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Engineering Pitch Competition

Co-hosted by NUtech Ventures and the College of Engineering

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Othmer Hall Room: Room 106
820 N 16th St
Lincoln NE 68508
Additional Info: OTHM
Graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are invited to participate in the 2023 Engineering Pitch Competition. The competition is hosted by the College of Engineering and NUtech Ventures. The Pitch Competition will take place on Wednesday, March 22nd at 4:00pm at the College of Engineering: Othmer Hall, Room 106.

Teams can have 1-5 participants, with at least one participant from the College of Engineering. The team must be focused on solving an engineering problem. Interdisciplinary teams are strongly encouraged!

The competition is judged 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. Technical details will only be discussed at a very high level.

The competition features awards for the top three teams. All award money must be used to further develop the business idea (travel, materials for prototypes, etc.):
1st place: $3,000
2nd place: $1,500
3rd place: $1,000

Additional Resources:

Pitch Deck: if you missed the initial Info Session on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, please contact Zane Gernhart to obtain the pitch deck template: The pitch deck contains several links to help guide you and an overall template that every team needs to follow.

Office Hours: each team is encouraged to complete at least one office hour/coaching session with an Event Organizer. Please contact one of the five Organizers via email to set up a time to meet via Zoom for your coaching session:

Zane Gernhart, PhD - Senior Technology Manager: NUtech Ventures:

Joy Eakin, MA - Entrepreneurship Program Manager, NUtech Ventures:

Jessica Minnick, PhD - Technology Manager, NUtech Ventures:

Eric Markvicka, PhD - Assistant Professor, MME:

Traci Hancock, MA - Business Operations & Customer Success Director, Scott Data Center:

Please note: Registration closes on Sunday, March 12th at midnight. Visit to learn more and to register.

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