Published on:

1st Dec 2021

Lives Radio Show & Podcast – Nathan Preheim

Nathan Preheim is a serial entrepreneur in every way and can’t help but concept new companies. With Erica Wassinger, he cofounded Proven Ventures, which offers a fresh approach to venture capital and invests in Nebraska startups that wish to start, grow, and stay in Nebraska. In this show, Nathan talks about how Proven Ventures has crafted a uniquely Midwestern approach to startup investing, focused on building and growing. He also shares his views on entrepreneurs and the Nebraskan entrepreneur ecosystem, as well some of his own history and motivation.

Prior to Proven Ventures, Nathan’s many endeavors included cofounding MindMixer, a civic engagement startup that quickly scaled from 0 customers to nearly 1,000 in just two years, eventually employing more than 75 employees across the midwest. With Erica Wassinger, a prior guest on this show (see podcast from March 13, 2019), Nathan also cofounded The Startup Collaborative, an entrepreneurship catalyst. A San Francisco expat, Creighton University and University of Nebraska graduate, and now midwest community leader, Nathan is a fixture on the startup scene.

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About the Podcast

Lives Radio Show & Podcast with Stuart Chittenden
A weekly conversation with fascinating people sharing their personal stories and their impact on the world
Fresh voices and diverse perspectives on culture, community, business, and more brought to you in this weekly conversation hosted by Stuart Chittenden, founder of the conversation consultancy Squishtalks and co-founder of the creativity and design thinking consultancy Gilbert+Chittenden. From the Midwest and beyond, fascinating guests share compelling stories spanning the fields of politics, business, media, community activism, arts and humanities, philanthropy, and more. On air since January 2017, Lives Radio Show & Podcast initially broadcast on the community radio station Mind & Soul 101.3FM in north Omaha, housed at the Malcolm X Center, and more recently broadcasts with 1st Sky Omaha.

About your host

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stuart chittenden

Born in sight of England’s Canterbury Cathedral, I’ve called the American Midwest home since 2004. Formerly a London lawyer and an Omaha brand consultant, since 2016 I have dedicated 100% of my time and efforts to Squishtalks, a conversation catalyst I started in 2010. Squishtalks has collaborated with numerous community groups and businesses.

Believing in conversation’s power to connect, in 2015 I undertook the community project “a couple of 830 mile long conversations,” adventuring in an RV for four weeks along side roads and among small towns to talk with Nebraskans, discovering the lives, cultures and stories of people I met. Currently I am engaged in “Stories from the Redline” in collaboration with The Union for Contemporary Art’s exhibition exploring the pernicious human impact of redline housing policies.

In addition, I cofounded the creativity agency Gilbert+Chittenden in 2017, collaborating with creativity expert Dan Gilbert using design thinking to help individuals and organizations creatively realize their best futures.

I hope you'll join me in listening to the compelling stories from my fascinating guests on Lives Radio Show & Podcast.