2021 BigIdea! Pitch contest | College of Business Administration

Makayla Leiting, an Entrepreneurship college student at UNO, took very first area with her startup, Wise Form, and received a $500.00 check out for her endeavours. Makayla also received a journey to the Collegiate Business owners Corporation world meeting in Tampa, Florida on October 28-30 in which she will signify UNO. Makayla and her group designed Intelligent Sort at Breakthrough Weekend 2021. Sensible Sort is developing trash bins that kind by way of trash into recyclables and trash. Smart sort is driven to be an eco-pleasant startup although also giving important squander analytics to shoppers.

Next position was awarded to Khylie Kight an IT Innovation university student at UNO with KITE’s Innovation lab. KITE’s intention is to produce a system that gives its buyers an inside perspective of productiveness. Customers can effortlessly see the progress of all participates in their projects via the platform. This will maximize the all round efficiency and understanding amongst the participants. Khylie efficiently introduced house $300.00 for her organization thought.

Third spot was awarded to Tera Maher an IT Innovation student at UNO with her startup, RoadEvac. RoadEvac is an app that will instruct and direct individuals to the closest and safest shelter when there is a hurricane. Her purpose for the app, the moment it is absolutely created, is for the governing administration to use it to enhance their current process. Tera won $200.00 for her proposal.

Besides the talented members, CIEF is honored to have fantastic judges who gave useful opinions in the preliminary and remaining round. Dennis Einspahr is the founder of Tour Golf League, Laura Haberman is the owner of Therapeutic Tree Counselling, Dana Dyksterhuis is the Co-founder of Here, Trevon Brooks is the North Omaha Enterprise Growth Supervisor, Dr. Hamza Haqqi is the founder and instructional guide of Learnza, LLC, Dr. Xiaoming Yang is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at UNO, Kristi Lynch is the MBA Director at UNO, Euloge Sekle is a Business enterprise Expert at Wells Fargo, Chris Flaxbeard is the owner of Flaxbeard Insurance coverage Advisors, and Hanah Nodskov is a UNO CBA Alumni and founder of Hannah Caroline Couture.

This year’s BigIdea! Pitch Contest brought in almost 30 learners to pitch their impressive and unique small business idea. Even though there were only 8 finalists, the Heart for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising is happy and supportive of just about every student’s tough perform. All contestants and learners of UNO are invited to a free of charge session with CIEF director and founder, Dr. Dale Eesley, and assistant director, Levi Cermak.

A special many thanks to Wells Fargo, Aksarben Foundation, Nebraska Tech Collaborative and Tour Golf League for their generous aid and partnerships.

 

Maria Flores

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