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Hellgate Venture Network Presents: The John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge -ELEVATOR PITCHES- 2/14 – Missoula

February 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


February 14th

RSVP’s are appreciated

Hellgate Venture Network Presents:

The John Ruffatto Business
Startup Challenge


Thursday, February 14th, 4:30-6:30
First Interstate Bank
101 E. Front St, Missoula MT 59802
Thank You to First Interstate Bank
for both this great venue and their
generous sponsorship of the Startup Challenge!


Get a sneak preview of Montana’s next cohort of exciting startups at February’s HVN meeting. Finalists for the 2019 John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge will be invited to deliver their 60 second elevator pitch and get your feedback before competition day!

Since 1989, the University of Montana College of Business has hosted the annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge, the premier opportunity for Montana’s brightest and boldest students to present exciting new entrepreneurial ideas for adjudication.

Occurring every spring, the Business Startup Challenge is open to all students attending a college or university in Montana. From new products and inventions to social entrepreneurship ventures, the challenge invites all ideas for submission.

Join us to experience these Elevator Pitches and to see what these budding entrepreneurs are up to!

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the public final of the competition on March 8 here:

Go-Green Initiative

Looking back at 2018, we are proud of the work we have done to keep single-use plastics out of our waste stream, and out of our meetings.
Each member will be given an HVN-branded SiliPint glass to keep and bring to future events. With this change, HVN is moving to a BYO-HVN Silipint. In the event you forget your SiliPint at future meetings, you may purchase another cup for $10. Thank you, and see you soon!

RSVP’s are appreciated

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February 14
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm




First Interstate Bank
101 E. Front St
MISSOULA,MTUnited States
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