As a center, CIEF provides scholarships, educational opportunities, experiential learning, and community collaborations to Omaha and our students. Here are some ways that you can get involved and impact students and the community. If you would like to get involved, click on the heading that matches your interest.
Mentorship is not only a critical part of a student's growth, but also a very rewarding endeavor for the mentor! The Entrepreneurial Living and Learning Community is seeking mentors to come to UNO and have lunch once a month with the group. CIEF is also looking for one-on-one mentors to pair with students in their field of interest.
The Entrepreneurship Center hosts events that require judges. Every fall, students compete in the BigIdea! Pitch Competition and Breakthrough Weekend. In the Spring, the Maverick Business Plan Competition takes place.
Get in front of students to share your story and what you have learned in your journey as an entrepreneur! The Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization meets every Wednesday at 4:00 PM to hear from an entrepreneur. Professors frequently invite founders, CEOs and entrepreneurs to speak in classes, too.
Every April, A Celebration of Entrepreneurs Gala takes place where alumni have a chance to reconnect, network, and support UNO's Entrepreneurship Center. During the night, we will celebrate entrepreneurs and businesses with awards in the following categories: high-growth business, social venture, best place to work, entrepreneurs under 30, entrerpeneurial women leader. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone you know, click here!
Student groups consult for local businesses in entrepreneur classes. If you would like your business to be a part of this, click on the heading.
Your financial support provides necessary support for the impactful programs that CIEF provides to the community and its students. Click here to read a letter from our board advisors, Willy Theisen and Van Deeb. Click here to donate.