Posts by Christine McGuigan

Fourstarzz Media launches influencer marketing Campaign Designer tool

This morning, Lincoln-based Fourstarzz Media, the world’s first influencer marketing service aggregator, announced the launch of their Campaign Designer, a first-of-its-kind automated tool that calculates an optimal influencer marketing campaign for a product or service. “When we talk to our customers, a lot of them have never heard of influencer marketing,” said Dennis Doerfl, Fourstarzz…

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Nebraska ranks third in study of best states for millennials

Nebraska ranked as the third best state for millennials in a Moneyrates.com data-driven study which measured the best and worst states for millennials in 2017. The list was ranked eight factors including the job market for young adults, young adult proportion of the population, college tuition affordability and residential rental availability and affordability. “The Great…

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Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship returns to KC

The Midwest Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship returns to Kansas City on May 15-16. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), in collaboration with the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), are hosting the fifth annual Symposium aimed towards offering a forum to continue the advancement of social…

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Lincoln accelerator NMotion announces 2017 cohorts

Lincoln, Nebraska accelerator NMotion announced today the five teams selected to participate in their 2017 Program. The teams from Lincoln, Omaha, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis were selected after a months-long interviewing process. “This year, we were very intentional about recruiting startups at the right stage for our accelerator,” said Beth McKeon, Managing Director of NMotion. We…

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CattleXpert prepares for launch of overhauled agTech software

CattleXpert has been building software for the cattle industry since the 1990s, but the company’s flagship software recently underwent a complete overhaul and is now set for a summer re-release. CattleXpert, located just west of Omaha in Elkhorn, Nebraska, is a modestly sized software company that provides optimum technology, support and service for managing feed…

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And the 2017 Silicon Prairie Award Winners Are…

Last night, over 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders from around the Silicon Prairie came together for the 5th annual Silicon Prairie Awards. Shonna Dorsey and Keith Fix emceed the awards show on stage at the Omaha Design Center. Nine businesses and individuals were recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to the Midwest startup community. Winners…

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