Trailblazing Innovation

Nebraska is made for Trailblazers – builders, makers, movers and shakers. We are the Next Pioneers.

Next Pioneers

Changing the Future Together

We’ve combed the state to identify the best and brightest across a broad range of industries, disciplines and practices to form the foundational group of Pioneers and set the stage for the next generation of pioneers recruited from across the nation.

Next Pioneers is in partnership with the Nebraska Tech Collaborative, an Aksarben Workforce Initiative designed to accelerate the connections, collaborations and community of Next Pioneers now and in the future.

Discover and celebrate the landscape of innovation with us!

Building New Foundations

supporting Sustained Economic Growth

Shake hands and sit down with top talent from a wide range of fields, practices and industries.


Give and receive guidance as we work to shape the next generation of innovators on the frontiers of tech.


Showcase your methodology, your process and your "why" on a proving ground like no other.

Idea Sharing

Learn to think differently by seeing how others do it. Break out of your industry and into a new way of doing business.


Visionary talent is here in our community. Gain insights from others who are moving business forward and leading from the front.


Put your thoughts together and move further faster. Evolve your process by breaking down barriers.

Featured Trailblazers

Inspiring Stories for the Next Generation of Pioneers