Behind the Founder: Tinashe Mahupete // Dream Catcher

Behind the Founder: Tinashe Mahupete // Dream Catcher

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Tinashe “Nash” Mahupete

Where are you from?

Zimbabwe

How did your upbringing influence you today?

My parents grew up in racially segregated, colonial Zimbabwe. I was born after Independence and my parents who had lived in a society that saw them as 3rd class citizens raised me to believe that I am no better than anyone…or less than any other person. My parents treated everyone with kindness and respect. They also taught me the definition of success: Being pleased at the end of the day that I have applied myself to the best of my abilities with a positive attitude. 

Two things were important to my parents: That we never went to bed hungry (in an environment where for others, this was not guaranteed), and the send was that there was always “Love” in our home. 

I carry all those experiences with me today. 

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

Nelson Mandela: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” 

He was unjustly thrown in prison for almost three decades for having a dream of equality. When he was finally released, his Dream had not vanished. If anything it had become more intense. He did not hate those that had taken his freedom away, instead, he showed them compassion (Not sure I could do that). He didn’t waste his energy on emotions towards the oppressors. He kept his emotions focused on his compelling Vision for a free and equal South Africa. 

Madiba taught me that to attain your Dream, “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination”

Who is one FICTIONAL character that has inspired your life/career and why?

Not sure if I have been inspired by fiction much. One of the characters I liked are from a book, “Matigari” I read when I was 14 years old. It is by Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o. 

The character, “Matigari” is a freedom fighter who returns from the wilderness after laying his weapons aside at the end of the wars of independence in his country. He returns to find the government changed but the status quo preserved. The book is written as a part allegory, part parable and part fairy tale. The author gives the reader no firm grasp on chronology or the boundaries between the magical and the real. What emerges is a moving surrealistic tribute to the spirit of independence and the challenges facing newly independent nations like my own, Zimbabwe. 

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

My experiences at my job, QLI where I started almost two decades ago is the reason for my company. I was fortunate to join a company that views and treats team members as vital and integral to the success of the mission. QLI is heavily invested in people’s development at work, and also in their lives. Organizations deserve hardworking and loyal team members. Team members deserve companies invested in them. Dream Catcher helps solve that problem. This leads to succession planning, a great pain point for the majority of businesses. 

How did the founding team meet?

Network introductions

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

Messaging. Truly differentiating Dream Catcher and focusing on the problem I am solving. 

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

All have been very helpful. However, every step of validation has been vital. Validation not only helped me to get to the crux of the issues but helped me get to know who my customers are while also building an early relationship with them. 

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

Constantly working to launch. I have a book I have written tied to the concept I am building through the Startup Collaborative. Currently, increasing book sales has been a focus. 

I am also managing the team working on building the platform and continuing with the testing process. Raising funds has been critical as I am boot-strapping.  

What’s next for you and your company?

Launch the software to the early adopters and focus on getting Dream Catcher to other organizations so that they can enjoy the bliss of coaching for Succession Planning.

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Behind the Founder: Andrew Prystai // Vesta

Behind the Founder: Andrew Prystai // Vesta

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Andrew Prystai

Where are you from?

Omaha, NE

How did your upbringing influence you today?

My family is filled with entrepreneurs – including my mom and step-dad. I think seeing it first hand, the good and the bad, always made me interested in the “career path” of being an entrepreneur.

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

Beyond my family one of my professors at Creighton, Dr. Kauzlarich, heavily influenced me deciding to go full bore on entrepreneurship and helping equip me with the skills I needed to succeed (and was also helped in large part by a number of other AWESOME professors at Creighton)

Who is one FICTIONAL character that has inspired your life/career and why?

I’d have to say Dumbeldore because he showed great character, compassion, and curiosity – three qualities that I believe are essential as a great leader and entrepreneur.

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

Breakthrough Weekend got me to take the plunge from a concept into a company – and from there we’ve kept going from the market validation and momentum we’ve built.

How did the founding team meet?

Network introductions

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

Level 8 was our most challenging because we had to demonstrate why we were building features and figuring out was necessary vs what wasn’t. It’s a brutal process to cut the unnecessary features – but incredibly valuable.

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

Level 9 – it was awesome to take our haphazard sales and marketing language and start refining it into a potent message!

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

A mix of building the product and talking to customers to get them on board and making sure we continue to build the right thing

What’s next for you and your company?

Scaling in Omaha for Vesta and then expanding into other markets

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Behind the Founder: Carina Glover // HerHeadquarters

Behind the Founder: Carina Glover // HerHeadquarters

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Carina Glover

Where are you from?

Omaha, NE

How did your upbringing influence you today?

I am the oldest of three with my siblings and I all being 4 years apart. At a young age, I was always ‘in charge’ and had a high level of responsibility. I grew up in a leadership role and much was expected of me, not only the oldest of the children in the house but the oldest of all my cousins. Growing up, I was always an ambitious leader and my parents consistently reinforced that I could be whatever I desired to be in life. They were supportive, they pushed me, and my dad specifically had a standard of excellence that really molded me. For this reason, my standards are high and no matter how ambitious the goal is, I will always 100% believe that it can be achieved. 

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

Maybe I have not personally met her yet, but Beyonce is real and she is my biggest existing inspiration, for both my life and career. She’s not only an entertainer and performer but a businesswoman. I’ve always known deep in my heart that at some point in my career, that I would be elevated to being in the public eye. I admire how she balances privacy and being internationally known. Her standards of excellence, how strategic and intentional she is in business, how she uses her platform and status to change people’s lives, and how no matter how successful she’s become, she never robbed God of his credit and the doors he’s opened for her. Beyonce inspired me to think bigger, to not just think about today’s success, but to think about longevity, about building a legacy, and being intentional in all decisions so that my future great-grandchildren can also reap the rewards of my hard work. I’m also inspired by my future children. On the days that I feel overwhelmed with all the challenges, I refuse to give up because of them. I want to be their first role model and to give them the best life possible. I want to be prepared to make that impact on my children’s lives, so I think about it daily and have decided to make the sacrifices now, so they can enjoy it later.

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

I experienced the consequences of not having the courage to partner with other women and women-owned brands in the past. Once I had the courage to begin collaborating and saw the value in it, like millions of other women entrepreneurs, I experienced the challenges in securing quality brand collaborations.  I witnessed women across the country experience the frustrating and time-consuming process for years, while simultaneously feeling like I wasn’t on the right path career-wise. I wanted to work with women entrepreneurs and raise the bar in how they were catered to, but for months I couldn’t figure out in what way that impact would be.  The idea of HerHeadquarters finally came to me in the middle of the night. The next morning, I got to work. 

How did the founding team meet?

I met my co-founder, Neosha Broadway, at an event. She came up to me afterward and when we began talking I felt an immediate connection with her and a ‘she’s the one’ feeling. I knew that I was open to the idea of having a partner and that I needed one, but I hadn’t officially started scouting. I had only gotten as far as to write down what I was looking for in a partner. We went to dinner the next day and it was only further confirmed that she was perfect. 

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

The hardest level was transitioning from a prototype to starting development of the app. I didn’t have the skillset to build it on my own or the money to hire someone at the rates I was being quoted. Just months prior I had experienced a head-on accident that resulted in my car being totaled and me being in the hospital. I took a big financial hit as a result of the accident, having to get another car and not working for weeks. My savings was cleaned out; I felt financially frustrated and business-wise, I felt stuck and unable to move forward. I remember receiving quotes from development companies as high as $115,000 and feeling like I couldn’t even afford to look at that number.  

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

The earliest levels, where you have to validate the need for your product by doing surveys and interviews with your target market laid the foundation of success for HerHeadquarters. I was able to establish partnerships with designers, developers, and even other brands based off the knowledge and statistics I discovered during that stage. Since then, every decision I’ve made regarding the product and future plans is highly based on the early knowledge we gained from doing that research and new users. It also gave me credibility, making it easier to land national press, further increasing the brand’s exposure.

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

Each day varies, I schedule focus days for specific things. My most common tasks range from collaboration match-making sessions with current users, an interview with a media outlet, meetings with potential brand partners, team meetings, scouting and emailing potential investors, and lots of strategy sessions! 

What’s next for you and your company?

We’re planning to release HerHeadquarters Version 2 later this fall. This version includes new features that give users a more powerful and customizable collaboration experience. We also plan to release in three additional cities before the end of the year: San Francisco, Houston, and Chicago. We’re also working towards raising our first seed round of funding. 

See? Everyone Can Startup!

Behind the Founder: Chris Jones // loophire

Behind the Founder: Chris Jones // loophire

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Chris Jones

Where are you from?

Born in Little Rock, Arkansas grew up in Omaha 

How did your upbringing influence you today?

Growing up I was given the freedom and support to explore different paths which allowed my independence to flourish rather than be restricted. Basically, my building blocks to becoming a founder.  I’ve always had a very strong belief that anything can be accomplished if you create the right formula and possess the “I’m making this happen” mindset. A lot of who I am today stems from amazing family and friend support allowing me to continually create projects and businesses. 

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

For this specific project (loophire) and my career as a recruiter was inspired by my brother, Brad Jones. He’s a super talented and well-respected leader in the Human Resources community in Omaha. I was in the nightlife/bar business for about 8 years before entering HR. As my nightlife career was coming to an end I went to Brad for advice. I felt I could succeed as a recruiter and asked if he’d take a shot and hire me with this firm. He (respectfully) declined, for a number of legitimate reasons, but most of all I didn’t have the experience or training to be successful in his operation. It’s the best NO I’ve ever received. I’m not one to be deterred, so I landed a recruiter role at a franchised staffing firm that focused on temporary labor. It truly was a start from the bottom, let’s see what you got type scenario. It was gritty, eye-opening and nowhere near the glamour of owning a nightclub which was my last profession. This helped me grow as a person and offered a beautiful shot of humility. I succeeded and was offered a position with Brad’s company and we worked together for 3 years. He’s not only family and one of my dear friends, but a mentor and a voice of reason to my struggles. Thanks, Brad.

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

I launched my own recruitment firm, CJM Recruitment Partners in February of 2018 with the purpose of re innovating the staffing industry. Many of the practices are super archaic and I felt by leveraging technology and my personal recruitment process I could offer a better product. While launching and operating CJM, I was continually exploring products and brainstorming ideas of how my process can better serve candidates and businesses. A lot of whiteboard time, until it woke me in the middle of the night…

Combine the most proven effective hiring methods/processes, create consistency with both the candidate and hiring manager using specific recruitment technologies AND franchise theory, I could build the ultimate solution within one software and replicate it a million times over. 

My knowledge in the staffing industry has allowed me to witness so many pain points and struggles within our current hiring system. I pieced together solutions and eliminated unnecessary steps in the process to build what is now called loophire. 

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

The beginning. Building validation and people questioning my theories. After spending months and months creating something based on the knowledge you’ve gained professionally over the last 7 years, it was tough to have others question your ideas and offer constructive criticism, at times. This is CRUCIAL for growth. When it’s your idea or profession it’s easy to become narrow-minded and think you know it all. Erica, Nathan and others helped me welcome all questions and challenges to ensure I’m creating a product that everyone will understand and deem useful. 

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

The Lean Startup Method. Building your product/company through validation was fantastic. I’m accustomed to the “business plan” method which can leave a lot of room for guessing rather than really knowing what your customer segment actually wants or cares about. Step by step the program helps you create your vision into a reality. 

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

We’re still in development but approaching the pilot phase in September. Presently, our focus is on the branding side and beginning to build messaging campaigns that will help bring awareness to the pilot and eventual launch. 

What’s next for you and your company?

Launch the pilot, go to market and change the hiring industry.

See? Everyone Can Startup!

Behind the Founder: Kent Landholm // fomopay

Behind the Founder: Kent Landholm // fomopay

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Kent Landholm

Where are you from?

Elkhorn, NE

How did your upbringing influence you today?

Great family environment. Growing up in a small town you get involved in a wide variety of activities such as sports, band, etc. Learned how to fix things and build things. 

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

My Uncle Jay was a mechanic. He could take anything apart, figure out how it worked, and fix it. Sometimes it took many attempts. I learned it is Ok if it takes many attempts. 

Who is one FICTIONAL character that has inspired your life/career and why?

Batman. Gadgets, Applying science to solving crimes, Kicking the bad guys butt….. 

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

The most recent one, Found Motion, was triggered as a result of the prior one ending.

How did the founding team meet?

Over many years of working together in other companies.

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

The startup is a side gig at this point. Work on it nights and weekends. Mostly networking, fundraising, and some coding on AWS.

What’s next for you and your company?

Additional funding and doing some POCs

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Disrupting D2C // Direct-to-Consumer Companies at TSC

Disrupting D2C // Direct-to-Consumer Companies at TSC

The journey from the problem validation to that unforgettable first paying customer can feel punishing and touch-and-go. It doesn’t matter what kind of company you are building, there is a methodology to simplify the path to increase your odds of success.

This is why The Startup Collaborative exists in Omaha, NE. TSC is radically improving the odds of success for entrepreneurs who aim to build high-growth, software-centric companies. Most recently, TSC is seeing validation from a new generation of inventive founders disrupting the direct-to-consumer (D2C) eCommerce ecosystem.

With the increasing consumer-focused validation that is popping up from our founders, a rise of new D2C companies are transforming how we shop and how consumers make decisions online.

Here are a few proven D2C companies in TSC portfolio right now:

Behind the Founder: James Dickerson // FileFuse

Behind the Founder: James Dickerson // FileFuse

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

James Dickerson

Where are you from?

LIncoln, NE

How did your upbringing influence you today?

My parents always said if I wanted something, then I needed to earn the money and buy it myself. So at 8 years old I started my first business and instilled a great work ethic that I carry to this day.

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

Garth Glissman was my high school basketball coach, and I’ve never met anyone who’s worked harder. He always taught us to keep our priority straight, and whatever we do always do our best.

Who is one FICTIONAL character that has inspired your life/career and why?

Richard Hendricks from the show Silicon Valley is a very relatable character as I love the accurate portrayal of always having to battle to learn new skills, conquer new challenges and constantly pivoting. It’s a grueling fight, and the show’s creators do a great job representing that roller coaster from being on top of the world to panic attacks and self doubt.

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

Needing a solution straight up. I was working with a great friend of mine based out of Nashville, and a client in Omaha. A project that should have taken 6 weeks max took 6 months to finish. We enjoyed working together but it was so inefficient that there was no way we could survive dealing with projects that took so long. So I started searching for a solution, and didn’t come up with a solution so I decided to create one.

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

Level 4 was the most challenging for me personally because I came into it with the wrong mentality. I tried to write user stories for a preconceived platform, where I should have created users stories and then built a platform to fit those needs. It may not sound like a big difference, but believe me, it make all the difference.

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

Level 2 was the best, because I knew personally I had dealt with certain pain points and issues, and I thought others were in the same boat, but actually talking with other audio engineers and hearing that they too were struggling with these issues helped cement that there was something to this idea.

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

Starts at 7 am, looking over daily tasks, and usually digging into some backend work. Then usually 3-4 phone calls and several meetings throughout the day. Currently just working on making as many connections as possible.

What’s next for you and your company?

I’m actively searching for a technical cofounder and am narrowing in on several candidates. Hopefully, in the near future, there will be a new team member and development on the platform will begin.

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Behind the Founder: Paska Juma // Jamila

Behind the Founder: Paska Juma // Jamila

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Paska Juma

Where are you from?

South Sudanese American

How did your upbringing influence you today?

Growing up my family did not have much at a point there were about 11 people living in a 3 bedroom apartment. Ranging from young to old. I began taking care of my siblings at age 9 since my mother worked long hours sometimes days trying to meet ends meet while living in California. This made me grow up very quickly but also learn to be quick on my feet. This is where I believe my entrepreneurial drive came from being able to make something out of nothing where there the fridge was empty or not I would make sure me and my siblings had dinner that night.

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

Buzzama Saint John she’s worked at top companies like Apple, Uber and now the CMO Of Endeavor. She embodies walking in your purpose while still never letting go of your culture. She is a fierce, eloquent, loving and unstoppable Black woman. Everything I aspire to be and more.

Who is one FICTIONAL character that has inspired your life/career and why?

My fictional character would be Storm from X-Men because she can affect the atmosphere around her. I want to be able to change the entire environment around me.

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

Before forming Jamila I was frustrated with the assortment of Beauty products that my local stores had to offer. I always knew I would want to start a business it was a matter of which concept. I was highly knowledgeable in the area of cosmetics and hair care so I ran with it.

How did the founding team meet?

I knew all of the members of my current squad before [starting up]. After sharing my vision just to get some feedback they fell in love with the idea 💡 and asked to help out any way that they could.

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

There has not been a tough level yet, lots of work but nothing challenging.

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

Customer interviews were the most rewarding. This pushed me to really test my hypothesis and get around wonderful people.

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

We typically strategize for upcoming projects or events like the one we just went to in New York Curl Fest. We are constantly looking for the best vendors and manufacturers. We are growing our social media influence especially Instagram and keeping each other accountable.

What’s next for you and your company?

We are hard at work creating our first product a deep conditioner that will cater to African American hair and building out our platform that will allow for us to distribute to areas across the world.

See? Everyone Can Startup!

Behind the Founder: Jean Douchey // My Game Day Collections

Behind the Founder: Jean Douchey // My Game Day Collections

Often, startup stories focus more on the product and company than they do the people that made them possible. We at The Startup Collaborative have found that our mission statement to allow everyone an unbiased investment thesis to building their own tech-centric company allows us to step aside and let the entrepreneurs be center stage. The Behind the Founder campaign is meant to do just that —  let the stories of those who call themselves TSC Fellows be told from their own perspective.

What’s your name?

Jean Douchey

Where are you from?

Omaha, NE

How did your upbringing influence you today?

My parents instilled in us the values of hard work, humility, and especially that you should give to others who have less.

Whether you’ve met them or not, who is one REAL person that has influenced you?

So many to choose – Winston Churchill (never give up), Abraham Lincoln (values), Coach John Wooden (ethics), and more recently, Brene Brown – be humble, courageous and stay in the ring even when it is tough

Who is one FICTIONAL character that has inspired your life/career and why?

I Love Lucy because she had spunk and was hilarious- and always pushing the limits

From a sketch on a napkin to officially starting up, what triggered the inception of your company?

My own frustrations with trying to find gameday apparel that was stylish, comfortable and made for women who wanted more than just a regular t-shirt.

How did the founding team meet?

Carly Frazee is my niece and she is always interested in finding solutions to problems in the community and we share the same values.

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level was the most challenging for you, your company and why?

Marketing – Level 10! Marketing is my weakness and it doesn’t come naturally like the “business/operations” part of the business

Within The Startup Collaborative, what level has been the most rewarding for you, your company and why?

Learning about the Lean Start Up methodology – pilot, pivot or pursue!

Presently, what does a typical day look like for you and your company?

Constantly juggling the little and big things for a startup, and planning what to do next such as review designs from our designer in Wales, discuss issues with production in Mexico, giving high schools and universities info so they can approve the use of their logos, website changes, and the list goes on.

What’s next for you and your company?

We launch in September so we really need to pursue SEO work, email marketing campaigns, and getting approval for logos! And then we will review success metrics to determine if we need to pivot or continue to pursue our current plans!

See? Everyone Can Startup!

Meet Breeze: A New LeverageRx Product that’s Modernizing Disability Insurance

Meet Breeze: A New LeverageRx Product that’s Modernizing Disability Insurance

The insurance industry isn’t exactly known for innovation. But insurtech startups are looking to disrupt the status quo and change the narrative, including here in Omaha. Meet Breeze, the first fully online, fully automated long term disability insurance product.   Launched earlier this month by Colin Nabity and Cody Leach (the founders of online financial marketplace LeverageRx), Breeze is the first disability insurance product to feature a 100% online application process. Breeze has also partnered with Lincoln-based Assurity Life Insurance Company and MunichRE to implement automated underwriting technology. The result is a superior user experience unlike any other in the disability insurance industry today:  

  • Incredibly quick. Get a disability insurance quote in seconds, and coverage in about 15 minutes. Not bad for a process that used to take four to six weeks.
  • Super convenient. No paperwork means you can submit your application, enter your payment info, and sign your policy documents anytime, anywhere.
  • Very affordable. Individual long term plans start at $9 per month. In other words, you can protect your paycheck for the price of a lunch break at the taco truck.

  Better yet, Breeze applicants do not have to worry about dealing with pushy salespeople or pesky medical exams — a promising sign for an industry that has long struggled with complicated underwriting practices and overall consumer trust. All things considered, this Omaha startup looks every bit the part of an insurtech movement that is well on its way to eliminating the age-old nuisances that plague insurance.

Just How Amazing is Breeze?