Blue and gold wordmark for the $75K Venture Competition

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Event Details

The MSU $75K Venture Competition took place on Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 pm in Inspiration Hall, in Norm Asbjornson Hall.

Winners of the 2023 $75K Venture Competition:

  • First place, $25,000: High Proof Razor Co., which designs and manufactures high-quality and innovative shaving razors in Belgrade.
  • Second place, $15,000: MatchCoach, a coaching platform that uses artificial intelligence and technology to help tennis players access personalized remote coaching on their gameplay for fractions of the cost of traditional coaching. 
  • Third place, $10,500: First Nations Foods, which aims to create novel food products using Indigenous cultural food knowledge and modern food science technology.


CONGRATULATIONS to our eight finalists who pitched to judges on April 20:

High Proof Razor Company

Scepter Picks

First Nations Foods

Neurofluidic Diagnostics


Seidr Software

Telepathy Bikes



Additional CONGRATULATIONS to our other seven semi-finalists who competed on April 12:

Brute Force Lock

Agri-Productive Farmers Foundation

Aizy Tech

Bloom Technologies Co. LLC

"Pig Pods" by Espresso Pig

Orchestra Provisions



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.


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