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Featured Event: Young Entrepreneur Convention
Young Entrepreneur Convention Returns to Des Moines next spring. Early bird tickets are currently available for $79 at yeconvention.com.
“We are excited about the new offerings this year,” Adams says. “We are offering a two-track format that will allow entrepreneurs to learn from presenters with a career-path that closely mirrors their own.”
The two-track format will include a Startup/Tech Track and a Branding/Influencer Track, with each track featuring four speakers. There will also be a panel discussion featuring professionals from both tracks, exhibitors, networking events, and the largest Elevator Pitch Competition in the United States.
Jason Calacanis, an angel investor and titan in the startup world, is the first keynote to be announced.
“I encourage people to give us a follow to keep up on announcements and to purchase their tickets,” Adams says. “This is the kind of event that can change the course of an entrepreneur’s journey. We’ve seen it happen over the last two years. And we know it is going to happen again in 2018.”
December 8, 2017, 5 PM
No More Empty Pots to Host Annual Holiday Open House, Omaha, NE
The No More Empty Pots Annual Holiday Open House will showcase the finalists from the Entrepreneurship Invitational sponsored by Wells Fargo. The Wells Fargo Green Team will judge the three finalists presenting their pitches. Each finalist will be selected for one of three monetary awards to support their business.
Join us in celebrating the first graduating class of the Culinary Workforce Training Program. A ceremony will be held to congratulate the participants for successfully completing 15-weeks of culinary training, internship and workforce development.
December 9, 2017
STEAM Fab Lab – Make and Take Open House, Iowa City, IA
The STEAM Fab Lab is having a Make and Take Open House on December 9th from 10am to 4pm. This family friendly event is a chance for everyone to create a variety of handmade gifts using the Fab Lab’s equipment, including the laser cutter, sewing machines, electronics, and more. Gifts can be made for a special someone, or you can buy a kit to give away on the holidays. (or make for yourself later.)
The Fab Lab is open daily (for members) from 8am until 10pm, and is located at 870 S. Capitol st, Iowa City. Find a list of the crafts, projects, and kits that will be on sale at the event, and find out more about the Fab Lab at steamfablab.org.
December 12, 2017, 8:00 PM
Open Coffee with Morgann Freeman, Omaha, NE
Join us Dec 12th for Open Coffee with Morgann Freeman – an intersectional feminist and pro-Black advocate who writes, blogs and speaks about Blackness, feminism, and intersectionality; LGBTQIA+ issues, ableism, and other social ills that oppress people. She’s an Omaha native who has worked on several projects or the community with organizations like Omaha Community Foundation, Inclusive Communities and Women’s Fund of Omaha.
December 13, 2017
Tech Omaha Holiday Party, Omaha, NE
It’s time again for the Tech Omaha holiday party! This event is free and open to all developers and technologists in our community. Meet new people, catch up with old friends, and see how great our tech community can be working together. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we will have food, some great door prizes, and an open tab for happy hour, available on a first come, first serve basis. Due to venue capacity registration is limited, and an RSVP will be required for all attendees.
December 14, 2017, 5:30 PM
An Evening of Wichita Entrepreneurship, Wichita, KS
This is the Startup Grind YOU don’t want to miss! The night kicks off at 5:30 pm with food, networking, and a few drinks. We’ll network for an hour, then hear from our esteemed panel of Wichita entrepreneurs at 6:30 pm for a Fireside Chat + Q&A.
December 19, 2017, 7 PM
2017 Startup Holiday Party, Omaha, NE
We’re excited to announce the fourth annual Startup Holiday Party! Join your local founders, tech pioneers and startupians for a little ecosystem toast to 2017, and all that we’ve accomplished. Registration is limited to 100 people this year so make sure to RSVP → ASAP!
January 4, 2018, 5:30 PM
Project 18, Omaha, NE
Omaha is the 18th best city in the U.S. for women in tech. We can do better. Welcome to Project 18! Our working group is dedicated to establishing Omaha as the most women-friendly tech community in the United States. This is our second meeting. We will be discussing next steps on our survey project and other project ideas as well. People of all genders and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to attend. We are stronger together!
January 25, 2018, 6:00 PM
Pipeline Presents: The Innovators, Kansas City, MO
Pipeline will once again hold its big, bold and creative celebration of entrepreneurship—The Innovators. We invite you to join us as we express what makes our entrepreneurs unique, while we also celebrate our success and contributions the Pipeline way. Together.