Plowman is keynote for 'Entrepreneuring Days'

Donde Plowman
Donde Plowman

Donde Plowman, dean for the College of Business Administration, is the keynote speaker for UNL's inaugural "EntrepreneuringDays@UNL." The three-day conference opened March 11. All events are at the Embassy Suites, 1040 P St.

Plowman's lecture, "Negotiating to Get What You Want," is at noon, March 13. Registration is required to receive a lunch.

The event is focused on building start-up people for new and established enterprises. A complete schedule of events is available at

Remaining "EntrepreneuringDays@UNL" events include:

March 12
1:15 to 3 p.m. — Arts and Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion featuring Dean Haist, musician; Ree Kaneko, June Kaneko Studio; and Ann Chang, UNL. The panel will be moderated by William Stibor, Nebraska Public Radio.

3:15 to 5:15 p.m. — Learning Discussions with Panelists and Entrepreneurs

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Reception and Student Trade Show

6:30 p.m. — Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards Dinner, cost is $50 for an individual dinner or $100 for a dinner and to sponsor a student. RSVP to or call 402-472-3353.


March 13

7 a.m. — Networking breakfast

8 a.m. — Opening Ceremony, UNL Global New Venture Competition

8:20 to 11 a.m. — First-round competitions, UNL Global New Venture Competition

11:15 a.m. to noon — Judge deliberations; presentation, "Storytelling Skills for Entrepreneurs: Generating Buzz about You and Your Business"

Noon to 1:30 — Lunch and keynote presentation, "Negotiating to Get What You Want," Donde Plowman, dean College of Business Administration, UNL

1:30 to 3:45 p.m. — Second-round competitions, UNL Global New Venture Competition

3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. — Judge deliberations; Walking tour of the Haymarket

5 to 6:30 p.m. — Awards Ceremony