It's undeniable; every company has business hurdles they're facing in the workplace every day. Businesses spin their tires to find solutions to these issues, and now, we're telling them to ease up, pick up those industry problems and bring them to the table for you to give a whack at solving.

It doesn't matter who you are, or where you're from; all you need is a crazy creative mind, fiery passion, and a little courage to bring yourself and your friends to join in the JumpStart Challenge. Who knows? Your brilliant idea could change the entire landscape of the industry. How about that for opportunity?

Here's How It Works:

As you know, Lincoln is a city full of software and application design talent. Atop of that, Lincoln is a city defined by a diverse industry base, and like many communities, we're not always sitting in the same room discussing the challenges we have and potential solutions. And that is what this event is all about, bringing brilliant minds together to focus on issues to come together, network and co-create a solution with opportunity to create an amazing outcome for the industries at hand.

Here's How You Can Get Involved:

Saturday, February 22

Leading businesses from five different industries are bringing their biggest issue in their line of work. Entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and all of the above are invited to the table to hear the issues, pick a challenge and form a team with other individuals from across the city to collaborate on and attack for the next six weeks.

Saturday, April 5 | 1-3 PM | Hyatt Place Hotel, 600 Q Street

Upon their return, groups will bring their chosen corporate challenge back to the table with a created solution in hand. Groups are invited to pitch their solutions and demo in a final competition. The winning team in each category will have the opportunity to collaborate with a corporation to move the idea forward.

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The Goal:

In the end, the goal is to have identified three to four vertical issues with a solution to solve for each corporation category. but since entrepreneurs arent ones for coloring in the lines, a "wild card" option will be available for those ideas not tied to a specific corporation.

To top it off, awesome prizes will be given to the winning teams. Now who doesn't love a little extra incentive to be amazing?

Corporation Categories & Problems:
 

Insurance
INSPRO Insurance
INSPRO is looking for a solution to improve its workflow & data management in its sales center.

Real Estate
HomeServices of Nebraska
Home Services is looking to enhance the customer experience by creating a concierge service for agents leveraging technology tools to reward and enable them to perform more effectively.

Wild Card
NMotion Accelerator and Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
The Wild Card option allows you to choose any industry issue and create a solution to solve it.

Partnering Organizations:

  

  

   

Industry Leaders with Challenges:

    

The Fine Print:

All participants must be Nebraska residents. Non-Lincoln area individuals may participate, however a substantial connection to a Lincoln business or team is required. For questions, please contact Pat Haverty at phaverty@SelectLincoln.org or 402.436.2379.

Equity:

None of the organizing sponsors and organizations will take an equity stake in the company as a result of this competition. It is not a requirement that the winning team offer any equity stake in the business.

The business is free to seek investment from any non-sponsor group during the competition. Following the competition the business and sponsor organization may choose to enter into an investment relationship of some kind.

In other words - this is not an investment competition. The ownership of the company will remain with founders and owners during the competition. Any investment decisions take place outside the context of the competition and are the sole responsibility of the business and investors.