University of Nebraska-Lincoln students compete with startup ideas

LINCOLN, Neb. (COLOGNE) -The University of Nebraska-Lincoln aimed to instill some entrepreneurial knowledge in its students this weekend with the ’48-Hour Challenge’.

About 30 people competed in this multi-day competition, divided into several teams, and came out to develop an idea. It started with the pitch on Friday night and continued on Saturday and Sunday with caffeine filled trials and help from the coaches.

The end goal: to present a functional startup.

“I like to be a sponge and learn as much as possible, and I think this is one of those experiences where even if I fail, I fail forward,” said Eric Yim, a challenge participant. “So if I have an idea in the future, I know how to develop it better.”

A team of six is ​​working on an idea that aims to help students through an AI productivity assistant. Teams presented these ideas in front of a room on Sunday evening, and cash prizes were awarded to some of the best.

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