2017 Quick Pitch with a New TwistWinners: Lindsay Sabatka, Kelsey Foster, Brittany Cihal
Students had the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication, and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal for a new business venture during the finals on April 13, 2017. They delivered their pitch to a panel of entrepreneurially-minded leaders from Nebraska. The preliminary round was held at the tractor Museum and finals were held on the lawn of the Firethorn Resort. Both rounds were open to the public and finals included a dinner reception following awards.
Congratulations to Kelsey Foster, Lindsey Sabatka and Brittney Cihal who each received $1000 cash prizes! A fun and casual networking reception took place on the deck of the resort following the announcement of the winners.
2016 Business Plan ContestWinners: Grant Suddarth (1st) and Zach Settje (2nd)
At the Quilt Museum on Dec. 2, 2016, students gathered to give a 10 minute presentation about their business plan. These plans included financial outlooks, income statements, and more. Six finalists were chosen for a second round with new judges and the top two were awarded.
2016 Quick Pitch CompetitionWinners: Ashtyn Shrewsbury and Brennan Costello (Junior/Senior) and Kate Likens and Sarah Wollenburg (Freshman/Sophomore)
Students pitched their ideas in rounds to panels of judges for preliminaries, with a chance to win the final cash prize of $1000. The rounds were split into two sections, one for juniors and seniors, and the other for freshmen and sophomores. The event took place at the UNL East Campus Union on April 21st, 2016.