Day: June 9, 2011


Clickstop, founder Guenther garner regional recognition

By Chris Hegarty / June 9, 2011

The Corridor Business Journal held its annual awards last month to recognize business success stories across eastern Iowa. Clickstop received recognition twice, including Tim Guenther, Clickstop’s founder, being named as Entrepreneur of the Year for 2011.

Said Guenther about taking home the big prize: “Winning the Entrepreneur of the Year award is a great honor. When you focus on building a business based on your passions …

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Red Nova Labs opens its doors (and beer fridge) to the startup community

By Danny Schreiber / June 9, 2011

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Michael and I made a brief visit to Kansas City. Our objectives were twofold: visit a handful of companies and individuals on the first day (or in other words, whoever accepted our very short notice emails) and cover the Kauffman Labs Venture Showcase event on the second day.

Without planning, it just so happened the three companies we visited on Monday all have very cool office …

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Entrepreneurship an eye-opening experience for UNL professor Farritor

By kate / June 9, 2011

Shane Farritor had no plans of becoming an entrepreneur, but things changed in 2006. “This started with an alumnus from the university who is on the dean’s advisory board,” said Farritor, a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “He’s been very successful doing startup companies and wanted to help the university with his expertise. He wanted to help engineers …

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With Curbwise, OWH makes smart use of housing valuation data

By Brittany Mascio / June 9, 2011

At the end of May, the Omaha World-Herald introduced the Omaha metro, specifically Douglas County, to Curbwise, a site said to help users understand property valuations. As June marks the start of tax valuation season, this site has refined public data and Census information from the Douglas County Assessor office and created a new way for metro property owners to understand the metrics …

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