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Inside/Outside Innovation Summit returns to Lincoln

Inside/Outside Innovation Summit is back for its second year on May 29-31. Hosted by the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast and NXXT, Inc., The Summit will bring together over 500 innovators for a two-day national conference at The Graduate Hotel in Lincoln.

Early bird tickets for the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit are $499 and are available through March 30. Ticket prices will increase monthly.

In addition to being able to level-up their skills on customer validation, experimentation, design thinking, and lean startup techniques, attendees will have a front-row seat to engage with new startups, new technologies, new business models, and new talent from around the world.

High-growth startup companies, corporate entrepreneurs, and community leaders will also come together, to collide, learn, and interact with the latest innovation trends and talent in the Midwest.

“Corporate innovators and investors will meet and engage directly with startups and industry experts, as well as learn about the latest corporate innovation trends and the methods for injecting innovation into organizations,” said Brian Ardinger, CEO of NXXT. “We want to innovate together to help businesses in the Midwest remain competitive.”

Highlights for startups include:

  • $100,000 investment pitch competition plus $25,000 LNK Launch Grant
  • Startup Showcase highlighting over 40 Seed/Series A startups
  • Curated matchmaking for startups, enterprises, and investors
  • Speakers and sessions focused on trends, best practices, skills, and insights for delivering innovation inside and outside the enterprise.

Startup teams interested in being included in the showcase must apply online at www.theiosummit.com/apply. Those not interested in the showcase or pitch competition, are still encouraged to attend the conference.

The Summit will also feature more than 20 speakers, leading the world of startup and corporate innovation. Scheduled speakers include:

Jack ElkinsOrlando Magic
Natalie FrattoSilicon Valley Bank
David BlandPrecoil
Andrew ErlickIndiegogo
Steve GlaveskiCollective Campus
Wendy LeaCintrifuse
Peter GardnerStartgrid
Bart Foster Sanitas Advisors
Megan ElliottJohnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
Jeremy LockhornSapientRazorfish.

For more information and a complete list of speakers, visit www.theiosummit.com/speakers/.


About NXXT:
NXXT (nxxt.co) helps startups & enterprise innovators accelerate growth and compete in a changing marketplace. We offer research and advisory services, training, immersive events, and a member network designed to foster innovation.

About Inside/Outside Innovation podcast:
The Inside/Outside Innovation (insideoutside.io) podcast is an inside look at startups and innovation outside the Valley. It has highlighted startup and corporate innovators around the world including guests like Brad Feld, Alistair Croll, Diana Kander, March Hemeon, Brant Cooper, and more. With more than 100 episodes, the Inside/Outside podcast has been named among the 10 Best Podcasts for Designers & Innovators by Inc. Magazine.

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