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May 2, 2019

Mike Smith is anything but the traditional startup entrepreneur. He's the founder of The Bay, an indoor skate park and creative haven for teenagers in Lincoln, Nebraska. He's also a must-see speaker, consultant, ambassador, author, and founder of Leadership Live, Find Your Grind, and Rabble Mill. 

In this interview, we...


Apr 30, 2019

Chris Brester is the CEO of Brester Construction, a second generation, family-owned company. Brester Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm based out of Lincoln, Nebraska. They’ve built their reputation by providing the highest level of integrity, quality and service in the work they...


Jun 13, 2018

Spencer Munson's short stint working in a record store ignited his love of music that led to his full-time career as a music festival organizer and promoter of the arts. He's responsible for bringing 100 bands to Lincoln each year through Lincoln Calling, as well as filling the downtown with the sounds of Jazz each...


Jun 5, 2018

Christopher Aumueller first came up with the idea for FanWord while playing tennis in college. Using his design skills, he mocked up an early prototype. With a small loan from his family, he paid a developer to bring that prototype to life. He's quick to acknowledge that the early "product" is not even close to what the...


May 29, 2018

Dennis Doerfl and his cofounder first developed the idea for Fourstarzz Media while they were working for Groupon in Europe, recognizing the need for an influencer marketing "search engine" to make it easier in deploying influencer marketing as an effective tactic for businesses all over the world.

Fourstarzz helps...