Posts Tagged ‘enterprise startups’

Flywheel acquires Pressmatic

Omaha startup Flywheel has announced the acquisition of Pressmatic, an OS X application for publishing WordPress sites. Pressmatic was released earlier this year and quickly gained prominence in the WordPress design market, according to Dusty Davidson, CEO and co-founder of Flywheel. “In a short amount of time it became one of the leading products in that space,” said…

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Decision Logic uses data to save millions for restaurant franchises

Restaurants manage mounds of information every day, from personnel and schedules to sales and ‘variance,’ the discrepancy between inventory on hand and the amount used. “There’s waste, and it’s real money,” said Ryan Mack, Vice President of Lincoln’s Decision Logic. “Profit is leaking out the back door.” Like many industries, until recently the processes around…

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Feloh’s computer vision helps shoppers find the fastest line

A few years ago Jacob Richards and his mother were checking out at HyVee in Sioux Center, Iowa. “She said to me, ‘I wish I knew which line was shortest,’” said Richards. As an engineering student at Dordt College, Richards started working on the problem like an engineer. “I looked at thermal imaging. I looked into…

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OneSpace is changing the way businesses find quality freelancers

The Midwest company serves a community of over 100,000 freelance writers. St. Louis-based OneSpace is a workflow management tool with on demand talent built into the platform. Currently the team works with medium to large businesses such as retailers or online media publications that have large amounts of work to complete and not enough staff.…

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Swizzle turns online text into business intelligence

A few years ago Nick Szabo found himself in Korea after his wife was offered a job. He thought he would take a year off, but soon found himself in the fast-paced startup world of Asia. In 2014 the team of seven behind St. Louis-based Swizzle started working on a company called Idea Above, which had a…

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AMPT gamifies employee recognition

Every company talks about company culture and employee engagement. But walking the talk is not easy. “Ice cream socials aren’t cutting it anymore,” said Collin Caneva, founder of Lincoln startup AMPT. “It’s what we hear time and again. People want to be recognized for moments of greatness.” AMPT is a real-time, social recognition platform designed…

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Bric brings the power of predictive analytics to creative agencies

Bric turns traditional time sheets and project management into a powerful predictive tool for creatives. Since leaving the Straight Shot accelerator last fall, Bric has been enhancing their project planning platform for creative agencies. In January they launched a new version of their software platform that included time tracking as well as integration with other…

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QA with ReviewCloud’s Todd Long and David Weisser on startup incubation inside corporate

Kidwell Companies, a Lincoln-based electrical, data cabling and networking firm, has been around for 70 years. Over the past 20 years, they have spun out 6 different companies through acquisition or internal development. ReviewCloud is among the most recent startups emerging from Kidwell’s corporate innovation process. SPN sat down with Director of Innovation Todd Long and…

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How RenMind turned a job into a startup

Several years ago Luke Armstrong was working for National Property Inspections, a property inspection company with 225 franchises across the US and Canada. “I had worked there for five years, helping franchisees with all aspects of marketing, making print materials, designing web sites, really thinking about leveraging dollars across identical business units,” said Armstrong. “I learned so…

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EBCFO’s Dan Schmidt on accounting for startups [VIDEO]

CEO Dan Schimidt started EBCFO to provide financial accounting services to startups in the region. “Most, except for me, didn’t start a business to do accounting and finance,” said Schimidt. “They started a business to do something else.” Schmidt sees several unique challenges that startups face, which distinguish them from the typical small business. “Startups generally…

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