3 student-led startups earn NUtech, Engineering funding

NUtech Ventures, a member of Bio Nebraska, co-sponsored a pitch competition for undergraduate and graduate students in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering.

Article by Julie Naughton, NUtech Ventures

Entrepreneurship is thriving at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as a number of undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Engineering proved at a recent pitch competition.

The competition, inaugurated in 2018 and co-sponsored by NUtech Ventures and the College of Engineering, requires that teams of up to five students solve an engineering problem. Judging is based on participants’ ability to identify an important problem, formulate a value proposition related to solving that problem, estimate market size and describe their business model.