July 25 – 29, 2022

What It’s All About

Startup Omaha Week is a week-long celebration of events focused on building a stronger and more collaborative startup ecosystem within the Greater Omaha area. Entrepreneurs of all types are welcome to participate in this year’s startup week. Meet other fellow founders, shake hands with investors, and learn more about the resources available to you. This year’s events will range in topics, format, and settings to ensure a variety of ways to engage and experience all the startup ecosystem has to offer.

 

Welcome to Startup Omaha Week!

Monday, July 25, 2022

“We Are Entrepreneurs” YP Council Panel

4:30 PM – 5:15 PM  |  Location: The Granary, 7401 Main St, Ralston, NE 68127

Join the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Young Professionals Council to hear from a panel of diverse entrepreneurs—tech, traditional business, creative, and food—to learn what makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur.

Startup Showcase

5:15 PM – 6:30 PM  |  Location: The Granary, 7401 Main St, Ralston, NE 68127

Visit some of Omaha’s fastest-growing and scaling startups all under one roof!

View the list of startups attending here.

Kick-Off Event

6:30 PM – 9:30 PM  |  Location: The Granary & The Granary Green, 7401 Main St, Ralston, NE 68127

Join us in kicking off the start of Startup Omaha Week. We’ll showcase entrepreneurs at the new Granary space in Ralston while having a party. This celebration of our startup ecosystem will be one to remember. Expect food trucks, yard games, a DJ, and so much more! Bring your sunscreen and an appetite! While pre-registration is not required, the first 100 to sign up to attend will receive one free drink ticket for the event.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Mug.News & Maverick Venture Fund Social

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  |  Location: Millwork Commons, Ashton Building, 1229 Millwork Ave, Omaha, NE 68102

Come share drinks, appetizers, and great company as we connect the startup, investing, and philanthropic communities in Omaha at one of Omaha’s coolest up and coming hubs for innovation, Millwork Commons.

“Eat Up” Mystery Dinners

7:00 PM  |  Location: Varies Across Downtown Omaha  | $30

Get face to face with someone new, around a meal for good conversation. We’re hosting mystery long-table dinners around downtown on Tuesday of Startup Omaha Week. This is for those looking to get inspired by entrepreneurial pursuits and are not afraid of the unknown. It will be a sharing of our own life experiences around starting, creating, and dreaming. 

Choose between one of the following dinner topics to attend:

  • Dream

  • Begin

  • Chaos  

  • Failure 

Secure your spot and purchase your ticket using the link below.Tickets cost $30, which will include your dinner and drinks.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

One Million Cups Omaha Funding Panel

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  |  Location: WP Engine Omaha Offices at Millwork Common’s Ashton Building, 1229 Millwork Ave, Omaha, NE 68102

Discover some of the funding opportunities available in Nebraska to entrepreneurs and startups. 

Startup Ecosystem Town Hall

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM  |  Location: WP Engine Omaha Offices at Millwork Common’s Ashton Building, 1229 Millwork Ave, Omaha, NE 68102

Join the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Building Business Council for a town hall discussion around the startup ecosystem in Omaha and Nebraska as a whole.

Kitchen Council Tour & REV Pitch Competition Past Winners Panel

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM  |  Location: PACE Building, 1001 S 6th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look into Kitchen Council, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen for food entrepreneurs and hear from a panel of past winners of the REV Pitch Competition. 

Woman Up – A Meetup for entrepreneurial Women in the greater Omaha Community

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  |  Location: Site 1 Brewing, 2566 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68131

Calling the ladies who are founders, entrepreneurs, small business owners, or dream of being one of the above! Are you familiar with all the women’s groups available to join in the Omaha metro? Join us on Wednesday evening for drinks and appetizers to meet your entrepreneurial peers and find your tribe. Let’s Woman Up and power on!

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Workshop: Startup 101

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM  |  Location: Greater Omaha Chamber, 808 Conagra Drive Suite 400, Omaha, NE 68102

Have you ever been inspired to “startup” but don’t know the steps to take? In this interactive session Andrew Prystai, CEO of Event Vesta, will take you through the 7 FREE steps he’s used to take Event Vesta from an idea to the Omaha 2021 Startup of the Year.  If you’re interested in starting your own company you won’t want to miss this session giving you the tools and processes you need to do it faster, cheaper, and more effectively than you thought was possible!

Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC) Happy Hour Presents: NExt Pioneers Meet & Greet

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM  |  Location: Modus Co-Working, 1901 Howard St, Suite #300, Omaha, NE 68102

The Nebraska Tech Collaborative (NTC) is hosting a happy hour and meet and greet for the NExt Pioneers! This will be a fantastic networking opportunity for Pioneers to collide with community business leaders and local startups.

Startup Grind Omaha Fireside Chat with Special Guest

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM  |  Location: Modus Co-Working, 1901 Howard St, Suite #300, Omaha, NE 68102

Startup Grind provides monthly events with opportunities for successful entrepreneurs in our community to share their stories and insights. These events are meant to bring together the startup community and those interested in seeing tech grow in Omaha. Startup Grind is all about being able to tap into the largest community of startups around the world, make meaningful connections, and gain inspiration about the startup journey.

Friday, July 29, 2022 & Saturday, July 30, 2022

Join us at Maha Music Festival! 

Gates open on Friday, July 29th at 5:00 pm! Join us on *Saturday* starting 1:00 pm at our Startup Omaha Week tent! Look for the signage, you won’t miss us!

Grab a ticket to Maha and join on Saturday at our private tent for the startup community. Drinks, food (starting at 4:30 pm) and plenty of time to connect with founders and community members will be included. We can’t wait to see you there! Purchase your tickets at https://mahafestival.com