 5, 2015

UC students' big ideas wow judges with big money on line:



May 2, 2015

Come and vote for Montana's next great startup! John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge - May 14, 2015:



May 1, 2015

Schedulicity VP Tim Leonhardt to keynote Startup Weekend Great Falls on May 15:



May 1, 2015

Montana-made 'Shark Tank' highlights Helena biz conference:



April 11, 2015

Google's gentle 'Shark Tank' tests start-up talent:



March 29, 2015

SimpleCitizen Wins $40K at Utah Entrepreneur Challenge:



March 23, 2015

John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, 5/14, University Of Montana - Missoula:



March 19, 2015

Shark Tank Live Pitch Competition - Win $5,000, 4/29-30, Helena, Montana:



March 19, 2015

U of I students win $40,000 entrepreneur contest at BSU:



February 17, 2015

Dream it. Code it. Win it. Student Contest Accepting Applications :



February 17, 2015

Missoula team's wood waste project wins $25,000 award in the second Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge.:



January 20, 2015

2015 Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest accepting entries online:



January 5, 2015

The Mentor Capital Network is hosting its 12th annual Sustainable Business Plan Competition. The deadline to apply is January 15th, 5PM USA Eastern time.:



October 4, 2014

8 year old Lash Laker from Coeur d'Alene, ID develops invention that wins national competition:



August 26, 2014

Massachusetts Competition Challenges Startups to Innovate:



January 7, 2014

It all starts with an idea: Governor's Business Plan Contest offers a way to build a new business':



January 7, 2014

B-Launched business competitions begin in Boise, Idaho:



August 20, 2013

Venture Capital in the Rockies (VCIR) Fall 2013 Call for Presenting Companies:



June 25, 2013

Portland Seed Fund readies second act:



May 22, 2013

University of Montana Business School Announces John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition Winners:



May 22, 2013

Idaho TechLaunch Business Plan Competitions, 6/13-14, Boise, Idaho:



May 20, 2013

MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition's Grand Prize Awarded to 3-D Gesture-Recognition Technology:



May 12, 2013

University of Montana to Host Annual Business Plan Competition on May 16:



April 29, 2013

Montana University System John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition:



April 26, 2013

University of Portland students will compete for $100,000 in annual business plan competition:



April 16, 2013

Business Plan Contest finalists symbolize growth targets for state investment plan:



April 6, 2013

Startup Challenge, offering $10,000 grant and free rent, attracts 235 applicants:



April 4, 2013

Flurry of applications arrive ahead of Thursday deadline for The Portland Development Commission's $10,000 entrepreneurship contest:



April 3, 2013

The John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition, 5/16, University Of Montana:



March 12, 2013

Business Plan Contest 'boot camp' puts 70 young companies through startup paces:



January 22, 2013

Venture Capital In The Rockies - Winter Showcase, 3/5-7, Beaver Creek, Colorado:



December 11, 2012

Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest open for 2013 entries through Jan. 31, 2013:



November 21, 2012

Two Ann Arbor companies take home prizes at Accelerate Michigan competition:



October 29, 2012

$100,000 competition hopes to draw tech businesses:



October 2, 2012

2012 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium:



October 2, 2012

Wisconsin attracting investors from abroad - and growing more close to home:



October 2, 2012

Oregon university students pitch ways to make money so they can help an Oregon community:



September 30, 2012

Montana companies seek investors, connections at Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association conference at Big Sky, Montana:



September 26, 2012

Boise Angel Alliance joins b|launched start-up competition :



September 20, 2012

Montana companies - Schedulicity, Inc., Submittable, TerraEchos, Inc. and Zinc Air, Inc. among those presenting at the Venture Capital in the Rockies Conference 9/26-28, Big Sky, Montana:



June 11, 2012

RoWheels of Madison wins 2012 Governor's Business Plan Contest:



June 1, 2012

Safety Light Startup Illumagear Wins Seattle Angel Conference :



May 31, 2012

Top 25 in Business Plan Contest offer ideas that reflect Wisconsin roots:



May 30, 2012

Rooftop Farming Startup UrbanHarvest Wins UW Student Competition :



May 23, 2012

Entrepreneur "student fair on steroids" brings heavy hitter VCs to Stanford:



May 18, 2012

Portland State University students' invention tops the field at national engineering competition:



May 15, 2012

University of Montana Business School Announces Business Plan Competition Winners:



May 14, 2012

Seattle Angel Conference Names Six Finalists:



April 30, 2012

UM Hosts John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition May 10:



April 24, 2012

Startup Weekend and the $100K Business Plan Competition:



April 24, 2012

University of Utah Students Win $100,000 with Quantum Dot Technology:



April 20, 2012

Three-student team from the University of Idaho and Washington State University win $25,000 from Rice University business startup competition - Solanux plans to transform the way people eat potatoes. :



April 19, 2012

Chez Gourmet from Marie wins Angel Oregon; Tellagence takes second:



April 15, 2012

Angel Oregon draws heavily on consumer brands for this year's contest:



April 13, 2012

Utah student entrepreneurs win $40K for their inventions:



April 13, 2012

John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition at the University of Montana - May 10:



April 4, 2012

Prestigious business plan competition nears in Boise, Idaho - Entrepreneurial Idol Competition at TechLaunch 9.0:



March 28, 2012

Boston University Announces the 4 Teams Competing For $50K In This Year's New Venture Competition:



March 26, 2012

Grow Utah Ventures Announces Details for Six 'Concept to Company' Entrepreneur Contests and Events:



March 21, 2012

Biddeford, Maine group offers $20K in incentives, including free rent, for competitive entrepreneurs:



March 15, 2012

Utah Group Dangles $1M In Prizes To Entrepreneurs - Grow America Springboard regional business competitions:



March 8, 2012

Women Entrepreneur Contest 2012:



March 1, 2012

Idaho TechLaunch 9.0 Business Plan Competition (5/15-16) Applications Due Soon:



February 23, 2012

Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter Conference (2/28-3/1) Reveals Selected Early-Growth Companies:



February 7, 2012

Nearly 250 entries for Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest:



December 20, 2011

Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest open for 2012 entries:



November 21, 2011

North America's Largest Business Plan Competition Awards Over $1 Million:



November 18, 2011

Startup wins $500,000 at statewide business competition:



April 28, 2011

YouPitch: 60-Second Startup Pitches From Students Around World :



January 26, 2011

Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter Conference Reveals Selected Early-Growth Companies:



January 26, 2011

Business competitions: Everyone's a winner!:



January 14, 2011

5 tips for being the best at business competitions:



December 30, 2010

How These Brilliant Businesses Won Startup Competitions In 2010:



December 10, 2010

Ann Arbor Hosts "World's Largest" Biz Plan Contest This Week, $1M-Plus for Winners:



November 23, 2010

Governor's Biz Plan Contest now open for 2011 entries:



November 17, 2010

18 finalists compete in the Cleantech Open business competition:



November 5, 2010

Columbia Power Technologies wins at Venture Northwest:



October 14, 2010

Venture Northwest chooses 2010 presenters:



September 23, 2010

Six Finalists Vie For $100K From the Zino Society:



September 2, 2010

where are they now? Past John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition Winners:



August 26, 2010

Call for Entrepreneurs to Apply to Present at the Bend Venture Conference :



August 25, 2010

Michigan to launch Business Plan Competition - The biggest business plan contest in the country awarding the largest single grant of any such contest :



August 17, 2010

New Hub for Business Plan Competitions to Create Access, Transparency for Entrepreneurial Community Worldwide - iStart:



July 6, 2010

How Business-Plan Competitions Reward Innovation:



June 11, 2010

Business Plan Competitions Might Be Worth Effort For Different Reasons Than Cash:



June 9, 2010

Call for Presenting Companies for Venture Capital in the Rockies Fall 2010:



June 9, 2010

Venture Northwest will be "edgier" this fall - Nov. 4 in Portland, Oregon:



June 3, 2010

Top twelve finalist to compete at Governor's State-Wide Entrepreneurs Conference:



May 25, 2010

Entrants turn to clean-tech for Wisconsin business contest:



May 23, 2010

The second Idaho Startup Weekend aims to help entrepreneurs come up with a winning business plan:



May 21, 2010

Deadline looms for clean technology competition:



May 14, 2010

Oregon Entrepreneurs Compete for $165,000:



April 22, 2010

Boise State University student business team earns international award at New Venture Championship:



April 19, 2010

2010 Clean Tech Open:



April 14, 2010

NWEN “First Look” Forum Tells Story of Software Vs. Medical Startups: Online Travel Is the Winner:



April 13, 2010

Twenty-one finalists in Governor's Business Plan contest:



March 12, 2010

PIixelture Wins $35,000 Grand Prize in Grow Utah Ventures' Digital Media "Concept to Company" Contest:



January 6, 2010

Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference in Utah Draws Ire:



December 3, 2009

Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest open for 2010 entries through Jan. 31, 2010:



June 24, 2009

Idaho teams compete in Pacific NW Clean Tech Open:



June 11, 2009

Eso-Technologies, a Waukesha County, Wisconsin startup wins Governor's Business Plan contest:



June 9, 2009

Draper Fisher Jurvetson and Cisco to hold Global Business Plan Competition via Cisco TelePresence™ Companies Partner to Encourage Entrepreneurship; Winner to Receive $250,000 Investment:



June 9, 2009

Business plan contest kicks off Wisconsin Entrepreneurs' Conference:



May 14, 2009

Clean Tech Open - Rocky Mountain - Entry deadline is May 30, 2009.:



May 8, 2009

Qualcomm's business-plan contest a capital idea:



April 2, 2009

$50,000 contest on for new clean technology businesses in the Northwest - Clean Tech Open:



January 22, 2009

Montana American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) Business Plan Competition, 4/20-21, Missoula, Montana:



July 31, 2008

Grow Utah Ventures Launches Concept to Company Contest:



July 17, 2008

Starting up: Sun Valley Intermountain Venture forum will showcase Idaho's promising tech start-ups:



June 10, 2008

Nanotech firm Graphene Solutions wins 2008 Governor's Business Plan Contest:



June 4, 2008

Venture Capital In The Rockies, 9/9-11, Sun Valley, Idaho:



June 2, 2008

Start It Up — Fresno's $250K Entrepreneur Challenge:



May 31, 2008

Startups to strut stuff before Silicon Valley entrepreneurs group:



May 23, 2008

Venture Capital: The thrill of speed dating for startups:



May 22, 2008

State Business Plan Competitions - Entrepreneurs are competing for the gold—and getting much more in the process:



May 2, 2008

Zinch Wins MBV Law "Most Valued Company" Award at Keiretsu Forum Angel Capital Expo:



May 2, 2008

Seattle-area venture capital conference highlights online successes:



April 15, 2008

Technology well represented in Governor's business plan finalists that came from the original 250 entries.:



January 30, 2008

LiquidPlanner's make-or-break pitch; 6 minutes to sell concept:



January 29, 2008

High Tech Companies Pitch for Funding at Upcoming 24th Annual Investors Choice Venture Capital Conference:



January 18, 2008

University of Utah Students To Receive $10,000 in Opportunity Quest Business Innovation Competition:



January 13, 2008

24th Annual Investors Choice® Venture Capital Conference -February 7, 2008, Midway, UT Presenting Companies Selected!:



December 13, 2007

The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business to Host Venture Capital Contest with students as the VC's:



December 6, 2007

Governor's Business Plan Contest open for 2008 entries:



October 2, 2007

Finalists Announced for 2007 Bend, Oregon Venture Conference:



September 19, 2007

Mint Wins TechCrunch40 Top Company Award; Takes $50,000 Prize:



August 29, 2007

Bend Venture Conference 2007 Invites Seed and Early Stage Companies to Pitch Regional Investors:



August 27, 2007

Big Sky Venture Conference an Outstanding Success!:



July 13, 2007

Startup companies compete for prizes at Idaho TechConnect's TechLaunch 4.0 competition:



June 29, 2007

The Banff Venture Forum, 10/4-5, Banff Alberta:



June 20, 2007

Call for Presenting Companies, Venture Capitalists, and Angels for the Big Sky Venture Capital Conference, 8/23-24, Big Sky, Montana:



June 14, 2007

Surgical products company wins Governor's Business Plan Contest:



June 13, 2007

2007 Bend Venture Conference Featuring Guy Kawasaki, 10/19, Bend, Oregon:



May 14, 2007

Entrepreneurs could learn from students:



April 25, 2007

The Big Sky Venture Capital Conference, 8/23-24, Big Sky, Montana:



April 20, 2007

Venture Capital: Young high school chocolatier wows crowd at The seventh annual Early Stage Investment Forum in Seattle.:



March 26, 2007

Contests help entrepreneurs focus. Submitting business plan for review can bring useful feedback:



November 16, 2006

Tech Museum Awards won by 2 in Bay Area. 5 innovative ventures to get mentor's help:



October 23, 2006

35 Regional Entrepreneurs Present at the Midwest Venture Summit: Series A+, Seed/Angel and Business School Plans:



October 4, 2006

Presenting Companies Selected for 2006 Bend Venture Conference:



September 22, 2006

Economic development consortium launching $100,000 business plan competition:



September 19, 2006

Kent, WA company gets $100,000 investment at the first Zino Zillionaire Investment Forum.:



August 6, 2006

Full List of Presenting Companies for Big Sky Venture Capital Conference (8/24-25) Selected:



July 13, 2006

Students Develop Sensor Network To Monitor Forest. The network, which won first prize in a Microsoft competition, can sense humidity, sound, temperature, carbon monoxide levels, and tree poachers.:



June 11, 2006

Winners of past business plan contests secure funding, credibility:



May 22, 2006

REACHMDConsult Inc. Named Inaugural Georgia Technology Entrepreneurship Competition Winner Inaugural contest rewards $100,000 cash and a Suite of Professional Services:



May 11, 2006

Business plan contest finalists reflect Wisconsin's economic character:



April 13, 2006

Georgia Entrepreneur Contest to Kick-Start a New Technology Company:



March 9, 2006

55 advance in Wisconsin Governor's business plan contest:



February 13, 2006

Technology Association Of Georgia, Georgia Research Alliance Announce Innovative Business Launch Competition:



December 23, 2005

Startups on Fire. The five winners of the Fortune Small Business student startup competition:



December 8, 2005

Wisconsin's Governor's third business-plan contest kicks off - entrepreneurs – quite likely hundreds of them – will vie for recognition and a $100,000 pot.:



October 7, 2005

2006 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition will provide $50,000 to three entrepreneurs who develop exciting business plans. :



April 21, 2005

30 Companies From 13 States Present at 2005 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum:





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