With only two weeks left for applications, Brian Ardinger, managing director of the NMotion accelerator, says they have seen a 25% increase in applications this year compared to last. Ardinger attributes the growth to the strengthening Midwest ecosystem and their alumni teams, including QuantifiedAg, MusicSpoke, Mowdo, FanStreamm, Nobl and HipPocket.Read More
The Omaha-based Straight Shot accelerator is now accepting applications for its third year program. David Arnold, Managing Director of Straight Shot, is excited about what’s new this summer. “I think we’re ready to take some big steps and do some innovative things with the types of companies we bring in as well as the accelerator model itself,” said Arnold.Read More
The genius of SPN has always been personal relationships within the community. It’s essential that we listen closely to the community, find out what the community needs, and then design SPN for you. The need for something like SPN is clear; the demand for a better SPN is equally clear. The community is growing, and SPN needs to grow with it.Read More
After a test launch in July 2013 by CenturyLink and an official launch shortly thereafter, Internet speeds of 1-gigabit per second have officially been powering startups, businesses and homes in Omaha for more than a year.Read More
Tesla service centers and potentially even stores are coming to Omaha and Kansas City. The questions remains “when” and “where?”
The all-electric car manufacturer’s website placed a “coming soon” label on the two cities in recent weeks, but a spokesperson for the Elon Musk-led company said she can’t speak to a timeline.
Like all Tesla locations, the service centers in Omaha and KC will be Tesla owned and operated. Sales showrooms also may be in the works, but those plans are still in flux.Read More
If there’s anyone who truly personifies entrepreneurship in Iowa, it’s Carl Blake.
A software engineer with no formal training turned innovative hog farmer, Blake is the cross-section of what Iowa’s economy has been traditionally known for and what it’s working to become …Read More
(Guest post by Frank Merchlewitz) A list post! Hooray! It was only a matter of time before I created some good old-fashioned clickbait.
When the world jumped from dial-up to broadband, it changed the way we worked. In time, many hope Google Fiber, with Internet speed 100 times faster than current services, will do the same.
But day-to-day, the implications of Google Fiber are not as great as Kansas City Startup Village co-leader Matthew Marcus says he envisioned…Read More
(Guest post by Deana Ward.) Working with family and friends—like anything in life—can be completely awesome or totally awful. Over the course of my career, I’ve experienced both extremes (and everything in between).
Currently, Gear Five Studio is a Petri dish for personal work relationships. My brother and I are business partners. Our art director is married to one of our graphic designers. Our sales guy and marketing assistant are siblings. Said sales guy dates our art director’s sister. Our newest developer is a close buddy of the same sales guy.
Last week I ran an anonymous in-house survey …Read More