BuyNow Worldwide: Turning Ads into Instant Sales
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Story Highlight That choice watch or pair of boots you see in a magazine ad. The protein powder you hear about on the radio. Want it? Text it. And then own it. Instantly. That’s the power of BuyNow™, a free mobile commerce app launched from Omaha in October 2013. The brainchild of Shaz […]
NFL Players Able To More Successfully Sell Social Media Access With New Activate Platform
Forbes | By Darren Heltner Over the past 3 years, every deal reviewed by NFL Players Inc. (the marketing and licensing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association) includes a social media component. That is according to Keith Gordon, President, NFL Players Inc., who also told FORBES that he is really trying to focus NFL Players […]
5 Questions with Opendorse CEO Blake Lawrence
Sports Agent Blog | By Chris Lesley Blake Lawrence is co-founder and CEO of opendorse, an online platform that connects companies with athletes. I had an opportunity recently to talk to him about the company, and how he got his start in the industry. How did you get into the industry? I’ve been around sports my […]
As March Madness Winds Down ShotTracker Gears Up To Make Everyone Clutch
TechCrunch | By Jonathan Shieber In the annals of sports there’s no bigger hero than the clutch shooter, whether it’s Aaron Harrison’s last second heroics to get Kentucky to the NCAA Championship, or the season-long efforts of the NBA’s best. In an effort to make every would-be baller a scoring machine, ShotTracker, a small startup from Kansas City, has been demonstrating […]
The Original Instant Deals App, Five & Fifty Is Back, & Ready
It seems the original instant/daily deals app is back and going for a shot at standing on it’s own two feet. Ben Tyson, the founder of Five & Fifty, is a serial entrepreneur, an adventurer and the youngest ever inductee into the Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship for his work on Google Earth, so he has some […]
Integrated social media strategy drives supplement sampling startup’s rapid growth
NUTRA | By Hank Schultz Having a social media strategy as a foundational piece of a business can yield huge dividends in growth, as Lincoln, Neb. startup Bulu Box has demonstrated. Founded by couple Stephanie and Paul Jarrett, Bulu Box uses a sampling method pioneered elsewhere to introduce brands to customers in focused fashion. For […]
KC business headed to final four
Fans at the NCAA tournament will get to play with “ShotTracker,” an invention by a Kansas City company that got started last summer. It will be a huge boost for the already buzzing company. “We’ve had hundreds of pre-orders,” said ShotTracker co-founder Davyeon Ross. To watch the video, click here.
Iron Mountain Products LLC Partners with Outtech Inc.
Iron Mountain Products LLC is pleased to announce that Outtech Inc. has been named sales and marketing partner for their new, state-of-the-art product line, Game Vector Game Recovery System. The Game Vector Game Recovery System is a revolutionary new product designed to aid the bow hunter in locating mortally wounded game when traditional tracking techniques […]
Another win for EyeVerify
By Diane Stafford | KC Star EyeVerify, a Kansas City, Kan.-based startup that has won several entrepreneurial honors, has added another award, the Luis Villalobos Award for innovation from the Angel Capital Association. Click here to continue reading.
opendorse partners with IZEA to expand paid sponsorships
Silicon Prairie News | By Jordan Pascale A new partnership between Lincoln-based athlete endorsement platform opendorse and Orlando-based social sponsorship company IZEA will expand social sponsorship campaigns across platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube. By joining IZEA’s Exchange ecosystem, opendorse can further monetize the social presence of its athlete clients and create a wider variety of paid sponsorship […]
ShotTracker infographic featured on CBS Sports
Infographic: Shooters to watch for in Sweet 16 By Matt Norlander | CBS Sports How many close games are we going to see over the next four days/nights? Who should have the ball in their hands when the clock’s in its final ticks? Got a cool infographic here, courtesy of ShotTracker. It includes some shooting […]
EyeVerify CEO Toby Rush’s journey from farmhand to founder
Silicon Prairie News | By Kate Brosseau Roughly an hour and a half from his office in the Kansas City Startup Village, EyeVerify CEO and founder Toby Rush was trained in the art of entrepreneurship. It wasn’t in a classroom or under the wing of a seasoned business icon, but in the fields of his family’s farm in Severance, Kan. […]
Pipeline Member Davyeon Ross to be featured at Youth Entrepreneurs BizConnect on April 17
Join Youth Entrepreneurs as we highlightDavyeon Ross, Co-Founder of ShotTracker Inc and a Partner at BlackOps Development a software development and investment firm. Davyeon also advises several start-ups and organizations in the Kansas City metropolitan area. For more information on the event or to RSVP, click here.
Anyone can turn a problem-solving startup into a passion
Silicon Prairie News | By Guest Contributor Ben Pankonin There’s this common thought that startups develop out of a certain personal belief that the problem you are solving impacts you greatly and causes a deep emotional reaction engaging every fiber of your being to solve it. At least for me, I always thought that was […]
“I was getting death stares”: The story of Travefy’s first sale
Fast Company | By David Zax In March of 2013, David Chait was a student at Columbia Business School, and his vacation-planning startup Travefy had been hatched the year before. Even so, what with juggling school with product development, Travefy had yet to earn its first dollar. Chait had recently pitched the startup to the head of Columbia’s entrepreneurship […]
Pipeline Board Member James Linder to serve as NU interim president
Startup investor James Linder to serve as NU interim president Silicon Prairie News | By Jordan Pascale Dr. James Linder will serve as interim president of the University of Nebraska system, replacing outgoing president J.B. Milliken. Linder is a long-time supporter of Midwest startups. He and his wife, Karen, head Linseed Capital, which has invested in several […]
Netchemia acquisition broadens footprint, adds 600 clients
Kansas City Business Journal | By Bobby Burch The wins continue to stack up for Prairie Village-based Netchemia LLC. In addition to continuing its aggressive hiring spree, Netchemia has completed the acquisition of South Burlington, Vt.-based SchoolSpring Inc., an education employment resource company. To continue reading, click here.
NASA selects Lawrence business to develop high-altitude drone
LJWorld | By Sara Shepherd A Lawrence small business has been chosen by NASA to develop a drone for high-altitude air sampling missions, NASA and the business have announced. KalScott Engineering Inc. is in the contract phase of the approximately $1 million unmanned air vehicle project, vice president of business development Suman Saripalli said. The drone […]
Area education recruiter Netchemia acquires Northeast company
The Kansas City Star A Prairie Village company whose software helps schools and districts recruit, hire, develop and retain employees has acquired a similar company in the northeastern United States. Read more here.
How to Break Through the Online Noise and Get Customers
Entrepreneur | By David Chait There’s a lot of noise on the internet. Establishing yourself as an expert with relevant content can help you break through that noise and drive customer traffic. With the rise of online and mobile-consumer businesses, online advertising has become extremely noisy and mediums like Google or Facebook ads are very expensive. A comparatively inexpensive and scalable way to rise above the […]