At Nebraska, the Silicon Prairie extends into the classroom and on campus where Huskers are developing businesses from the ground up. These past and present students walked the same campus as you, probably took some of the same classes as you, and come from all kinds of backgrounds. They took their grit and passion and turned it into something fantastic — and we love to celebrate their entrepreneurship!
Lizz has allowed her entrepreneurial spirit and love for animals to lead her to not one, but two business ventures. This recent Husker grad has created Family Pet Project, a site for pet rehoming, and Pawlytics, a data management system for shelters.
As an animal science student, Hannah noticed there was a disconnect between beef producers and their customers — so she decided to make a change. As an undergrad she started Oak Barn Beef, a direct to consumer cattle company based on her family’s farm.
Roberto Lambert Natituriki, Ben Atali and Japhet Ingeri Reagan
Three current Husker students recently launched a product for good. JAR lnk sells apparel that doubles as a fashion statement and a donation. A portion of the proceeds from each sale go towards providing healthcare for those in need in Rwanda.
Jordan Lambrecht, Karley Johnson and Tony Bertino
After meeting in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, three UNL grads decided to pave their way and start a design studio of their own. Pixel Bakery has found their space as design experts, and has worked with clients like YouTube Originals, Cargill and Allo.
Thinking about becoming an entrepreneur yourself? The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a great place to start! Entrepreneurship at Nebraska has strong roots in helping students achieve beyond the classroom, with resources at the ready to connect you across the university and beyond. Consider pursuing an entrepreneurship minor or concentration, becoming an Engler Entrepreneur, or look into taking part in the vast entrepreneur mentorship program offered through the university. Get started.