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The Commonwealth

Oct 28, 2019

Our guest today is an NBA player, Philanthropist, and venture capitalists. Anthony Tolliver is starting his 11th year playing professional basketball with the Portland Trail Blazers. When he’s not on the court snagging rebounds, Anthony leverages the money he’s made playing basketball to invest in companies across...


Oct 28, 2019

Our Guest today is Donald Everett, President of Runza. If you aren’t familiar with the fast food chain Runza, you’ve obviously never been to Nebraska. In 1949, Donald’s grandmother opened the first Runza restaurant. Decades have now passed since that first store opened, and Runza has become as synonymous with...


Oct 21, 2019

Becky App, co-founder of eCreamery. Over a decade ago, Becky and her friend Abby Jordan, were two ice cream enthusiasts with backgrounds in e-commerce. They launched e-creamery, the world’s first website to purchase ice cream. This entrepreneurial journey is unlike any other. From meeting an Italian food scientist in...


Oct 14, 2019

My guest today is Brian Ardinger. Brian’s been instrumental in building the tech and startup ecosystem in the midwest. After working in the Silicon Valley and Hong Kong technology scene, he came back to Nebraska to run Economic Development for Sarpy County in Omaha. His team recruited PayPal to Nebraska under...


Oct 7, 2019

Our show today highlights Nelnet. Nelnet started as a student loan processing company, but has expanded into an array of different services and products. They currently generate 1.2 billion dollars of revenue every year and have offices across America. We first sit down with Jeff Noordhoek, Nelnet’s president, to...