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Whitacre Empowers Youth to Succeed
Whitacre Empowers Youth to Succeed
Mar 11 2020 9:00 AM
Not a single female founder is listed on the Fortune 500 – a fact Lizz Whitacre, ’18, plans to change. As a CEO and founder of Pawlytics, she inspires the next wave of women innovators in business. » Full Article
Transform Your Business at New Venture Competition
Transform Your Business at New Venture Competition
Mar 10 2020 9:00 AM
Student entrepreneurs, who are ready to take their business plans to the next level and win funding for their idea, can now register for the New Venture Competition at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, held April 7 and 9. » Full Article
Favazza’s Idea “Lifts Off” at the 48 Hour Challenge
Favazza’s Idea “Lifts Off” at the 48 Hour Challenge
Feb 18 2020 9:00 AM
Nick Favazza envisioned a career at a startup, but found difficulty figuring out what company would best fit his talents. The frustration led him to propose a new business plan at the 48-Hour Challenge hosted at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business. » Full Article
College of Business Introduces First Two ‘Pop-Up’ Classes
College of Business Introduces First Two ‘Pop-Up’ Classes
Jan 30 2020 9:00 AM
Students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln can customize their class schedules this spring with the first two pop-up classes offered by the College of Business. The immersive one-credit classes teach students of any major to learn how to navigate the start-up world. » Full Article
Global Opportunities, Business Experiences Shape Husker's Future
Global Opportunities, Business Experiences Shape Husker's Future
Dec 22 2019 8:00 AM
As an international business student at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Quincey Bernard has spent the last three years jetting across the world for study-abroad trips and honing his entrepreneurship skills. He did it all for one reason — to one day return to his hometown of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and give back to the country he loves. Bernard will graduate this December from the College of Business and has big dreams for revitalizing and transforming Haiti's economy in the next 10 years. » Full Article
Uwanjye Feeds Entrepreneurial Hunger at 3-2-1 Quick Pitch
Uwanjye Feeds Entrepreneurial Hunger at 3-2-1 Quick Pitch
Nov 12 2019 9:00 AM
Hopeful to enact positive change in her home country of Rwanda, Lillian Uwanjye, a junior integrated science major, entered the 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition to support her goal of combatting malnutrition. Hosted by Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, the competition helps students learn to frame and pitch their ideas.  » Full Article
Students to Present Business Ideas at 3-2-1 Quick Pitch
Students to Present Business Ideas at 3-2-1 Quick Pitch
Oct 15 2019 9:00 AM
University of Nebraska–Lincoln students can showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills at the annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition on Tuesday, November 5 in Morrill Hall. Hosted by the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship, the competition gives students a platform to propose a new business venture in a three-minute “quick pitch” proposal with the chance to win cash prizes. » Full Article
Students Create Value to Their Own Beat
Students Create Value to Their Own Beat
Oct 8 2019 9:00 AM
What can you do with Post-It Notes to create the most value possible? The question left student teams at the Innovation Challenge at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln scrambling to create a project centered on producing the greatest value using the office supply item in whatever way they defined “value”. » Full Article
New Venture Competition Boosts Aspiring Entrepreneurs
New Venture Competition Boosts Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Mar 14 2019 9:00 AM
The New Venture Competition provides University of Nebraska–Lincoln students the opportunity to stretch their thinking, pitch their business plans and compete for more than $75,000 in total prize money. Undergraduate and graduate students must register for the April 9 and 11 competition by Tuesday, April 2. » Full Article
Hofeling Broadens Perspective at Lincoln Startup Weekend
Hofeling Broadens Perspective at Lincoln Startup Weekend
Feb 8 2019 9:00 AM
On his thirteenth birthday, Austin Hofeling wheeled his way into the entrepreneurial world by starting his own business, Lincoln Mulch Spreaders. He continued down the entrepreneurial path recently at Lincoln Startup Weekend, where he worked in teams with fellow Nebraska students and members of the Lincoln business community to elevate their business ideas.  » Full Article
Family Business Conference Examines Change
Family Business Conference Examines Change
Jan 30 2019 9:00 AM
Looking to celebrate and educate those in family-run businesses, the Nebraska College of Business and the Center for Entrepreneurship will host the inaugural Family Business Conference on Friday, March 1. Held at Nebraska Innovation Campus, the registration fee is $20 for students and $49 for professionals by the deadline and increases to $60 if registering on the day of the conference. Registration closes Monday, February 25 at 11:59 p.m. To register, visit https://business.unl.edu/familybusiness. » Full Article
Lincoln Startup Weekend to Bring Ideas to Life
Lincoln Startup Weekend to Bring Ideas to Life
Jan 22 2019 9:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln looks to connect with local entrepreneurs to participate in Lincoln Startup Weekend, January 25-27. Hosted at Fuse Coworking, the center teamed up with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and the university’s Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program to coordinate the event. Open to the public, the registration fee is $20, with a deadline of January 23. To register, visit: https://go.unl.edu/startupweekend. » Full Article
Striving to Make an Impact Through Hult Prize
Striving to Make an Impact Through Hult Prize
Nov 21 2018 9:00 AM
Competing for a chance at $1 million but more importantly the desire to create a positive impact on the world, students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln pitched their business plans at the Nebraska Hult Prize Challenge November 16. » Full Article
Specht Kicks Off Nebraska Family Business Initiative
Specht Kicks Off Nebraska Family Business Initiative
Nov 9 2018 10:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship kicked off a new initiative called Nebraska Family Business this week in Howard L. Hawks Hall promoting strong family businesses in the state. Dave Specht, national development manager for family dynamics at Wells Fargo PrivateBank, focused on the fundamentals of what it takes to maintain a successful family business built on more than just financial achievement. » Full Article
Clock Ticks Quickly for Entrepreneurs
Clock Ticks Quickly for Entrepreneurs
Nov 7 2018 9:00 AM
With only three minutes to pitch an entire business plan, student entrepreneurs at the tenth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition put it all on the line to win. Hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business on November 1-2, the competition provided college and high school students the opportunity to present their business ideas for the chance to win cash prizes totaling nearly $10,000. » Full Article
Inaugural Hult Prize Challenge November 16
Inaugural Hult Prize Challenge November 16
Oct 29 2018 5:00 PM
How would you change the world with $1 million? The Hult Prize Challenge provides University of Nebraska–Lincoln students the opportunity to answer that question and compete in the first stage of an international competition for the chance to win $1 million. The deadline to register a team is November 11. » Full Article
Students Scramble to Build at Innovation Challenge
Students Scramble to Build at Innovation Challenge
Oct 26 2018 9:00 AM
Sometimes you need to crack a few eggs to make an omelet, but a group of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students this past week conceived ways to prevent eggs from cracking. The Innovation Challenge, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business October 18-22, tasked students with constructing devices capable of protecting an egg when dropped from heights greater than 10 feet tall. » Full Article
Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Business Ideas, Nov. 1-2
Student Entrepreneurs to Pitch Business Ideas, Nov. 1-2
Oct 20 2018 8:00 AM
With three minutes to pitch their business idea, young entrepreneurs will compete in the 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition, November 1 and 2. Hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship, the competition brings Nebraska high school and college entrepreneurs together for the opportunity to compete for cash prizes in the Club Level Suites in Memorial Stadium. The deadline to compete is Friday, October 25. » Full Article
Faculty and Staff Awards Promote Accomplishments
Faculty and Staff Awards Promote Accomplishments
Apr 23 2018 11:00 AM
Faculty and staff from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business received recognition at the 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards Reception at Howard L. Hawks Hall on April 20. Dr. Kathy Farrell, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business, presented recipients with the annual awards which demonstrate the accomplishments and impact made by members of the college. » Full Article
Student Entrepreneurs Create “April Madness” at Competition
Student Entrepreneurs Create “April Madness” at Competition
Apr 5 2018 1:00 PM
On the heels of the NCAA basketball tournaments, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship generated its own “April Madness” this week, as more than 40 student teams competed in a bracket format for the right to be crowned champion of the New Venture Competition. Teams showcased business plans to judges during two preliminary rounds on the first day with the final four teams going at it on day two for the right to earn cash prizes from more than $75,000 in total prize money. » Full Article
Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Lincoln Service Center
Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Lincoln Service Center
Mar 19 2018 11:30 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship provides unique resources to the local business community which will now expand under a new partnership with the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Lincoln Service Center. Serving Lincoln and southeast Nebraska, the Lincoln Service Center provides business planning, loan packaging and financial analysis. » Full Article
Student Competitor Registration Open for New Venture Competition, April 3
Student Competitor Registration Open for New Venture Competition, April 3
Mar 15 2018 8:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosts the New Venture Competition on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 3-4. Held at the Nebraska Union, undergraduates of all majors and graduate students pitch their business plan to compete for over $75,000 in total prize money. Students who want to participate must register by Sunday, March 25.  » Full Article
Lifelong Learning and Teamwork Highlight Innovation Conference
Lifelong Learning and Teamwork Highlight Innovation Conference
Feb 21 2018 4:00 PM
The Innovation and the Future of Work conference brought together more than 200 students and business professionals for workshops in international business, artificial intelligence, human resources and more at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center held February 16. Coordinated by the Undergraduate Women in Business and the College of Business, the annual conference broadened its scope this year to examine topics and trends facing men and women in the workplace. » Full Article
Entrepreneur Panel Provides Blueprint to Business Success for Students
Entrepreneur Panel Provides Blueprint to Business Success for Students
Feb 2 2018 8:00 AM
Three Nebraska entrepreneurs took center stage at a special presentation at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business on January 26 in Howard L. Hawks Hall. The program, facilitated by Dr. Sam Nelson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, featured Jon McNeill, president of global sales and service at Tesla Motors; Joe Petsick `85, co-founder and CFO of Proxibid; and Matthew Wegener, founder and CEO of iSoft Data Systems, Inc. The three guests told their stories and emphasized to students the qualities it takes to make an impact as an entrepreneur. » Full Article
Entrepreneurial Spirit Ignites at the 48-Hour Challenge
Entrepreneurial Spirit Ignites at the 48-Hour Challenge
Jan 31 2018 6:00 PM
Ideas flowed and plans came together for University of Nebraska–Lincoln students at the Start Something 48-Hour Challenge held Friday, January 26 to Sunday, January 28. Hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business, more than 50 students spent their weekend developing business ideas together. » Full Article
Conference to Examine Innovation and the Future of Work
Conference to Examine Innovation and the Future of Work
Jan 23 2018 8:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business and Undergraduate Women in Business student organization host the Innovation and the Future of Work Conference from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, February 16. Sponsored by Ameritas along with the Lincoln Community Foundation and Talent Plus, the conference will be held at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center. Students, young professionals and members of the business community who are “inspired by tomorrow” can gain valuable knowledge through presentations and workshops from local business professionals, a luncheon and a panel discussion on the future of work. » Full Article
Registration Open for the Start Something 48-Hour Challenge
Registration Open for the Start Something 48-Hour Challenge
Jan 17 2018 10:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship will host the Start Something 48-Hour Challenge during the weekend of January 26-28 at Howard L. Hawks Hall. This event is open to students of all majors and colleges at the University of NebraskaLincoln. It costs just $10, which includes all meals, a t-shirt and prizes for the winners.  » Full Article
Entrepreneurial Ideas Shine at 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition
Entrepreneurial Ideas Shine at 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition
Nov 14 2017 1:00 PM
More than 80 students presented their business ideas at the ninth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch on Friday, November 10. Held at the West Memorial Stadium Club Level Suites, the event hosted by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship provided the opportunity for high school and college students to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges in three minutes. » Full Article
Mike Dunlap Returns to Nebraska Business for Masters Week
Mike Dunlap Returns to Nebraska Business for Masters Week
Nov 3 2017 2:00 PM
Mike Dunlap ’86 returned to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as the 2017 College of  Business Master, Nov. 1-3. As a part of Masters Week, the founder and executive chairman of the board of Nelnet emphasized the determination it takes to succeed and grow a startup into a viable business. Every year the Nebraska Alumni Association hosts a group of alumni masters who have created lasting impressions in their professional careers. These masters, nominated by each college, come to campus to share their knowledge and experiences with students, faculty and staff. » Full Article
Scary Towers Haunt Campus During Innovation Challenge
Scary Towers Haunt Campus During Innovation Challenge
Oct 24 2017 5:00 PM
Five student teams competed to build the scariest tower in the festive Innovation Challenge held by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship. The competition required students to use a pumpkin, 10 dollars and a Center for Entrepreneurship t-shirt as part of their structure which culminated with a construction project on the lawn of the Selleck Quadrangle. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition Coming November 10
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition Coming November 10
Oct 23 2017 10:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship will host the ninth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition on Friday, November 10, 3-6 p.m. at the Memorial Stadium Club Level Suites inside the west entrance. Students who want to participate must apply by Friday, November 3. The public is invited to watch the pitches and attend the event’s award ceremony. Apply to compete and RSVP to attend at: business.unl.edu/quickpitch. » Full Article
Howard L. Hawks Hall Opens for Business at Nebraska
Howard L. Hawks Hall Opens for Business at Nebraska
Aug 18 2017 5:00 PM
With the snip of a ribbon, dignitaries from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln welcomed in a new era at the College of Business with the grand opening of the new Howard L. Hawks Hall building. More than 800 people attended the historic ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 18, 2017, which speakers proclaimed as a game-changing moment for future students of both the University and College. » Full Article
College to Host "Open for Business" Event
College to Host "Open for Business" Event
Jul 26 2017 9:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln will celebrate the opening of the new College of Business from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, August 18. Students, alumni, friends and more can attend the Open for Business: Ribbon Cutting and Back to School Bash by RSVPing at http://business.unl.edu/bash. » Full Article
Student Entrepreneurs Win $67,500 in New Venture Competition
Student Entrepreneurs Win $67,500 in New Venture Competition
Apr 3 2017 3:00 PM
Student entrepreneurs from across the University of Nebraska–Lincoln faced-off in the Center for Entrepreneurship New Venture Competition March 27-28 at the Nebraska Union. Students earned $67,500 in prize money, including a $50,000 grand prize. Reminiscent of the NCAA basketball March Madness tournament, teams competed in a bracket format and advanced through two preliminary rounds. After elimination rounds, four teams competed head-to-head in the finals. » Full Article
Innovation Challenge Encourages Entrepreneurship
Innovation Challenge Encourages Entrepreneurship
Mar 27 2017 9:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration teamed up with the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) to host the Innovation Challenge March 2-6. Open to both undergraduate and graduate students from any academic program at Nebraska, teams received $5 to create an idea and generate as much value as possible. » Full Article
Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Entrepreneur in Residence Opportunities
Center for Entrepreneurship Hosts Entrepreneur in Residence Opportunities
Mar 10 2017 7:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration provides students the opportunity to interact with experienced innovation professionals through the Entrepreneur in Residence Program. Hosting five entrepreneurs at Nebraska during the spring semester, Suji Park, Global CEO for both Food Dreams Made Real and Suji’s Cuisine, opened the series on February 23. » Full Article
48-Hour Challenge Fast-Tracks Business Ingenuity
48-Hour Challenge Fast-Tracks Business Ingenuity
Mar 9 2017 2:00 PM
More than 60 students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln dedicated a weekend to compete in the Start Something 48-Hour Challenge, coordinated by the Center for Entrepreneurship at the College of Business Administration. The event facilitated an environment where students pitched business ideas, fast-tracked them with fellow students and presented a business plan to judges – all in 48 hours. » Full Article
Bachmann Selected to Present Helping Oats Business at Innovators Conference
Bachmann Selected to Present Helping Oats Business at Innovators Conference
Nov 29 2016 10:30 AM
Anne Bachmann began her college career focusing on volleyball while attending the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Getting up at 5 a.m. to workout, train and practice with teammates led her to eat numerous bowls of oatmeal throughout the day. Eventually, the oatmeal took on a life of its own when Bachmann thought of creating a new business she eventually named Helping Oats. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Highlights Entrepreneurial Ingenuity at UNL
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Highlights Entrepreneurial Ingenuity at UNL
Nov 7 2016 3:30 PM
Winning participants in the 2016 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition shared $7,000 in prize money for their entrepreneurial ingenuity by delivering three-minute elevator pitches to panels of expert judges similar to the television show Shark Tank. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship sponsored the event which took place in the Memorial Stadium skyboxes on Thursday, November 3. More than 100 competitors from Nebraska colleges and high schools participated. » Full Article
Mackey Preaches Conscious Capitalism to Business Students
Mackey Preaches Conscious Capitalism to Business Students
Oct 6 2016 1:30 PM
John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, spoke to more than 2,000 people at the Lied Center for Performing Arts as the inaugural speaker for the Lewis E. Harris Lecture Series sponsored by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration and College of Law on Wednesday, October 3. Mackey, who authored the New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling book, “Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business,” stressed the value of business to the audience, made up of a vast number of business students and members of the CBA community. » Full Article
Local Entrepreneurs Reenact Business Pitch for Students
Local Entrepreneurs Reenact Business Pitch for Students
Apr 19 2016 3:00 PM
Pitching ideas to investors is a crucial skill for entrepreneurship students to obtain. The Center for Entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln hosted an investment pitch reenactment to allow students to witness a successful pitch. Following the reenactment, local investors led a discussion about what makes up a successful business pitch.
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2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced
2016 Entrepreneuring Days Award Winners Announced
Apr 8 2016 9:30 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days, April 5-6, at the City Union and the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event featured two new venture competitions with 64 teams, the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Banquet and three special programs for competitors new to this year’s event.
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Charling's Startup Wows in National Competitions
Charling's Startup Wows in National Competitions
Dec 29 2015 8:00 AM
Kurtis Charling graduated in December with an MBA from the College of Business Administration and a budding career with the Lindsay Corporation in Omaha, Nebraska, after strong performances in two national startup competitions. » Full Article
Startup Studio Success: Gus Gehlen
Startup Studio Success: Gus Gehlen
Nov 30 2015 9:00 AM
When the Center for Entrepreneurship opened the Startup Studio, Gus Gehlen jumped at the chance to set-up shop in the new space. The former Husker high jumper from Eagan, Minnesota, graduated in May with a business administration degree and seed money to start his company, Groove Watersports. All he needed was a place for his business to call home. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Draws Record Number of Competitors
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Draws Record Number of Competitors
Nov 21 2015 6:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the seventh annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition on Thursday, November 19 in the Memorial Stadium skyboxes. A total 70 students were selected to pitch their business ideas out of 150 applicants, making it the biggest Quick Pitch to date. » Full Article
Nelson Tabbed for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Task Force
Nelson Tabbed for Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Task Force
Nov 16 2015 1:30 PM
Making connections between University of Nebraska–Lincoln entrepreneurial students and Lincoln businesses is a passion for Dr. Sam Nelson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice of management. Nelson now has an even greater opportunity to support students and the community through his selection to participate on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Task Force through the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. » Full Article
Students Compete for Cash Prizes at Quick Pitch, November 19
Students Compete for Cash Prizes at Quick Pitch, November 19
Oct 22 2015 3:30 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship will host the seventh annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition on Thursday, November 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the Memorial Stadium skyboxes. Student competitors are given three minutes to pitch a new business venture proposal to a panel of entrepreneurial experts. The competitors are judged on their creativity, communication and presentation skills. » Full Article
Stanford, UNL Startups Win Global New Venture Competition
Stanford, UNL Startups Win Global New Venture Competition
Apr 10 2015 11:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration gave $20,000 to young entrepreneurs at UNL and other schools during the 28th annual Global New Venture Competition, April 9. The competition was a part of the three-day EntrepreneuringDays@UNL event that features two competitions, several special speakers and networking events connecting students with the business community. Similar to the TV show “Shark Tank,” the competition allowed 16 teams of students to pitch their business ideas for funding to a panel of business professionals who served as judges. Ten universities were represented between the competition’s two divisions – undergraduate and graduate. » Full Article
2015 EntrepreneuringDays@UNL Winners Announced
2015 EntrepreneuringDays@UNL Winners Announced
Apr 9 2015 3:00 PM
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the UNL College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days@UNL April 7-9 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event included two new venture competitions and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner. The competitions were conducted much like the television show “Shark Tank.” Students pitched their business ideas to a panel of professionals who served as judges for feedback and competed for funding. » Full Article
Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Highlight EntrepreneuringDays@UNL
Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Highlight EntrepreneuringDays@UNL
Mar 24 2015 11:00 AM
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration will host the EntrepreneuringDays@UNL, April 7-9 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. The event features new venture student competitions as well as a day to celebrate entrepreneurship in Nebraska which is open to the public. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Awards Seven $1,000 Prizes
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Awards Seven $1,000 Prizes
Nov 13 2014 3:30 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship held its sixth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition Nov. 6. Nearly 70 students had the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short "quick pitch" proposal to a panel of entrepreneurial experts from Nebraska. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition is Nov. 6, Application Deadline Oct. 23
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition is Nov. 6, Application Deadline Oct. 23
Oct 20 2014 11:00 AM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship will host the sixth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Memorial Stadium Club Level Suites. Student will have three minutes to pitch their proposal for a new business venture to a panel of entrepreneurial experts, all while showcasing their creativity, communication and presentation skills in a competitive format. » Full Article
Partnership Summit Welcomes Nearly 200 Board Members to CBA
Partnership Summit Welcomes Nearly 200 Board Members to CBA
Sep 24 2014 4:30 PM
A record number of nearly 200 advisory board members met at the UNL College of Business Administration on Friday, September 19, for the 2014 Partnership Summit and Advisory Board meetings. Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business Administration, gave the State of the College address at the Grand Manse in downtown Lincoln where she emphasized the positive trajectories happening at CBA including business major enrollments approaching 3,900, business minors totaling about 1,500 and 35 new faculty hired in the last four years. » Full Article
2014 UNL Global New Venture Award Winners Announced
2014 UNL Global New Venture Award Winners Announced
Apr 8 2014 1:00 PM
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the UNL College of Business Administration hosted Entrepreneuring Days@UNL March 18-20 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Neb. The event included two new venture competitions and the Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner. The competitions were conducted much like the television show “Shark Tank.” Students pitched their business ideas to a panel of professionals who served as judges for feedback and competed for funding. » Full Article
CBA Team Wins NSF Case Cup
CBA Team Wins NSF Case Cup
Mar 18 2014 3:00 PM
A team of University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration MBA students brought home the championship trophy from the National Sports Forum Case Cup Competition Feb. 7-9 in Dallas. One of 10 teams selected for the competition, the CBA team included captain Emma Dickinson, Boston; Christopher Aumueller, Lincoln, Neb.; Oscar Del Castillo, Omaha, Neb.; and Brett Sapp, Lincoln, Neb. » Full Article
Welbourne Talks Up Value of Workplace Energy in Online Interview
Welbourne Talks Up Value of Workplace Energy in Online Interview
Dec 20 2013 2:00 PM
Dr. Theresa Welbourne, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration, was interviewed by the online business website StartupNation to get her take on starting a business, overcoming her biggest challenges and creating a productive work environment. Welbourne, a national research leader on the subject of harnessing energy in the workplace, owns her own startup company eePulse, Inc. and teaches management courses at CBA. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition Awards Seven Student Entrepreneurs with $1,000
3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition Awards Seven Student Entrepreneurs with $1,000
Nov 22 2013 4:00 PM
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship held its fifth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition Nov. 21, in the Club Level Suites at Memorial Stadium. More than 70 students had the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal to a panel of entrepreneurial experts from Nebraska in a competitive format. » Full Article
Welbourne Looks at Survival Rate of Companies Following Initial Public Offering
Welbourne Looks at Survival Rate of Companies Following Initial Public Offering
Nov 7 2013 3:00 PM
Theresa Welbourne, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration, has spent much of her career studying how companies fare, post-IPO. In coming weeks, she plans to release a report detailing the 10-year survival rate of about 1,000 companies that went public in 1996, the height of the IPO frenzy that burst with the dotcom bubble in 2001. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quickpitch Competition, Nov. 21
3-2-1 Quickpitch Competition, Nov. 21
Oct 29 2013 9:00 AM
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship will hold the fifth annual 3-2-1 Quickpitch competition Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. in the Club Level Suites at Memorial Stadium. Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal.  » Full Article
UNL Enactus Team Advances to Enactus National Competition
UNL Enactus Team Advances to Enactus National Competition
May 20 2013 9:00 AM
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Enactus team advanced to the Enactus United States National Exposition from the regional competition in Chicago, Ill., on April 12-13. The national competition will be held May 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo. » Full Article
2013 UNL Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards
Mar 21 2013 3:00 PM
The Center for Entrepreneurship in the UNL College of Business Administration hosted the UNL Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Night, Tuesday, March 12 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. The reception was followed by the awards ceremony and dinner. » Full Article
EntrepreneuringDays@UNL Showcases Local and National Student Innovation
EntrepreneuringDays@UNL Showcases Local and National Student Innovation
Mar 19 2013 4:00 PM
The  UNL Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the inaugural EntrepreneuringDays@UNL, March 11-13. The UNL New Venture Competition provided UNL students the opportunity to pitch their business plan and get feedback. With a grand prize of $50,000 to start the business, nearly 40 teams applied to compete with 27 teams selected. » Full Article
CBA Faculty and Staff Honored by UNL Parents Association
Feb 15 2013 1:30 PM
The UNL College of Business Administration had nine faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 8. Certificates of recognition for contributions to students were given during the ceremony. » Full Article
EntrepreneuringDays@UNL
Jan 7 2013 8:29 AM
EntrepreneuringDays@UNL features three days of learning, mentoring and competition, celebrating the innovation and artistry of the modern entrepreneur. » Full Article
SIFE Changes Name to Enactus But Entrepreneurial Spirit Remains the Same
Nov 28 2012 10:00 AM
One of the best known student organizations at University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently changed their name from Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) to Enactus. The name Enactus comes from a blend of words – Entrepreneurial, Action and Us. » Full Article
3-2-1 Quickpitch Competition Puts Student Entrepreneurship on Center Stage
Oct 24 2012 4:00 PM
Three minutes to make one pitch equals 3-2-1 Quickpitch -- the name of the annual student entrepreneur competition organized by the CBA Center for Entrepreneurship. This year’s competition will be held November 29, at 6:00 p.m. inside Memorial Stadium. » Full Article
Nebraska Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building
Nebraska Regents Approve Plans for New College of Business Administration Building
Sep 14 2012 1:30 PM
The Nebraska Board of Regents approved plans for a new $84 million College of Business Administration building, making way for one of the most significant events in the history of the college, and largest academic building project in recent history at UNL. » Full Article
Enrollment Up at UNL College of Business Administration
Sep 4 2012 4:00 PM
Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the UNL College of Business Administration, announced a 25.4 percent increase in first-time freshmen enrollment in the College of Business Administration this fall. » Full Article
Daily Drip Taking Orders to Increase Business and Profits for Community Projects
Aug 23 2012 1:30 PM
The Daily Drip, the student-run cafe located in the first floor atrium at the UNL College of Business Administration, is now taking orders. Customers can now order individual or catering needs through a new website designed to improve both the customer experience and the business operations. » Full Article
UNL Students in Free Enterprise Launch New Web Site
Aug 16 2012 3:00 PM
The Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the launch of a new web site for the UNL Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). SIFE, is a student organization that encourages students to practice entrepreneurial principles through a variety of community projects, business opportunities and social networking. » Full Article
Summer 2012 Graduation Ceremony Honors 125 Business Students
Aug 13 2012 4:30 PM
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration graduated 125 students following the summer 2012 semester. The commencement exercises were held Aug. 10 and 11 in separate ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. » Full Article
DREAM BIG Academy Brings Business to Life for Nebraska High School Students
Jul 16 2012 1:00 PM
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration hosted the inaugural DREAM BIG Academy, July 8-11, which brought soon-to-be high school seniors from across the state to Lincoln to explore college life and business concepts first hand. » Full Article
UNL SIFE Makes Big Splash at SIFE USA National Competition
Jun 4 2012 11:10 AM
The UNL SIFE Team were named first place winners in their league at the SIFE national competition. The team received a $1,000 award for their finish and a $5,000 award for the “2012 Walmart: Women’s Economic Empowerment Project Partnership." The money will be used to for ongoing projects in the local and global communities. » Full Article
UNL SIFE Team Named Champions of Their League in Regionals
Apr 19 2012 2:51 PM
UNL Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) were named Champions of their League while competing against other SIFE teams from across the country. The regionals were held in Chicago, and the UNL team will now go on to compete at the national tournament in Kansas City in May. » Full Article
SIFE Students Present Their Local and National Projects at Van Brunt Visitors Center
Mar 29 2012 10:00 AM
The UNL Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) will showcase their local and national projects from this year on Tuesday, April 10 at the Van Brunt Visitors Center Presentation Room. SIFE students seek to make a difference in area communities while developing skills to become socially responsible business leaders. » Full Article
CBA Faculty and Staff Receive Recognition for Contributions to Students
Feb 24 2012 9:21 AM
The UNL College of Business Administration had 13 faculty and staff members honored by the UNL Teaching Council and UNL Parents Association at an annual recognition ceremony on Feb. 3. Four of the recipients were first time awardees. » Full Article
From Management to Medicine: Peter Sam Featured in UNL Video Spotlight
Feb 15 2012 10:44 AM
When Peter Sam moved to Gothenburg, Neb., from Los Angeles he experienced culture shock. A sophomore in high school at the time, Sam liked to blend into the crowd -- but his collegiate success at CBA is making it harder for him to go unnoticed. » Full Article
Entrepreneurship for Everyone
Feb 1 2012 8:00 AM
In today’s economy, big firms, as well as small and medium-size organizations, are all trying to reclaim their entrepreneurial roots. The CBA Center for Entrepreneurship is establishing that same entrepreneurial spirit in the work it performs with students and in the community. » Full Article
UNL SIFE Awarded $3,000 Grant from True Hero
Oct 14 2011 8:00 AM
The UNL Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) group were awarded a $3,000 grant from True Hero Inc., a nonprofit organization that awards grants to youth and student groups. With the grant money, SIFE plans to help promote self-sufficiency among residents in the Pine Ridge community by providing opportunities to succeed. » Full Article
3rd Annual Mentorship Roundtables Event Coming October 25 to UNL
Oct 6 2011 3:08 PM
The Center For Entrepreneurship will be hosting its 3rd Annual Mentorship Roundtables event on October 25. The event will take place at 6:00 pm in the Champions Club. Mentorship Roundtables is designed to connect college students and recent alumni with entrepreneurs and business professionals in the local  community. » Full Article
CBA Alum Doug Fernaays Encourages Current Students to Get Involved
Sep 29 2011 5:08 PM
CBA alum, Doug Fernaays, recently returned to UNL to tell current business students what he did in school to jump start his own career. Fernaays, who was active in Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), emphasized the opportunities every CBA student has in front of them. » Full Article
Welbourne to Lead Research, Teaching for Entrepreneurs
Aug 22 2011 8:00 AM
Dr. Theresa M. Welbourne is the new director of the Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. An entrepreneur, author and professor, Welbourne is also the FirsTier Banks Distinguished Professor of Business. » Full Article
UNL SIFE Team Seeks New Grant Through True Heros, Inc.
Jun 29 2011 11:00 AM

The SIFE chapter at UNL is looking to continue its entrepreneurial efforts at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. A new grant application through True Hero, Inc. looks to further their work installing garden kits for Pine Ridge residents.

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SIFE Team Reaches National Competition
May 19 2011 10:46 AM

UNL Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) captured the award of room champions at the regional competition this year where they showcased their entrepreneurial achievements.  The team presentation focused on how SIFE has helped citizens of Nebraska and members of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

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SIFE Students Compete in Award Winning Team Based Project
Apr 29 2011 10:51 AM

UNL's Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) held a one-time event allowing the public an opportunity to see their recent award winning regional competition presentation.  They will now go on to compete in the national competition in Minneapolis, MN, May 10-12.

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Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship to Sponsor 2011 Entrepreneur in Residence
Apr 7 2011 10:14 AM

The 2011 Entrepreneur in Residence will feature the Sapp Brothers -- Bill and Lee Sapp.  They will also be joined by special guests Tom and Nancy Osborne the founders of Teammates Mentoring Program.  The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship will be sponsoring the event to be held April 21.

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3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition Brings Student Innovation to Light
Mar 3 2011 11:27 AM

UNL's Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship recently held its annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition. The event gives aspiring student entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch an innovative business idea to a panel of community business leaders in a fast, fun, and competitive format.

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SIFE Students Put Entrepreneurship Principles in Motion at UNL
Mar 1 2011 10:05 AM

Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) have put the principles they practice into motion here at UNL. The student organization is operating an online auction system that resells surplus inventory for departments across campus.

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3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition
Jan 19 2011 1:22 PM

3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition — applications to compete due Wednesday, February 9th.

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2011 Nebraska Innovation Competition
Jan 19 2011 11:11 AM

2011 Nebraska Innovation Competition — intent to compete forms due Monday, January 31st.

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