Missoula College Culinary Arts Student Wins 3rd Place at Business Startup Challenge

Third place winner Alyssa Tutskey poses with her $5,000 check for Clark Fork Charcuterie.Congratulations to our Culinary Arts student Alyssa Tutskey for winning third place at the University of Montana's 28th Annual John Ruffatto Business Startup Challenge on Thursday, April 13. Alyssa represented Clark Fork Charcuterie and won $5,000 for the business after a grueling day of presentations and questions and answers.

The Startup Challenge is open to all students attending a college or university in Montana. From new products and inventions to social entrepreneurship ventures, the challenge invites all ideas for submission. Teams compete for thousands of dollars in awards and have the opportunity to network with venture capitalists, early stage investors, investment bankers, economic developers, corporate executives, and successful entrepreneurs. Teams also have the opportunity to present to over 250 business professionals and community leaders who attend the Final Round presentations.

Congratulations, Alyssa, on doing so well. You make Missoula College and the Culinary Arts program very proud!