Startup veteran Matthew Marcus is trying to solve a problem that frustrates nearly every voter. A few years ago Matthew Marcus, the current Executive Director for the Kansas City Startup Foundation, went to vote in a local election. “Once again I entered the voting booth uneducated and uninformed about who the heck to vote for,”…

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The asset management platform meets the growing demand for better municipal software. Local governments often struggle to manage and keep track of infrastructure and assets like power lines and heavy equipment because of outdated processes and legacy systems. Lincoln startup Beehive Industries is changing that. “Frankly, the thing we run into most is that an organization’s things…

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Hunter Browning, co-founder of Rule One, sees how litigation costs have expanded with the increase in digital documents and data. The discovery phase of a case often requires the ability to examine millions of documents. “It’s made litigation so exorbitantly expensive,” said Browning. Rule One goes beyond simple keyword searching to bring artificial intelligence, conceptual analysis, and…

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GoldFynch empowers attorneys and other professionals to accelerate the process of sorting and reviewing integral documents or files. Introduced to one another at the University of Iowa, GoldFynch co-founders Ross Johnson and Anith Mathai focused first on the potential for a photo and document management tool that would provide users with a unique mechanism to chronicle…

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The Omaha-based company has been an innovative force behind past campaigns of Chris Christie, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham. In 2008 Andrew Northwall was working in the field for the McCain campaign in Iowa, when he noticed something odd about the Obama volunteers. He saw a transplant from California approach a potential voter and start talking about her…

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A Lawrence-based legal software platform, announced $2.8 million in seed financing last week with Nova Partners, LLC of Kansas City, as the lead investor. eDepoze, which allows for secure document upload and sharing tailored to the litigation process, “will use the funds to continue expansion of its litigation software platform, grow its base of law firm…

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One of the most unique teams in this year’s Straight Shot accelerator began as a nagging idea in an established company that couldn’t quite get off the starting line. Election management company ES&S partnered with the Omaha accelerator this summer to validate if this idea was worth investing company time and resources. ES&S identified Shari Little…

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Entrepreneurs, unlike industry sectors such as banking, agriculture and health care, don’t typically have a unified voice or paid lobbyists to influence public policy. So how do Silicon Prairie policy makers view the startup community? “Policy makers are interested in startups and want to promote them,” said Senator Patty Pansing-Brooks, a member of the Nebraska…

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The Nebraska Legislature gave final approval Thursday to three bills of interest to the startup community. All three passed with no dissenting votes and are now awaiting the signature of Governor Pete Ricketts. LB 156, introduced by Sen. John Stinner of Gering, makes an additional $1 million in angel investment tax credits available to qualified…

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