Upcoming Events

Fall 2022:

Pitches: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 6:15 pm
Location: Jabs Hall 111

This competition is open to all Montana State University students (undergraduate and graduate) and will feature $10,000 in prize awards.  All Ideas are welcome, including but not limited to new products, services, non-profit ventures, and social impact focus.

Finalists be in 1of the following 4 tracks:

  • Social and Climate Impact
  • Health & Life Science
  • Consumer Products & Services
  • General 

Selected Montana State University semifinalists will be asked to present their ideas in 3 - 5 minute pitch on October 25. This event is open to the community for viewing.


  • Oct. 25th Live Semifinalist Pitches and MSU Awards at Jabs Hall: 6:15 pm 
  • November 1st - November 16th: Winner from each track across each school invited to finalist network round
    • If you are selected as Finalist, you will be invited to the Network Round
  • November 16th: Deadline for Network Round Finalist Participation
    • More information and link to apply will be shared with Finalists
  • December 6th: National Network Round winners announced


The (4) finalist winners of the Montana State University "Campus Round" will take home $1,000 each.  In addition, four Montana State University cash prizes will be available for additional awards.

Furthermore, four (4) finalists from each campus will move forward to the [National Network Round] competing for:

  • $10,000 in additional prize money to further develop your idea
  • Expert consultations for branding and logo design, plus technology and product strategy sessions


Questions? Please contact the MSU LaunchPad: [email protected]msulaunchpad.org or 406-994-4383

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