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6742_e8b84fdaef_small April 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Former Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez is donating half the proceeds from his latest mobile game, Risky Road, to pediatric brain cancer research through the Team Jack Foundation. The Foundation is named after 8-year-old Jack Hoffman, best known for his friendship with Husker running back Rex Burkhead and his ESPY-winning touchdown run in the 2013 Nebraska spring game ... read more

6734_4536e98003_small April 21, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln AIM CoderDojo is landing in Lincoln. CoderDojo is an unstructured, open-source coding club where mentors introduce young people to programming in a fun, engaging way ... read more

6725_b314ca9020_small April 18, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Seven startups—three with a sports emphasis—were selected for NMotion, the Lincoln startup accelerator beginning June 2. This year’s cohort includes local startups Adolade, Digi Widgets, MusicSpoke and Pixobot, along with out-of-state startups Turnstile Cards, Commissioner.io, and Athletepreneur who will be moving to Lincoln… read more

6715_a1b271f72e_small April 16, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Two Lincoln startups are among the best places to work in the second-largest city in Nebraska. Hurrdat earned third-place honors among small companies while Hudl placed second among medium-sized companies. About 100 companies were nominated for the awards, which were determined by a workplace survey designed by Omaha's Quantum Workplace ... read more

6407_fffef57118_small April 14, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln opendorse, the Lincoln-based social media startup that pairs athletes and brands for endorsement campaigns, has partnered with NFL Players Inc., the for-profit subsidiary of the NFL Players Association. The platform, which was white-labeled, has been in beta for a few months. The deal was finalized earlier this year and opens the door for all 2,000-plus NFL players to sign up ... read more

6677_78459158c6_small April 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln DigiWidgets, a service that customizes sites, won Lincoln's first Jumpstart Challenge Saturday. About 30 people attended the judging finale at Lincoln's Hyatt Place Saturday where three teams pitched. The concept was created because many people have a hard time learning photoshop and customizing websites, said Jumpstart Challenge judge Brian Ardinger ... read more

6667_1e90e8e9f9_small April 4, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln When a group from Gothenburg, Neb., called Crop Tech Solutions dropped a stack of spreadsheets in Bryan Thompson's lap, he was intimidated, but also intrigued. This, he said, would be fun. In those spreadsheets: hundreds and hundreds of data points from farmers' fields around the region. The goal: make those data points useful ... read more

6664_140708727b_small April 3, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Entrepreneurial experts from the Kauffman Foundation and Pew Charitable Trusts say Nebraska is in pretty good standing when it comes to state policy that fosters entrepreneurship. But there's always room for improvement, said Dane Stangler, vice president of research and policy at the Foundation. "Overall, Nebraska is doing well (compared to other states where we've given talks), "Stangler said after the event. "Nebraska has good assets in the legislature and an engaged community from what we can tell ... read more

6650_439b10ade1_small March 28, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln State leaders and members of entrepreneurial groups will meet for a roundtable in Lincoln on April 2 to talk about how the government can foster entrepreneurship. The Council of State Governments and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation have partnered to present a lunchtime session and roundtable discussion for Nebraska state policymakers at the Capitol from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Room 1126. read more

March 27, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln A new partnership between Lincoln-based athlete endorsement platform opendorse and Orlando-based social sponsorship company IZEA will expand social sponsorship campaigns across platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube. By joining IZEA's Exchange ecosystem, ... read more

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