The University of Nebraska-Omaha College of Business Capstone Cup finals took place on Friday, November 130th on the first floor of Mammel Hall, located at 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68182.
This was a second time attending the finals of this event, but this time I was going to be a judge. Since Farm Credit Services is a sponsor of the event there was a reserved table for the networking event portion of the event lasting for about an hour before the finals started. It is a great opportunity to speak with our students and attendees.
The finals were held in the auditorium. I was glad with the sponsorship money ($500.00) I had a judges seat in the first row.
Our logo with company name was recognized during the finals.
The format of the afternoon was going to be the following:
1:00 PM Welcome by Associate Dean Harland
1:10 PM Presentation 1
1:30 PM Presentation 2
1:50 PM Presentation 3
2:10 PM Presentation 4
2:35 PM Judges Deliberate
2:45 PM Awards Presented
The presentations were treating the judges like a Board of Directors. The groups were pitching how they can transform the YETI company. I took a lot of notes, but I personally did not have many questions. The team that won had recommended a YETI fridge targeting hunters and fishermen: from the field to the fridge. This was the same group that had reached out to me about blockchain.
The sponsorship was for the FALL 2018 and Spring 2019 years. So I look forward to do this again next semester.