The Omaha Community is excited to bring back for the first time in five years, “Startup Omaha Week” – a week-long celebration of events focused on building a stronger and more collaborative startup ecosystem within the Greater Omaha area. From July 25-29, 2022, entrepreneurs of all types are welcome to participate in this year’s startup week. Attendees will meet other fellow founders, shake hands with investors, and learn more about the resources available to them.
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. With over 12 different events to attend, community members can pick and choose programming that makes the most sense for their needs, business or interests.
“Throughout my time in the startup world in Omaha, I’ve never seen momentum like this, so I knew we had to capitalize. Bringing together young professionals, startup founders and teams to showcase what the startup community is up to and has to offer will provide a huge boost to the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystems in Omaha,” said Laurel Oetken, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Greater Omaha Chamber and a lead organizer for the week.
Events will take place at a few key areas in Omaha including Venues at the Granary in the new development area in Ralston, NE Millwork Commons and Modus Coworking in east Omaha, at the Pottawattamie Arts, Culture and Entertainment (PACE) building in Council Bluffs, IA and more locally owned and operated businesses and restaurants.
All events during Startup Omaha Week with the exception of one are free for participants to attend thanks to the financial support of sponsors and support for our partners including: Greater Omaha Chamber, Bailey Lauerman, Appsky, Workshop, Pinata, First National Bank of Omaha, Dundee Venture Capital, Mug News, Burst, Millwork Commons, Venues at the Granary, I See It Ventures, Quantum Workplace, Enterprise Legal Studio, Nelnet, Nebraska Angels, Invest Nebraska, NMotion, Startup Grind Omaha, Aksarben’s Nebraska Tech Collaborative, Maverick Venture Fund and Event Vesta.
A few key events include the following:
- A Startup Showcase Event hosted at the Granary at 5500 Granary Plaza, Suite 101 Ralston, NE 68127 featuring 15+ of Omaha’s fastest-growing and scaling startups all under one roof.
- Startup Omaha Week’s Kickoff event hosted at the Granary at 5500 Granary Plaza, Suite 101 Ralston, NE 68127, which will kick off the start to Startup Omaha Week with food trucks, yard games, a DJ and more. Plus, the first 100 to pre-register will receive a free drink ticket for the event.
- A Startup Ecosystem Town Hall to gain feedback and spark discussion around the Omaha startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem hosted at WP Engines’ Headquarters located at Millwork Commons at 1229 Millwork Avenue Omaha, NE 68102.
Community members interested in attending Startup Omaha Week should visit startupomahaweek.com to learn more about the lineup of events and scheduled programming. Registration is free and easy and supports a local startup, Event Vesta and the platform they’ve created to make attending events easier than ever.
About Startup Omaha Week:
Startup Omaha Week is a volunteer and community-led and organized event. All events are organized by those hoping to make a difference within the startup community and entrepreneurial ecosystem in the greater Omaha community including startup founders, startup employees, support organizations, and many more. The last version of a startup week in the Omaha took place in 2017. In historical years, startup week events and activities have interested over 500+ people attending events throughout the community during a week-long period.