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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Entrepreneurship hosted the seventh annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition Nov. 19 in the Memorial Stadium west skyboxes. Seventy students were selected to pitch their business ideas out of 150 applicants, making it the biggest Quick Pitch to date.
Steven Fish, formerly of Imperial, pitched an idea of a beef breeding company that will supply female bovines and heifers for continued production of beef supply. he is a senior animal science major at UNL.
Each student was given three minutes to pitch a new business venture proposal to a panel of expert judges, who scored the competitors based on creativity, communication and presentation skills. Sam Nelson, interim director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice in management, said he believes the event makes a tremendous impact on students willing to share their entrepreneurial vision.
“I had a former student tell me Quick Pitch is one of the best experiences he had at UNL,” Nelson said. “What we’re seeing now is word of mouth from current and former students sparking more interest. Whereas it used to be primarily business and agriculture majors competing, now we have students from engineering, biology, education and just about everywhere on campus.”
The competitors were divided into six rooms of college students and one room of high school students. Students made their pitches and were then questioned by judges about the specifics of their proposals. One winner was selected from each room and received a cash prize of $1,000. There were also three overall People’s Choice award winners who won $300, $200 and $100 respectively for receiving the highest popular vote total from audience members.
Fish was a room winner.
The event was sponsored by Cameron General Contractors, Hastings HVAC, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Nelnet and Resort Lifestyle Communities.

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