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Nothing encourages students like the mentorship of local business leaders, founders and investors. Mentorship and support from our large network of alumni and friends offer students valuable experience, perspectives and resources they need to successfully launch a startup or grow as an entrepreneur. You can help build the future of business by supporting and encouraging entrepreneurial-minded students, some of whom are already or aspire to be business owners themselves.

Mentor

The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship Nebraska strives to connect students and alumni to share advice, ask questions and learn from each other to achieve personal growth, professional development and career success.

Our mentoring process offers rewarding experiences for both students and mentors, as we work to pair students with professional entrepreneurs who have similar interests and attitudes toward creating successful businesses. We have a diverse pool of students who are eager to make contact with someone who has learned the process of how to turn a business idea into a reality.

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Serve as a Judge

Serve as a judge for 3-2-1 Quick Pitch in November and the New Venture Competition in April and offer valuable feedback for the aspiring entrepreneurs and their proposals. Find the judge signup form on these event webpages.

3-2-1 Quick Pitch New Venture Competition

Serve as an Entrepreneurship Fellow

Help us build tomorrow's business leaders. As a Entrepreneurship Fellow, you will enhance the knowledge of our student entrepreneurs, expand their networks and create a lasting impact on the future drivers of the Nebraska economy. We realize your time is limited, so we ask all fellows be willing to donate their time twice annually through an avenue of their choice, such as networking with students at our annual conference, serving as a guest speaker, mentor or competition judge, or provide expertise to students' research.

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Talk to Our Students

The center hosts business leaders, founders and investors who pass on their experience and advice. In addition to guest lectures, successful entrepreneurs engage our students in a speaker series that highlights real-world decision-making and problem-solving. Additionally, employers can sign up to visit with students or conduct resume reviews or learning sessions as an Employer in Residence, offered each day in Hawks Hall.

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Hire Our Students

Handshake is the place for students to search and apply for internships, co-ops, part-time and full-time jobs. If you need help with the online platform, reach out to the Business Career Center.

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Donate to the Center for Entrepreneurship

Your donations to the Center for Entrepreneurship support students’ experiential learning activities by providing support for our competitions and student-centered events. For example, the center has awarded over $75,000 through annual events including the 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition and New Venture Competition where students can highlight their entrepreneurial talents and early-stage businesses. Our students also partnered with the NU Foundation to create the Husker Venture Fund to provide financial support for student and alumni startup companies.

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Contact

Nelson, Samuel A
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Practice in Management
HLH 315 C
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508-1515
402-472-3353