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Marissa Sackler shares four ways nonprofits can tell compelling stories

Marissa Sackler October 21, 2014 by

Marissa Sackler is out to prove that "brand" isn't a dirty word—at least not in the nonprofit community. In fact, the 33-year-old social good entrepreneur and founder of Beespace, a nonprofit incubator based in New York City, is trying to revolutionize the way nonprofits have traditionally approached their causes. Because really, when it comes down to it, early stage nonprofits are a lot like startups.  read more

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Kansan launches Kickstarter-like VetLaunch for veterans

VetLaunch August 22, 2014 by

At one point in his military career, Sean McIntosh was in charge of a $14 million training budget. Now the former Navy SEAL said he has a tough time borrowing a $5,000 business card. “There’re probably 5,000 veterans with my same problem,” McIntosh, 33, said in a recent telephone interview. It’s a tale as old as Vietnam, at least in a modern-warfare sense. The ex-soldier, emerging from a world of high-pressure decision-making and million-dollar responsibilities, reintegrates into a society that can only offer him or her a lackluster civilian workload.  read more

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UNO alum, Tile co-founder Nick Evans shares how he found direction

April 4, 2014 by

Nick Evans has always been fascinated with how to get a lot more done with less work. A Nebraska native, Evans created a $20 piece of hardware, Tile, that users attach to anything they’re prone to lose—phone, remote, car keys. Syncing with iOS devices, users can seek out their stuff along with the help of trusted friends and family also dialed into their network. His light-hearted, easy-going attitude is underscored by an intense motivation, highlighted by his impressive resume ...  read more

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Jarrett says Pipeline Innovator of the Year award is validating, surreal

February 3, 2014 by

Paul Jarrett's opinion of the Pipeline entrepreneurship program changed quickly. At the beginning, talked into it by friends and mentors, Jarrett went to the first interview in jeans and was surrounded by entrepreneurs with suits and briefcases. "I've never owned a briefcase in my life," he said. But by the end of it, after he was accepted and went through the year-long program, Jarrett was all in—and all nerves ...  read more

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Lincoln-based firm creates apps that use data to improve lives

September 4, 2013 by

Technically, Lincoln-based app shop SectorNow has a massive mission: to use data to improve people's lives. "We want to build really niche products that meet specific market needs that work really well for people," said co-founder Evelyn Bartlett (right). But ultimately, the company's focus is on two narrower areas that ignite its co-founders' personal passions: behavioral health (that's co-founder Craig Lutz-Priefert) and environmental issues (Bartlett and her husband, Roger)...  read more

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