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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2019 Speakers

Gerry O’Brion

VP Marketing for Coors Light, Quiznos and Red Robin

Emily Pritchard

Co-Founder / Visionary of The Social Lights, Earnst & Young Entrepreneurs of the Year Finalist, TechStars Mentor

Josh Rasmussen

Co-founder & CEO of Monday Motorbikes, Bringing the next generation of electric motorbike to the US market

Haley Hoffman Smith

Author of Her Big Idea, a book that was a Top 3 Bestseller on ideation and women's empowerment. Featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and the Washington Examiner.

Casanova Brooks

Award-winning real estate agent, investor, speaker and relationship builder.

Carmin Black

Co-Founder, Half United. fighting global hunger using the fashion industry as our platform,

Sunny Su

Founder of Paradigm, Providing design, direction & strategy to startups & brands alike: Neurun, Malkuta, Loop, Hyperion, SAS, Bosch, Coca-Cola, LG, IBM, Lowe's, Deutsche Bank, Eastman Chemical, and DARPA

Mary Clare Sweet

Founder, Lotus House of Yoga, leading 95 employees, and over 10,000 active students

David Simnick

Founder, SoapBox Soaps, a for-purpose company selling in 10,000's of stores including Target & Walgreens

Keith Fix

Founder of RetailAware, Blabfeed. Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine at 16

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