Nate awarded Under 30 Entrepreneur of the Year
Wow, thank you! Last Friday night at a University of Nebraska Omaha gala event, in front of 180 peers and Nebraska leaders, I (Nate) was awarded the Under 30 Entrepreneur of the Year. I am humbled and so grateful.
The evening began with remarks by the founder of Godfather’s Pizza, Willy Theisen; the founder of Deeb Real Estate and business leader, Van Deeb; and the professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska Omaha, Dale Easley.
Other awards were given for outstanding UNO alumni such as high-growth business of the year (Monday Motorbikes), social venture of the year (Together a Greater Good), company culture of the year (Flywheel), and female entrepreneur of the year (Four Sisters Boutique).
Seeing old friends Derek Sterns and Keith Fix was great, too.
Here are some pictures from the night, followed by a copy of my acceptance speech.
——– Begin Acceptance Speech ——–
First of all, I’d like to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My life has been one marked by the repeated miracles of God’s grace.
I’d like to thank my parents and family for helping shape the person I am today, and for fueling my passion for imagination and hard work.
I’d like to thank Lego’s for many of my early childhood engineering experiences.
My employees and teammates couldn’t be here today, but I’d like to give them a big thanks for joining me on this journey. It’s been a great ride and there’s a lot more on the horizon. Could not do this without you!
I’d like to thank the University of Nebraska Omaha for your leadership in cultivating entrepreneurship. I’d like to thank my professors at UNO who helped challenge me in new ways.
It’s a long story, but Van Deeb, Keith Fix, Derek Sterns, and the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) played a key role in landing my first job at a startup.
I’d like to end by thanking my wife, my best friend, ally, and partner on this wild and amazing journey. Thanks for listening to the ideas in my head every day. Thanks for the balance you bring to my life.
I’d like to thank all those people who have given me a chance.
It’s not dollars or awards that drive me, or any truly successful entrepreneur.
What drives me is the pursuit of turning ideas into reality. Solving hard problems.
Entrepreneurship is the relentless pursuit of a better tomorrow.
Thanks again, and cheers!
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