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University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Innovation Challenge
Innovation Challenge

Test your entrepreneurial creativity, meet new friends, learn from founders, and solve a problem. This challenge is open to all Nebraska students and will be held from 5-8pm on September 21 & 25, 2023.


Thursday, September 21 & Monday, September 25, 2023


Thursday, September 21
4:45 p.m. Doors open (Hawks Hall 120)
5 p.m. Dinner and Workshop taught by Mike Smith, founder of The Bay, and Dr. Andrew Hanna, professor of management and entrepreneurship
6 p.m. Entrepreneur Panel
7 p.m. Challenge Reveal and Team Formation
Friday, September 22-Sunday, September 24
Teams work together to build a solution to the challenge.
Monday, September 25
5 p.m. Teams Present their Solution
7 p.m. Distribution of Prizes

Be Great. Innovate.

The Innovation Challenge is the first of four signature events hosted over the academic year to take your ideas into a funded startup. Learn more about these events.


Center for Entrepreneurship
HLH 315