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6947_e094a09a9a_small June 13, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Flywheel. Lemonly. Agape Red. Errvin & Smith. Those are some of Omaha Code School's employer partners. They're also some of the companies that have hired code school graduates in recent weeks. At least four of 12 students have been hired for jobs while others have internships or plans to move. read more

6953_e3bd65179c_small June 12, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha When Corey Anand, a startup founder out of Chicago, was asked to join Straight Shot, an accelerator in Omaha, he was ready to get out of his element. "I've never been to Omaha, but this was three months out of my life that I could be heads down and work on my company," Anand said Wednesday night after the accelerator shared its second class of seven ecommerce and SaaS startups. read more

6934_1187eec84f_small June 11, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha It's been six months since Omaha editor Jordan Pascale has been on the job, and he reported on a lot in his first few months. We were taken back by all the movement, which got us to thinking, "What have been the key storylines for each region?" Each has had a unique story, and over the next three days we'll run through some of those storylines—Nebraska today, Iowa on Thursday and Kansas City on Friday. read more

6945_69a6bc46cc_small June 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha BuyNow Worldwide, an Omaha-based startup, has raised $355,000 in seed funding from Foundry Group's Angels and Invest Nebraska. Founder and CEO Shaz Khan told SPN the funds will help reach more publishers and advertisers to increase BuyNow's reach, maybe open a New York office and help rebrand the startup's image. BuyNow is a mobile-commerce app that enables consumers to instantly purchase advertised products or services off of any multimedia ad by sending a text message.  read more

6940_86d8e19b8b_small June 9, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Just off Dodge Street in Omaha, you'll find seven person ecommerce team for PasuTech. You've likely never heard of the company and you've certainly never bought its products, but you may have been to one of their niche sites—solely dedicated to fans of vents and water filters. It's a seemingly familiar story for Omaha… read more

6841_f07d5b693f_small June 6, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha 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

6933_97c70714ee_small June 5, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha This week DliveryPal began delivering food to hungry students and staff at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. It's part of a three-month-long test run for the food delivery app before the service reaches a wider swath of Omaha. It was first announced in February. Co-founder and CEO Hamza Rehman says he wants to make sure the model works before expanding to more neighborhoods.  read more

6917_551c4182c3_small June 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Omaha Code School has found a new school house. Co-founder and instructor Sumeet Jain has moved the school from the temporary space in Midtown Crossing and moved to 1258 S. 13th St., a building formerly occupied by nonprofit inCOMMON. Most Omahans will know the area for its proximity to the Bohemian Cafe and Donut Stop. It's a half mile south of the Old Market. read more

6915_e94d17b7c3_small June 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha Proxibid is hopping the pond. The Omaha-based marketplace for buying and selling high-value goods like fine art or farm equipment has opened an office in London. It's the company's first move internationally. It already has an office in New York. Ryan Downs, president and CEO of the 13-year-old company says it's another major milestone in Proxibid's growth.  read more

6896_71901b1121_small May 30, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Omaha The Mastercraft, once a hub for startup activity in North Downtown Omaha, is growing quickly and aims to reclaim the definitive title of the center of startup and creative activity. A renovation, set to finish in July, will effectively double the amount of potential tenant space from the current 40 offices to 80 or 90. More than 400 employees could be working in the building by summer 2015. read more

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