Maverick Venture Fund educates students in venture capital and angel investing.

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Maverick Venture Fund was created to invest and grow student, alumni, and Nebraska startups.


Maverick Venture Fund holds monthly networking socials connecting students, entrepreneurs, investors, and the community.


Maverick Venture Fund gives students the opportunity to listen to pitches, create due diligence reports, raise funds and make investment decisions.

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A Right Investment Can Make All The Difference


Led by Tom Chapman and Levi Cermak, the Maverick Venture Fund invests seed capital into startups, especially those founded by UNO students and alumni.

Maverick Venture Fund Testimonials

“The Maverick Venture Fund has allowed me to create meaningful connections with both classmates, portfolio companies, entrepreneurs from companies pitching and others in the Omaha community and beyond.”

Madeline Allen

BIS, Management Information Systems, UNO 2020, MBA 2022

“Every employer I’ve told about the MVF experience is very impressed, because it’s such a unique opportunity. It helped me get a job as a credit analyst and gave me a head start because I already had valuable experience.”

Clarence “Ben” Smith

BSBA, Economics, UNO 2019

“The Maverick Venture Fund has been an eye opening experience that has allowed me to take a hands on approach to analyzing startups. Not only have I learned about Nebraska’s startup ecosystem, I have also forged invaluable connections.”

Makayla Leiting

BSBA Logistics, Material & Supply Chain Management, UNO 2021

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