EntrepreneuringDays@UNL Showcases Local and National Student Innovation
The undergraduate and overall grand prize winning team was James Verhoeff, a senior marketing and management major from Cortland, Neb., and Zach Christensen, a junior biochemistry major from Elkhorn, Neb., with a mobile app called Pickit. The app allows users access to deals from local merchants redeemed by scanning a card at the merchant. The merchant is charged a commission with each swipe, half of which goes to a nonprofit chosen by the consumer. The team was awarded a grand prize of $50,000 to start the business.
The third prize went to Eric Hess, a senior accounting major from Lincoln, Neb., and Nick Graef, a senior computer science major and business minor from Hickman, Neb. Their app allows golf courses to offer promotions and specials to help fill empty tee times, improving earnings and creating customer loyalty. Read more about EntrepreneuringDays@UNL.