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Tenaska Business Challenge

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2024 Tenaska Business Challenge

This multi-university competition will challenge students to solve real problems through interdisciplinary solutions. The case will be provided by Tenaska, one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States and a leader in the energy industry.


February 21-23, 2024
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Register by Friday, December 15

Important Information

Team Composition

3-4 undergraduate students of any major per team


As a recognition for excellence, top teams win the following cash prizes split evenly between team members:

1st Place:


2nd Place:


3rd Place:


3 additional awards, selection criteria to be determined


Thank You To The Challenge's Sponsor

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Case Information

The case will be provided by executives at Tenaska and will require a comprehensive business approach on a topic related to their company. The case will be distributed at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, and teams will be given 48 hours before presenting solutions.

Competition Schedule (Tentative)

DAY 1 | Wednesday, February 21
9 a.m. Case Released via Email
DAY 2 | Thursday, February 22 | Howard Hawks Hall, Nebraska's City Campus
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Check-in and utilize work rooms
12 p.m. Box Lunch Served
1-3:15 p.m. Coaching Sessions Offered
4:30 p.m. Dinner Served
DAY 3 | Friday, February 23 | Howard Hawks Hall, Nebraska's City Campus
9 a.m. Welcome Meeting
9:20 - 10:20 a.m. First Round of Presentations (All teams)
10:40 a.m. Break and Announcement of Top 10
11:10 a.m. Second Round of Presentations (Top 10)
11:50 a.m. Lunch is served
1 p.m. Top 3 Announced
1:10 p.m. Finalist 1 Presentation
1:30 p.m. Finalist 2 Presentation
1:50 p.m. Finalist 3 Presentation
2:10 p.m. Snack Break
2:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
3 p.m. Wrap Up

Travel Accommodations

Hotel accomodations will be covered for 1 night for all visiting teams, and for 2 nights for visiting teams traveling farther than 3 hours to campus. All meals will also be covered by the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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Howard L. Hawks Hall (2/22 - 2/23)

730 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68588

Howard L. Hawks Hall


Linde, Kasey
Director of Teaching, Learning and Accreditation
HLH 014
P.O. Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588-0405