Posts Tagged ‘Ben Schaechter’

Congrats to Ben Schaechter, a.k.a. Bentern

Many of you who follow Silicon Prairie News regularly or attend some of our events, are likely familiar with former BrightMix intern Ben Schaechter (a.k.a. Bentern). Ben spent the summer working at the BrightMix / SPN office, building out his company GoPollGo, and has recently accepted a position at Techcrunch…

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Recap of first Springboard Lunch

Just over a month ago, a group of individuals gathered for the first Springboard Lunch at the Scott Technology Center, to listen to two companies pitch their ideas. The impetus behind Springboard is simple — provide a venue where by companies who are looking for funding can present their ideas to a room full of…

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Where are they now? Creative Capital Pitch Session I contestants

A few weeks ago, Dan Hoffman of Invest Nebraska, the organization that has sponsored our CCPS $1,000 prize, asked me for updates from our past contestants. Unable to provide them myself, I contacted the 26 past contestants with three questions: Where are you now with the idea you pitched? Specifically, what were your takeaways from…

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Five in Five with Ben Schaechter from Ben in the Bay

Name: Ben Schaechter Full-time job and title: Founder, GoPollGo City you’re blogging from: Omaha Name, subject and URL of your blog: Ben in the Bay, videos of my upcoming trip to the Bay Area, bentern.com Link to your video: 1. What is the name, subject and URL of your blog? I’m talking mostly about www.bentern.com,…

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GoPollGo.com launched Friday, how many polls have you made?

Just before 5 p.m. this past Friday, GoPollGo.com, the idea that Ben Schaechter, a Creighton University senior, had pitched in our first Creative Capital Pitch Session, was launched into public beta. Ben’s work on the polling web application with real-time and geolocation features began this past spring in his dorm room. When the fall semester…

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Cornstalks Thursday: Ben Schaechter of GoPollGo

It is Cornstalks time again, folks! Last month’s event, the first to feature a cocktail/networking hour before the usual meeting, was a huge success. Therefore, you can look forward to more of the same this Thursday: networking and cocktails at 6:30 p.m. and a new speaker at 7:30 p.m.  Of course, you can expect the…

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Creative Capital Pitch Session finalists & details!

We received soooo many good ideas and submissions for InvestNebraska’s first pitch session! So many, that it made it very difficult to narrow them down. In alphabetical-by-first-name order, here are the 10 finalists!  Each of the finalists will have the opportunity to present for 5 minutes this coming Thursday at Nomad Lounge!  Malorie Maddox from…

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Vote for CU student’s plan to “Fix DIGG”

Creighton University student Ben Schaechter submitted a proposal to AlleyInsider.com’s ‘Digg.com Fix Competition’. SPN wanted to spread the word as well as encourage you to visit the whitepaper and vote for Ben’s submission! Ben was chosen as one of five finalists and now its coming down to people’s choice! There is a poll at the…

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