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Inside/Outside Innovation Summit’s $100K Pitch Finalists Announced
Wed, June 14, 2017

Innovation Summit’s $100K Pitch Finalists Announced

On June 19-21, 2017, the first Inside/Outside Innovation Summit will be held at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE.  Hosted by Econic and the Inside/Outside Innovation podcast team, this three-day national conference brings the best high-growth startups and corporate entrepreneurs together to collide and innovate in the Midwest.

The Summit is the first of its kind in the region to bring together global leaders in the world of startup-driven innovation, corporate innovators, leading-edge startups and community supporters. 

More than 60 startups will be included in the Summit’s Startup Showcase and matched with corporate innovators and fellow startup founders. See all Startup Showcase Companies at From these Startups, six have been chosen to compete in an investment pitch competition for a $100k investment and incentives sponsored by Nelnet. Several additional startups will be selected as pitch “wildcards” from the Startup Showcase floor. The startups selected to pitch include:

LeverageRx - LeverageRx is a personal finance company that helps doctors make smarter financial decisions. - is a cloud-based construction payment platform to facilitate the exchange of lien waivers, ACH payments, W9s and 1099s.  

HowFactory - HowFactory is the mobile and online platform to transform corporate know-how into show-how. Our apps make it simple to create, update, and collaborate on visual training, work instructions and standard operating procedures.  

SkyVu - SkyVu AR's gamification platform gives retailers a huge advantage over Amazon with Pokémon Go-like games that gets more customers into their stores and keeps them coming back. 

VideoFizz - Our technology is the collaborative curation of digital media.  Used in our mobile app VideoFizz, it’s the easiest way to create montage video greetings for any occasion.  

Painless1099 - Painless1099 helps independent contractors (think: freelance designers and real estate agents) save for tax season. Through a smart bank account, Painless1099 automatically withholds taxes based on user information and then deposits what is safe to spend directly to a user’s personal checking account. This allows contractors to focus on the work they know, while automating savings and avoiding an unexpected bill from the IRS during tax season.  

“Innovators today require access to high-speed information,” said Brad Moline, ALLO President and Innovation Summit Gold Sponsor. “We’re proud to support the startup community by fostering idea-sharing driving invention at the speed of light.”

The summit will also feature more than 35 national corporate+startup innovation speakers from companies such as LinkedIn, US Bank, Estee Lauder, Coca-Cola, Samsung, P&G/Tide Spin, QBE Insurance Group and Revolution. More speaker details can be found here -

Sponsors include Nelnet, Ameritas, Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Allo Communications, Assurity, Dillashaw LLC, Lincoln Community Foundation, Lincoln CVB, TenDot, Mutual of Omaha, Fiserv, Dundee Advisors, FUSE Coworking and Results Junkies.  Check out more sponsors here.

“As an insurance, employee benefits and financial services company, Ameritas is keenly interested in exploring how innovation can help us continue accelerating our growth," said Brent Korte, Ameritas Senior Vice President – Chief Marketing Officer. "We’re happy to support and participate in the innovation summit.”

“We’re pleased to support the Inside/Outside Innovation Summit to help continue to build Lincoln’s culture of collaborative business innovation,” said Wendy Birdsall, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce President.

 For more information or to register, go to

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