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Entrepreneurship at Nebraska

Welcome to Nebraska's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Here, you can find the college or department to help you turn a good idea into a great business.
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Explore our Entrepreneurship Resources

Not sure where to start? The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship can help you discover which resource is right for you. Click to learn more about all of the resources the Center provides at the University of Nebraska, and explore any of the programs below.

Featured Students

Lizz Whitacre

As a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lizz created Family Pet Project. Inspired by her love of animals and years of volunteering for no-kill shelters, the website helps those who need to rehome their pets into loving environments. She also created Pawlytics, a shelter data management system.

She was able to turn her ideas into reality with the help of the Center for Entrepreneurship.

“They’ve been everything to me,” Lizz said.

Through the Center for Entrepreneurship, Lizz found mentors that pushed and encouraged her through her projects. She practiced pitches there, received feedback from professionals, and ultimately found the confidence she needed to see her ideas come to life.

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Artificial intelligence software that helps diagnose cancer may sound like an idea from the future, but it’s being worked on now by students at the Center for Entrepreneurship.

NovocAI was brainstormed and created by two UNL computer science students, Josh Jones and Trevor Fellbaum. They credit the Center for Entrepreneurship for helping push their idea along.

Through quick pitch and 48 hour events, NovocAI has developed their code and sourced their data, while simultaneously winning grant money that helps them pursue their goals.

NovocAI was just an idea to help doctors. Now, with the Center for Entrepreneurship, it’s becoming a reality.

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Students served by entrepreneurship resources at the University of Nebraska.
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Highest rated
Entrepreneurship faculty are the most highly rated at the university, according to an internal survey of students.
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Over $500,000
Startup capital raised by student businesses in 2017.