The ninth annual BigIdea! Pitch Contest features UNO students with the opportunity to have their idea become the next big thing.
On Monday, Oct. 9, all contestants will perform 90-second pitches in front of faculty, staff, alumni and community members.
Finalists, listed below, will pitch in front of a live audience and panel of experts on Wednesday, Oct. 11. An idea fair with refreshments begins at 5:15 p.m., followed by the main event at 6 p.m.
|John Barlow||Accounting, Management||Shotter Brush|
|Perthedia Berry||General Administration||LED Alert Collar|
|Michell Blodgett||Management||Peri Opti Cam|
|Caleb Cox||Supply Chain Management||One Supplement|
|Bre Johnson||Management||Quick Sitters|
|Thomas Kienow||Arts & Sciences undeclared||Fresh Tab|
|Yan Yin Lo||Aviation, Business minor||Baller|
|Landon Miller||IT Innovation||Remember Now|
|Robert Morrissey||IT Innovation||Vroom|
|Spencer Robinson||IT Innovation, Entrepreneurship||Gig Something|
|Makayla Rohrer||Management Information Systems||Virtutech|
|Jordan Stutzman||IT Innovation||Learn Outloud|
|James Van Eperen||Entrepreneurship||Intelleweather|
|Chris Winchester||Marketing, Management, Entrepreneurship||Schedule-less|
Organized by the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising, the BigIdea! Pitch Contest allows any student to pitch a concept for a new or improved product, service, business or nonprofit to a panel of Omaha entrepreneurs and business experts.
Multiple winners receive cash prizes. First place receives $1,000 and a trip to the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization National Pitch Competition in Tampa, Florida.
Last year’s winning submission came from business student Erin Dabbs, who pitched DriveOff, an app that incentivizes drivers to stay off their phones.
To learn more, visit cba.unomaha.edu/bigidea.
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