UNO Students Pitch Business Plans
April 27 Update
First place — iTrapp: A first-of-its-kind trap shooting mobile application that can be used to score traditional Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) shoots as well as be customized for advanced tracking and scoring
Second place — Cuso Sports Network: an online platform that revolutionizes the manner in which extreme sports athletes acquire endorsement deals
Third place — Pampered Box: a discreet tampon and panty liner monthly subscription service
OMAHA — Budding entrepreneurs will pitch their business ventures — from online gaming and extreme sports marketing to craft beer and couponing — during the annual Maverick Business Plan Competition at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Mammel Hall.
The following finalists are vying for thousands of dollars in funding:
- Justin Blackwell — Qponshopper
- Callen Hedglen, Matt Holtmeyer and Sue Yi — Cuso Sports Network
- Taylor Korensky — iTrapp
- Micah Monono — Joe Snuffy Gaming League
- Veronica Oleson — Pampered Box
- Miles Russell — Omaha Brewing
The event starts at 5:15 p.m. with refreshments and a display of concepts fair, where guests can meet the students and learn more about their businesses.
At 6 p.m., students present to “sharks” from the Omaha business community who will weigh the proposals for their market opportunity, feasibility and impact.
Grand prizes include $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place. Audience members will also be eligible to win $300 in door prizes.
The Maverick Business Plan Competition is hosted by the UNO College of Business Administration’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising. Wells Fargo is a sponsor.
For more information about the event, contact Dale Eesley, CIEF director, at 402.554.2706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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