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Router Ventures

Router Ventures is a true collaborative force that leverages authentic, strategic relationships to advance driven founders and their audacious goals beyond their communities. We are not bound by geography – nor are our partners. Securing the most effective resources, wherever they may be, is what we do best.

Seeking partners (not clients), Router connects companies and their founders to resources, talent, and expertise. Think transformative business strategy and investors, national marketing, and public relations support.

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A guy that loves to connect dots and relentlessly looks to be a alchemist for his peers and community. He has introduced me to amazing people, and has created enriching experiences for me and my work. I value him and his friendship.
— Marc Eckō, Eckō Unltd.
Jeff is a community builder, which is very different from a connector... Positive, creative, curious and passionate, Jeff makes the world feel like a much smaller and better place.
— Gina Bianchini, Mightybell
I’ve been blown away by the way that Jeff creates community and connections. His genuine passion for connecting and supporting people comes through in all that he does.
— Laura Weidman Powers, Code2040
Jeff is gifted at building authentic relationships to both connect and amplify the energy that’s taking place within the region and beyond.
— Tony Hsieh, Zappos


Nice guy Jeff Slobotski does more than smile and shake hands. For nearly ten years, he has celebrated and championed entrepreneurs throughout the Midwest. His relationships, ideas, and collaborative nature have allowed Jeff to organically create, grow, and shape a passionate, creative community.

And national media have taken note. Jeff’s efforts in the region formerly known as "flyover country" has been highlighted by The New York Times, CNN, TIME, Inc., Fast Company, Forbes, and Kiplinger magazines.

His most notable initiatives to date – Silicon Prairie News and the Big Omaha/Big Kansas City conferences – are second only to his inaugural startup: his family. Jeff, his wife, Molly, and their children call Omaha home.