Friday, April 05, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. — There is still time to register for Intersect, one of the biggest entrepreneur and startup networking conferences in the state.
Hosted by the University of Nebraska, Intersect brings together innovators, investors and others to meet, mingle and share lessons learned. The conference will feature a slate of renowned speakers and a "Startup Village," where entrepreneurs can showcase their ideas and products.
Online registration at intersectNE.org closes Friday, April 5, but a limited number of walk-in registrations will be accepted on the day of the event.
The daylong conference is April 12 at the Embassy Suites in La Vista, Neb., a suburb of southwest Omaha.
Brad Feld, one of the most renowned venture capitalists in the country, will open the conference via Skype with a short presentation that will include a question and answer session. Anyone can submit questions via twitter to @intersectne.
The conference also features several ongoing events that will help entrepreneurs, investors and mentors connect and form partnerships, including a a "Back-of-the-Napkin" innovative ideas contest, a jobs and mentoring whiteboard, and a blogger lounge. Attorneys from the Cline Williams and Koley Jessen law firms will also be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into the process of incorporating a business.
In addition to networking opportunities, Intersect will host about 20 breakout sessions and discussion panels, including a keynote from Janice Fraser.
Fraser, the founder and CEO of LUXr—an entrepreneur coaching and advising service—will discuss best practices on building a lean startup. She is also the cofounder and former CEO of Adaptive Path, a high-growth firm that sold a product to Google and coined the term "Ajax."
Among the other featured speakers are "Lean Analytics" author Ben Yoskovitz, Hudl cofounder Brian Kaiser, Dwolla's Shane Reiser, Hurrdat founder Blake Lawrence, and Nebraska angel investor Karen Linder.
Yoskovitz, a "serial entrepreneur" who started his first company in 1996, writes the "Instigator Blog" and is co-author of the recently released, "Lean Analytics," a book about how to use data to build a better startup faster.
He will discuss some of the ideas from his book during a morning session, then will join Fraser for an afternoon panel discussion about building lean startups.
Other panel discussion topics include immigration issues in the startup community, mentoring and a discussion about the unique challenges facing women entrepreneurs.
Short biographies for Intersect speakers can be found at http://www.intersectne.com/bios/.
For more information or to register, visit the Intersect website at http://www.intersectNE.org, or call 402-314-6614.
Charlie Litton, Communications Associate, UNeMed
Janice Fraser, LUXr: http://luxr.co/team
Instigator Blog: http://instigatorblog.com
Lean Analytics http://leananalyticsbook.com
Intersect, Information and registration: http://www.intersectNE.org
NUTech Ventures: http://www.nutechventures.org/