5 Reasons Investors Should Keep Their Eyes On Omaha, Nebraska


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.

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Why Gallup Is Funding a $30 Million B-School Lab at the University of Nebraska

Inc Startups

In an era where traditional education in general--and the MBA in particular--are being challenged and disrupted by startups left and right, why is Gallup investing in a "strengths" lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Get startup help in Omaha or Lincoln Nebraska

Kevin Dewalt

I’ll be in Omaha April 16-20 meeting lots of great entrepreneurs leading up to my Helpful Marketing Workshop on April 19. Here are some of the events – I hope to we get a chance to meet and please help us spread the word! . My guest post on Silicon Prairie News. I developed Helpful Marketing after applying Lean Startup techniques to my products & entrepreneurs I’ve helped for the past 5 years.

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.

Wrong-way driver died after collision, Nebraska patrol says

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities say a wrong-way driver died after a collision on Interstate 80 at Cozad in south-central Nebraska COZAD, Neb. (AP)

Nebraska senator talks about state's death penalty repeal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A Republican legislator from Nebraska says North Carolina GOP lawmakers should consider abolishing the death penalty because the process is financially inefficient, subject to errRALEIGH, N.C. (AP)

Supreme Court Says No To Oklahoma-Nebraska Suits Against Colorado Pot Legalization

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After a year of debate, the country's top justices decide not to hear a case claiming Colorado's pot legalization has negatively impacted law and order in neighboring states

No. 12 Nebraska posts 60-54 win over No. 9 Duke

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

12 Nebraska up by five and seal a 60-54 win over No. LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) AP) — Emily Cady put back a missed shot with 49 seconds left to put No. 9 Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night

Nebraska educator taking president's post in North Carolina

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Western Carolina rebounds from beatdown to oust Nebraska

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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.

UNC hires DBs coach Warren from Nebraska staff

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) AP) — North Carolina has hired Charlton Warren as its defensive backs coach

Simple Trick to Finding Extraordinary Employees

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Study participants at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who conjured positive imaginary co-workers were found to contribute more in the actual workplace, both in job performance and going above and beyond their job descriptions to help others.

You'll Never Guess the Top 20 Cities for Venture Capital Activity

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Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley capture a lot of attention, but cities including Detroit, Michigan ; Las Vegas, Nevada and Omaha, Nebraska each boast booming entrepreneurial communities of their own. It''s not always about Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley.

Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene

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I'm standing in the conference room of a 140,000 square-foot former furniture factory in North Downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The money people perceive that you can't build a company in Nebraska. Whitten has made angel investments in about seven companies, all based in Nebraska.

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How an Entrepreneur Watches the Oscars

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Nebraska: If you don''t make time for family, you''ll regret it. Nebraska is the story of David and his drunken, elderly, disoriented father Woody. His son David agrees to drive him from Billings, Montana, to Lincoln, Nebraska.

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.

Governments Should Fund Startup Travel Programs

Instigator Blog

When a government official in Omaha, Nebraska (where I was promoting Lean Analytics ) asked me what the government could do, I pitched him the travel idea. Nebraska has a lot of great startup activity, but it needs to send its best entrepreneurs to San Francisco and/or New York to have their eyes opened in a big way. Occasionally I meet a government official and he asks me, “What should the government do to help startups?”

Narcissists Make Better Leaders

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A touch of narcissism (but not too much) tends to make for better leaders, a new study finds. What qualities do we look for in a business leader? Confidence is obviously important, as is the ability to communicate and persuade, so a certain degree of extraversion is generally considered a plus.

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.

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.

How One of Twitter’s Largest Shareholders Launched His Career

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

After all, co-founder Ev Williams was born a Nebraska farm boy. With Twitter’s IPO, the press is publishing glowing profiles of the company’s executives and early investors. The praise is well deserved.

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.

10 Self-Made Billionaires Who Remain Grounded and Humble

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

Remaining humble and grounded might be just as challenging as obtaining riches and success. In life, most of us seek out wealth and power, but if we can remain humble and wise along the journey, then that is the true reflection of successful life.

Jeff Davis has been there, done that for Clemson

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

PHOENIX (AP) — Back then, it was Tom Osborne's mighty Nebraska Cornhuskers. On Monday night, it's Nick Saban's Alabama Crimson Tide

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


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.

What I’ve Been Reading

Ben Casnocha: The Blog

We thought ourselves immune from things like plant closings in Iowa and Nebraska, where remote Americans struggled against falling-in roofs and credit card debt. Books, books, books. How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life by Russ Roberts.

3 Weird Ways to Make Employees Happy

Inc Startups

At the Big Omaha conference in Nebraska, Rosedale shared three ways to make employees happy, and help management lead a decentralized, flat organization. The founder of Second Life, Philip Rosedale, shares his strategies for sparking employee passion about your company.

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.

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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.

Investigator still working full-time on threats against ref

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — An investigator for a Nebraska law enforcement agency said Wednesday he is reviewing hundreds of confirmed or possible threats against an Omaha basketball official who worked Kentucky's NCAA Tournament loss to North Carolina OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

Is This the End of Silicon Valley?

Inc Startups

Some of the best conversations I've had have come from places like Nebraska and Iowa and Vermont and Rhode Island," says Harris. "A If Startup America is to succeed, it needs start-ups to eschew the Bay Area. But there's no shortage of skeptics in the idea a "Silicon Prairie" will emerge.

140 jobs to be lost with closing of Sidney plant

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — About 140 jobs will be lost with the closing of a copper cable plant in the western Nebraska city of Sidney SIDNEY, Neb. (AP)

Man given more than 4 years in prison for evading US taxes

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

A North Carolina man has been given more than four years in prison for evading federal taxes while he lived and worked in Nebraska OMAHA, Neb. —

Man given more than 4 years in prison for evading US taxes

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A North Carolina man has been given more than four years in prison for evading federal taxes while he lived and worked in Nebraska OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

AP source: Neb aide Charlton Warren going to North Carolina

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Nebraska defensive backs coach Charlton Warren is leaving the Cornhuskers to take a similar job at North Carolina LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)

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.

The Best Companies Get This Right First

Inc Startups

If your business lacks a solid foundation, even things like smart employees and great ideas can't save you from trouble down the road. One out of every two Inc. 5000 CEOs surveyed has the qualities of a "Creative Builder CEO," (see Inc.'s s 2012 CEO survey ).

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 Trouble With Starting Up in the Heartland

Inc Startups

Tom Chapman, the vice president of business development of Nebraska Global and a mental warehouse of various Nebraska economic statistics, has seen this problem firsthand as an investor. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned an MBA from the Jeffrey S.

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