Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference
Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference (MWEC)
During the Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference, hundreds of college students and young professionals meet at KANEKO in downtown Omaha for two days of inspiring speakers, diverse panels and professional development opportunities.Learn more and purchase tickets at mwecomaha.com.
For questions about the conference, contact Dale Eesley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.554.2706.
MWEC is coordinated by UNO’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising and UNO’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Jessica Ekstrom, Founder & CEO, Headbands of Hope
Jess is the 25-year-old founder of Headbands of Hope, providing headbands to children with cancer in every children's hospital in the U.S. HoH and has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America and more.
Saul Flores, Founder, LoveWalk
Saul Flores is the founder of LoveWalk, an organization that brings awareness to the immigrant journey. LoveThreads is a campaign to give three-knotted turquoise threads to immigrant children around the world to remember their families abroad. He has been featured on NPR, TEDx, and FOX News.
Dan Houghton, Co-founder, Buildertrend
Dan Houghton co-founded BuilderTREND in 2016. BuilderTrend offers user-friendly, web-based software to help builders reduce costly communication errors and maximize customer satisfaction.
Ray Land, Founder, Hollywood Welcome Center
Ray Land founded Fabulous Coach lines at the age of 17 and was an Inc. Magazine 30 under 30 in 2012. His most recent venture is the Hollywood Welcome Center. Ray has an unorthodox presentation style, and is one of our favorite speakers!
Cory Levy, Co-founder & COO, After School
Cory is the Co-Founder & COO of After School, the largest teen social network in the U.S. After School’s privacy settings has attracted intense media coverage all across the country. Cory is a serial entrepreneur and one of the youngest to ever receive venture capital funding.
Kunal Mehta, Entrepreneur & Author of Disruptors
Disruptors profiles the early heartbreaks and triumphs of the entrepreneurs behind game-changing companies such as Pinterest, Foursquare, Dwolla and Venture for America. Kunal is a serial entrepreneur and worked at charity: water before becoming a Venture Associate at NYU.
Renee Mellican, Food Innovator & Scientist
Renee has lead product innovation teams for companies such as Proctor & Gamble, PepsiCo and ConAgra Foods, where she was the director of research and Innovation. Her expertise corporate innovation has led to countless new product launches.
Stefanie Monge, Founder, Welcor Enterprise Yoga
Robert Nicholson, Social Entrepreneurship Guru
Robert has formed multiple nonprofit companies that developed new streams of revenue through earned channels. From elder care to racetracks, Robert does it all. Helping people who are less fortunate, marginalized, and protected is his highest calling.
Cory Scott, Founder & CEO, Liveby Inc.
Cory founded LiveBy a new B2B Real Estate Technology company in 2015. Their products match consumers and professionals with the best locations to live, build and grow. Cory graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan and the NMotion accelerator.
Erica Wassinger, Co-founder, The Startup Collaborative
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