Center for Entrepreneurship – University of Nebraska Lincoln

The Center for Entrepreneurship provides advice, mentorship, coaching and consulting services at no cost to people with ideas to those with businesses – big or small.


The UNL Center for Entrepreneurship has been serving the University of Nebraska community for over 30 years. The Center is uniquely situated within the University community to help students, faculty, and staff develop new businesses.

Our position allows us to face both outward and inward, interacting in significant and impactful ways with the community at large, and across the UNL campus.

Central to the mission of the Center is the provision of five core services to the university and greater community: teaching; coworking; mentorship and outreach; student programs and competitions; and research. In concert, these service pillars support our mission to provide exceptional educational opportunities to help students, faculty and staff think entrepreneurially, turn ideas into action, and create, manage and grow successful businesses.

With the resources, faculty and collaboration available at Nebraska, you will collaborate, innovate, research and contribute to successful ventures on day one. Whether all you have is an idea or your business is well underway, the Center for Entrepreneurship offers mentorships, workshops, competition and funding opportunities to help you grow.

Entrepreneurship Courses

Whether you are a first-year student or a business professional, you can benefit from entrepreneurship courses offered at every level. Experience theory and practice in and out of the classroom with respected faculty and successful business owners.

Competitions and Events

At Nebraska, you can raise capital for your idea, startup or existing business through student competitions and other funding opportunities. Competitions vary from elevator pitches and business plan competitions to events promoting creativity and collaboration.

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

Build your idea by tapping into the University of Nebraska-Lincoln entrepreneurship ecosystem. Use our handy tool to view programs and resources offered across the University.

1-on-1 Coaching

Have an idea but don’t know what to do about it? Stuck on a problem with your start-up?

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting, Development and Review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Management Issues

  • Professional / Leadership Development

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loan Providers
  • Obtaining Debt Funding
  • Obtaining Equity Funding
  • Obtaining Government Funding
  • Technology Grants

Libraries and Research Organizations

  • Business Research Resources


  • Competitive Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Student Marketing Projects


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Financial Statements and Cash Flow Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Marketing Plan Development and Training
  • Startup Classes

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization
  • High Tech Development
  • Life Sciences Development
  • Manufacturing Development

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Research Projects
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling
Contact Information
Center for Entrepreneurship
730 North 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588