Young Nebraskans Week was developed in 2017 by a partnership between the following organizations

Lincoln Young Professionals Group white logo
Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals White logo
Questions about Young Nebraskans Week? Contact Karrissa Jyles, YNW Coordinator, by email at or by phone at 402.471.3765

yp exchange

WHO: Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals

WHERE:  3701 S 10th St, Omaha, NE 68107

DATE & TIME: September 25 | 6-9 pm

COST: Early-bird Cost: $15 for the first 100 people that register. Includes snacks all evening + a drink at the after-party

The 2018 YP Exchange will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. Attendees will discuss with other YPs and special guest speakers on what our city should look like, focus on and do next. During the event YPs will break-up into a variety of breakout sessions. The highlighted topics include: housing, transit, STEM, and a year in review. We’ve only got time for one session per attendee, so choose wisely.
Following the breakout sessions will include engagement activities and happy hour. Attendees have the option to choose from 20 activities relating to the four topics. The event is sponsored by the STEM Ecosystem.

come sail away with UP!

WHO: UP Ties - Union Pacific Railroad

WHERE:  River City Star, 151 Freedom Park Road Omaha, NE 

DATE & TIME: September 26 | 5-7:30 pm

COST: $10

UP Ties, Union Pacific's young professionals group, would like to invite you to a one-of-a-kind networking event on Wednesday, September 26th on the River City Star Riverboat! Dinner will be available from The 402 BBQ food truck beginning at 5:00pm. An hour-long tour of the Missouri River will begin at 6:30 sharp. The riverboat features two levels, outdoor decks, seating, restrooms, and a cash bar. Space is limited, so tell your friends and get your ticket soon!

breakthrough weekend: a 54 Hour startup experience

WHO: The Startup Collaborative and UNO

WHERE:  Mammel Hall | 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68182

DATE & TIME: September 21-23 | 5:30 PM Friday- 4:30 Sunday

COST: Free for Students, $75 Early Bird Community Member, $100 Community Member

Join 100 highly innovative and motivated people who want to turn an idea into a startup. Pitch your idea, form a team and start a business in only 54 hours. Make new friends, find future collaborators, and eat free food, drinks and snacks throughout the weekend.

This will be a high-energy, team- centric environment, and under the guidance of veteran entrepreneurs and business mentors from around the community. 

This will be a great networking event that will build connections that go beyond the weekend! This event is free for students and is sponsored by The Startup Collaborative in partnership with the UNO Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising.