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Video: Straight Shot “fills a gap” in the community

Straight Shot provides entrepreneurs in e-commerce and software as a service models (“SaaS”) with a path to rapidly develop their business. Its founders and expert mentors have first-hand experience in creating successful businesses in the industry, and offer useful perspective and knowledge about how others can do the same.

The 90-day program was founded by Mark Hasebroock in July 2013. Hasebroock also co-founded of Hayneedle, which is now the world’s 18th-largest online retailer.

In its first year, Straight Shot attracted mentors from across the Midwest, including leaders from Berkshire Hathaway and the nation’s largest private bank, First National Bank, as well as mentors from both coasts. The curriculum includes classes taught by other entrepreneurs who can help others develop solutions that generate revenue.


David Arnold serves as the managing director of Straight Shot. In this video, Arnold gives an overview of the program and shares his excitement about the 2014 class of entrepreneurs who will start the program on June 9.