Two MSTC student-led teams placed in the recent 2014 UNL Global New Venture Competition. The business plan competition, hosted on March 20th by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was open to college students from around the world.
Rainseed, led by current MSTC students Jim Nelson, Mike Peterson, and John Willick, won first place, earning them $7,000 and a spot to compete in the 2014 University of Texas Global Venture Labs Investment Competition. GreenWest, which includes MSTC students Eileen Cao, Ben Lee, and Chris Gilbert, placed third, claiming a $1,500 prize.
Two MSTC teams represented McCombs in the 2013 Global Venture Labs Investment Competition last May. One team was first runner-up among the 40 teams competing from around the world, and the other MSTC team won the Wells Fargo Clean Energy Award of $20,000.
Congratulations to both of the MSTC teams represented at the 2014 UNL Global New Venture Competition, and good luck to Rainseed in the 2014 Venture Labs Investment Competition!