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Do Space Event Brings Together Professionals in Area’s Booming Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By Scott Stewart 

The Daily Record 

  Small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs can come together to meet, exchange ideas and get connected to resources at the upcoming Start Omaha Expo. 

  Do Space is hosting the free event on Thursday, May 9, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Metro Community College’s suite on the community technology library’s second floor. Do Space is located at 7205 Dodge St. 

  “The Start Omaha Expo is an off-line compliment to our online start-omaha.com website,” said Weston Thomson, Do Space’s director of community learning, through a spokesperson. 

  The event will feature lightning talks, discussions and resource booths focused on helping entrepreneurs and small businesses, Thomson said. Do Space plans to continue to offer similar expos once or twice each year. 

Thomson said the event is targeting the Omaha area’s entrepreneurship and startup community, including traditional working professionals, startups, small businesses, freelancers, entrepreneurship support organizations, community organizations, students and other stakeholders. 

  “We will have information booths, presentation opportunities and roundtable discussions available for both the audience and the presenters to stimulate connections, networking and relationships,” Thomson said. “It can be challenging to get a new business off the ground, and even more difficult to grow it once you have started, but there are a growing number of resources and programs to help drive up the startup success rates in Omaha.” 

  Thomson said the Start Omaha Expo is a perfect opportunity for anyone looking to become meaningfully involved in Omaha’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

  For more information, search for the event on Facebook or visit dospace.org. Additional resources can be found at startomaha.com.
 


 

 
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