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First Look: Halo Institute’s new home at Creighton

Omaha December 9, 2010 by Danny Schreiber

At the center of Halo Institute's new home is a shared conference room and meeting space with the Halo logo on the wall. Photo by Danny Schreiber.

This past October, Halo Institute, a nonprofit business incubator now wholly run by Creighton University College of Business, relocated to Creighton University's campus at 2500 California Plaza. Steven Adams (pictured left) and I stopped by yesterday to interview Halo's new director and entrepreneur in resident, John Blazek (pictured right). We have a story in the works that will be published next week, but before we published it we wanted to share a first look at Halo's new home.

During our visit yesterday, I snapped the following photos of the new space that is, important to note, still a work in progress.

Outside the building that houses the Halo Institute, which is located on half of its top floor (third floor). Note: This photo, unlike the others, was taken earlier this year.

Just inside the door at Halo is the office of RX Quote.

The office of Halo director and entrepreneur in residence John Blazek.

Photos of the old location combined with inspirational words adorn the hallways.

A Creighton sign on the door leading into the conference room and meeting space.

A glance at the conference room and meeting space.

A better look at the conference room and meeting space.

The office of MedLetters, another company in Halo.

Office space to be occupied.

And more office space to be occupied – Blazek envisions this space to be another meeting room, possibly for "brown bag lunch" gatherings.

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Michael Vandevoort

Love having this on campus. Will make a great asset and also bring entreprenuers from around the world to Creighton University!

Dec 9, 2010 at 02:56 PM

Awesome! Cool stuff to see as a Creighton Alum!

Also, that slightly droopy sign on the first floor of the full-building picture was hung up by me about a year ago. It is suspended by two paperclips. I am seriously amazed it is still hanging up there.

Dec 9, 2010 at 04:41 PM

It's sad to see something that was useful for the whole city taken over by a university and locked down for only college of business purposes. Hopefully we'll someday see the original Halo vision recreated by another organization.

Dec 13, 2010 at 01:39 PM

@ Gabe -
Sometimes colleges get it right, sometimes not... until then places like Turbine Flats Project ( exist to fill the needs of collaborative and innovative entrepreneurs in Lincoln.

Someday - we might just come to Omaha :)

Dec 14, 2010 at 04:46 PM


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