​Earlier this week, Nelnet sponsored the first Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, a three-day conference that brings together startup companies, corporate innovators, and business professionals at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Innovation Summit featured several speakers, a showcase and demonstration pit, networking opportunities, and an exciting pitch competition for new startup businesses.

Nelnet values innovative thinking and even has its own Innovation Hub, an idea incubator with a team that specializes in launching and developing new products and services. As part of its commitment to innovation, diversification, and growth, Nelnet put up a $100,000 investment prize for the winner of the Innovation Summit’s pitch competition.

After a group of industry-expert judges heard from startup companies from all around the world, Lincoln-based CompanyCam was announced the winner. CompanyCam, headed by Luke Hansen of Lincoln, is an app that bridges the communication gap between contractors and employees through geolocation tools, photo sharing, chat features, and more.

Nelnet is proud to sponsor an event that encourages innovative, creative thinking that can be used to make a positive impact in the world. Congratulations to Luke Hansen, CompanyCam, and everyone else who competed in the pitch competition.

For more information about the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, check out this article.