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Featured Event: AIM Institute Tech Celebration to honor local tech talent
As part of its commitment to spark interest and innovation in the tech community, AIM Institute and Cox Business will recognize the metro’s top tech talent for their contributions in the community during the annual Tech Celebration.
For the past two decades, AIM has awarded students, educators and business leaders for their outstanding achievements in growing the area’s tech ecosystem. Winners being awarded at this year’s Tech Celebration include:
- Tech Student Award
- Tech Educator Award
- Tech Innovator Award
- Tech Leader Award
- Tech Community Builder Award
- Emerging Business Award
- Enterprise Business Award
The host for this year’s Tech Celebration is comedian and actor Andy Buckley. He is known for his role as David Wallace, CFO of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, playing opposite Steve Carrell on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office.”
AIM Institute Tech Celebration
Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. Media Interviews, Networking, Cocktails and Entertainment
6:30 p.m. Awards Show
7:30 p.m. Dessert Reception
Omaha Design Center
1502 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68102
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required for all attendees.
November 9, 2017
State of Our City, Omaha, NE
State of Our City is extending conversations that began at this year’s YP Summit and opening a new discussion on what Omaha should look like, focus on and do next in the areas of transportation, diversity and talent, arts and culture, entrepreneurship/STEM and interconnectivity. Register for State of Our City here.
November 10, 2017
InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum early application period
Young, high-growth companies seeking to present their cases to prospective investors at the 2018 InvestMidwest Venture Capital Forum still have time to take advantage of the early application period ending November 10th. InvestMidwest attracts upwards of 300 attendees annually. The forum showcases the Midwest’s top-caliber, high-growth businesses. 45 emerging businesses will present on three industry tracks: life sciences, information technology and agriculture/food/bioenergy. Companies have until January 12, 2018 to apply. For more information visit www.investmidwestforum.com.
November 13-17, 2017
Accelerate the Heartland, Witchita, KS
The second annual Accelerate the Heartland will bring together entrepreneurs, service providers, government, universities, mentors, innovators, and investors in a collision packed day of interaction and collaboration to accelerate the economy of the Heartland. If you are passionate about YOUR role in building and supporting the entrepreneurial eco-system, please join us for Accelerate the Heartland.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Accelerator Learning Day – Strategy
This Learning Day facilitated by Greg Crabtree is open to Accelerators and 6 EO Members. The keys to sustainable top-line growth are: knowing your core customer, developing a clear brand promise, and developing your BHAG® (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) for sustainable revenue growth. Learning day will go from 8am – 2:30pm. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Click here for more information.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Tech Celebration, Omaha, NE
Tech Celebration honors the outstanding achievements of tech talent and recognizes those who have made a profound impact within the local tech community. AIM proudly celebrates tech innovators with this annual reception and awards ceremony. Tech Celebration is one more way that AIM grows, connects and inspires the tech talent ecosystem.
Friday, December 1, 2017
REV Competition, Council Bluffs, IA
REV consists of five businesses owners and entrepreneurs who will pitch their ideas to compete at the chance to win up to $27,000.* TS Bank contributes the majority of the capital at $25,000 each year. Revela of Omaha, a three-time sponsor, has added an additional $2,000 to this year’s prize money. Visit tsbank.com for more information.
December 5, 2017
Launch Prep Demo Day, Witchita, KS
LaunchPrep, a partnership between the e2e Accelerator and Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, provides your early-stage company access to a select group of Wichita’s most successful entrepreneurs. Their one-on-one mentorship will enable you to get your venture off the ground.