The Maverick Technology Ventures Alliance (MTVA) is a student-led business strategy program. Under the supervision of the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Center for Innovation Entrepreneurship and Franchising, the MTVA builds business strategies from inventions coming from the faculty and staff of the University of Nebraska Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Students work with inventors to conduct a wide variety of business analyses. Inspired by cutting-edge research on entrepreneurship, students apply entrepreneurship theory to the latest inventions resulting from research across two campuses. In collaborative teams, business students, medical students, and university inventors translate their discoveries into companies that can bring products to market.  

The MTVA publishes reports that help define the startup that *could* be. It is an organization where students help inventors find the business that will bring their invention to market. If you know any investors, entrepreneurs or future-loving professionals tell them to watch this space for future MTVA reports.

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“My name is Jim Brennan, and I am a MS Economics student at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and will be graduating this May. I have been working with the MTVA as a Senior Venture Analyst since January 2021. This role has given me a great opportunity to lead a group of student analysts and to work with clients in the pursuit of helping inventors turn their products into viable startup businesses. In my time with the MTVA I have gained valuable experience participating in and directing client meetings, setting and meeting project deadlines, and coordinating a team of analysts to complete projects. The MTVA has been invaluable in aiding my development in client interactions, leadership, and teamwork.”

Jim Brennan

Economist, Department of Revenue

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