Month: February 2017

The Aeropress: “So hot right now…”

Matt Westenburg Talks Aeropress Alan Adler is the most famous man you’ve never heard of: a Stanford professor, submarine and radar engineer, the inventor of the Aerobie disc (the frisbee with the hole in the middle that made you feel like Hercules when you chucked it across the whole football field), an expert in advertising, and most notably for coffee enthusiasts, the man responsible for the Aeropress. ***Embedded Aeropress Explanation Vid*** AeroPress “Ritual” from Sandwich Video on Vimeo. For anyone not up on coffee trends, the Aeropress allows someone to load a filter into a glass cylinder about a...

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Profiling the 2017 Big Omaha Speakers

Daniel Burka – Partner, GV How do you go from messing around with HTML and early versions of photoshop with friends in a high school classroom to becoming a partner at GV? Kickass design talent, and Daniel Burka has displayed that ever since he turned those late 90’s photoshop sessions into a summer job designing for the Canadian government. Since then, Burka led the early design phase of famed Digg.com, and was instrumental in designing Mozilla’s Firefox brand. More recently Burka headed up design for the social network, Pownce; the video game startup, Tiny Speck; and the mobile social...

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Wearable Devices That Won’t Wear Out Before You Do

Matt Westenburg Talks Wearables Fitness trackers and wearable technology help athletes improve their performance by providing real-time data. Regular people also benefit from the ability to monitor their fitness progress. There are many benefits to training for your next triathlon with a fitness device, but not every fitness tracker will benefit triathletes. Many are not durable enough to survive the hours of intense activity. You don’t want your fitness watch to wear out before you do. Triathletes need a way to monitor their movement through every leg of the race as they swim, bike and run to the finish...

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Startup Update: Bulu Box

Matt Westenburg Talks Startups Do you know that anxiety you get when you walk into GNC or any supplement store and realize you only have a vague idea of what you want? You spend the next five minutes trying to learn the ingredients on the supplements with Google before the clerk inevitably corners you and pitches you on whatever product of the month is that they will earn the most commission on. Regardless, you rarely come out of there with confidence that whatever you purchased is the best product for you. Enter Bulu Box. Paul and Stephanie Jarrett started...

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Tiny Tourism

Matt Westenburg Talks Hitchhiking It’s a big world out there, but these tiny destinations make it seem a little smaller. If you’re not interested in big adventures, check out these small sights around the world. Bufford, Wyoming Bufford, Wyoming is the smallest town in America with a thriving population of one. A gas station, a post office, and a single home are the only buildings within “city” limits. Built along the Transcontinental Railroad, Bufford was one home to over 2,000 people. A man named Dan Sammons bought the town in 1980 and lived there with his family until his...

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