10-Hour Challenge

SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 2023
10 AM-8 PM
@ UNL Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

It’s time to roll up your sleeves and see what you can build alongside other smart folks.



Make New Connections

Are you itching to build something cool? Want to meet others who do, too? What if while doing that you find companies hiring interns and startups looking for co-founders or early employees?


Open the Door

You can’t let this new wave of emerging technologies leave you behind. Fortunately, we are gathering Nebraska’s best and brightest (that’s you!) to challenge folks to put AI, gaming engines, spatial computing, and other emerging technologies to the test.


Find Collaborators

Bring an idea to build or join a team. The choice is yours. We’ll provide the food, drink, and prizes. You can enjoy three tech talks before forming your team and getting to work.


8 amEvent/venue setup
9 amDoors open for early bird arrivals
10 amWelcome & Connection Activity
10:30 amTech Talk Gauntlet
(Three tech talks about key tools)
11 amIdea Pitches
11:30 amTeam Formation
NoonBuild Begins
Lunch Available
3 pmProgress Pitches
Snacks Available
5 pmDinner Available
6 pmBuild Ends
Science Fair Showcase Starts
Judges roam hall to rate
7 pmMain Stage Showcase for finalists
8 pmEvent Concludes and Clean Up Begins


Ten Hour Challenge is the concluding event of Lincoln Startup Week and a collaborative production of Silicon Prairie News, Nebraska Tech Collaborative powered by Aksarben Foundation, InternNE, NMotion powered by gener8tor

10-Hour Challenge


It’s time to roll up your sleeves and see what you can build alongside other smart folks. Make new connections. Find collaborators. Open the door to your own future.