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John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge Public Event
Thu, March 23, 2017, 11:00 AM – 11:00 AM MDT
The UM School of Business Administration with the Blackstone LaunchPad invite you to the John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge Live Pitch Event!
On Thursday, April 13 you are welcome to attend the 28th annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge reception with complimentary food and a no-host bar at 4:30 P.M. followed by live pitches at 5:30 P.M. all in the University Center Theater at the University of Montana Missoula campus.
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 hosted by the UM School of Business Administration and the Blackstone LaunchPad at the University of Montana. Join us for an evening of networking, inspiration, and innovation all supporting students and their creative problem-solving. Rub elbows with entrepreneurs, investors, and innovative students. Have a say in who wins part of the cash prizes with our live vote for People's Choice and Best Pitch.
Tickets: $10.00 (free for UM students with valid GrizCard).
Tickets and GrizCards will be checked at the door. Judges, coaches, and contestants are exempt.
- 4:30 PM: Reception with complimentary food and a no-host bar.
- 5:30 PM: Startup pitches begin.
- 7:30 PM: People's Choice Winner with a live vote
- 8:00 PM: Winners announced
We hope to see you there.