Nebraska Innovation Competition is March 13

The Nebraska Innovation Competition opens at 8 a.m., March 13 at Embassy Suites. This business plan competition is for student-created, managed, and owned ventures. Teams are separated into graduate and undergraduate levels. Each team has 15 minutes to present an idea for a new venture.

The winner of the graduate division will be offered more than $20,000 if their business is started in Lincoln. The winning graduate team also receives a berth into the Texas Venture Labs Competition.

The competition is hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship in UNL's College of Business Administration.

The goal of the Nebraska Innovation Competition is to encourage teams to launch their venture in the Greater Lincoln region.

Awards include: the cash prize; office space for one year; in-kind legal and accounting services; industry-specific mentorship; membership in the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; and local media opportunities.

Awards will be presented at 6 p.m. at Embassy Suites.