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50-plus Nebraska startups to follow on Twitter

July 23, 2013 by Danny Schreiber Only 20 days until Big Omaha. Get your tickets before they sell out!

In anticipation of our Silicon Prairie Awards next month, this week we're highlighting the software, Internet and mobile startups that call our region home. Today's focus is on companies based in Nebraska. (Stay tuned for lists of Iowa and Kansas City-area startups.)

With these lists, we hope you'll take time to learn more about the region's startups, give them a follow on Twitter and, of course, nominate them for a Silicon Prairie Award.

On these lists, however, you won't find companies we now view as established, such as Hudl, Proxibid and MacPractice. It's a constant back and forth in our newsroom to decide on a one-size-fits-all definition of "startup," and though we haven't come to a conclusion, we do aim to continue highlighting new, early-stage companies. We hope this focused list helps that cause.

We're confident we've included most Nebraska startups below, but we're also undoubtedly sure we've missed some, too. To suggest an addition, please contact editor@siliconprairienews.com.

Nominate: Submit nominations for all 12 categories of the Silicon Prairie Awards. What company below is deserving of Startup of the Year or Mobile App of the Year? Or which founder deserves Startup Executive of the Year? You tell us—nominations are open through Friday.

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Lincoln

Descriptions taken verbatim from company Twitter accounts.

42 • @wearethe42

We are a team of engineers, creatives and strategists tightrope walking the gap between the real and the digital.

Beehive@beehiveswarm

Beehive Industries is an asset management software company based in the Silicon Prairie. It focuses on providing well-designed software to cities and utilities

Best Option Trading

If you want to win Wall Street we are your best option.

Boutique Window • @boutiquewindow

A simple way for local retailers to showcase their merchandise on the online networks shoppers use most. Try it free!

Bulu Box • @bulubox

The first vitamin and supplement nutrition sample box. Try 4 to 5 nutritional samples monthly before you buy.

 

Cinnamon Social

We’re here to help you capture the voice of your business through quality content.

EliteForm • @elite_form

EliteForm creates integrated technologies that provide the next competitive edge in athletic performance, strength training, competition, and sports science.

Fiscal Circles • @fiscalcircles

Empowering consumers with public and peer data.

Gear Five Studio@gearfivestudio

As a multi-media company, Gear Five Studio creates digital tools to improve social marketing and employee performance optimization.

GolfStatus • @golf_status

Golf's Rewards Network. Play golf. Earn rewards.

Honest Policy • @honestpolicy

Honest Policy helps consumers make informed decisions about insurance purchases. Our easy to understand information will help you compare carriers and policies.

InjuReplay • @injureplay

The place for weekend warriors, soccer moms and fantasy sports enthusiasts to get solid information on sports injury and recovery.

Localbal • @locabal

Lincoln, NE startup aiming to help both buyers and sellers of premium hand-crafted products by creating an easy-to-use, social, and individualized experience.

Lockr • @getlockr

Easily Track, Manage, and Measure Coaching Effectiveness.

Opendorse • @opendorse

Endorsements start here. Now brands of all sizes can leverage athlete endorsements to build authentic relationships with their target markets.

PAR Program@parprogram

Ready to blow up your business with new customers? Signup for the PAR Program today!

Pickit • @pickitmobile

Pickit changes communities by driving business to local merchants and supporting community organizations the consumer cares about. Pickit for a cause.

Pitch Burner • @pitchburner

PitchBurner is the leading platform for coordinating engaging entrepreneurship events and competitions.

 

SectorNow

SectorNow specializes in building smartphone and tablet data driven app systems that focus on the environment with CleanEarthApps, and mental health with BehaviorApps.

SocialAssurance • @socialassurance

We provide Social Media Monitoring & Compliance for Financial Services. We reduce risk and maximize engagement.

SynerScan • @synerscan

We create software for hospitals to make the process of hourly nurse rounding more efficient, effective, and insightful.

Travefy@travefy

Simplify your group travel

Omaha

Descriptions from company Twitter accounts.

Blogglebeans • @blogglebeans

Blogglebeans is an animated website where grandparents can play and share with their grandchildren.

BlabFeed@blabfeed

blab is. as blab does. building ecosystems connecting people, businesses, and communities via digital media displays.

Business Exchange @b_exchange (San Francisco, Calif.)*

Dating service for B2B companies

BuyNow • @buynowworldwide

Mobile-commerce App that let's the consumer use SMS text messaging to instantly purchase products/services advertised as keywords on multi-media advertisements

CardioSys •  @cardiosys

Healthcare analytics and visualization.

Connoshoer • @connoshoer

From heels to high-tops, functional to fashionable; every step is a statement. Document your footage with Connoshoer!

Cosmic Cart@cosmic_cart (Durham, N.C.)*

The most convenient way to shop online. Coming soon to a browser near you.

Crateful • @cratefulapp

Crateful organizes your music so you can spend more time mixing and less time digging. Find all the tracks you love without skipping a beat.

Crop Ventures • @cropventures

Crop Ventures purpose is to reinvent agriculture for the betterment of farmers and the world.

Cympel • @cympel (Minneapolis, Minn.)*

Cymplifying e-commerce through engaging advertisements, we provide customers with an experience that allows them to transact [in ads] without redirection.

D3 Banking • @d3banking (Formerly Lodo Software)

Personalized, integrated, intelligent, digital banking services – anytime, anywhere, any device.

DocLanding@doclanding

Cloud document management solutions for small business, individual & enterprise clients. Store, search & share files on your computer and mobile device

 

DonorElf @donorelf

Missionary Software Made Simple

Flywheel@heyflywheel

Flywheel is a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for web designers, freelancers and creative agencies.

 

Hello Holiday@helloholiday

Introducing a charming and exuberant approach to style and shopping!

HuntForce • @huntforceapp

Trail Camera Interaction and Management

Layerdi • @layeredi

We help brands, agencies, and enterprises go mobile and get real results with our next generation mobility platform. Join us in the mobile revolution!

MindMixer • @mind_mixer

Engage Your Community

MultiMech • @multimechrd

The Multiscale Mechanics Company™

Müvin • @getmuvin

We make real estate listings intelligent, so you can work smarter.

 

Ova Ova @ovaova_team

We launched OvaOva.com to help women use natural birth control or conceive using a customized fertility charting web app.

 

PaySAFE • @paysafe

PaySAFE is an online closing table providing financial protection for private buyers/sellers of classic cars and used vehicles

 

PeggyBank • @peggybankvault

We digitize your old media from film and video to photos, so you can preserve your memories and share them w/ friends and family. 

SharePlow • @shareplow

Shareplow.com is the first cost-effective PaaS that lets you envision and rapidly deploy integrated, data-centric, web and mobile applications

 

SkyVu Entertainment (Battle Bears) • @skyvu • @battlebears

SkyVu Entertainment - Mobile Games with Character! Creators of the hit iPhone series BATTLE BEARS.

 

Smelly Puppy • @smelly_puppy

Friendly totally non-stinking software for Mac and iOS. You may have heard of QuickCal. Zones is our latest project.

Techno FYI@technofyi

Technology news, gadget reviews and how-to content.

Vendorin • @vendorin

A network where trading partners come together to create, manage, and share vital information critical to conducting business in a digital economy

Vitru • @govitru

Know yourself, build your career.

Volano Solutions (Steelwool) @volanosolutions

Software to Make. Work. Flow.

Xuba (Bloom)@bloomdotcom

Discover the hottest trends, products and professionals on Bloom's Social Beauty Network. Get our app for beauty inspiration on-the-go.

Elsewhere in Nebraska

CropMetrics • @cropmetrics (North Bend, Neb.)

Precision ag company focused on providing advanced solutions to growers and specializes in precision irrigation management.

Phynd@phyndtech (Kearney, Neb.)

Phynd simplifies the lives of providers by giving them a single tool for updating and validating all their credential and contact information for every hospital and every hospital department that needs the information. 

Striv.TV@strivtv (Henderson, Neb.)

Helping schools share their story through live video streaming school events + online media. Provide a new media education platform for students + schools.

 

*These companies are based elsewhere but are currently spending the summer in Omaha to participate in the Straight Straight accelerator program.

Hat Tips: The Big Plate, AngelList and Startup Genome for uncovering startups we didn't have on our radar, and Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist for the list idea.

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