The lure of the startup

Original post by Ross Boettcher via Omaha


The path to Juber Mujawar’s American dream is through an Omaha startup.

Mujawar is a 27-year-old master’s student in industrial engineering at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a native of Karad, India, a town of about 56,000 near the country’s central western coast. His dream is to someday own his own company. But first he needs to find a job — he prefers a post with one of Omaha’s many fledgling startups as a business analyst or a position where he can serve multiple roles.

This week, Mujawar set out to make his dream a reality by attending the Startup Job Crawl, a networking and job showcase organized by the Omaha-based blog Silicon Prairie News. The event drew about 200 university students and recent graduates and 40 Midlands startups to the Mastercraft Building in north downtown Omaha, a facility that’s home to at least 20 small businesses in creative industries like design, photography, architecture and art.