A Celebration of Entrepreneurship

2nd Annual Celebration of Entrepreneurship Gala

A Night of Celebration


For the 2020 Gala, Honorary Chair, John L. Hoich, and Co-Chair, Carole Sprunk, brought 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 was unlike anything you have attended!

The evening started at 5:30 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 began at 7:00 p.m. Many surprises are planned to entertain 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 alumni in four categories:

High-Growth Business

Social Ventures

Outstanding Female Entrepreneur Alumna

Outstanding Male Entrepreneur Alumnus

You’re invited to MWEC 2022!

Ticket Holders are invited to stop by any portion of the Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference, held on April 1st and April 2nd,  for free.

See more information at www.mwecomaha.com.

Auction Donations

Donations help fund the entrepreneurial programs at the University of Nebraska Omaha. If you would like to donate an item or service for the silent or oral action to be auctioned off, please fill out the form below.


If you would like to donate to the University of Nebraska Omaha Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Franchising, please donate below.

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


Cambria Hotel Omaha Downtown

740 North 14th Street, Omaha, NE, 68102