July 2019

Starting a Social Enterprise? Focus on the Individual.

Miah Sommer Miah Sommer is the Founder and Executive Director of The Bike Union Mentoring Project. A Nebraska native, Miah grew up on Bancroft street in South Omaha. Prior to The Bike Union, Miah served as Market Manager for The Trek Bicycle Stores of Omaha and was the co-founder of B.R.A.G.G. a running and cycling based youth mentoring program. The combination of his professional skills and his personal life experience compelled Sommer to found The Bike Union in 2014. In his (scarce) spare time Miah, enjoys reading, riding his bike, and spending time with his wife Katie, his two sons, Henry and Charlie, and their family dog, Willie.

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Workshops Session V
In this workshop you will learn how the Bike Union offers workforce, professional, personal, emotional and financial development to young adults affected by foster care. How at the heart of this work, walking alongside people who have faced immeasurable trauma, as you consider starting or working to grow a social enterprise business, a relationship-based approach should be the focus. In the non-profit struggles to remain small and authentic, and connected to mission, it is important that attention be paid to the individuals being served, those who will come to run and manage the business.