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2019 New Venture Competition Organized by College of Business

Event Details

WHEN: April 9, 2019 through April 11, 2019
WHERE: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Registration Window

Opens: 2019-02-22
Closes: 2019-04-02

Event Description

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln New Venture Competition is a celebration of entrepreneurial learning and competition. All student-created, managed, and owned ventures are welcome. Graduate and undergraduate business plan competitions will be held for Nebraska students during the two-day event. All graduate students are eligible to participate, including executive MBAs. Students will pitch their business plans to judges from the Lincoln and Omaha business community and field questions on current traction, monetization strategies, risky assumptions, and more.

Two grand prizes of $25,000, along with additional cash prizes, will be awarded during the Networking and Awards Reception on Thursday, April 11.

 

New Venture Schedule
Day 1 - City Union, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

7:30 a.m.          Check in for Judges opens, breakfast is available for judges and competitors

8 a.m.               Competitor registration opens

8:30 a.m.          Welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m.               Round #1 Presentations (15 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes judges’ Q&A, 5 minutes transition)

11-11:15 a.m.   Judges’ deliberation

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Feedback to competitors

12:15-2 p.m.    Lunch for judges and competitors

2 p.m.              Round #2 Presentations (15 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes judges’ Q&A, 5 minutes transition)

3:30 p.m.         Judges’ deliberation

3:45-4:30 p.m.  Feedback to competitors and announcement of finalists

 

Day 2 - Sheldon Museum of Art

12:50 p.m.       Welcome and opening remarks

1-3 p.m.           New Venture Presentations (15 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes judges’ Q&A, 5 minutes transition)

3-3:30 p.m.      Judges’ deliberations

3-4:30 p.m.      Reception and Awards Celebration

Please click "Begin" to register and note that there is an optional upload for business plans.

 

Free Drop-In Help Sessions and Topics for All New Venture Competitors:

March 4, 5, 6, 7 – 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Business Model Canvas

March 11, 12, 13, 14 – 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Sustainability/expansion plan

March 25, 26, 27, 28 – 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Financials

April 1, 2, 3, 4 – 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. – Presentation/PowerPoint slides

All sessions in Howard L. Hawks Hall 315 (Center for Entrepreneurship).

No RSVP is needed.