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Friday, October 18

7:00pm PDT

Masquerade Martini Opening Soiree
Limited Capacity seats available

Choose a mask and wear it well, so your true identity, no one can tell!
Put on your favorite mask and your fancy duds to join us for startup week's opening salvo- an exclusive opportunity to sample multiple martinis, vote for your favorite and consociate with others in the startup community. This is a swank, private event where you will be served concoctions that will delight and thrill you.

Turbine Flats tenants will captain their company teams who will compete to craft a 2 oz. martini that fits with the "Mysterious Masquerade” theme and will win them the coveted prize of best in show. This is a costumed event. A mask is required.
Your ticket is free, your martinis are free, but your vote is priceless.

This masked ball will be a night of intrigue and decadence. You must be 21+ to attend. We will ID. You will need to be on the Eventbrite list!

Obtain your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/martini-masquerade-2019-tickets-74728235163

Friday October 18, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
Sunday, October 20

8:00pm PDT

Opening Party with Lincoln Startup Week, Inside/Outside Innovation Summit, and Pipeline
Kick off Lincoln Startup Week by connecting with the best and brightest innovators at our opening party jointly hosted by Lincoln Startup Week, the IO Summit, and Pipeline.

Sunday October 20, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Longwell's 350 Canopy Street, Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68508

8:00pm PDT

The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit
The premier conference on Talent, Technology, & The Future of Innovation. Featuring world class leaders in teh world of startup and corporate innovation, plus a startup showcase for up to 50 Seed/Series A startups.

Tickets are required for this event!

$249 Startups / $699 General Admission / $1499 VIP

Tickets available at: https://theiosummit.com 

Sunday October 20, 2019 8:00pm - Tuesday October 22, 2019 5:00pm PDT
Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
Monday, October 21

8:00am PDT

Lincoln Startup Week Basecamp hosted by FUSE Coworking
Join us for coworking + community + connections during LNK Startup Week

You're welcome to join FUSE for Startup Basecamp every day during the week. Meet everyone on the 5th floor, co-work in an awesome space, network with the community, and more!

Monday October 21, 2019 8:00am - Friday October 25, 2019 5:00pm PDT
FUSE Coworking Fifth Floor, 151 N 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Tuesday, October 22

9:00am PDT

The 5 Must Knows for Raising Capital
As you are growing and scaling your company, you’ll need to capital. Join Husch Blackwell attorney Casey Kidwell as he outlines the most important things to know when it comes to startup fundraising.    


Casey Kidwell

Startup Attorney, Husch Blackwell

Tuesday October 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

10:00am PDT

Protecting Your Company's Innovation
Startups are particularly sensitive to intellectual property (IP) protection, as a significant amount of a startup’s revenue may be associated with a single good or service.  To make matters worse, the legal requirements associated with securing IP (patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets) can be particularly unforgiving.  As a result, an ineffective IP strategy can severely undermine the future of a startup, both in terms of market control and investment.  In this session, we’ll discuss 1) the benefits of IP protection, 2) processes and common pitfalls associated with protecting your IP, and 3) strategies for minimizing IP acquisition costs.

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Matt Poulsen

Patent Attorney and Co-Owner, Suiter Swantz IP
I am a patent attorney currently located in Omaha, NE and work with a large number of startups in a variety of verticals across the Midwest and the U.S. I'm actively involved with a number of startup-related ventures and programs in the Lincoln area.Startups are particularly sensitive... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

10:00am PDT

2019 Lincoln Business Expo
The Lincoln Business Expo is one of the region's largest FREE business trade shows. The event features more than 120 exhibitors and over the course of the day, more than 1,500 people will walk through Pinnacle Bank Arena. Direct selling, free t-shirts (while supplies last), a fun atmosphere, Craft Beer Tour and great prizes are just some perks of attending this year's Expo.
Make new connections, exchange ideas and meet with potential business partners at this power-packed event. Mix, mingle and meet with over 120 exhibitors and 1500 attendees in all business sectors, all in one day!
Why attend?
CONNECT with over 1,500 people
RECEIVE a free Lincoln t-shirt, free food samples and fabulous door prizes
MEET other businesses and experience their products & services

Tuesday October 22, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Pinnacle Bank Arena

4:00pm PDT

Inside/Outside + LaunchLNK Startup Pitch Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit + LaunchLNK Startup Pitch Competition! Startups will be selected to pitch for a $25,000 LaunchLNK grant. One startup will win a $25,000 LaunchLNK grant and all finalists for the 2020 LaunchLNK program will be selected and announced at the pitch competition.

This event is FREE, but requires registration if you are not an IO Summit ticket holder: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/io-summit-launchlnk-startup-pitch-competition-tickets-73875243843. Come out and support your LNK startups and the startup community!

Tuesday October 22, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts

5:30pm PDT

IO Summit Closing Happy Hour and Meetup Mashup
The Inside/Outside Innovation Summit Closing Happy Hour is free and open to the public! Join us to celebrate another successful IO Summit and keep the momentum going for the rest of Lincoln Startup Week 2019.

Do you host a meetup in Lincoln/Omaha/Nebraska and want to get the word out about it? Join us at the Closing Happy Hour for a Meetup Mashup, where you will have the opportunity to share information about your meetup with the crowd. Also, invite your meetup members to come connect with members of other meetups-connections, collisions, collaboration!

Tuesday October 22, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
FUSE Coworking Fifth Floor, 151 N 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Wednesday, October 23

8:00am PDT

Design Thinking + Agile: Better Together
When people hear the word "sprint," they typically think of the cell phone company, Scrum rituals, or "that stuff our dev team does." But, in this talk, Douglas Ferguson, president of Austin-based workshop agency Voltage Control, will talk about the effectiveness of the Design Sprint. He'll dive into how design thinking methods like the sprint can fit perfectly into existing Agile development processes. Debunking any notion that it's Design Sprints or Agile sprints, Douglas will show how sprints can live harmoniously with existing Agile workflows and even lead to better results.

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Douglas Ferguson

President, Voltage Control
Douglas is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in Design Sprints and innovation workshops.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

9:00am PDT

1 Million Cups Lincoln with Axiom Workspace
Join us for 1 Million Cups Lincoln to hear from Axiom Workspace. Axiom Workspace is a professional services CRM for small businesses.

What is 1 Million Cups Lincoln?
1 Million Cups Lincoln is a weekly event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Lincoln. The coffee is highly encouraged. This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

9:00am PDT

Leveraging Video on a Bootstrapped Budget
Different types of videos will move the needle for your business in different ways. We’ll teach you the characteristics of each kind, as well as when to choose them, based on your marketing goals.

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Alden Miller

Alden started his film path in Wisconsin through Hollywood in Universal Studios and finally landed in Kansas City. Alden Miller's narrative films and documentaries have screened on television sets and film festivals nationwide.Working with PBS, he produced Emmy winning documentaries... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

11:00am PDT

How to Win Every Debate with Data
We have all been in a situation where the highest-paid-opinion in the room wins every debate. Whether we are at odds with ourselves, our colleagues, bosses, clients or investors, we all have to face the challenge of crafting a perfect pitch for an idea and watch it fail based on no more than an opinion. At Alpha, we believe in empowering Fortune 100 product leaders and startup founders with technology to craft experiments and come to every debate with the data driven insight they need. Join an interactive workshop on how to create an effective experiment and pitch it to win every debate with data from your future customers.

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Aaron Davis

Head of Community, Alpha

Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

11:00am PDT

Livestream: Lean Startup Conference
October 23
11:00AM- 12:00PM
6:30 PM - 8:00 PMOctober 24
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM6:00 PM - 7:30 PMOctober 25
11:00 AM - 12:15 AMFrom Founder to Investor: Stories from the Trenches of Entrepreneurship  Leah Busque Solivan (General Partner, FUEL Capital)3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday October 23, 2019 11:00am - Friday October 25, 2019 4:30pm PDT
FUSE Coworking Fifth Floor, 151 N 8th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

12:00pm PDT

SBA & Lincoln City Libraries Present: Building a Budget for Your Small Business
Do you know what goes into building a budget for your small business? This workshop will take you through the basics!

This event is FREE to attend, but requires a separate registration: Please contact Elizabeth Yearwood, Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration at 402-221-7200 to register.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Eiseley Branch Library 1530 Superior Street, Lincoln, NE 68521

1:00pm PDT

Nonprofit Innovation
Wednesday October 23, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

1:30pm PDT

Social Enterprise 101
Wednesday October 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

2:00pm PDT

Doing More Good-From the Middle of Everywhere
Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

2:00pm PDT

Exploring Entrepreneurial Wealth
In this session, Dave Lambe with the UNL Engler Entrepreneurship Program will help you will define what wealth means to you personally, discuss opportunities through entrepreneurship to build wealth and learn to engage in work that fulfills your purpose while building habits that help secure a solid financial future.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

3:00pm PDT

How Do I Find A Business Idea?
It all starts with an idea - but how do you find that great business idea? This module helps you figure that out. We'll dig into how to use the power of observation to find problem opportunities and how to rapidly generate a large amount of business ideas. If you are early on in the startup process, this is the workshop for you.

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Brennan Costello

Chief Business Relations Officer, University of Nebraska Engler Entrepreneurship Program
About BrennanBrennan Costello is the Chief Business Relations Officer at the Engler Entrepreneurship Program. He likes to teach entrepreneurship and enterprise building at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln (Go Skrs). He’s been apart of Midwest startup teams at FarmAfield (AgTech... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

3:15pm PDT

Good Stories
Wednesday October 23, 2019 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

3:45pm PDT

Social Enterprise Around the World
Wednesday October 23, 2019 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

4:00pm PDT

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur
This session will explore how design principles can be applied to building an entrepreneurial life.


Wednesday October 23, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
The Barnyard 151 N 8th Street, Lower Level

4:30pm PDT

Social Impact Business Panel
Wednesday October 23, 2019 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

5:00pm PDT

Social Impact Market
Social Impact Market featuring Sapah, Feya Candle, and Johnnie Byrd.

Wednesday October 23, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
The Foundry 211 N 14th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
Thursday, October 24

8:00am PDT

Open Coffee
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.

Thursday October 24, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am PDT
Crescent Moon Coffee 140 N 8th St #10, Lincoln, NE 68508, USA

9:00am PDT

Rapid Prototyping at Nebraska Innovation Studio
Lincoln makers and inventors talk about how they used Nebraska Innovation Studio's 3D printers, scanners, and other technology for rapid prototyping. David Martin, Nebraska Innovation Studio director, will moderate the panel.

To become a thriving hub for inventors and entrepreneurs, Lincoln needs a making infrastructure that will support rapid prototyping. Nebraska Innovation Studio offers many of the tools needed to iterate designs. To learn more about Nebraska Innovation Studio, please visit innovationstudio.unl.edu.

Thursday October 24, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Catalyst 350 Canopy Street #130, Lincoln, NE 68508

10:00am PDT

Perk Up Thursday Weekly Coffee
Enjoy a brief presentation, refreshments and relaxed networking. Every week, you will have the opportunity to visit with small business owners, startup owners and the companies that serve small businesses. Bring your questions and business cards! Guests welcome. Will you meet your next client at this week’s coffee?

Thursday October 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
SCC Entrepreneurship Center 285 S 68th St Pl, Lincoln, NE 68510, USA

10:00am PDT

The Future of Advertising
redthread's CEO Adam Kroft will talk about the evolution of advertising and where the trends are headed and the dollars are being spent. What are the kids doing these days? How can I use AI with my brand? What about influencer marketing and those Amazon Echo thingies? Adam will cover it all.

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Adam Kroft

Partner | CEO, redthread

Thursday October 24, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Catalyst 350 Canopy Street #130, Lincoln, NE 68508

11:00am PDT

E-commerce Growth: When You Can't Just 10x Your Effort Anymore
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Jaime Gassmann

Head of Partnerships, Fluent

Thursday October 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Catalyst 350 Canopy Street #130, Lincoln, NE 68508

12:00pm PDT

Love the Problem: A Tactical Guide to Build Your Business through Empathy Interviews
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Keevin ORourke

Head of Product, Fluent
I'm really passionate about startups and helping early stage founders build a repeatable process for success.

Thursday October 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Catalyst 350 Canopy Street #130, Lincoln, NE 68508

1:00pm PDT

Build the Future: How to Craft a Tactical Go To Market Growth Strategy
When it comes to exponential startup growth, "doing all the things" isn't a strategy. You and your team don't actually have the time or capacity to do all the things. But good news! You don't have to. In this hands-on, tactical workshop, Fluent's CEO, Beth McKeon, will show you how to build a Go To Market strategy that is detailed enough to help you focus and move fast toward your goals while staying nimble as your plans change.

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Beth McKeon

Founder/CEO, Fluent
Beth is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Fluent. Before launching Fluent in 2018, she was the Managing Director of Lincoln's NMotion Accelerator and a champion for Midwest startups. Since then, she has led accelerator programs around the US in five states and the startups... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Catalyst 350 Canopy Street #130, Lincoln, NE 68508

1:30pm PDT

The Opportunity Void: Sex, Money, and Power
Join Brett Stohs, Director of the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic, Stephanie Dinger, Vice President of Small Business Banking at UBT, and Echo Bell, CFO of Bell Solutions to discuss the challenges women face when starting and growing their businesses. We will discuss economic challenges such as lack of access to funding, psychological reasons women are choosing entrepreneurship and how it affects them, and societal norms that contribute to or hinder female business ownership.

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Brett Stohs

Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of Law | Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic
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Stephanie Dinger

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

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Arrive Coworking 3883 Normal Blvd STE 204a, Lincoln, NE 68506

2:00pm PDT

Building Your First Business Model 101
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David Sievers

CEO, Akira Coffee
Influencers, Coffee, Ecommerce, Fundraising

Thursday October 24, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Catalyst 350 Canopy Street #130, Lincoln, NE 68508

3:00pm PDT

Retain & Return: Navigating the Attorney-Client Relationship for Your Startup
Hiring an attorney might be low on your startup's priority list. You might shrug off an attorney's services as costly overhead; you might be afraid an attorney will shoot down every good idea you have. Whatever the reason, this conversation will demonstrate why having an attorney's guidance during the early stages of your business can help you navigate potentially devastating pitfalls.  Bric Slade, Tyler Barnard, and Matthew Pernicek are Senior Certified Student Attorneys at the University of Nebraska College of Law's Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic. They will share some of their experiences in representing startups across Nebraska to help you prepare for building a productive relationship with a business attorney.  


Matthew Pernicek

Senior Certified Student Attorney, Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic

Bric Slade

Student Attorney, Wiebling Entrepreneurship Clinic
I have owned my own business while going to school for a bachelor's in music education at Utah State University. I am currently in law school at the University of Nebraska. I am working in the Wiebling Entrepreneurship Clinic helping real clients with business startups. I am passionate... Read More →

Thursday October 24, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Arrive Coworking 3883 Normal Blvd STE 204a, Lincoln, NE 68506

4:00pm PDT

Meet the Starters
Ready to hear straight from the source on the inside track to Start-Ups Our "Adjunct Professors" bring a variety of experiences and expertise from their time working in entrepreneurship and creating a business from the ground up. This session is perfect for students who are looking to connect with these professionals outside of their normal day-to-day setting. After a facilitated panel and Q & A session, we'll be hosting "Office Hours" with the panelists where students can network with them and other professionals.

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

The Combine AgriFood Incubator Open House
Tour the Combine AgriFood Incubator Located in the Rise Building on Nebraska Innovation Campus and meet the companies participating in NMotion's gBeta Program being hosted at the incubator this fall. Light food and beverages to be provided. RSVP>>


Thursday October 24, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

Lincoln Startup Week Tech Crawl
Come, meet and network with startups, entrepreneurs, and members of Lincoln's startup community at the Lincoln Startup Week Tech Crawl! Startups and other area businesses will have display booths from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at Turbine Flats. Stop by to learn about some amazing companies, internships and job opportunities!

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

6:00pm PDT

Startup Grind x Lincoln with Doug Durham
Join us for a Fireside Chat with Doug Durham, CEO of Don't Panic Labs and co-founder of Nebraska Global. We'll dive into Doug's entrepreneurial journey and get some great insights and advice.

Doug has over 30 years of software engineering and development experience in aerospace and defense, healthcare, manufacturing, ecommerce, consumer web applications, and internet network services. He is passionate about the process of solving problems through software, and the application of sound engineering principles and patterns to these efforts.

His diverse skills, education, and various leadership roles have shaped his career. Doug served as a Civil Engineer in the Air National Guard for 21 years, which deployed him to many strange and wonderful places around the world, before he retired at the rank of Major in 2006.
Doug is a proud Husker and has an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where all three of his children are also pursuing STEM degrees. He has taught at the UNL Raikes School of Computer Science and serves on a College of Engineering advisory board. He also has a master’s degree in Finance and Management.

6:00 p.m. pizza and networking. 
6:30 p.m. interview begins 
7:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. networking

Thursday October 24, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503
Friday, October 25

10:00am PDT

Strategies for Early Stage Capital
Many entrepreneurs have questions about how to fund their early stage startup. What options are available? Which option is best? Attend this Lincoln Startup Week session to learn about different resources for early stage capital. Hear from several different groups financially supporting early stage companies and the potential pros and cons associated with different paths.


Friday October 25, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

11:00am PDT

Join us for Lunchworks!  A delicious lunch catered by local startup Rutabagas Comfort Food and sponsored by Turbine Flats Project and Startup LNK!

Please RSVP and let us know if you're a Mac N Cheeze or a Nacho!

Mac N Cheeze Bar: Brown rice pasta tossed in a creamy cashew cheese sauce with “Bacon” and Caramelized Onion 
Nacho Bar: Fried corn tortilla chips, ground shrooms, Mexican street corn and black beans, nacho “cheese”, sour “cream”, pineapple guacamole.


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

1:00pm PDT

Food Founders Forum
Founding food things. From testing recipes and navigating health code to getting customers and scaling the business. Food Founders face unique challenges in the marketplace.  Come to this panel discussion which features a lineup of industry folks who will share their personal stories on traditional and non-traditional career paths and insights into this interesting niche.

Friday October 25, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

2:30pm PDT

Agency Life in LNK: Collaboration Over Competition
Join us Friday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the Resonator Gallery at Turbine Flats for a panel discussion with some of the top advertisers in Lincoln. Hear from several professionals representing Agent, Oh Hello!, KidGlov, and more. Topics include collaboration over competition, how these agencies co-exist and create together, and more centered around advertising in Lincoln.


Friday October 25, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

4:00pm PDT

Real Big Fish
Selling into the enterprise, to a startup, they might seem like tales of mysterious kingdoms and magical riches. But, there’s no secret code or magic spell to take you there. Our panelists have all rung the bell with sales to a Fortune 500 or other Big Fish.  Hear their valiant tales and learn their secrets of what it takes to navigate the sea of enterprise selling.


Friday October 25, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503

6:00pm PDT

FrontGate Friday
And the Lincoln Startup Week Grand Finale is...

Friday FrontGate: A free tailgating event for local startups AND their clients and customers!
Watch Huskers volleyball crush Purdue!
Impress with your cornhole skills!
Show up for your team!
Show up for your fellow fans!
Show up for Lincoln startups!


Friday October 25, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Turbine Flats 2124 Y Street, Lincoln, NE 68503