University of Montana's John Ruffatto Business Plan Competition 2010


Competition Organizer

University of Montana School of Business Administration and the Montana Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs

Submission Date


Awards Date


Total Prize Cash (US Dollars)


Competition Category
  • Graduate - Local U.S.
  • Undergraduate - Local U.S.
Who's Eligible
All full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in colleges and universities located in the state of Montana. The competition is for new, independent ventures in the seed, start-up, or early growth stages.

Important Dates


Written business plans must be submitted by April 28, 2010. Semifinal and Final rounds take place on the University of Montana campus on May 13, 2010.


Competition Prizes

In the 2009 competition, a total of $25,000 in prize money was awarded.

Other Info

The competition allows students to compete in one of two divisions - High Growth Potential Ventures and Lifestyle Businesses.