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.
Learn More About Requirements, Expectations and Deadlines
The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship is here to help you with your submission. We are offering prep sessions for your submissions and pitches.
Eight of the 11 finalist teams were University of Nebraska–Lincoln teams.
$20,000 Samuel Ingledue, Tan Phan for Privy AI
$15,000 Brooke Bode and Seth Daup for Cattle Kettle
$10,000 Bridget Peterkin and Tristan Curd for Dyslexico
Submissions for consideration deadline.
Semifinalists will present virtually.
Finalists will present in person at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln.
The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship is offering two sessions to help students prepare their submission, which is due December 1, 2023. Students are welcome to attend both sessions, or whichever session works best for them.
Monday, November 13, 5 p.m. in HLH 111
Tuesday, November 28, at 5 p.m. in HLH 111
For those who are selected as a semi-finalist, the Center for Entrepreneurship will offer practice pitch sessions via Zoom on December 18 and 19. Contact us to schedule a time if you are selected as a semi-finalist.
For those who are selected as a finalist, the Center for Entrepreneurship will offer practice pitch sessions on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at 5 p.m. in HLH 111. Contact us if you are selected as a finalist.
If you need assistance outside of these times, please contact us to set up a time.