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7 ways to hire (and retain) a rock star startup team

June 15, 2016

I was training a large group of managers in Kansas City during the 2015 World Series, and I started the day with that simple question. A guy wearing his Royals jersey and baseball cap had a quick, unequivocal answer: “I want you to teach me how to be like Ned Yost.” OK. If you are from…

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5 Reasons Tech Talent Grows in the Silicon Prairie

May 18, 2016

If you think Silicon Valley is the best and only tech hub, you’re not alone. But you’re also wrong. Omaha’s Silicon Prairie was recently named the “Top City to Work in Tech” by financial advice tech company SmartAsset, and it’s easy to see why. Omaha is home to four Fortune 500 companies, established technology businesses…

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OSC is Built for People and, Quite Truly, the People are the Magic that Makes it

May 17, 2016

Omaha has the potential to be a top-tier city for tech startups. It’s our mission to see that come to life. Our mission at Omaha Startup Collaborative (OSC)  is to help improve the odds for our economy’s high risk, high potential tech startups. We are a nonprofit incubator that provides mentorship, content and space for…

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Chance Irvine, Proxibid: “The biggest hurdle to the cloud is belief”

April 29, 2016

Chance Irvine, Director of IT Operations and Infrastructure at Proxibid and Business Development Executive at Midwest Cloud Computing, doesn’t think that the cloud is the perfect solution to every business IT problem. “I think the cloud is for everyone, but I don’t think the cloud is for everything you have,” said Irvine. Nevertheless, many companies…

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Paul Oliver, Vosaic: “I would hate to pay Hudl’s cloud bill every month”

April 08, 2016

Paul Oliver, Principal Software Architect at Vosaic (formerly Studiocode) in Lincoln, Nebraska, is enjoying the current price war between Amazon and Azure’s cloud services. “It is amazing that the big heavyweights in the cloud are fighting it out—Azure, AWS, Rackspace,” said Oliver. “They’re just duking it out and we’re reaping the benefits. It’s like a Skittles rainbow…

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