5 Reasons Investors Should Keep Their Eyes On Omaha, Nebraska

YoungUpstarts

Here’s a word association game: what do you think of when you hear “Omaha, Nebraska”? Thinking Aloud Mark Hasebroock Nebraska Omaha startup startup advice startup ecosystemby Mark Hasebroock, Founder and Managing Partner, Dundee Venture Capital.

Invest in Israel Newsletter December 2011

VC Cafe

The soy products company has manufacturing and logistics facilities in Ashdod and Ashkelon in Israel as well as in South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Ningbo, China.

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The 10 Best U.S. Cities to Start a Business in for 2016

Up and Running

If you know that you will need a large amount of outside financing to start your business, you may want to consider Lincoln, Nebraska. If you are interested in starting a business in Lincoln, check out these resources: Starting a Business in Nebraska. Nebraska One-Stop Business.

VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment

SiliconHills

ff Venture Capital of New York led the investment along with the Central Texas Angel Network, Nebraska Angel network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network. VolunteerSpot, which creates tools for moms, nonprofit organizers and others to coordinate volunteers, has received $1.5 million. The Austin-based startup plans to use the funds for marketing and to double [.]. Austin Technology San Antonio Technology Angellist Austin Central Texas Angel Network VolunteerSpot

College Is Like A Sandbox

Feld Thoughts

And, even though I couldn’t care less about college football, good luck against Nebraska this weekend. I spent yesterday at University of Michigan with my partner Jason Mendelson (he’s a two time grad – economics undergrad and then law school.) This was my first trip to Ann Arbor and I had a great time.

Reflecting on 9/11

Feld Thoughts

Nebraska is a wide state – we ended up deciding there was an East Nebraska and a West Nebraska. To everyone who lost someone close to them on 9/11 – I’m sending you every bit of good karma that I can today. While I was in New York that day, I was lucky and didn’t lose anyone close, but I’ll always remember 9/11 and I think about it every time I’m in New York. I’ve always had some survivor guilt around 9/11.

VolunteerSpot Raises $1.5M Financing

Austin Startup

Led by ff Venture Capital of New York, with participation from members of the Central TX Angel Network, Nebraska Angel Network, Angel List and Baylor Angel Network, VolunteerSpot expects to double its user base during this year’s back-to-school season. It's a great week for fundraising in Austin with Skyonic raising $9M, Rally raising $7.9M and VolunteerSpot raising $1.5M.

The Path of Our Lives

Steve Blank

He grew up in Nebraska, had a bucolic childhood that sounded like he was raised by parents from Leave it to Beaver. “ Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not ?”. Robert Kennedy/George Bernard Shaw.

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 2: Business Model Hypotheses

Steve Blank

Lee Redden (MSME Robotics, Jun 2011) Research in haptic devices, autonomous systems and surgical robots, BSME (U Nebraska at Lincoln), Family Farms in Nebraska. Our new Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship.

After 20 years: Updating the Berkus Method of valuation

Berkonomics

million maximum value per element, while the same startup in Nebraska might find $500,000 appropriate. Well, it had to happen.

Why Starting A Business In The Farming Industry May Be Right For You

YoungUpstarts

Everybody knows that farming is not the most lucrative job in the world, or even Nebraska. “EIEIO” is the sound that Old McDonald made when he saw his balance sheet for January. So there have to be reasons to get into the business besides wanting to join the Bill Gates club.

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Startup Lessons Learned

Michigan: Detroit Van Buren Minnesota: Minneapolis Missouri: Kirksville Montana: Bozeman Helena Missoula Pablo Nebraska: Lincoln Omaha Nevada: Las Vegas, /usr/lib, 520 Fremont St Las Vegas, CHSI Technologies, 770 Pilot Rd. One of the most important things we do with The Lean Startup Conference is make a livestream of the plenary talks available for free to groups around the world, supporting entrepreneurship communities everywhere.

Open to All: Scholarships for The Lean Startup Conference

Startup Lessons Learned

Sourabh: I''m a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and part of the local community of entrepreneurs and startup folks in Lincoln and Nebraska. Guest post by Lisa Regan, writer for The Lean Startup Conference. We’re dedicated to making The Lean Startup Conference unlike other entrepreneurship conferences. That includes not only selecting terrific speakers you don’t already know, but also making registration broadly accessible.

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[Review] Warren Buffett’s Management Secrets

YoungUpstarts

He brought her around his hometown in Omaha, Nebraska, bought her lunch at a fancy restaurant and introduced her to employees in the company. Known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, Warren Buffett was once the richest man in the world.

Hectic Holiday Season: 10 Tips For Rolling Out The Red Carpet For Your Customers

YoungUpstarts

Larry Sternberg, president of Talent Plus, a Lincoln, Nebraska-based firm that helps companies with employee selection, says it best. by Donna Cutting, Founder & CEO of Red Carpet Learning Systems, Inc.

Dachis Group Acquires Archrival

Austin Startup

This morning Dachis Group announced the acquisition of a youth marketing consultancy / agency based in Lincoln, Nebraska named Archrival. If you want a small example of how innovative these people are, just check out their new website that launched today.

The National Science Foundation Innovation Corps – What America Does Best

Steve Blank

Principal Investigator: Stephen DiMagno University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We ran the first National Science Foundation Innovation Corps class October to December 2011.

I’m In Logo Love: The Big Ten Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

The University of Nebraska was approved to join the conference last month. “I’m In Logo Love” is a new series on the crowdSPRING blog. Periodically, we’ll pick a logo we’d like to take home from a bar and tell you why.

I’m In Logo Love: The Big Ten Logo Design

crowdSPRING Blog

The University of Nebraska was approved to join the conference last month. “I’m In Logo Love” is a new series on the crowdSPRING blog. Periodically, we’ll pick a logo we’d like to take home from a bar and tell you why.

Food Service: How much is that broccoli in the window?

Up and Running

Pat Parmele was the driving force behind the food service department at Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1985 to 2009 when she retired. Tweet High expectations and a vision of success dance in the heads of every new restaurant owner.

Strategies to Increase Your Construction Business Revenue

Up and Running

The State of Nebraska has been trying to encourage construction firms to reduce waste not only to protect the environment but as a way for companies to cut back on lost profits.

Trusting Your Gut Can Be A Dangerous Move. Here’s Why…

Mike Michalowicz

The president of the company decides to forego the urban center of New York City in favor of the grass roots appeal of a small town in Nebraska. For the record, I’m a big fan of trusting your gut. There are more success stories than I can count that rely on entrepreneurs who trusted their instincts and profited handsomely.

The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 4: Customer Hypotheses

Steve Blank

They also talked by phone to organic farmers in Nebraska and the Santa Cruz mountains. The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post is part four. Part one is here , two is here and three is here. Syllabus is here.

Getting high on your own Svpply: When who’s using the service is part of the product

This is going to be BIG.

If it doesn’t scale, you’ll wind up with Nebraska soccer moms adding Champion tube socks from Walmart.com. I learned about Svpply at Brooklyn Beta. It's a beautifully uncomplicated service--you share cool products and follow the shared products of others. Sharing is quick and easy. It's been done before--whole social networks have been built out around the idea of product sharing and cool finds, but their comprehensiveness (complexity) seemed to be their downfall.

Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Menlo Park and The Silicon Valley Renaissance

ReadWriteStart

Tom from Omaha, Nebraska, shared an update about what is going on in that part of the world, as did other audience members from New York City, Israel, and Columbus, Ohio.

The New Big Ten Logo – Is it Love?

crowdSPRING Blog

I also mentioned how excited I was to see what they would come up with when the Big Ten added Nebraska to their ranks, changing the number of participating colleges to twelve. (As A few months ago, for our “I’m in Logo Love” series, I wrote about the Big Ten logo, and how awesome it was.

Getting high on your own Svpply: When who’s using the service is part of the product

This is going to be BIG.

If it doesn’t scale, you’ll wind up with Nebraska soccer moms adding Champion tube socks from Walmart.com. I learned about Svpply at Brooklyn Beta. It's a beautifully uncomplicated service--you share cool products and follow the shared products of others. Sharing is quick and easy. It's been done before--whole social networks have been built out around the idea of product sharing and cool finds, but their comprehensiveness (complexity) seemed to be their downfall.

How Many Variations Can You Have in an A/B/n Test?

ConversionXL

With a little luck, Android users in Kentucky referred by Google, iPhone users in Nebraska referred by Direct and Desktop users in NJ all preferred the redesign. Just when you start to think that A/B testing is fairly straightforward, you run into a new strategic controversy.

Why You Just Don’t Get It

Growthink Blog

For example, imagine your target customer was single men aged 40 to 50 living in Omaha, Nebraska living in 2 bedroom apartments who like to watch American Idol. Have you ever seen a TV ad and found yourself really confused? Like you just don’t get what they were trying to do.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail

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Ending the Toll Roads to LP Fundraising

This is going to be BIG.

Picture this: Your family builds a tremendous business in Nebraska over four generations making black socks. You make more black socks for more people in the western world than anyone. The next generation isn't interested in socks. One daughter is touring nationally with her punk band. The son is off in Africa combating disease with Doctors without Borders, and the other son. remember Woody Harrelson on Cheers? It's time to think about selling the company.

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