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April 9

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April 9, 2018

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Media alert: Students to channel “Shark Tank” in MCC’s entrepreneurship contest 

 

What: Metropolitan Community College will host the Student Quick Pitch Contest, a competition where students will present their entrepreneurial ideas in front of a panel of expert judges in a format similar to the one found on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank.”   

When: Monday, April 23, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Room 120 inside the Industrial Training Center at MCC’s South Omaha Campus, 27th and Q streets. 

 

Background: MCC student contestants have approximately two minutes to present their entrepreneurial idea to a panel of judges from the local entrepreneur community. The panel will determine the winners after every student receives individual feedback. Participants will be judged on their logic, presentation quality, product or service advantage, target market and credibility. Scholarships will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. 

 

The event will also feature last year’s $1,000 winner Matthew Miller, who took his winning idea and made it a reality with the opening of his virtual reality business. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.