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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Center For Entrepreneurship

Start Here for Entrepreneurial Success

With the resources, faculty and collaboration available at Nebraska, you will collaborate, innovate, research and contribute to successful ventures on day one. Whether all you have is an idea or your business is well underway, the Center for Entrepreneurship offers mentorships, workshops, competition and funding opportunities to help you grow.

Educating, Empowering and Accelerating Nebraska Entrepreneurs

Governor's New Venture Competition

The objective of the Nebraska Governor’s New Venture Competition is to celebrate and encourage student-led entrepreneurship and innovation in Nebraska. The competition will provide a meaningful learning experience for undergraduate and graduate students attending a Nebraska post-secondary educational institution who are interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial opportunity now or at some point in their careers.

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Entrepreneurship Courses

Whether you are a first-year student or a business professional, you can benefit from entrepreneurship courses offered at every level. Experience theory and practice in and out of the classroom with respected faculty and successful business owners.

Courses Entrepreneurship Minor

Competitions and Events

At Nebraska, you can raise capital for your idea, startup or existing business through student competitions and other funding opportunities. Competitions vary from elevator pitches, business plan competitions to events promoting creativity and collaboration.

Student Competitions

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Build your idea by tapping into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln entrepreneurship ecosystem. Use our handy tool to view programs and resources offered across the University.

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1-on-1 Coaching

Have an idea but don't know what to do about it? Stuck on a problem with your start-up?

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Meet Our Team

Nelson, Samuel A
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Practice in Management
Fairclough, Samantha
Associate Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Practice in Management
Boesch, Craig
Nebraska Business Development Center Director
Hanna, Andrew A
Seacrest Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Practice in Management and Entrepreneurship
Metcalf, Amanda
Program and External Relations Manager for the Center for Entrepreneurship
Thomsen, Lindsay
Assistant Professor of Practice in Management and Director of Business Development for the Center for Entrepreneurship
Krenk, Mallory
Student Engagement and Recruitment Coordinator for the Center for Entrepreneurship
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