3-2-1 Quick Pitch

3-2-1 Quickpitch New This Year: Two Days of Competition

The 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition is an annual event for students where they can showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal for a new business venture. Competitors will have 3 minutes 2 pitch 1 idea. A panel of entrepreneurial-minded experts from across Nebraska judge proposals and provide students with valuable feedback. Students also have the opportunity to develop their ideas, network with other students, successful entrepreneurs and community leaders. Cash prizes awarded to the top three pitches in each of the seven groups. Quick Pitch takes place on the club level (3rd floor) of Memorial Stadium.

3-2-1 Quick Pitch FAQ

This year we offer two editions of the Quick Pitch Competition.

First up on Thursday, November 1, from 5-8 p.m., the collegiate Quick Pitch Competition and Nebraska Entrepreneurship Awards take place. This event is open to undergraduate and graduate students from two-year and four-year colleges.

Second, on Friday, November 2, from 11:00 a.m.-3 p.m. we host an all High School Quick Pitch Competition. This is the inaugural year for this event which is open to participants from Nebraska high schools and follows the same format as the collegiate event.

College Quick Pitch Competition

Collegiate Quick Pitch: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time Activity
4 p.m. Registration opens
5 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks
5:15 p.m. PITCHES BEGIN!
6:30 p.m. Judges’ deliberations
6:30 p.m. Networking reception and buffet. Judges provide feedback to competitors over dinner.
7:30 p.m. Nebraska Entrepreneurship and Quick Pitch Awards Ceremony
Quick Pitch College Competitor

College Competitors Register to Compete

High School Quick Pitch Competition

High School Quick Pitch: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time Activity
10 a.m. Registration opens
11 a.m. Lunch and introduction to Entrepreneurship at Nebraska
12:15 p.m. PITCHES BEGIN!
1:30 p.m. Judges’ deliberations and feedback
2 p.m. NU Admissions information session
2:30 p.m. Quick Pitch winners announced
3 p.m. Optional campus tour, including tour of the College of Business
Quick Pitch High School Competitor

High School Competitors Register to Compete

Quick Pitch Judges

Please consider volunteering to judge one or both of this year's 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competitions.

Judges Role Overview
Quick Pitch Judges
  • Each student will have three minutes to pitch, then judges will have two minutes for questions and answers.
  • This is a learning experience for our students. Thank you for helping us to provide it.
  • Winners will be decided by judges’ deliberations. There will be 3 winners chosen in each room. Winners need not be ranked.
  • This is a timed event - please keep this in mind during deliberations and feedback to help us stay on track.

If you have any questions call (402) 472-3353 or email entrepreneurship@unl.edu

Parking

We have arranged for spaces in the Stadium Drive parking garage on the corner of Stadium Drive and T Street. If you choose to park in the garage, please bring the ticket that you receive upon entering the garage to the registration table, where we will provide you with a validation ticket in exchange. I have attached a document that provides more details about parking instructions.


Register to Judge

Collegiate Quick Pitch: Thursday, November 1, 2018
Time Activity
4 p.m. Registration opens
5 p.m. Welcome and opening remarks
5:15 p.m. PITCHES BEGIN!
6:30 p.m. Judges’ deliberations
6:30 p.m. Networking reception and buffet. Judges provide feedback to competitors over dinner.
7:30 p.m. Nebraska Entrepreneurship and Quick Pitch Awards Ceremony
High School Quick Pitch: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time Activity
10 a.m. Registration opens
11 a.m. Lunch and introduction to Entrepreneurship at Nebraska
12:15 p.m. PITCHES BEGIN!
1:30 p.m. Judges’ deliberations and feedback
2 p.m. NU Admissions information session
2:30 p.m. Quick Pitch winners announced
3 p.m. Optional campus tour, including tour of the College of Business
Distinguished Entrepreneurship Awards light bulb logo

Distinguished Entrepreneurship Awards

Thursday, November 1 | 6:30 p.m. | West Memorial Stadium Club Level Suites

Join us as we recognize Quick Pitch winners and the following honorees:
Nebraska Distinguished Entrepreneur, Startup Executive, Entrepreneurial Advocate and New Company Entrepreneur

Register for Awards Ceremony

Registrations for the Awards presentation only

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Lincoln Chamber of Commerce