Do you have an idea for a product or service?
Have you wondered what it would take to see it come to life?
Maverick Startups (MGMT 4720) is a 16-week for-credit class open to students of any major. No prerequisites required.
Class meets in the spring, Monday afternoons, 3:00-5:40 P.M. at the Scott Technology Center, 6805 Pine Street (across the street from Mammel Hall).
This is a unique opportunity to develop your idea into a feasible business concept, or join a team of passionate entrepreneurs working to grow their business. We provide free space to incubate your business and access to Omaha’s best entrepreneurs.
- Discover how your idea truly meets a market need
- Learn the steps of Customer Development to help you build a sustainable and scalable business
- Work on a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about what they do
- Identify key resources, partners, activities, and distribution channels to delivery your product to your customer
- Find mentors, build community support, and raise funds that will help you start your business
- Gain valuable real-world experience that will make your resume stand out from the rest
Lean Startup Methodology
Maverick Startups uses the Lean Startup methodology developed at Stanford to help make the best decisions about your business concept before significant time and treasure are invested.
- Flipped classrooms
- In-class coaching & project development
- Mentoring from peers, faculty & the business community
- Develop a minimal viable product that can elicit feedback from customers
- Engage in frequent customer interviews to test your ideas
- Use feedback to reshape your ideas or discover entirely new ones
- Present your ideas to win prizes or even funding for your business
How to Apply
- Apply now for Spring 2017: application.maverickstartups.org
- For more information, contact:
- Dr. Dale T. Eesley
- Director, Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising
- firstname.lastname@example.org | 402.554.2706
"I thought I had a great idea, but discovered a new way to think about my product and customers. Now it is an idea that can scale and an opportunity worth pursuing."
- Alex Kuklinski, Communication Major, TechnoFYI.com
"CardioSys today is almost nothing like what it was when I started. Our product is better, we are attracting investors, and we are going to make a difference in the health of millions of people."- Luis López, Economics Major, CardioSys
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