23 Nov 2021
Professor Brett Stohs and the Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic were honored with the annual Distinguished Hall of Fame Award. This award was announced at the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit held in York, NE at the Holthus Center on Tuesday, November 9th, 2021. This is the 6th summit held in the state hosted by the state-wide coalition, NETForce. The day-long event features expert presenters offering up information about educational strategies and economic building tools that encourage entrepreneurship and innovation.
“The Weibling Entrepreneurship Clinic at the University of Nebraska Law College has been a resource to entrepreneurs, educators and community builders since 2013. Brett and his team educate tomorrows business attorneys,” says Lisa Tschauner of UNK who nominated Stohs and the center. “The clinic has helped countless small businesses become legitimate and to function in a viable way at no charge. The students who work in the clinic often return to rural Nebraska communities providing vital legal services to residents of the state. The clinic provides free advice and legal representation to startup business clients throughout the State of Nebraska under the supervision of Professor Brett Stohs.”
The NETForce organization accepts nominations from across the state prior to the annual Entrepreneurship Best Practices Summit in the following categories: Outstanding Entrepreneurship Service, Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year and Gregg Christensen Distinguished Hall of Fame. NETForce member, Nebraska Enteprise Fund is the sponsor of the award ceremony, providing each recipient with a recognition plaque.
“The Best Practices Summit is a wonderful event where attendees can network with other practitioners and learn about what is happening across the state,” says event chair, Marilyn Schlake of UNL. “This event is meant for anyone who is interested in building the entrepreneurial ecosystem including educators, administrators, economic developers, community organizers, policy-makers or service providers.”
NETForce is an actively engaged group of collaborating partners focused on building Nebraska’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by promoting education and career opportunities available to youth and adult entrepreneurs across Nebraska. The mission of the Nebraska Entrepreneurship Task Force (NETForce) is to identify and share resources to further entrepreneurship through education, collaboration and innovation.