Straight Shot accelerator sets goals, plans for second class - Omaha.com
Published Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 5:00 am / Updated at 3:20 pm
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Straight Shot accelerator sets goals, plans for second class


In the Money Talks blog, The World-Herald shares the latest in Nebraska business and development, with behind-the-scenes notes from our Money team. Read more and join the conversation.

Straight Shot startup accelerator, which wrapped up its first class in October, has laid out some goals for 2014.

In the startup accelerator’s second year, it aims to:

>> Expand its roster from seven to 10 startups

>> Offer new ways for mentors to engage with the startups

>> Include more current and future leaders of the region’s startup community

>> Provide more value for participating sponsors

Since the accelerator wrapped, five of the participating companies have received funding, six have decided to put down Omaha roots and one has aligned with a major retailer.

Straight Shot has also hired David Arnold, formerly of MindMixer, as its new managing director. The program will begin accepting applications for its next class in January.

Contact the writer: Paige Yowell

paige.yowell@owh.com    |   402-444-1414    |  

Paige covers commercial development news primarily for the Money section's news blog, Money Talks.

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