December 8th, 2008 by kevin
Our very own Dusty has been selected as one of the Midlands Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2008. This award goes to entrepreneurs and young professionals in the Omaha area, who are making a difference in their businesses and within the community. As part of the award, there was a bio and photo in last week’s Midlands Business Journal, as well as a breakfast honoring all of the award recipients. Oh, and a shiny plaque with his picture on it!
As one of the co-founders of a growing Web development company BrightMix, Dusty Davidson launched a product called TripleSeat during the first year in business; TripleSeat is a service providing a new option for businesses in the restaurant industry and is meeting goals of steady, organic growth.
Davidson and BrightMix co-founder Kevin Zink sought to bring their vision of business to fruition, and their company took shape from origins in consulting from a home office, leading to a move this year into a midtown office.
BrightMix has provided internships for students and has grown in employees and revenue since it got off the ground in 2007. Not only is Davidson an entrepreneur, he is involved in the promotion of other Omaha entrepreneurs via several projects: He helps run the Web site Silicon Prairie News, which spotlights Nebraska entrepreneurs and innovators with goals of pushing forward ideas that encourage Omaha’s viability as a city for creativity and innovation. Aiming for weekly interviews, the Web site’s founders promote news items that might otherwise be flying under the radar.
This year Davidson was involved in creating Omaha’s first BarCamp, a gathering to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists and others.
Davidson is an original member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s Cornstalks group for entrepreneurs and inventors. Davidson has been involved in helping to organize networking and informal educational events through Cornstalks.
Davidson has a bachelor’s in computer science from Iowa State University and has five years experience in his field.