Mar
29
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Cara Heacock

This Week's installment of 1 Million Cups is at DoSpace - March 29th - 9:00 AM

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Featured Speaker Cara Heacock // Web Developer and Illustrator --> Cara is currently a web developer at Big Wheel Brigade, co-founder of Water Bear Games, and creator of Side Projects Club. 

RSVP ---> Here

Apr
5
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Mary Palu & Melissa Nosal

  • The Startup Collaborative

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Mary Palu and Melissa Nosal, talk smart marketing and public relations for startups with limited resources. 

RSVP --> Here

Apr
12
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Michael Callahan

  • The Startup Collaborative

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!  

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker: Michael Callahan, Vuz/HTV --> Michael is a digital video development & production executive at the mega media company and has helped catalyze the video / digital space in the greater Omaha area.

RSVP --> HERE

Apr
19
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Mayor Jean Stothert

  • The Startup Collaborative

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!  

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

This week's Featured Speaker: Mayor Jean Stothert talks about the state of startups in the city.

RSVP --> Here

Apr
20
7:00 pm19:00

The Startup Collaborative // JumpStart Challenge

Want to create a startup that solves a major industry's pain point? Curious about innovating our most stalwart corporations? Love a good hackathon? Great!

Join your entrepreneurial, creative and hacker-friendly peers for the second Omaha JumpStart Challenge. During this event, a major corporation will stand up and reveal the challenges they struggle with day in and day out. You know, the pain points that require creative, technology-based solutions that for whatever reasons haven't been solved within their organizational walls or - better yet - their industry.

Get your tickets today ---> RSVP Here

Apr
26
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Zach Leatherman

  • DoSpace

This Week's installment of 1 Million Cups is at DoSpace - April 26th - 9:00 AM

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker : Zach Leatherman, Filament Group --> Zach is a Front End Engineer / Web Developer with Filament Group. He has given talks at Smashing Conference, O’Reilly Velocity, CSSConf, and The White House. He also herds NebraskaJS (a JavaScript meetup) and its eponymously named NebraskaJS Conference.

RSVP --> HERE

May
10
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Stacey Haussler

  • The Startup Collaborative

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker : Stacey Haussler, MarbleSpark - Stacey talks about her business, MarbleSpark, an e-commerce platform meets personalized children's book startup.

RSVP --> HERE

Aug
31
7:00 pm19:00

The Startup Collaborative // JumpStart Challenge

Want to create a startup that solves a major industry's pain point? Curious about innovating our most stalwart corporations? Love a good hackathon? Great!

Join your entrepreneurial, creative and hacker-friendly peers for the second Omaha JumpStart Challenge. During this event, a major corporation will stand up and reveal the challenges they struggle with day in and day out. You know, the pain points that require creative, technology-based solutions that for whatever reasons haven't been solved within their organizational walls or - better yet - their industry.

Get your tickets today ---> RSVP Here


Mar
22
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Beth Engel, Dundee Venture Capital

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker: Beth Engel, Partner Dundee Venture Capital

Beth Engel talks about the business of managing relationships between founders, LPs, the Dundee Venture Capital team, and the startup ecosystem.

Check out Dundee Venture Capital on Social Media →@dundeevc

RSVP --> Here

Mar
15
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Matt Dwyer & Jay Lund

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!  

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speakers: Matt Dwyer and Jay Lund, GreenSlate Development

Matt Dwyer and Jay Lund, talk growth, unique challenges and what’s to come for The Blackstone District.

Check out The Blackstone District on Social Media → @greenslate_development and @blackstonedistrict

RSVP Here

 

Mar
8
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Ryan and Kristen Belford

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker: Ryan and Kristen Belford, Room Advantage

Ryan and Kristen Belford talk about their company Room Advantage, and how it's set to shake up the hotel industry. 

RSVP - Here

 

 

Mar
1
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Michael Struthers

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!
Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.
Featured Speaker: Michael Struthers, Head of People, Flywheel. This week’s speaker talks about the explosive growth of local company Flywheel and how he keeps company culture kosher. 

Connect with Michael on Social media → @raptorstruthers

 

RSVP → Here

Feb
28
4:00 pm16:00

Flyover Fintech

  • The Startup Collaborative

Innovation from Mutual of Omaha with Brian Poppe 

Join us for the second event for Flyover FinTech and the inaugural event in Omaha.

We are excited to have Brian Poppe of Mutual of Omaha speak about their efforts to grow FinTech and Innovation in general in the region.

Brian is the Vice President of Innovation Strategy at Mutual of Omaha, a new role designed to harness both internal and external innovation. He’s tasked with monitoring the ever-changing FinTech and InsureTech landscape, identifying partnership opportunities that would align with Mutual’s strategy, and then fostering those relationships. He is also standing up an internal innovation community of practice to encourage responsible innovative ideas within Mutual of Omaha.

Appetizers and beverages will be provided.  

For any Lincoln folks who want to carpool to Omaha for the event, we have set up a carpool here:  https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/9p5ib4

Feb
22
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Jay Gordman

  • Do Space

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am. 

Featured Speaker : Jay Gordman with DefyPaper, a company dedicated to creating the finest domestic paper mills in the business. In addition, to representing several international paper mills including locations in Canada, Brazil, Europe and Asia. 

 

RSVP --> Here

Feb
21
7:00 pm19:00

The Startup Collaborative // JumpStart Solution Pitch Showcase

See the earliest of early stage concepts that may just be the solution to some of our corporate industrywide challenges! 

Entrepreneurs, creatives and hacker-friendlies have been working to concept solution for industry Challenge. Their solutions may turn out to be the next Oracle or PayPal! At this event, you'll hear the Challenge a major corporation previously revealed to the startup community and the solutions the startup community has for that pain point.

Get your tickets today --> RSVP Here 

Feb
15
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Jeff Speihs

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker: Jeff Spiehs, Community Relations Manager, MAPA talks about the Heartland 2050 goal and how it will affect the startup community.

Check out MAPA on Twitter → @mapacog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1-million-cups-relaunched-tickets-31272430682

Feb
10
8:00 am08:00

CreativeMornings – Moments

Join us for CreativeMornings/Omaha. Everyone is creative. Everyone is welcome.

What is CreativeMornings? A breakfast lecture series for our creative community. 

Registration opens Feb. 1

February's theme is Moments featuring Omaha Street Percussion

What started as an effort to raise funds for a member adopting a young boy from South Korea turned into Omaha Street Percussion. The guys knew each other through a variety of drum activities and began to notice there was a high level of interest in their performances. That’s when they decided to make the group more formal.

OSP has performed more than 300 local and regional shows, including festivals, corporate events, school assemblies and the occasional street corner performance. In addition, OSP hosts educational programs and workshops at schools and a summer drum camp that enrolled 85 students this year.

To learn more visit creativemornings.com/cities/oma

Feb
8
2:00 pm14:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Iyad Aldalooj

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting! 

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker: Iyad Aldalooj, Founder of FairShops talks growth and highlights of starting a home goods e-commerce company.

Check out FairShops on social media → @fairshop_co

RSVP → Here

 

Feb
7
5:00 pm17:00

The Startup Collaborative // JumpStart Challenge

Want to create a startup that solves a major industry's pain point? Curious about innovating our most stalwart corporations? Love a good hackathon? Great!

Join your entrepreneurial, creative and hacker-friendly peers for the second Omaha JumpStart Challenge. During this event, a major corporation will stand up and reveal the challenges they struggle with day in and day out. You know, the pain points that require creative, technology-based solutions that for whatever reasons haven't been solved within their organizational walls or - better yet - their industry.

Get your tickets today RSVP Here!

Feb
1
9:00 am09:00

1 Million Cups Relaunch // Featuring Benjamin Jackson

We promised a revamp and a revamp is what you're getting!  

Celebrate the 2017 1 Million Cups series with us. Each week, we spotlight someone smart -- like really smart! Think entrepreneurs, community game changers, startup savvy execs and more!

Breakfast bar and coffee on us! Presentation starts at 9:15 am.

Featured Speaker   →  Benjamin Jackson, North American Sales Leader at LinkedIn:

Benjamin Jackson talks failing fast, changing career paths, and never getting out-hustled in this week's installment of 1 Million Cups.   

Connect with Benjamin on social media → @BenJacksonLive 

RSVP  Here

 

Jan
26
9:00 am09:00

Omaha Startup Week Planning Forum

We're gearing up for 2017 Omaha Startup Week! 

As part of the process, we invite the broader community to help shape plans, activities, and partners. Please join this conference call if you're interested in organizing events, helping manage the week, inviting partners or have some other value to add to the process. It'll take a village!

Join the call: https://www.uberconference.com/erica544
Optional dial in number: 585-632-6010
PIN: 86560


There will be four community forums for Startup Week between now and May 1. Mark your calendars!
January 26
March 23
April 6

Jan
24
4:00 pm16:00

The Startup Collaborative // Launch Event!!

  • The Slowdown

It's a new year and a new era for our startup ecosystem!

Celebrate the launch of The Startup Collaborative by Greater Omaha Chamber! The Startup Collaborative is dedicated to radically improving the odds of startup success, which in turn creates more high-skill jobs and a diversified economy.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY --> REGISTER HERE

What to expect at this event:

Expect a celebration of this ecosystem's evolution! Meet the 40+ startups accelerating their business with The Startup Collaborative and the experts helping them do so. Hear pitches from founders in various phases of startup growth. Connect with the broader community dedicated to making this region one that is known for startup success.

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Not at all.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Erica Wassinger at erica {at} startupcollaborative {dot} co.

Jan
19
7:00 pm19:00

Virtual Reality Meetup

Hear what it's like to have a career in virtual reality from local VR enthusiast and founder Jason Wilmot.

Jason founded VRLY (http://www.getvrly.com/) an online marketing company that utilizes VR to provide 3D tours of for-sale homes.

Here's what you can expect from Jason's talk:

- Finding a business opportunity for VR tech
- Discussing challenges in working with VR and how to overcome them
- Highlighting opportunities in the VR space for more startups
- How to deliver VR content when the tech and market is so new
- What are the ethical considerations for VR tech?

We'll leave plenty of time to socialize/ test out VR headsets afterwards! 

Dec
9
7:00 pm19:00

Startup Holiday Party

We’re excited to announce our third annual Startup Holiday Party. We’ve had hundreds of people and dozens of companies celebrate at this event the last two years. Come together, let your hair down, put a sweater on, take a breather and celebrate the holidays with your fellow startupians.

 Just $5 gets you entry plus some free drinks and food for the night. (As if that's not reason enough to come.) Ugly sweaters are welcome, but we suggest classing it up a bit – Holiday startup swag, if you will.

A portion of the proceeds from the event to benefit Lydia House.

RSVP Today!

Oct
3
4:00 pm16:00

Rise of the Rest: Startup Pitch Competition

During the Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition, 8 of the most innovative startup companies in Lincoln & Omaha will be given the opportunity to pitch Steve Case and a panel of all-star judges, with a $100,000 investment prize going to the winning startup. Join us to hear from some of the most innovative and creative entrepreneurs in your city as they deliver their 5 minute pitches!

Oct
3
3:00 pm15:00

Rise of the Rest: Fireside Chat ft Steve Case

  • Rococo Theatre

Join Steve Case for a Fireside Chat interview where he will be discussing the city's startup economy. Come listen to Steve talk about the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs, the Rise of the Rest concept, and how this is the best moment in recent history to start and scale a business in Nebraska.

Sep
26
5:30 pm17:30

JumpStart Challenge / Reverse Hackathon

  • University of Nebraska - Omaha

Leading businesses from different industries will bring their biggest challenges/opportunities to the stage. Entrepreneurs, designers, developers, and anyone else are invited to the table to hear the issues, pick a challenge and form a team with other individuals from across the city to collaborate on and attack the challenge for the next ten days.

Sep
23
Sep 25

Startup Weekend Omaha

  • University of Nebraska - Omaha

Three days to learn, network, discover and startup... what can you create in just one weekend?

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of students, developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, or presentation by Sunday evening.

Located in Mammel Hall, you will have access to all the latest technology and resources.  Meals and snacks are provided throughout the weekend.

Sep
21
8:00 am08:00

1 Million Cups

  • The Startup Collaborative

Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to a diverse audience of their peers, mentors, educators, and advisors. Discussions include candid learnings and lessons about building a startup in the Midwest. 

1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee. 

All are welcome. Coffee is on us.