Reaching Markets Through Technology Nationally Acclaimed Podcaster Comes to Central Nebraska

GROW Nebraska and the Nebraska Tourism Commission have collaborated to bring a nationally renowned expert to Central Nebraska. On February 29, 2024, Troy Sandidge of Chicago is an award-winning podcaster, startup advisor, and founder of 35 brands with over $175 million in revenue.  Troy will be speaking in Nebraska for the first time. Sandidge will demonstrate how to effectively market, grow an audience, enhance engagement, and use technology to increase revenue. This technology and marketing conference for small business owners and entrepreneurs will be hosted at the Younes Center in Kearney, Nebraska.

Troy, also known as the Strategy Hacker®, specializes in developing strategies, processes, and solutions for world-class brands to become more sustainable, scalable, and profitable. He is the author of Strategize Up, the founder of Strategy Hackers, and the host of the iDigress Podcast, which has over 500,000 downloads and is listed in the Top 0.5% of all podcasts. The program is part of the HubSpot program Network and has won numerous honors. He was designated a Top 100 Marketing Business Leader by multiple media sites and is one of the Los Angeles Wire’s 2020 30 Under 30. Troy has shared stages with Oprah Winfrey, President Barack Obama, Viola Davis, Daymond John, Emma Grede, Russel Brunson, and Gary Vaynerchuk, among others, at over 600 events on five continents. “We are overjoyed to have a conference of this caliber here in Nebraska.”

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“We want Nebraska businesses to be able to reach national and global markets using the amazing technology that we now have, and we want to show them how,” said Janell Anderson Ehrke, CEO of GROW Nebraska.

The networking opportunities are another tremendous bonus, with over 300 Nebraska company owners expected to attend this year. “For me, coming to MarkeTech has been the best thing we’ve done with GROW Nebraska so far. I learned so much from all of the workshops and networking. And GROW Nebraska has provided numerous resources that have aided our firm. MarkeTech is incredible,” said John Marquis of Ogallala Cream Can Supper Company.

Four tracks with 20 breakout sessions on social media marketing, Agri Tourism, Business Innovation and Leadership, and E-commerce and Websites will feature learning opportunities on Canva, AI, and using Google to increase online sales, storytelling, and effective digital marketing.  In addition, by popular demand, Maria Elena Duran, a leading Google and e-commerce specialist from Houston, Texas, will be featured in three breakout sessions.

Now is the time to register. Members of GROW Nebraska can attend this all-day learning opportunity for only $89.00. The GROW Nebraska Foundation sponsors the MarkeTech Conference. More information on the conference may be found at  Visit to learn more about GROW Nebraska. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or call (308) 338-3520.