Due to on-going precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19), the College of Business made the decision to suspend in-person events.As a result, this event is POSTPONED. We feel it is the responsible decision to protect the health of our community members.
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The 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 MBAs. Students 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.
The New Venture Competition runs in a bracket, or knockout format. Teams advance through two preliminary round. Following elimination rounds, four teams compete against each other for two grand prizes. Two grand prizes of $25,000 along with additional cash prizes will be awarded during the Networking and Awards Reception.
2017’s Runner-Up Mattie Fowler, MBA student from Tucson, Arizona, is one of the founders of Sportspark, which will partner with Pima County, Arizona, to renovate,
operate and re-establish the Mike Jacob Sports Park as the premier complex for youth sports in Tucson, Arizona.
2016’s Grand Prize Winner and Thomas G. Guy Startup Team Award Winner was Concise Research Group, which comprises Justin Peet,
Ryan Erdmann, Derek Nordgren, and Tyler Friend. Concise Research Group uses comprehensive surveys and empirical data to assist
governmental leaders in developing more effective public policies.
2016’s Runner-Up Anne Bachmann, management major from Lincoln, NE, pitched her company, Helping Oats. Her company seeks to
develop a healthy, fast-dining experience near college campuses centering around oatmeal.
2019 – Oak Barn Beef, Savannah Breeders Service
2018 – Pawlytics, Upstream Farms
2017 – Terrace Ag
2016 – Concise Research Group
2015 – Bongo Watersports
2015 – T&B Innovations, LLC
2014 – Stahla Services
2013 – PickIt