OMAHA — Students from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the Medical Center (UNMC) will pitch their business ventures and vie for thousands of dollars in funding on April 27 at Mammel Hall.
Meet the 2017 Maverick Business Plan Competition finalists:
|Name||College & Major||Business|
|Mitchell Tillwick||UNO — Entrepreneurship & International Business||Equiband, wristband technology for patients with certain mental health issues.|
|Sidney Dick||UNO — Entrepreneurship||Traveling Teachers, online platform offering advanced homeschooling opportunities with professional teachers.|
|Pallav Bajracharya||UNO — MBA, Entrepreneurship||25 KW Rukum Hydropower Plant, micro-hydropower plant in Nepal that contributes to economic development and reduces poverty.|
|Kat Slump||UNO — Computer Science & IT Innovation||Mauve, online women’s clothing boutique.|
|Alissa McMahon||UNO — Marketing||Mauve|
|Keegan Mahoney||UNO — Systems Development||Mauve|
|Tim Bielecki||UNMC — Cancer Biology||Orca Analytics, predictive analytics company that helps foster a sense of community and improve student success.|
|Will Payne||UNMC — Pharmaceutical Sciences||Orca Analytics|
|Ben Jones||UNMC||Orca Analytics|
|Tyler Scherr||UNMC — Pathology & Microbiology||Orca Analytics|
|Anjani Danthuluri||UNO — MBA/MIS, Systems Analysis & Design||ANCHA, second-use software licensing service for college students.|
The event begins at 5:15 p.m. with refreshments and a concepts fair, where guests and judges can meet the finalists and learn more about their businesses. At 6 p.m., students will make 5-minute presentations, and judges 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.
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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