FUSE introduced a new scholarship program that is eligible to any student from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who is passionate about accelerating their business or idea. The scholarship program provides a full-time dedicated desk membership at FUSE Coworking for one semester, where the student will be surrounded by other innovative entrepreneurs, startups, remote workers and solo-preneurs. In addition to the space, the students are also offered 1 on 1 mentoring by Lincoln’s top innovative leaders.
The inaugural FUSE scholarship was awarded to students, Jack Rowen and Keaton Fricker, who are working on a plug-in called “Socialize.” This business idea will solve the problem of the lack of knowledge students have towards events in the community through a calendar plug-in for students to store upcoming events in one location.
According to Jack, “we found that students, on a regular basis, receive too many sources of information for events in their community and, as a result, do not discover events they might be interested in due to the overload.”
At the end of this program, these students will have the opportunity to share their research and progress to the Lincoln community at a One Million Cups presentation hosted at FUSE.