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Hasenauer awarded for proposed business idea

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration Center for Entrepreneurship held its fifth annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch competition on Nov. 21. More than 70 students had the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal to a panel of entrepreneurial experts from Nebraska.
Among the four-year college level winners was Bryce Hasenauer of Wallace, a senior at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a management major, for his business, Lincoln Lights, a Christmas light installation business.
“3-2-1 Quick Pitch gives students the chance to showcase ideas under real-world conditions. The event is fun, exciting, stressful and incredibly instructional,” said Kyle Gibson, research scientist at the Center for Entrepreneurship. “Several former winners have gone on to start successful ventures and we expect nothing less from this year’s competitors.”
The competition was divided into three divisions—Nebraska high schools, and two-year and four-year colleges. Seven $1,000 cash prizes were awarded to the students.
The Center for Entrepreneurship at the UNL College of Business Administration is the hub of entrepreneurship and innovation on campus. The center’s mission is to inspire and empower students to become “startup people” in both new and established enterprises. Through innovative and active educational experiences, students work with the center to actively craft their own careers. The center’s focus on research assures new knowledge is created and shared to inspire innovation and growth, both personally and professionally.

Shiers to receive Master’s degree

T.J. Shiers of Grant will receive his Master of Science in Education with a degree in school administration 7-12 from Wayne State College on Dec. 13.