Straight Shot, AIM to hold speaker series though September

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Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 12:00 am

Update: When published, post incorrectly stated these events are free. The events cost $20 for AIM members and $40 for AIM non-members.

First, Straight Shot introduced seven startups to the Omaha community. Now, the Dundee Venture Capital startup accelerator hopes to add some education and conversation, as well.

Beginning July 25, Straight Shot and technology non-profit AIM will host four Speak Easies, an event series featuring "national speakers, enterprise IT experts" and startups part of the accelerator, according to a press release.

"It's a great opportunity for AIM to get into the startup scene," Straight Shot managing director Faith Larson told SPN earlier this year.

"What we have and what they have, it's almost the perfect collaboration," she said, noting Straight Shot's startup community relationships and AIM's event management expertise.

Here's an overview of the schedule and headline speakers:

  • July 25 - "Corporate Entrepreneurship: Large Enterprise Role in Promoting Startup Activity" presented by Ty Harmon, technology fellow at AstraZeneca

  • August 8 - "Different Styles, Fabulous Results" presented by Kelly Hoey, founder and managing director of Women Innovate Mobile in New York City, and Rick Turoczy, co-founder and director of the Portland Incubator Experiment in Portland, Oregon

  • September 5 - "Startup to Enterprise: Business Growth Strategies for Companies of All Sizes" presented by Adrienne Graham, CEO and founder of Empower Me! Corporation and The Red Shoe Agency

  • September 26 - "Atlanta: A Blueprint for Establishing Tech Communities" presented by Johnson Cook, co-founder and partner of Atlanta Tech Village

Each event is on a Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. at DJ's Dugout in Aksarben Village. Admission is $20 for AIM members and $40 for AIM non-members.

For the full details on the series, visit AIM's website.

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