8th Annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference: April 5-6th

8th Annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference: April 5-6th

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Venture Capitalist Pitch Contest

Have the next big idea? Looking for exposure and feedback on your idea? Submit an application for our VC Pitch Contest and YOU could be selected for the experience of a lifetime. All entrants will have an opportunity to pitch on Friday. Four contestants will be selected to pitch their idea in front of well-known Venture Capitalists from the Midwest during MWEC. Following their pitch, each contestant will have 7 minutes of Q&A from the VC’s, where they not only ask questions, but must provide advice on how to improve your concept.

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2018 Speakers

Gerry O’Brion

VP Marketing for Coors Light, Quiznos and Red Robin

Miki Agrawal

Co-Founder / Chief Inventor of THINX , 2017 Young Global Leader , and World Economic Summit 2017 Social Entrepreneur of the Year

Ray Land

Founded Fabulous Coach Lines at age 19, Hollywood Welcome Center

Cassandra Farrington

Co-founder of Marijuana Business Daily

Rick Knudtson

Co-founder of and Chief Marketing Office of Flywheel

Peter Shankman

Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker - ShankMinds Breakthrough

Kelsey Duffy

Founder of Versakini - Appeared on Beyond the Tank

Dana Derricks

World's Highest Paid Copyrigter

Lauren Spires

Sales Ninja, Business Coach, youngest ever Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader

Duane Spires

Serial Entrepreneur

Roy Scott

CEO & Founder of Healthy Hip Hop, Pitched on Shark Tank

Brent Comstock

Founder of BCom Solutions & Challenge Ventures

Erica Wassinger

Conference MC and Co-Founder of the Startup Collaborative

Startup Career Fair

Find your next gig our third annual Startup Career Fair. Join companies such as Hudl, Flywheel, BuilderTrend, and more for networking, interviews, and more!

Networking and Mentoring Sessions

Look no further for advice or your future mentor. Our Networking and Mentoring Sessions provide students with the resources they need to be the next level entrepreneur.

Nationally Recognized Entrepreneurs

Our speakers are young entrepreneurs who have received national recognition such as Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year, appearances on Shark Tank, or listed in Inc Magazine’s. 30 under 30.

Breakfast and Lunch Included!

Attendees will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and lunch each day of our conference. Not a morning person? Don’t worry- we will have plenty of caffeine!

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Our Sponsors


  • Early Admission

    $ 75.00
    • Offer Ends March 15th
  • General Admission

    $ 95.00
    • Offer Ends April 7th
  • Bulk Admission

    $ 59.95
    • 5+ Tickets


The Kaneko
1111 Jones St, Omaha, NE 68102