Pipeline plays it ‘cool’ during Nebraska debut
Scott Johnson of AudioAnywhere sports a Battle Bears head and uses AudioAnywhere to serve as DJ of Pipeline's COOL Lounge Event
Making its official Nebraska debut last week, Pipeline kept its cool.
Pipeline, a regional entrepreneurial fellowship based in the Kansas City area, held the first Nebraska module in its history May 2-4 in Omaha and Lincoln. And, on Thursday night, Pipeline took over The KANEKO and opened the module to guests for the COOL Lounge Event. The evening included a "cool conversation" and various attractions from Pipeline innovators past and present.
The Nebraska meeting was the second of four modules on Pipeline's calendar this year. Pipeline's foray into the Cornhusker State was made possible by the program's expansion, which was first announced in April of 2011. At Pipeline's Innovator of the Year event in January, the members of that first regional class were unveiled.
"The Nebraska module was so rewarding on so many levels," Joni Cobb, Pipeline's president and CEO, said in an email. "We had tremendous content for the entrepreneurs and made significant progress on their ventures, we had the honor of so many advisers and partners in Nebraska contributing to the experience — and we met so many more potential fellows, mentors and partners. I can't imagine a better experience."
Below are a few photos from the COOL Lounge Event. For more from Pipeline's first Nebraska module, check Pipeline's Facebook page.
David Milligan (from left) discusses Pipeline during the "Cool Conversation" as Jason Tatge and Barnett Helzberg look on.
Ben Vu (right) of SkyVu Entertainment, a member of Pipeline's current class, shows classmates Justin Graves (left) of Ingfegy and Nathan Benjamin (center) of IvenQuery his newest game.
Past Pipeline innovators Sue Brothers and Alfred Botchway enjoy themselves at the COOL Lounge Event.
Dusty Reynolds (left) of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce talks with Kyle Johnson, the founder of AudioAnywhere and Pipeline's 2011 Innovator of the Year.
Chris Bernard of Microsoft gives away two passes to Big Omaha at the close of the Cool Lounge Event.
Alfred Botchway, the president of Pipeline's alumni group, Jim Krieger of Gallup, Jim Linder of the University of Nebraska and Joni Cobb, the president and CEO of Pipeline, pause for a photo.
Credits: All photos courtesy of Pipeline.