Friday, November 27th, 2009 –  11:59pm
All application and submission due For more information see “Submission Information”
Thursday, December 3rd, 2009
Finalists invited to present
Friday, December 4th, 2009
Press announcement for finalists
Friday, December 11th, 2009
East 2 West: The Nebraska Business Plan Competition 12:30pm – Presentations begin 5:30pm – Reception begins 6:30pm – Winner announced

For inquiries contact:

Jason Ball
Director of Business Development
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

– OR –

Dan Hoffman
Executive Director – Invest Nebraska

Submission Information

All submission materials are due by 11:59pm, Friday, November 27th, 2009.
An entry will not be considered complete unless each of the following is submitted.

  1. Application Form*
  2. Complete Business Plan
  3. Cover Letter

Business plans and cover letters will only be accepted electronically.   A scanned copy of the signed application form will also be accepted electronically, however all contestants are still required to submit a hardcopy of a completed application form with an original signature.  *The mailed application form must be post marked on or before Friday, November 27th, 2009.     

It is recommended that participants submit a scanned application form (signed and dated), business plan and cover letter to submissions@investnebraska.com; then send the signed and dated application form via mail to the following address before Friday, November 27th. 

East 2 West: The Nebraska New Venture Competition - Invest Nebraska
4701 Innovation Drive
Lincoln, NE  68521

East 2 West Application - PDF


Intent to Compete Form Submission Form Rules of Competition Award / Prize Details Competition Evaluation and Judging Criteria