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

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 startups—a winner from the five industry tracks and the people’s choice selection—will pitch to three judges for an opportunity to win $25,000.

“Get 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,” said Jenny Miller, Husch Blackwell’s Startup Community Program Lead in a press release sent to EQ. “We are excited for the future of these companies and are pleased that Get Started Omaha can help each potentially grow.”

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.