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7110_7a4232eafe_small July 31, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Ever notice during severe weather there's always a weather guy at the green screen and one at a desk on a computer? That's because most high-powered forecasting tools are tethered to desktop computers due to their large processing needs. But a Lincoln developer and former KLKN meteorologist Rachael Witter are pairing up to create a iPad version of the forecasting tools known as BUFKIT. Their app is called Updraft.  read more

7133_06502dfbf3_small July 31, 2014 by Carson Vaughan

Lincoln iSoft president and CEO Matthew Wegener chronicled the germination and current challenges facing Presage Analytics, his latest gamble in software development. “Nobody likes to hear it, but there’s bacteria everywhere,” Wegener said. “It’s really about the management of it, and trying to stay in front of any potential problems before you cross the threshold and you have to do a recall.” read more

7108_e67a9167db_small July 25, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln In the hot arid desert in Tucson, Ariz., there's an airplane graveyard—thousands of retired and junked Cold War-era military aircraft waiting for disposal. Planes are getting retired faster than they could dispose of them. And now, those same planes can be in your home, as tiles. read more

7098_8976edfb62_small July 23, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Beehive Industries has filled a $2.5 million Series A investment from St. Louis-based Advantage Capital. The Lincoln-based startup provides infrastructure management and mapping software to utilities, city government and construction companies… read more

7092_bb932c5822_small July 22, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln It's been more than three years since Nebraska passed a law creating a tax incentive for investors to back startups. But the Nebraska Angel Investment Tax Credit has a problem. Granted, it's a good problem. Each year, more investors are pulling the trigger to fund startups and take the tax credits. So much so that the annual $3 million fund has run out faster and faster. In 2012, its inaugural full year, the funds were gone by mid-July. read more

7051_9f82de9a8b_small July 17, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Nearly every startup has had to pivot in some form or another. A tweak here or there. But two entrepreneurs from Florida taking part in the NMotion Accelerator in Lincoln have made a pretty drastic change: creating a company that helps athletes become entrepreneurs to creating an app for on-demand lawn care. Co-founders Mike Fingado and Brian Dzingai figured out early in the program the first idea wasn't something they'd be able to launch and scale quickly enough.  read more

July 12, 2014 by Silicon Prairie News

Lincoln Prairie Portraits is a weekly set of questions intended to help the community get to know someone from the Silicon Prairie startup scene a little bit better. Prairie Portraits feature a fixed set of questions ranging from career background ... read more

7037_e6ef573206_small July 7, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln In the past 25 years, walk-in traffic at banks has dropped 90 percent. And with that decline, so has the opportunity to talk with customers. read more

6962_a3424fd19b_small July 3, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by David Graff) "As the company grows, this change can be hard for some of your early associates. The company that person first signed up for may not the company they work for now and may not be the type of company they want to work for. As a result, you’ll lose people who don’t want to make this transition, and that’s okay. The important thing is to be honest and recognize this as early as possible. Then, don’t make it an awkward exit." read more

7015_1f8222fdb0_small July 1, 2014 by Jordan Pascale

Lincoln Ever wonder what LeBron James' Twitter reach is like? Or maybe curious how often he curses in tweets, what his writing style is like or whether his follower engagement is more positive or negative? And if you want LeBron James to tweet about your product to his 13.3 million followers? Well, that'll cost you about $100,000, based on Lincoln-based opendorse's analysis of worth… read more

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