The Network

Pipeline curates a valuable network for its entrepreneurs. These aren’t connections mired in tradition and formality; they’re people dedicated to doing business the right way.

Pipeline is successful because of our people. By combining our entrepreneurs with a national network of business experts at the forefront of their careers, we’re creating an ecosystem of innovation in the Midwest economy. This national network offers our members exclusive advice and perspective from a plugged-in business community. It helps our entrepreneurs stay ahead of a shifting business landscape. It helps us continue to lead new markets and build companies with real value. Interested in becoming a part of this nationally renowned network? Apply Now.

Regional Founders

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Grassmere Partners
Home Instead
Jim and Karen Linder Foundation
Milligan PC LLO
Prairie Ventures
Scott Technology Center
University of Nebraska
Top Level Corporate Partners

Sprint
Regional Sponsors

The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Microsoft BizSpark
Polsinelli Shugart
Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Washington University
SNR Denton
UPS
Partners

The Athena League
Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas
Angel Capital Association
Center for Advanced Professional Studies at Blue Valley High School
Central Exchange
Digital Sandbox
Enterprise Center of Johnson County
Entrepreneurs Exchange
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
Greater Kansas City Startup Village
Invest Nebraska
Womens Capital Connection
Kansas Women’s Business Center
Kauffman Labs
KCSourceLink
Guidewire Labs
Mid America Angels
Midwest Venture Alliance
Nebraska Angels
Nebraska Global
NMotion
NuTech Ventures
Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Silicon Prairie News
Silicon Valley Bank
Sprint Accelerator
Startup Weekend
Think Big Partners
Thinking Bigger Business Media
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Wichita Technology Corporation
Women’s Capital Connection
Youth Entrepreneurs 

National Advisors

Ali Andalibi, Stony Brook University; New York
Chris Bernard, Microsoft; Chicago
Alec Dingee, MIT Venture Mentoring Service; Boston
Suzette Dutch, Triathlon Medical Ventures; Cincinnati
Suren Dutia, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Washington University in St. Louis; San Diego
Clare Fairfield, Venture Capital Institute; Washington DC
Nathan Gold, The DEMO Coach; San Francisco
Joe Hadzima, MIT; Boston
Laura Kilcrease, Triton Growth Ventures; Austin
Tom Lauerman, GeoAccess; Palm Springs
Kevin McGinnis, Sprint; Kansas City
Thomas E. Parkinson, Woodland Venture Management; Chicago
Tom B. Pickens, III, Astrotech; Austin
Cliff Reeves, Microsoft; Redmond
Chris Shipley, Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute; San Francisco
David Wilhelm, Woodland Venture Management; Columbus
2014 National Mentors