Locally-Known Early-Stage Startups Pitching for $25K in Omaha

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  • Published on March 23, 2022
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Husch Blackwell, a national law firm based in Missouri, is sponsoring Get Started Omaha, a premier pitch competition on April 6 that will highlight 30 seed-stage startups. Startups from the Midwest and across the country will have the opportunity to network and showcase their business to a panel of judges and attendees.

These startups represent five industry tracks that include healthcare and education; manufacturing, These startups, which have raised less than $1 million in funding, represent five industry tracks that
include healthcare and education; manufacturing, transportation and logistics; food and agriculture;
energy, natural resources and real estate; and technology and financial services. Six startupsโ€”a winner from the five industry tracks and the peopleโ€™s choice selectionโ€”will pitch to three judges for an opportunity to win $25,000.

โ€œGet Started Omaha is an opportunity for executives and investors to get an up-close look at 30 startups that have gained traction in the market,โ€ said Jenny Miller, Husch Blackwellโ€™s Startup Community Program Lead in a press release sent to EQ. โ€œWe are excited for the future of these companies and are pleased that Get Started Omaha can help each potentially grow.โ€

Startups you may know participating in this event include:


FlipStik – founded by Shark Tank winner from St. Louis, Akeem Shannon, FlipStik offers a mobile phone accessory that sticks your phone to literally any surface.

SpenDebt – founded by Missouri S&T alum Kiley Summers, SpenDebt is an Arch Grant recipient company now based in Texas that offers a SaaS payment solution providing a frictionless way for companies to recover overdue bill payments from their customers.

Veeper – with their CTO based out of St Charles, Veeper is a Shopify app that tracks customers’ shopping habits to apply the smallest discount that gets them to buy more.

Azella Advisor – Kansas City, MO, startup uses questionnaires to helps financial advisors set up social media, CRM and targeted campaigns at the click of a button.


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