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Monday, October 5
 

11:00am CDT

Monday Motivation Co-working
The Center for Entrepreneurship hosts a weekly co-working meetup focused on bringing early-stage startup companies together to collaborate and solve their current problems. Every week, we invite a subject matter expert to give advice about their startup expertise. Anyone is welcome to join this meetup, regardless their startup stage.   The Center for Entrepreneurship hosts a weekly co-working meetup focused on bringing startup companies together to collaborate and solve their current problems. Every week, we invite a subject matter expert to give advice about their startup expertise. Anyone is welcome to join this meetup, regardless their startup stage.   This week we invited Lizz Whitacre, Founder & CEO of Pawlytics. Lizz is a serial entrepreneur with a serious passion for pets, innovation, and technology. Lizz founded her first company, a non-profit, at 19 to save pets while simultaneously founding a student organization at UNL to connect student volunteers with rescues in Nebraska. From there she worked to open a cat café in Lincoln but realized a pivot was necessary and founded Family Pet Project, a website dedicated to helping pets stay out of the shelter and find new homes. In 2015, Lizz was awarded the Inspire Award for Top Future Business Leader and won 3-2-1 Quick Pitch. In 2017, Lizz won 3-2-1 Quick Pitch again and graduated from UNL with a B.S. in Business Administration specializing in entrepreneurship and innovation. In 2018, Lizz won UNL’s New Venture Competition, completed Start Up School through Y Combinator and NMotion, a business accelerator based in Lincoln. Most recently, Lizz has been accepted as a 2019 Pipeline Fellow

Moderators
avatar for Kaitlyn Fawl

Kaitlyn Fawl

Community & Event Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship at UNL College of Business

Speakers
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Lizz Whitacre

Founder/CEO, Pawlytics


Monday October 5, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Online

5:00pm CDT

Opening Orientation and Mixer with Run the World
Kickoff Startup Week with a welcome overview and orientation to help you get the most out of Lincoln Startup Week online! The orientation will be followed by the Lincoln Startup Week Instant Mixer, a casual way to meet one-on-one with other attendees for a series of video conversations. Every 5-minutes you'll be matched with another attendee to meet, mix, and mingle with friends in the startup community.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ardinger

Brian Ardinger

Founder, InsideOutside.io / NXXT, Inc.
Brian is Director of Innovation at Nelnet and the founder of InsideOutside.io, makers of the weekly podcast, newsletter, and The IO Summit. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and enterprises navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. He has led efforts between startups and corporates to engage the latest trends, tools, and tactics to accelerate innovation, launch new ideas, and build... Read More →
avatar for Hunter Bergman

Hunter Bergman

President, Startups UNL
Currently, I help young entrepreneurs get the resources and connections they need to be successful within the UNL Center for Entrepreneurship and Big Red Startups. I'm also a barely part-time marketing major with a minor in entrepreneurship, focusing on how to wear many hats including... Read More →
avatar for Christina Oldfather

Christina Oldfather

LPED
Christina Oldfather is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, the City of Lincoln’s economic development organization. Christina runs the LaunchLNK early stage startup grant program and the StartupLNK digital platform... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Online
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

5:30pm CDT

NebraskaProduct | Tyler Hogge
Nebraska Product invites Tyler Hogge to this virtual session as he discusses his philosophy of shifting your PM mindset towards business outcomes. Tyler Hogge is the VP of Product & Strategy at Divvy. He has led product, business development, sales, and customer success teams, and learned from the phenomenal leaders behind Wealthfront, SaaStr, and Andreessen Horowitz.

Tyler Hogge (@thogge) expects a lot from PM's.

From a recent Twitter thread of his:

"Company leaders are desperate for owners. Someone to OWN outcomes. What @rabois calls barrels, and what Frank Slootman calls drivers. Sales does this naturally (the outcome is their number) ...

But I believe PMs should own (or co-own) all business outcomes."

The bedrock of his philosophy is that PMs are the GMs of their product. Now, that’s not a new concept in product circles. But for Hogge, it’s an important starting point. “The main goal for a product manager is not simply to ship software — it’s to deliver business outcomes.

“Whether or not you take anything else from our approach, the most crucial point is that you need to shift your mindset from PMs acting as project managers to becoming outcome-driven if you haven’t already.

This talk with be a further elaboration of his thought process and approach written about recently in First Round Review: https://firstround.com/review/this-vp-is-doing-things-differently-in-the-product-org-heres-his-playbook/

Find more information about Nebraska Product and Tyler.

Tuesday October 6, 2020 5:30pm - 7:00pm CDT
Online
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

9:00am CDT

1 Million Cups Lincoln with Scott Henderson
Join us for 1 Million Cups Lincoln during Lincoln Startup Week and hear from Scott Henderson, the new Managing Director for NMotion. Learn more about the NMotion Venture Residency program ($3k to work through business ideas!) and the NMotion Accelerator Studio ($100k investment to build a startup from scratch!).

NMotion started in 2013 as Nebraska’s first accelerator program designed to help startups move forward, faster. Based in Lincoln, Nebraska, NMotion has provided the platform to accelerate early-stage, high-growth startups through curated connections to resources, mentors, and capital. NMotion has partnered with gener8tor to continue to build these programs and opportunities for startups looking to grow in the Midwest. (http://www.nmotion.co

Speakers
avatar for Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson

Managing Director, NMotion
A human spark plug and world-class connector, he can turn “something strong” into “something superb” through focusing on what makes you stand out. Scott is currently the managing director of NMotion Accelerator Studio, a gener8tor program, based in Lincoln, Nebraska (www.nmotion.co).His... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
Online

10:00am CDT

Connecting Youth to Community: Building Entrepreneurial Relationships to Develop Next-Generation Startups
How do we foster a culture that is not only promoting our entrepreneurial spirit, businesses, and communities but is also building the next generation of entrepreneurs in Lincoln and across Nebraska? Connections and Relationships! We all had a moment in our life that sparked our great idea and our drive to do what we do. Learn how we can create those connections and sparks within youth to ensure our communities are thriving, innovative, and stronger for years to come.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Larson

Andy Larson

Extension Educator- Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The University of Nebraska- Lincoln


Wednesday October 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Online

3:00pm CDT

Collaborate to Innovate: Lincoln Businesses working together to collaborate and innovate before and during a pandemic
Busines Owners from Wax Buffalo, Venue, Screamers and Pattino talk about how they collaborated and innovated before the Pandemic and how things changed for them when the Pandemic began.


Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Dinger

Stephanie Dinger

VP Small Business Banking/Catalyst program, Union Bank & Trust

Speakers

Wednesday October 7, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Online
 
Thursday, October 8
 

8:00am CDT

Open Coffee Remote
Join the Startup Lincoln community every Thursday morning for Open Coffee. This regular, casual get together every Thursday morning will be an opportunity to share coffee, stories, insights, questions, and connections with fellow entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, and folks interested in building a better startup community. If you’re interested in getting connected and staying connected with Lincoln’s startup community, join us.

Join us for Startup Week and stay connected every Thursday after!

Optional dial-in number: 402-281-1903
No PIN Needed


Speakers
avatar for Brian Ardinger

Brian Ardinger

Founder, InsideOutside.io / NXXT, Inc.
Brian is Director of Innovation at Nelnet and the founder of InsideOutside.io, makers of the weekly podcast, newsletter, and The IO Summit. For over 25 years Brian has been helping entrepreneurs and enterprises navigate and compete in a world of change and disruption. He has led efforts between startups and corporates to engage the latest trends, tools, and tactics to accelerate innovation, launch new ideas, and build... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CDT
Online

10:00am CDT

Perk up Thursday Coffee
Enjoy our Spotlight Speaker Jeff Jirovec with Grow with the Flow Aquaponics, relaxed networking & terrific coffee! Meet with small business owners, startup owners, and the companies that support entrepreneurs.

Thursday October 8, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Online
 
Friday, October 9
 

11:00am CDT

Young Entrepreneurship Meetup and Founder Friday
Calling all young entrepreneurs across Nebraska! This event will help you connect, learn, and get inspired. It is also open to community leaders who enjoy helping guide the next generation of leaders and innovators. The first session will give you an idea of what it's like to start something as a young person and the challenges you may face. We have sourced our speakers from UNO, Creighton, and UNL to reflect the local community. We will then dive into a networking session where you will be matched with a random attendee, don't be scared, we are all here to network! After the networking session, we will then take a break and anyone who would like to hang out and chat is welcome to. Then at 2 pm, we will kick off our keynote session with our special guest, Suzanne Borders. She operates out of California and is working on innovating in the world of tech.

This session is taking place on Run the World's platform, and you can find more information here. Be sure to create your profile in Run the World and register prior to the event. 

Moderators
avatar for Kaitlyn Fawl

Kaitlyn Fawl

Community & Event Coordinator, Center for Entrepreneurship at UNL College of Business

Speakers
avatar for Hunter Bergman

Hunter Bergman

President, Startups UNL
Currently, I help young entrepreneurs get the resources and connections they need to be successful within the UNL Center for Entrepreneurship and Big Red Startups. I'm also a barely part-time marketing major with a minor in entrepreneurship, focusing on how to wear many hats including... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Borders

Suzanne Borders

CEO & Founder, BadVR, Inc.
Suzanne is the CEO & founder of BadVR, the world's first immersive data analytics platform. She previously led product design and UX at 2D analytics companies including Remine, CREXi, and Osurv. A recipient of SBIRs grants from the National Science Foundation and NOAA and a recipient... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 11:00am - 3:00pm CDT
Online

4:00pm CDT

Bad Advice with Bart
Round out your Lincoln Startup Week experience with Bad Advice with Bart. This event, sponsored by Fumarol, features renowned startup attorney, Bart Dillashaw, who will be handing out bad legal and financial advice as fast as the audience can take it. We'll also be live streaming our new Zoom Security product release and giving away T-Shirts.

Speakers

Friday October 9, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Online