New and improved!

How it works

  1. Post a video of your idea pitch on a website such as YouTube or Vimeo. The video should describe your product/service idea, how you think it could be turned into reality, and how you think it will benefit the community.
  2. Fill out a brief application on Facebook that includes a link to your video by contest deadline 11:59 pm, Oct 28. Use the form for your college:
    PKI and UNMC
    Arts & Sciences
    All Other UNO Colleges
  3. Encourage everyone to vote!

You can submit more than one idea. However, only one idea per student will qualify for the Live Elevator Pitch Round. You can vote for more than one idea, but only once for each idea.


On Nov. 11, the winners of all four video contests will pitch their idea to a panel of judges in front of a student audience in CBA's Mammel Hall. Visual aids, props or handouts can be used, however, no technology support will be provided (e.g. no PowerPoint presentations).
Contestants will be scored on:

  1. Originality and creativity of the idea
  2. Viability of the idea (both technical and business)
  3. Ability to thoroughly answer judges’ questions

Get coaching or answers to questions   Contact the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising if you want more information or need assistance developing your idea or crafting your pitch. Email or call 402-554-2706

Pitch your innovative idea on social media

Open to all UNO, PKI, UNMC students
undergrad to postdoc
Video Submission Deadline
October 28
Voting Open
October 29
Live Elevator Pitch
November 11

Four Contests!

$300, $200, $100

$1,000 Grand Prize