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2024 Maverick Business Plan Competition

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Maverick Business Plan Competition

Students are invited to submit a simplified business plan that identifies an opportunity and presents a viable proposal to address it. Winning plans can be new or novel innovations or can also address better implementation of or finding new markets for an existing technology.

First Prize: $3,000 | Second Prize: $2,000 | Third Prize: $1,000


  • Any current UNO, UNMC or PKI undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, or post-doctoral student enrolled in a degree-granting program may participate.
  • Faculty and alumni are encouraged to participate by partnering with interested students.
  • Teams may not compete if their concept is part of another venture or has raised angel or VC funding.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: April 17th
  • Coaching Sessions: April 22nd
  • Final Competition: April 25th at MH 162 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Business Plan Coaching Sessions

Support is offered concerning creating value propositions, identifying customers, and putting the plan together. For more information, contact [email protected].

How to Submit

Register here.

Write a simplified business plan for a profit or not-for-profit venture before the deadline. Submit the plan as an email attachment to [email protected].

More Information

For more information, email [email protected].

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