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Night of Entrepreneur Competitions

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Night of ENTREPRENEUR competitions

MCC's 2017 Night of Entrepreneur Competitions took place on Monday, April 24 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Metropolitan Community College's South Omaha Campus, ITC Building, Conference Room 120. This event brought together MCC's partner high school and college students interested in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity.  

Students had the opportunity to participate in three contests.  Additionally, several area Entrepreneur Resource providers presented to help judge and distribute information beneficial to the Omaha area entrepreneur ecosystem.

Attending organizations included:

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Senior Core or Executives (SCORE)
  • Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC)
  • Omaha Chamber of Commerce
  • Nebraska Enterprise Fund (NEF)
  • Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL)

Competitions

There are three competitions that took place in conjunction with the 2017 Night of Entrepreneur Competitions event with a total of $5,500 plus scholarships for future MCC classes to be awarded!  For complete information including judging criteria and prizes to be awarded, review each competition’s details:

  1. Big Idea Essay Contest
  2. Elevator Pitch Contest
  3. Blue Sky Fund Contest

Winners

Congratulations to all who participated in the Night of the Entrepreneur Competitions! The winners are:

Big Idea Essay - High School Division
1st Place: Max Cvitanov - Millard Entrepreneur Academy
2nd Place: Hannah Tieman - Millard Entrepreneur Academy
3rd Place: Ben King - Millard Entrepreneur Academy

Big Idea Essay - College Division
1st Place: Buf Reynolds - MCC Fashion Program
2nd Place: Hannah Bythrow - MCC Entrepreneurship Program
3rd Place: Sheri Potter - MCC Culinary Program

Elevator Pitch - High School Division
1st Place: Catelynn Neville - Millard Entrepreneur Academy (pictured below)
Catelynn Neville - Millard Entrepreneur Academy

2nd Place: Mary Frerichs - Millard Entrepreneur Academy
3rd Place: Caryn Jones - Millard Entrepreneur Academy

Elevator Pitch - College Division
1st Place: Eduardo Gardea - MCC Business Transfer (pictured below)
Eduardo Gardea - MCC Business Transfer

2nd Place: Tristan Nelson - MCC Entrepreneurship Program (pictured below)
Tristan Nelson - MCC Entrepreneurship Program

3rd place: Aura Rincon - MCC Entrepreneurship Program (pictured below)
Aura Rincon - MCC Entrepreneurship Program

Blue Sky Fund
1st Place: Matthew Miller - Omaha Virtual Reality - MCC Computer Technology Program
2nd Place: Sheri Potter - Profit Source Restaurant Consulting - MCC Culinary Program
3rd Place: Kylie Cullen - Zion Intimates - MCC Entrepreneurship Program

(Blue Sky Fund winners pictured below)

Blue Sky Fund winners

Teacher Resources

Minor Permission Form

Sponsor

Lincoln Financial Foundation logo

MCC's 2017 Night of Entrepreneur Competitions is made possible with the support of the Lincoln Financial Foundation.

Contact

For event-related questions, please contact Heather Nelson at 531-622-1376, hnelson@mccneb.edu.