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Event Details

The MSU $75K Venture Competition will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 4:00-8:00 pm in Inspiration Hall, in Norm Asbjornson Hall.


This competition is open to all MSU-Bozeman and UM students (undergraduate and graduate), MSU-Bozeman and UM faculty and staff, and recent MSU-Bozeman alumni and UM (10 years or less). Venture Award winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd place) from previous MSU $50K/$75K competitions are not eligible to complete. The venture must not have received any institutional funding (Venture Capital or Angel) at this time, but grants such as SBIR/STTR or MSU/UM funding is allowed.

*If you do not qualify to compete in this event, we have other services available and would love to connect with you. Please contact us at [email protected] or click here to schedule a meeting with the LaunchPad.


Stay tuned for the online application!


This unique event will feature $75,000 in prize money as well as access to experienced entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and numerous network resources. Aside from monetary prizes, participants will receive valuable feedback from judges and capture the attention of investors, potential customers, and supporters.

Need Assistance?

Schedule an appointment with the LaunchPad for venture coaching:


Questions? Contact the LaunchPad: [email protected] or 406-994-4383.


Click here to view past events and winners.