Congratulations to the Winners of The Pitch 2019

The winners of The Pitch, Team YoBank

YoBank - Grand Prize Winners

Congratulations to team YoBank for winning The Pitch 2019. Team members Nick Nguyen, Connor Jolley and Jarod Aerts were awarded $15,000 for their winning prototype. The University of Nebraska Lincoln students built a digital experience to facilitate relationships between customers and banks.
The Pitch 2019 Runner Up

Wealth Health - Runner Up

Team Wealth Health was named The Pitch 2019, Runner Up. Team members Luis Merino, Corbin Schmidt and Lucas Duman were awarded $6,000 for their winning prototype. The University of Nebraska Omaha students are helping young professionals build a financial foothold with one comprehensive app.

Meet the Semi-Finalists

Problem Statement

When seeking initial financial guidance as a young professional, I don't know where to start.

Launch Event Video

Watch Marc Butterfield, our SVP of Digital, announce the contest at our launch event.

2019 Event Timeline

February 1: Launch event at 4pm

  • Kick-off at the Thompson Center on UNO's campus
  • Problem statement will be announced
  • Event will be recorded and available to view on this site

February 19: Pitches due by midnight

  • Complete registration by uploading pitch and sharing YouTube link
  • Max 90 seconds in length
  • See Official Contest Rules for more information

February 22: Semi-finalists announced

  • 6 pitches will be chosen to move forward
  • All semi-finalist teams will receive $500 in funding

March 29: Prototype event at 1pm

  • Live event at First National Bank of Omaha's Business Park
  • 6 selected teams will present their prototype to the judges
  • Max 6 minute presentation

Prize Breakdown

  • $15,000 // Grand Prize
  • $6,000 // Runner Up
  • $500 // 6 Semi-Finalist Teams


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    Prototype Event Location

    The prototype event will be held at First National Bank Business Park at 144th and Dodge.

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    Contact us at

    First National Bank Business Park, Lower Level
    14010 FNB Pkwy, Omaha, NE 68154