UNO hosting entrepreneurship conference

Apr 2, 2014

A UNO expert on entrepreneurship says the interest in it is growing each year.

UNO hosts its third annual Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference this Friday and Saturday. It’s an opportunity for young professionals and college students to explore entrepreneurship and hear from successful young entrepreneurs.

Dale Eesley, director of the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Franchising, says Omaha is a supportive place for an aspiring small business owner.

"We’re slightly different than other areas, but I think the desire to find some density, to get entrepreneurs together in an area in town where they can really encourage and grow, it’s really spreading throughout the community, the desire to do that. And I think we’ll see that more happening in certain areas of the city, like Mastercraft or in Aksarben Village, there are companies willing to move just to be together to create that kind of nexus."

Eesley says many young entrepreneurs are pursuing the areas of e-commerce and apps. But he says the idea in itself of being independent inspires young people to pursue entrepreneurship.

More information on the conference is available at