The Omaha Startup Collaborative was the very first stop on the Rise of the Rest Tour 2016. Steve Case, entrepreneur and co-founder of America Online, and Revolution lead the “Rise of the Rest” initiative, a nationwide effort to showcase – and invest in – talented entrepreneurs across the U.S. Through this initiative, $2 million has been invested in entrepreneurs in 19 cities. Omaha and Lincoln started the 2016 initiative on October 3rd. As part of the tour, Steve spent the day in Omaha and then traveled to Lincoln for a public pitch competition with a fantastic prize of $100,000!
Watch the video below to hear startup stories from Mark Hasebroock, Nathan Preheim, Erica Wassinger, Paul Jarrett, Louis López and Gordon Whitten, some of the Nebraska entrepreneurs participating in this year’s Rise of the Rest.