Omaha’s first technology accelerator – is dedicated to rapidly developing technology startups, so when they go to market they have a sustainable path to revenue generation. Straight Shot’s first two classes included fourteen companies with founders some of whom moved to Omaha from San Francisco, Chicago, Portland, Raleigh, and more. Following the outpouring of community support, several of the out-of-state companies decided to put down roots in Omaha.
Straight Shot provides entrepreneurs in e-commerce and software as a service technology platforms with a direct path to revenue, advisors, technology needs and more. Additionally, the program added vertical focuses in construction, logistics, and transportation starting in 2015 based on the community’s existing corporate strength in these areas.
Founded by Mark Hasebroock, a co-founder of GiftCertificates.com and Hayneedle, and supported by a deeply experienced and talented pool of strategic mentors, Straight Shot offers participating startups unmatched perspective and knowledge needed to succeed.