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

Nebraska clears stadium as weather woes hit college football

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Memorial Stadium has been evacuated because of a severe thunderstorm two hours after the Akron-Nebraska game went into a lightning delay on Saturday night LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)

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

Inc Startups

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

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)

Who Says the Midwest Isn't Sexy? These Top 10 Companies Beg to Differ

Inc Startups

It may not be Silicon Valley, but the region, which stretches from Nebraska to Ohio, is a business hub.

UNC hires former Nebraska defensive coordinator Papuchis

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — North Carolina has hired former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis as an assistant coach CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP)

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.

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)

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.

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Nebraska senator talks about state's death penalty repeal

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

RALEIGH — A Republican legislator from Nebraska says North Carolina GOP lawmakers should consider abolishing the death penalty because the process is financially inefficient, subject to errors and doe

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

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Western Carolina rebounds from beatdown to oust Nebraska

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

VolunteerSpot Lands $1.5 Million Investment


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

BUBBLE WATCH: Huskers' NCAA hopes uncertain despite 20 wins

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — By any measure, Nebraska is having its best season since moving to the Big Ten, from its win total to its RPI and KenPom rankings. RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) It's unclear whether that will be good enough to secure an

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?”

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

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.

Patrol says trucker arrested after fatally hitting woman

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina woman walking along Interstate 80 in central Nebraska was hit and killed by a passing semitrailer, and the trucker was later arrested GILTNER, 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. —

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)

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.

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)

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)

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)

Simple Trick to Finding Extraordinary Employees

Inc Startups

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

Inc Startups

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.

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.

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.

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.

Midwest's Secretive & Scrappy Start-up Scene

Inc Startups

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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8 Silicon Prairie Start-ups Worth Watching

Inc Startups

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska What it does: Bulu Box is like a Birchbox for vitamins and supplements. Location: Omaha, Nebraska What it does: BallyHoo AutoWare creates virtual showrooms that let car shoppers "try on" different accessories for their dream ride.

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.

So What the Hell Happened? Part 4 of 5: Airbnb

TylerCruz.com: An Internet Entrepreneur's Journey

A listing in downtown San Francisco will obviously be a hell of a lot more expensive than a place in rural Nebraska, for example. In part 3 of my “So what the hell happened?” ” series, I wrote about how I started running a homestay.

For This Restaurant, In-With-the-New-and-Out-With-the-Old May Spell Trouble

Inc Startups

Company: Bread & Cup restaurant Founded: 2007 Location: Lincoln, Nebraska Co-founders: Kevin and Karen Shinn In August 2007, Kevin and Karen Shinn opened a bistro-style restaurant called Bread & Cup in Lincoln, Nebraska. A new arena brings many more people in the door, but is also driving regulars away. Should the owners relocate? This case study is part of Inc.''s s Reinvention Central Special Report. The Dilema: Big crowds, or no crowd at all?

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.

How an Entrepreneur Watches the Oscars

Inc Startups

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.

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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.

Narcissists Make Better Leaders

Inc Startups

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.

Students Show The Way For Technology Innovation At Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012


For example, Tu Nguyen, from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, won first prize in the inaugural 2003 competition with a Pocket PC application designed to bridge the language gap between English-speaking waiters and Vietnamese-speaking chefs.

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