Volano is proud to partner up with Straight Shot , an Omaha based startup accelerator focused on supporting and developing young technology companies. Several senior level Volano software developers will act as mentors to Straight Shot businesses and share their experience building platforms, interfacing with clients and managing the phases of product development. This presents an exciting opportunity for us to help support the local technology community, aspiring business owners and to increase our recognition in Omaha as a big-picture collaborative partner in innovation.
Straight Shot is the brainchild of Dundee Venture Capital, an organization dedicated to investing in entrepreneurs who bring great ideas, energy and desire to succeed to the market place. Started by Mark Hasebroock, previous co-founder of giftcertificates.com and HayNeedle, Dundee VC brings an enviable amount of experience from finance and small business development to technology. There is a positive correlation between Mark’s level of humility and humor and his success in business. If Dundee VC puts an emphasis on the people behind good ideas, Volano does the same in choosing whom we do business. Straight Shot’s list of participating mentors and sponsors is an Olympic Dream Team.
Volano selected Erin Hawkins, David Carnley and John Stuifbergen to work on-site at the Peter Kiewit Institute of Technology building, our own development dream team. They will work directly with the seven companies (out of 400 applicants) selected in the Straight Shot accelerator program and look forward to lending their expertise. The start-ups we’ll be working with come with their own impressive technological pedigree and we’ll have an opportunity to learn from them as well.
January 19, 2021
Software development is a team-based endeavor because of the complexity involved in launching a new system. Gone are the days when one developer can be point on the whole back-office software stack. It now takes multiple specialized roles to (appropriately) fulfill the software delivery lifecycle. A typical software project requires: Leadership Product management Project management […]
January 13, 2021
One definition of rot is the process of deterioration. Something that decays over time. By this standard – software rots like food in the Nebraska heat. It’s true. If your software isn’t regularly updated, it deteriorates and breaks down. Consider this – software is written to work at a moment in time…but time marches on. […]
January 4, 2021
OMAHA, NE, January 4, 2021 – In late 2020, Volano Solutions announced it has changed its name to Volano Software and launched a new website: www.volanosoftware.com. The name change was made to more accurately reflect what the company does, and the website was designed to be more informative and user-friendly to clients and prospective clients […]
June 2, 2020
According to LinkedIn technology (software) has a higher overall turnover rate than retail. With that, it isn’t a matter of if, but a matter of when. Volano has engineered a culture of “by developers, for developers” and this helps our retention. In fact, most of the folks that work at Volano have been here +5 […]
June 2, 2020
It is hard enough to build a successful business, and few want to invest time and resources into worrying about an Intellectual Property Assignment. But alas, you must do your homework. Fortunately, we make it easy for Volano customers. When asked – “Who owns the software and IP for my project?” – it is an […]
May 28, 2020
Many of us remember the grade school game Telephone. It was funny to see how a simple message would get garbled as it was passed along from person to person. But it’s not as funny when that message is a critical business requirement that will be turned into software that will power your business. Yet, […]