Last night Silicon Prairie News hosted the first Startup Story Social, a new event highlighting a Silicon Prairie startup champion every month. Startup Story Social is aimed at helping to ensure the future of Silicon Prairie’s tech startup scene by building the community through social events that combine founders, creative types, investors, engineers, designers, marketers,…Read More
Bulu Box, a health food and vitamin sample subscription box service, has received $1.5 million to launch Bulu Insights, a proprietary software that uses data received from sample surveys. The fundraising round was led by Flyover Capital and included Dundee Venture Capital and Triompf. “We use our customers’ feedback to guide all decisions on BuluBox.com,”…Read More
If you’ve been following me on social media in the past 2 years (probably because I inappropriately “friended” you) you have probably heard me talking about “The Bulu Crew” and what we’re doing at Bulu Box amidst the various ramblings of a highly-over-caffeinated entrepreneur. Thanks to my social marketing networking skills I’ve caught myself beating the drum about a range of topics here in the Silicon Prairie.Read More
It was among the more unconventional marketing plays for cash-strapped Midwest startups, but Bulu Box was all in for sponsoring the Good Life Halfsy, a new half-marathon in Lincoln.
But not everyone was on board at first.
“I think Paul hesitated a bit at first and I don’t blame him,” Stephanie Jarrett, Bulu Box’s co-founder and Paul Jarrett’s wife, told SPN. “This wasn’t the type of growth hack tactic to gain tons of new customers—it was a branding and positioning event.Read More
While the Silicon Prairie may span across several states, include vastly different types of companies and entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds (and football rivalries), supportive communities are one factor that tie them all together. Whether you’re in Omaha or Des Moines, Kansas City or Cedar Rapids, you’ll find people who really care about helping their fellow entrepreneur thrive…Read More
Even though it may have been bleak at times, or maybe it was a smooth ride, but they led their company to remarkable success. And the finalists are…Read More
Bulu Box has secured $2 million in a Series A round led by Dundee Venture Capital and supplemented by Mid-American Angels, Two Bridges Capital, Linseed Capital and Midwest Venture Alliance.Read More
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
Bulu Box, the Lincoln-based health and nutrition subscription company, has partnered with Pink Gorilla events to present The Good Life Halfsy, a new Lincoln half marathon on Nov. 9.
Bulu Boxes are delivered in all 50 states, but co-founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett were looking to provide a healthy opportunity to those a little closer to home …Read More
Family gatherings often are chaotic, frantic affairs—full of love, of course—where everyone stumbles over each other, there are way too many dishes to fit in the sink and no one can agree on politics or much of anything …Read More