As early stage investors and advisors know, mastering the techniques to hack the board can pay back a CEO’s effort many times over. Helping a CEO prep for a board meeting is super important, but it is a waste if the CEO cannot actually run a good meeting. Well-run board meetings are essential for the success of a company. Here are some tips for running a stellar startup board meeting that you can share with your CEOs.
Omaha-based Workshop raised a $12M Series A round 18 months after securing $5M in seed funding. The startup plans to use the latest investment to innovate its internal communications platform and scale the team.
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Technology enthusiasts, professionals and policymakers will convene at the inaugural Tech Nebraska Summit in Lincoln on Nov. 28.
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Buildertrend eliminates 16% of its workforce as part of a strategic realignment in order to bring costs in line with the company's growth objectives and ensure sustainability.
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Hear from Amy Johnson — formerly co-founder and CEO of LifeLoop, which was acquired in 2021.
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SPN interviews Swishboom founder Kellee Mikuls about the decision to close her startup. The company's tech stack, branding, assets and trade secrets are now for sale.
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There are reams of advice pieces out there warning startup CEOs that they must pick the perfect board. For early stage startups this advice is theoretically sound but practically useless. As early stage investors know, mature companies may be able to pick a dream board, but startups don’t have a lot of flexible slots open to allow for shaping. Advisors should coach that there are four basic aspects to hacking the board.
The COVID-19 pandemic changed how and where Nebraskans work. Omaha companies are exploring ways to make their physical workspaces more appealing in a hybrid work environment.
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More Nebraskans, including those in small towns like Valentine, are choosing to work remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased access to broadband in rural communities helps make that choice feasible.
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The next Nebraska Startup Job Mixer is happening on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. Jobseekers will have the chance to connect with more than 20 startups that are actively hiring.
Artificial intelligence was a popular topic at the AIM Heartland Developers Conference in Omaha on Oct. 23-24. At the conference, New York Times bestselling author and futurist Martin Ford shared his insights on how AI will impact the future of work.
Hear from Adi Kunalic, co-founder and president at Opendorse — recently named to the TIME's TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2023.
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The first time you receive stock options as an employee is a magical moment. You feel suddenly part of something bigger than just earning a paycheck. You daydream about how various financial scenarios might play out. You take a sudden interest in the wellbeing of your company and the factors which affect its stock price.
It is no surprise therefore that startups are nearly universal in their adoption of stock options as a tool for attracting, motivating and retaining new hires. And with all these start up stock option pools everywhere, it is natural for an angel to wonder if they are a relevant part of an angel’s overall investing strategy.
At Launchpad, we invest in dozens of companies every year. In the past, we frequently faced situations where we put a lot of work into diligence with a company and suddenly found out we were miles apart on deal term expectations and couldn't close the gap. This is a waste of time for all involved, and is the kind of frustration that leads to “deal fatigue” for investors trying to build a portfolio of investments. It can also lead to bad feelings and an increasing sense of mistrust between investors and entrepreneurs. A good way to avoid this issue is try to be more explicit about what your deal term expectations are early on in your discussions with the entrepreneur.
Help us welcome two new journalists to the Nebraska Journalism Trust. Chris Bowling is a reporter at the Flatwater Free Press, and Karlha Velasquez Rivas is a multimedia producer at Silicon Prairie News.
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The annual AIM Tech Awards recognize individuals and companies making significant contributions to fostering a robust and inclusive tech ecosystem. This year's Startup of the Year is Superb Shifts.
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