5 Reasons Investors Should Keep Their Eyes On Omaha, Nebraska

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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. If you answered “cornfields” or “Warren Buffet,” you’re probably in good company. But not for long.

Invest in Israel Newsletter December 2011

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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. Evature Medigus Treato award fortune 100 company gzimox Invest in Israel investment promotion center Israel microsoft Ministry of Industry MODELITY OX1 Solbar south sioux city south sioux city nebraska Technology trade and labor video search engine Videosurf

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Does Your Small Business Need Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

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by Veronica Baxter. Perhaps. Statutory workers’ compensation laws are particular to each state, but in general, businesses having employees that are not large enough to self-insure must carry workers’ comp insurance. The number and type of employees triggering the workers’ compensation insurance requirement varies, and each state has different exceptions to that requirement. The Number of Employees You Have Matters.

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

2 Real Time-Saving Hacks That Every Entrepreneur Should Know

YoungUpstarts

When Bill Gates was asked by a student at Nebraska State what superpower he would want to have, Gates famously replied, “Being able to read super-fast”. The internet is full of articles about hacks; life hacks, time-saving hacks and more. However, if you are in business, these 2 tips could transform your working day, reduce stress and increase your productivity dramatically. Speed-reading.

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 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. Nebraska Department of Economic Development: Starting a Business. Community Development Resources Nebraska.

Online Toughies: The Cyber World’s Most Wanted Criminals

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These include a standing indictment filed in the state of Nebraska where he’s wanted to face charges of computer fraud, bank fraud, identity theft, among others. When a computer hacker decides to attack a system, the reasons for their actions might be anyone’s guess.

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

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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. (Team AlphaWaves from Singapore, who will represent the country in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 worldwide finals in Sydney this July). In a global battle of smarts, only the toughest survive.

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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. I got a call that reminded me that most people live their life as if it’s predestined – but some live theirs fighting to change it. At 19 I joined the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

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.

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. Originally created in the mid 1990’s to help with the imprecise problem of how to value early stage companies, especially those in technology, I developed what soon became known as “The Berkus Method” when published in the popular book, “Winning Angels” by Harvard’s Amis and Stevenson with my permission in 2001. But a lot of time has passed since then.

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. 63 scientists and engineers in 21 teams made ~ 2,000 customer calls in 10 weeks , turning laboratory ideas into formidable startups. 19 of the 21 teams are moving forward in commercializing their technology.

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. That said, there are ways to prepare for your January cash flow problems in advance. And while farming is not the best paid job, it is also not the worst.

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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.

Jason Colodne of Colbeck Capital Interviews Energy Ventures Analysis’ Emily Medine

The Startup Magazine

Over the last four years, the coal industry has witnessed an ongoing transformation on a global scale – from decreased demand in the US to growing fuel needs in Asia and rising concerns about climate change.

[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. With an uncanny ability to sniff out good companies that beat the market time and again, Buffett was able to amass an amazing fortune of US$44 billion. What’s amazing is that he also intends to give most of it away to charity.

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. It’s one of the most visually attractive websites I’ve seen in recent memory, and its cleverness makes me want to pick apart their code to figure out how they did a few things.

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

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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. and the author of “ 501 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Your Customers “ For many businesses, the holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. But it certainly is not the time slack off on service.

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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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. Week 4 of the class. Last week the teams were testing their hypotheses about their Value Proposition (their company’s product or service.)

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.

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.

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. Weeks of work goes into planning menus, finding your niche, costing out the food and hiring your crew. Failure is not an option! Except it is. And a very real one.

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. And if you think it’s a bit strange to have a crush on a cleverly designed logo, get in line – my mom has already lectured me on this topic. Today, we’ll look at the logo for the Big Ten Conference.

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. And if you think it’s a bit strange to have a crush on a cleverly designed logo, get in line – my mom has already lectured me on this topic. Today, we’ll look at the logo for the Big Ten Conference.

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. During this week's roundtable, we started off by discussing the pre-incubation procedure we are recommending with audience members from different parts of the world. This week, I've had several meetings with venture funds, incubators, corporate accelerators and other significant players in the startup eco-system.

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.

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. In the construction industry, there are a number of ways to increase your profit margins, even when you are new to the business.

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. This one is polarizing: how many variations should you test against the control? There are many different opinions on this one, some completely opposite. Some of it comes down to strategy, some of it to mathematics.

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. It used negative space in a clever way to show that the Big Ten athletic conference actually had eleven teams.

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. And what they did do certainly didn’t appeal to you? For me, I saw tons of these ads in the late 1990s when I was living in California. That’s when the West Coast fast food chain, Carl’s Jr.

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

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Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools

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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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Transcript of Becoming a Great Leader, No Matter What Field You’re In

Duct Tape Marketing

So then my partner I was with, the FBI agent, she goes outside to have a cigarette and this other gentleman decides he’s gonna leave, and he leaves and then she looks kind of shaken when she comes back and when we get in the vehicle to leave she tells me that she got out there, bummed a cigarette from her or something and they stood there in silence for a while, and then in perfectly unaccented English asked her where she’s from and tells her about his farmland in Nebraska.

Transcript of Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field

Duct Tape Marketing

He’s a Midwest guy, grew up three hours, three and a half hours away in Lincoln, Nebraska, raising his kids here. Transcript of Business Lessons Learned on the Baseball Field written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing. Back to Podcast. Transcript. John Jantsch: This episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is brought to you by Zephyr CMS. It’s a modern cloud based CMS system that’s licensed only to agencies.