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5832_e85676fb7e_small June 20, 2013 by Frank Merchlewitz

Lincoln Financing education abroad can result in a series of snags for students. Let's say you're a Chinese student trying to earn your MBA in the U.S. Paying tuition requires setting up a U.S. bank account, which requires paperwork and documents. Then add in the complication of acquiring money by international wire transfers. Also, don't forget that you may have only been in the new country for a short … read more

5771_99963547bd_small June 12, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln You could say Bulu Box has started to think outside the box. Its monthly subscription box of vitamin and supplement samples, that is. "Right now we're focused on subscribers and converting those subscribers into long-term purchasers, which is really where the value of our company is," co-founder and CEO Paul Jarrett (left) told Silicon Prairie News. Jarrett's objective: get his startup's buyers of sample boxes to begin purchasing full-sized products in its online store. With this objective in mind, Bulu Box earlier this year made two … read more

5806_ac22e0a7b8_small June 11, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Less than a week ago, we introduced the seven startups that make up the inaugural class of new Omaha accelerator Straight Shot. Today, we're traveling an hour west to Lincoln, where five Nebraska-based startups have been enrolled in the first class of NMotion, an accelerator led by NUtech Ventures ... read more

5783_aaa3040bc2_small June 4, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Two weeks ago, Ella Wirtz and Courtney Rodgers launched their marketing software following three months of private tests with around two-dozen stores. This week, nine months into their startup journey, the duo announced their latest milestone: Boutique Window closed a $650,000 Series A round. The new capital, which comes from software investment firm Nebraska Global, education company Nelnet and an undisclosed investor, will allow the company … read more

5781_92bd5749b8_small June 3, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Remember about two-and-a-half years ago when Dachis Group, a venture-backed Austin startup that builds social media marketing tools, snapped up Lincoln, Neb.-based youth branding agency Archrival? Well, the deal has been undone. Archrival co-founders Clint! Runge and Charlie Hull along with a group of undisclosed, Nebraska-based minority investors … read more

5735_cec81c3580_small May 20, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln After three months in private beta, Lincoln, Neb., startup Boutique Window on Friday began letting any small retailer sign up for its online marketing tool. The startup's software, which costs users $40-$60 per month, aims to make it easy for brick-and-mortar stores, such as clothing boutiques, to showcase their merchandise online in order to boost sales offline. "Boutique Window has saved our customers time by allowing them to publish … read more

April 24, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln State-funded venture capital organization Invest Nebraska recently announced it put an undisclosed amount into Lincoln, Neb.-based Pro-Fit Performance Club Fitting, a company constructing a club-fitting software system. "Pro-Fit has been able to effectively deliver an entirely … read more

April 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln An effort to increase the funds set aside for Nebraska's angel investment tax credit from $3 million to $5 million met its match Friday as lawmakers failed to give the bill a first-round approval, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Created in 2011, the program provides tax credits to angel investors … read more

5586_0748f59315_small April 19, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln Black Girls Code: a bold name for a bold organization. Kimberly Bryant founded the San Francisco-based nonprofit last year with a mission to close the gap of women and people of color in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) fields. She is getting young girls interested in technology by introducing them to programming. After a successful year of holding workshops across the nation and abroad to introduce thousands of girls to tech … read more

April 18, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln On the Startup America blog earlier this month, Nebraska Global managing principal Steve Kiene said Startup Nebraska has "taken a very different approach to impacting (its) startup ecosystem" in comparison to other states. Kiene, one of four Startup Nebraska champions … read more

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