New Venture Adventure teaches high schoolers how to be entrepreneurs

New Venture Adventure 4 WEBBy SARA GIBONEY
UNK Communications

KEARNEY – The 10th annual New Venture Adventure is Thursday (Oct. 15) at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

One hundred and twelve students from 12 high schools will learn how to become entrepreneurs at the event, in the Nebraskan Student Union Ponderosa Room.

Participating high schools are Ord, Litchfield, Shelton, Overton, Sandhills-Thedford, Pleasanton, Amherst, Central City, Kearney High, Blue Hill, Grand Island Senior High, and Grand Island Northwest.

Students will be divided into teams and instructed to create a business. The teams meet with professional bankers, realtors and other professionals throughout the day. At the end of the event, teams give a brief presentation illustrating the work, promotions, financial figures and other information relating to the development of their business to a panel of judges.

Judges critique each business and choose a champion business. Individuals of that team receive prizes.

Enactus, formerly SIFE-Students in Free Enterprise, is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need.

The UNK Enactus Team, a student organization within the UNK College of Business and Technology, began in 2003.


Source: Shawn Kaskie, 308.865.8135,
Writer: Sara Giboney, 308.865.8529,

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