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Straight Shot is dedicated to rapidly developing technology startups in a way that will allow them to succeed the first time.

We Go From A to B

We help talented founders turn their ideas into fully-functioning startups that are ready to grow and scale.

We Have 90 Days

Our curriculum ensures founders address critical facets of their businesses over three intense months of mentorship.

We Provide All the Tools

Straight Shot’s national partnerships with leading vendors provide the technology, operational, and marketing tools a seed stage startup needs to succeed.

We Remove All Distractions

Everything from our office space to the curriculum is tailored to provide you with an ideal environment to take your company to the next level.


The Omaha Model taps into the deeply rich talent and resources of our major corporations, builds on our city’s inherent relationship-based economy and bridges the divide between the counterculture of startups and our city’s corporate players.

Clark Lauritzen

‘A reflection of the community’: First National Bank lends steadfast support

159-year-old Omaha institution aims to help next generation of businesses   What can a company that once traded in buffalo hides and gold dust teach us about 21st-century startup practices? Quite a lot, actually. “They’re looking for advice, sales leads, contacts – our goal with those businesses is to be as helpful as possible, to […]


Introducing the class of 2016: A reflection of regional progress

Straight Shot is thrilled to announce its fourth class. The eight companies represented reflect a strong regional presence, as well as companies with footholds around the Midwest. And once again, the accelerator is betting on founders who have proven experience. “A large percent of the class has proven there’s a market for their services, and […]

NEWS: Announcing the 2015 Class

Without further ado, we’re proud to announce our third class. The seven-company class includes more second-time entrepreneurs, teams from Des Moines and Chicago as well as a new corporate venture out of Election Systems & Software.   A Founder’s Class Straight Shot Managing Director David Arnold shared that this year’s class underwent a much more […]


Straight Shot’s partners share our goal to build a program that’s integrated with the region’s economic strengths in order to foster a comprehensive ecosystem of technology development and innovation.