Location: Lincoln, NE

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 asking them to bring those issues to the table for you to solve.

Lincoln is a city full of software and application design talent. Atop 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. That’s what JumpStart Challenge aims to do.

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 join in the JumpStart Challenge. Who knows? Your brilliant idea could change the entire landscape of the industry. How about that for opportunity?

The Goal:

The end game of the JumpStart Challenge? Innovation, disruption, and the creation of new companies. 

Here's How It Works:


The JumpStart Challenge kicks off this year with a reverse pitch presentation from Assurity. Assurity will present an insurance industry problem and ask you to figure out how to solve it. In addition to the specific challenge, Assurity will have an open challenge to any InsurTech ideas.

Once the challenge has been presented, individuals will form teams and develop a solution to Assurity’s problem. On March 14th, those teams will come back and present their solution to Assurity. 

If you have an idea unrelated to the challenge presented by Assurity, you can participate in the Wild Card Challenge. Ideas and businesses less than 6 months old are welcome to pitch!

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?


Here's How You Can Get Involved:

The Events

JumpStart Challenge Kickoff: 

March 2nd – Assurity Life Insurance Company 2000 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68503. 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learn more about the competition, hear the reverse pitch presentation, and participate in some speed networking to help you form your team.

RSVP for Kickoff here!

Jumpstart Challenge Pitches: 

March 14 – Assurity Life Insurance Company 2000 Q St, Lincoln, NE 68503. 5:30pm-7:00pm. 
Assurity and Wild Card Challenge Presentations – teams come back and present their ideas.

Register your team here!

Assurity Challenge 

The Challenge: Identify a unique approach to understand the insurance needs of potential customers and deliver them a digital buying experience.

Assurity Challenge Details: View the Slide Deck or Watch the Video from the JumpStart Challenge Kickoff. 

Teams presenting solutions to the Assurity Challenge will have 6 minutes to pitch their idea and four minutes for Q&A with the judges.

The lucky winner of the Corporate Challenge will receive a $2,000 cash prize, 3 months of free coworking at FUSE, a guaranteed interview for the NMotion 2019 cohort and a partnership with Assurity to help you understand the industry, open doors, and help take your idea to the next level. The winner will also have the potential to earn a $25,000 LaunchLNK grant, API access from Assurity and an investment from Assurity Ventures based on progress made working with Assurity. 

Wild Card Challenge

Have a business idea or a business less than 6 months old? This is your time. Teams participating in the open pitch competition will have six minutes to pitch their idea/business and four minutes for Q&A with the judges.

The winner of the Wild Card Challenge will receive $1,000 cash prize, 3 months of free coworking at FUSE, and a guaranteed interview for the NMotion 2019 cohort. 


Christina Oldfather | Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development & NMotion
402-436-2374 | coldfather@selectlincoln.org 


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