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2010.03.22 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Big Idea Contest for Students Stresses Social Impact, Market Potential

Omaha - A new contest at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is designed to give students, from undergraduates to doctoral candidates, the opportunity to pitch ideas for new products or services that show the greatest potential to improve lives and succeed in the marketplace.

Submissions for the 2010 Big Idea Contest are due Friday, April 2. Submissions will be evaluated based on technical feasibility, market potential and social impact. Applications are available for download at www.unoceo.org and can be submitted via email to unobigidea@unomaha.edu.

Six finalists will each receive a $50 cash prize and present their ideas to a panel of judges on Wednesday, April 21, during the College of Business Administration’s annual awards banquet. The finalists will also be eligible to win grand prizes of $500, $250 and $100. Winners who also submit a formal business plan may also receive up to an additional $2,000.

The campus-wide competition is sponsored by the UNO Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization and the UNO College of Business Education. Call (402) 554-2706 for more information.

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