A Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Friday, April 5th 6:00-9:00 p.m.

at the Kaneko, 1111 Jones St

Silent Action, Gala & Awards

Sponsor a Table or Buy Individual Tickets Now



Join our Honorary Chairs Willy Theisen and Van Deeb as we bring together the UNO and Omaha community for an evening of fun, food and philanthropy to celebrate and support young entrepreneurs, students, startups and programs that change lives and strengthen our community.

This playful and fun-spirited event will be unlike anything you have attended!

The evening starts at 6:00 p.m. with a silent auction to raise funds for the many programs that provide training, scholarships and startup funding to UNO entrepreneurs as well as to numerous social ventures in the community.

Dinner and entertainment is at 7:00 p.m. Many surprises are planned to delight and amuse you!

Award Nominations:

A brief and light-hearted awards ceremony will follow, with recognition not only for student awards, but also awards for UNO alumni.  Did you know that more companies have been started by UNO alumns than from any other university?  This event is the perfect opportunity to network, reconnect and celebrate the entrepreneurial achievements of our alumns in five categories:

  • High-Growth Businesses

  • Social Ventures

  • Best Places to Work

  • Entrepreneurs Under 30

  • Entrepreneurial Women Leaders

Be sure to submit your nominations HERE. You can submit as many as you like in any category.  You can even nominate yourself!

Ticket Holders are invited to stop by any portion of the Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference (MWEC2019) for free. See more information at www.mwecomaha.com.

Fair market value of each ticket is $40.

Register: entrepreneur2019.eventbrite.com

Nominate: bit.ly/entrep2019


Silent Auction Donations:

We need your help to fund the entrepreneurial programs at UNO.  If you would like to donate an item or business service to be auctioned off, we would be delighted to include it in our auction.  Click here to donate.

If you would like to make a cash donation, please donate here: nufoundation.org/cief


Questions?  Please contact Levi Cermak at lcermak7@unomaha.edu