Young North Platte professionals pitch 'Big Ideas'

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. Big Idea North Platte is bringing a chance for locals to bring fresh ideas to the community, and Thursday night folks met to discuss ideas.

Young Professionals North Platte met to discuss big ideas for the community. (Source: Jace Barraclough/KNOP)

The whole concept is for people to put together a pitch for a new North Platte start up business.

The best idea will be awarded prize money to possibly help their idea come to fruition.

Community member Katie Rupp says this competition will help North Platte grow.

"It’s important to me because as a young professional in North Platte the only way to grow is to create new businesses," said Rupp. "Entrepreneurship with the younger generation is important to me because I’m a realtor and a professional in North Platte and want to see North Platte grow."

The contest is going on now until their live grand finale event on March 18th. More information can be found on