Local Group Helps Launch Entrepreneurs' Careers


To check out the other companies who presented, click this link:

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Entrepreneurs presented ideas for their start-up businesses Thursday night at the "Straight Shot Demo Day" in Omaha. The Event took place at Aksarben Cinema where more than 400 attendees and 100 investors listened to 7 project pitches.

The 7 companies were chosen out of 367 applications. Straight Shot then gave those 7 companies, they found to have the most potential, $20,000 in exchange for 6% equity. They also provided them with three months of learning in Omaha, with more than 300 mentors to guide them.

One company WOWT 6 News spoke with was "Cosmic Cart." Alex Adelman, CEO and Founder of the company, said it is ultimately a "universal shopping-cart."

“So when you see that pair of shoes and shirt in GQ magazine – you can add that to your cart and never leave GQ magazine,” Adelman said.

The idea behind the company is the ability to add different brands of clothing to the same shopping cart without ever having to visit the actual brand website.

Adelman said his success so far wouldn't have been possible without "Straight Shot." "Something that would take a month to do they can get done in a few hours so it gives us no excuse not to succeed”

To read about the other six companies that presented their ideas, click the link in the box to the right.


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