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Record Attendance for JA Spark

JASparkLast week, more than 100 students from Lincoln and surrounding communities met a Union College for a day that was designed to provide a spark– of inspiration, of creativity, of motivation. During the course JA Spark, a record number of students heard from some of Lincoln’s top entrepreneurs. These five successful individuals shared the realities of opening and operating a business, and then worked with the students on building their own business plans for original products and services. At the end of the day, students had the opportunity to present their ideas to a panel of judges to get feedback and encouragement.

Our 2016 Entrepreneur experts were:

  • Meghan Ehrke, Select Styles
  • Adam Kroft, Red Thread
  • Blake Lawrence, Opendorse
  • Clint Runge, Archrival
  • Mailani Veney, Deal Any Day

Thank you to our sponsors, Union College, Pepsi, Olsson Family Foundation and Nelnet. These generous entities are sparking the entrepreneurs and business leaders of tomorrow!

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