Entrepreneurs asked to submit new business ideas for contest

CRRDKEARNEY – The Center for Rural Research and Development at the University of Nebraska at Kearney wants to hear from people in central Nebraska with new business ideas.

As part of its annual Central Nebraska Business Idea Contest, the center is accepting entries through Oct. 26. To enter, submit a two-minute video pitching a new business idea onto YouTube, then email the URL to hoffmanal2@unk.edu.

The 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 the customers might be and how it would be made available to those customers.

The purpose of the event is to support a culture of entrepreneurship in the area by providing those entering with invaluable feedback through networking with other entrepreneurs and community leaders.

The top 10 participants will be invited to present their ideas at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Cunningham’s Journal in downtown Kearney in an event similar to the “Shark Tank” television program. The winner receives ,000.

The event is also sponsored by the Economic Development Council of Buffalo County and Invest Nebraska Corp. More information on where and how to submit the video is available on the CRRD website at www.unk.edu/crrd.

Contestants must be age 13 or older.


Writer: Todd Gottula, Director of Communications, 308.865.8454, gottulatm@unk.edu
Source: Shawn Kaskie or Aliese Hoffman, 308.865.8135, hoffmanal2@unk.edu


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