Business Resources

Husker Venture Fund

A distinguished, hands-on investment experience for students to foster relationships in the startup community, engage with Nebraska and Midwest entrepreneurial opportunities, and fund home-grown innovative ideas and solutions.


With a fund of over $200,000 and the power of students & community, we will be creating a huge value-add in the Nebraska startup ecosystem. This will create an opportunity for alumni and Nebraska-based founders to access resources and capital to grow their startups. The fund, built by alumni and university supporters, is managed by students under the supervision of the Center for Entrepreneurship, the University of Nebraska Foundation and Invest Nebraska.

Looking to fund your startup? Connect with our team to learn about funding opportunities, Nebraska resources and more!

Our Funding Criteria

Investment Size: Selected companies may receive $20,000-$25,000 in capital.

Entrepreneurs: Awards will be given in the following order of priority.

1. Current UNL students

2. Current UNL faculty and alumni

3. UNL intellectual property

4. Other connections to UNL

5. Nebraska-based companies

6. Out of State companies


Investment Vehicle: Customary early-stage venture investments like Preferred Equity or Convertible Debt.

Industry Focus: Open to all industries, but companies must have scalable and innovative technology or software.

Applications accepted anytime. Please apply on our website.

Services Provided

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Venture Capital Equity Providers (Specialty)

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
Contact Information
Husker Venture Fund
730 North 14th Street
PO Box 880405
Lincoln, NE 68588