NBDC will headline next Morning Edition


UNeMed's Idea Pub: Morning Edition

OMAHA, Nebraska (May 6, 2024)—UNeMed’s Idea Pub: Morning Edition will continue later this month when it brings in Josh Nichol-Caddy as the featured speaker on Thursday, May 30, at 9-11 a.m. in the DRC II commons.

Nichol-Caddy is Technology Commercialization Director at the Nebraska Business Development Center. He is expected to deliver brief remarks that discuss the NBDC and its programs that help startup companies.

In addition to Nichol-Caddy, a UNMC innovator and founder with experience navigating the road of developing a new invention and building a startup company is also expected to provide insights and advice. That innovator has not yet been announced.

UNeMed, the technology transfer and commercialization office for UNMC and UNO, sponsors the event, and created Morning Edition as a way to help University innovators and entrepreneurs connect and collaborate with colleagues and experts from the venture and startup community.

Morning Edition will also regularly feature “Office Hours,” with UNeMed staff and Charlie Cuddy, who co-founded the Nebraska Startup Academy and MOVE Venture Capital. Office Hours creates the opportunity for faculty, students and staff to have one-on-one time with MOVE or UNeMed professionals to discuss new technologies or startup potential.

MOVE is a pre-seed and seed venture capital firm focused on investing in Nebraska technology startup companies. The Nebraska Startup Academy is a mentoring program for startup founders, investors and the local entrepreneurial community with the aim of building Nebraska into “an innovation hub in the Midwest.”

Morning Edition will be held on the final Thursday of every month and will continue to feature guest speakers from the Omaha entrepreneurial ecosystem. The event will provide UNMC and UNO innovators an opportunity to build new partnerships and allies that can help develop their innovative ideas and discoveries into products that help people.

The event is free and open to all, and complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

The next Morning Edition will be Thursday, June 27, and will feature Scott Henderson of NMotion, a Nebraska-based accelerator that invests in high-growth startup companies.

Additional planned speakers include:

  • Brent Clark, NSF I-Corps Great Plains Region Hub: Why you should’ve done customer discovery yesterday
  • Stephen Hug, UNeTech: Adventures in faculty/entrepreneur matchmaking
  • Ben Kuspa, Nebraska Department of Economic Development: Securing state matching funds & prototyping grants
  • Jay Lund, Catalyst: How you build a medtech startup ecosystem
  • Ben Walker, Innosphere: How you can benefit from a life sciences incubator program
  • Ben Williamson, Invest Nebraska: What are VCs looking for?

Future dates are July 25, August 29, September 26, November 21 and December 19. A more complete and detailed schedule will be released in the coming weeks.

Morning Edition is part of UNeMed’s “Idea Pub,” a suite of entrepreneurial networking events that includes “Innovations & Libations” and “Startup Showcase.”


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