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Sixth annual Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship is Friday

On Friday, Feb. 24, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers and professionals from across the Cornhusker State state will gather for the sixth annual Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship. The event, organized by the University of Nebraska, looks at entrepreneurship broadly with a variety of participants in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem taking to the main stage and participating in breakout panels.

The conference, held at the Embassy Suites on the southwest edge of Omaha, kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and a keynote by Christian Renaud (below, left), co-founder of the technology startup incubator StartupCity Des Moines. The Summit rolls through a provided lunch with a presentation from Mary Ann O’Brien (below, middle), founder of OBI Creative, and at 2:30 p.m. the final main stage speaker, Steve Kiene (below, right) of the software investment fund Nebraska Global, takes the mic. Closing the day at 3 p.m. is a meetup hosted by Silicon Prairie News and our sponsor, Jelecos.

Michael Stacy, editor of Silicon Prairie News, and I will also have an active role in the event as we moderate two panels in “Startup” track (schedule below).

On Thursday evening, a pre-conference gathering at Embassy Suites will feature a presentation by Stephen George, co-founder and chief investment officer of Capricorn Investment Group. To learn more about this event and the organizers behind it, whom are different than the Summit, visit the Omaha Young Professionals’ website.

Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship


8:00 Registration, networking and light breakfast

8:30 Opening Session

Opening Keynote

10:00 Breakout Sessions

Startup: “Five Ways Startups Break into an Established Industry”


Succession & Re-Invention: “Joining the Family Business”

11:00 Breakout Sessions



Succession & Re-Invention: “Establishing and Leveraging Advisory Boards”

12:00 Lunch & State-wide Award Recognitions

Luncheon Keynote

1:45 Entrepreneur Demos

2:30 Closing Keynote

3:00 Silicon Prairie News Meetup with Jelecos

Credits: Photo of Christan Renaud courtesy of Renaud. Photo of Mary Ann O’Brien from obicreative.com. Photo of Steve Kiene from nebraskaglobal.com.

Disclosure: Silicon Prairie News is a media sponsor of the Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship

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