Central Nebraska Business Idea Contest deadline is Oct. 27

By SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The deadline for the Central Nebraska Business Idea Contest is 5 p.m. Monday (Oct. 27).

Shawn Kaskie headshotThe contest is sponsored by the Center for Rural Research and Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

“Your business idea does not have to be a fully-thought-out business model, just a description of the product or service, what need it serves, who your customers might be and how you would make it available to those customers,” said Shawn Kaskie, director for the UNK Center for Rural Research and Development. There is no age limit for contestants.

To enter, submit a two-minute video of you pitching your idea onto YouTube, then email the URL to emailcrrd@unk.edu.

More information on where and how to submit the video is available on the CRRD website at www.unk.edu/crrd.

The top 10 participants will be invited to present in a five-minute question and answer session at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at Cunningham’s Journal in downtown Kearney.

“The crowd will select the ‘best’ and will award first place the $1,000 prize, and second place will receive $500, and third place $250,” Kaskie said.

The event is sponsored by the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County, Invest Nebraska Corporation, and the Center for Research and Development in the UNK College of Business and Technology. More details are available at: www.unk.edu/crrd.

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Source: Shawn Kaskie, 308.865.8199, kaskiesc@unk.edu
Contact: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529, giboneys2@unk.edu

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