The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and Midwest Regional Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) are joining forces to bring the Third Annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference to Omaha on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5 in celebration of the next generation of world business leaders.
The two-day Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference focuses on entrepreneurs under the age of 30 who have launched businesses during, or shortly after, their college careers.
This year 10 new entrepreneurs will present their ideas and seasoned entrepreneurs will also be on hand to share their experiences and upcoming projects.
This year’s keynote speaker is Mike Schultz, co-president and co-founder of the RAIN Group. Schultz is internationally known as a top sales expert and consultant and was named the global “Top Sales Thought Leader” by Top Sales Awards in 2011.
Schultz is also the author of “Rainmaking Conversations,” which teaches people how to master the art of conversation to increase sales.
The keynote address will focus on how Schultz successfully launched his new venture in a very competitive environment and the attributes required to successfully sell. The Nebraska chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) is the sponsor for this year’s keynote.
An expected 300 students and young professionals will attend this year’s conference, which is being held at the KANEKO, 1111 Jones St., a center for creativity located in Omaha’s historic Old Market district.
“This conference is a perfect opportunity for students and young professionals of all backgrounds to learn how they can channel their innovation and creativity to make great things happen,” explains Dale Eesley, director of UNO’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising.
Additional speakers for this year’s conference span topics including: Athlete endorsements, youth sports programs, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, gaming, music streaming, social media and fitness, just to make a few.
Information on the conference can be found at www.mwecomaha.com and tickets are available at www.mwec2014.eventbrite.com.
Tickets are priced at $119 for the general public with $99 early-bird tickets being available until Friday, March 28. Additional ticket pricing options exist for University of Nebraska students and groups of five or more.
Corporate sponsors for the conference include Nebraska’s University Technology Development Corporation, SAC Federal Credit Union, Mutual of Omaha, G4S Technology, The Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
For media inquiries, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 402.554.2129.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.
About UNO’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising
UNO’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising is dedicated to advancing the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. The Center supports entrepreneurial education and collaborative innovative hands-on learning experiences, faculty research, conferences, and mentorship. CIEF also provides advisory services to start-ups and small business entities throughout the region.
About the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization
CEO’s mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation. CEO currently supports over 240 chapters on university campuses across North America and beyond. For additional information on CEO visit the website at www.c-e-o.org.
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