GIS Workshop Funds Entrepreneurs Through Invest Nebraska

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Seed money will be used to support Nebraska start-up companies

"One of our core beliefs is giving back to the community we work in, and we want to contribute to the future success of Nebraskans." - Marcus Tooze, CEO, GIS Workshop

As a show of faith for Nebraska business, GIS Workshop, a leader in spatial technology systems such as Internet mapping and custom geographical information systems (GIS) applications, donated $10,000 to the Invest Nebraska Corporation.

"We've enjoyed great success in our effort to serve those who need personalized GIS solutions, and we are pleased to be able to share our success with fellow entrepreneurs in Nebraska," said Marcus Tooze, CEO. "One of our core beliefs is giving back to the community we work in, and we want to contribute to the future success of Nebraskans."

Tooze says he believes it is important for successful Nebraska companies to share in the responsibility of supporting startup companies in the state, because it gives them a better chance to succeed.

According to Dan Hoffman, President Executive Director of Invest Nebraska, 100 percent of this donated money will be used as seed capital to help fund startup companies in Lincoln. Invest Nebraska targets businesses with revenues ranging from $0 to $1 million, with a special interest in companies that have the potential to increase revenues by 20% annually, export a majority of their product out of the state, and create high-paying employment opportunities in the state.

About GIS Workshop
GIS Workshop is a leader in spatial technology integration. The company specializes in the development of GIS solutions and maps, from custom applications for businesses to the creation of Internet mapping sites for two-thirds of the counties in Nebraska to ArcGIS extensions and integration into existing software. GIS spatially enables information technology and decision support systems for a wide variety of industries, including assessment and appraisal, emergency management, government, homeland security, education, law enforcement, real estate, telecommunications, and engineering. Visit http://www.gisworkshop.com.

About the Invest Nebraska Corporation
Invest Nebraska is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), venture development organization that advises and invests in companies and early stage business ideas in Nebraska. They support and encourage angel investment and entrepreneurship in all areas of Nebraska, and provide networking opportunities for investors, entrepreneurs and service providers from all corners of the state.

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