What is Maverick Innovations?
Maverick Innovations assists faculty, students, and staff with:
- Identifying commercialization pathways
- Protecting Intellectual Property
- Understanding entrepreneurial opportunities
- Identifying and providing entrepreneurial educational opportunities
- Identifying resources for development and commercialization activities
- Guiding entrepreneurial endeavors
Maverick Innovations does not directly fund entrepreneurial activities.
Real World Experience
Traci Hancock is the Director of Maverick Innovations. She has worked with more than 300 technology startups from across the country through the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research Grant program and has worked to develop:
- Team building
- General company development
Traci's expertise and network will greatly enhance both UNO and the greater Nebraska innovation community.
Traci Hancock, Director
PKI, Room 301: Monday & Wednesday 1:30PM - 4:00PM
Scott Technology Center, Great Scott Lab (Suite 144): Tuesday & Thursday 9:00AM - 11:30AM
All other times, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
Resources for Entrepreneurs
Maverick Innovations recommends researching the Lean Startup Methodology. The Harvard Business Review has a great article explaining this methodology.
- Maverick Innovations has partnered with the Scott Technology Center, to provide free co-working space in STC's Great Scott Lab for qualified UNO-affiliated start-ups.
- Maverick Startups is a for-credit honors colloquium open to all students in the UNO Honors Program. Maverick Startups is designed to help students understand how to develop and validate successful business concepts.
- The Startup Collaborative is a community partnership geared towards supporting startup founders and accelerating their ideas through 15 experiential modules that help validate your ideas and build successful businesses.
The Nebraska Department of Economic Development offers several support programs designed and developed to support innovation in our state. These programs include:
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