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University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Center For Entrepreneurship

The Future Is Yours to Create

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.

48-Hour Challenge

Building Entrepreneurial Teams and Testing Ideas

Experience the highs, lows, fun and pressure of developing a business idea and working in a startup environment. Whether participating for credit or not, all students at Nebraska are welcome to bring a business idea – no matter how developed it is – and form teams to develop those early-stage ideas in this immersive experience. Undergraduate students may choose to participate for credit by enrolling in a one-credit-hour pop-up class OR for by registering for the experience (just $10 to help cover meals). Both options require registration using the form linked below.


Friday, February 4-Sunday, February 6
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Register by Thursday, February 3

Educating, Empowering and Accelerating Nebraska Entrepreneurs

Quick Start: Our Most Popular Resources

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?

Email Us

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 Assistant Professor of Practice in Management
Boesch, Craig
Nebraska Business Development Center Director
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