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5275_255f886bf8_small February 8, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Invest Nebraska Corporation, a state-funded venture capital organization, recently announced it participated in a bridge financing round of Lincoln, Neb.-based Virtual Incision. Though the terms of the round were undisclosed, Invest Nebraska analyst Adam Hunke told Silicon Prairie News the organization contributed $500,000 (investments made by Invest Nebraska must be matched or exceeded by another capital … read more

5279_e44e8862ca_small February 8, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by Collin Caneva.) I just completed testing for a new fitness boot camp. I'm not sharing this with you to brag, but because sales and this experience go hand-in-hand. To many people, "selling" is a dirty word. Of course every business needs sales, but the sales process is where the negative tone sometimes comes to mind. Who hasn't had an experience with a pushy, know-it-all salesman that seems numb to the word "no"? You say "no," but it seems like he/she hears "yeah, maybe" and keeps pushing. Yuck. Whenever someone cold calls me and wants to meet, I instantly build … read more

5268_754f4beae0_small February 7, 2013 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Lawyer Brett Stohs is walking a mile in his clients' shoes this spring, launching the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Nebraska College of Law last month. "Within the legal construct, this feels about as entrepreneurial as it gets. It's incredibly exciting and incredibly terrifying," he said. "This is a beta semester." His "beta" test involves eight third-year law students who will each spend about … read more

5212_33d86abd6a_small February 4, 2013 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln After eight years of building and selling companies in the affiliate and performance marketing realm, Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker (left) of ShoeMoney Capital is ready to stick it out with his next venture, a software startup. Schoemaker, a Lincoln, Neb.-based entrepreneur, is best known for his blog dedicated to his experiences in the performance marketing space,, which touts a daily readership of more than 30,000 visitors. But he also created, an eBay affiliate marketing service that serves eBay auction ads on contextually … read more

5216_d7b0b36402_small January 29, 2013 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln Three-year-old Lincoln, Neb. startup Green Bein' Productions on Friday will celebrate its next chapter with a new name, Gear Five Studio, and new look. The new name represents the five areas the former gaming studio plans to focus on in the future – web development, virtual worlds, games, software and interactive branding. "The biggest thing with … read more

5234_765b1db376_small January 28, 2013 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln In honor of Data Privacy Day today, Calvin Pappas launched a new look for his online privacy management site, SelectOut. He also added features aimed at helping individuals protect their online privacy and companies shore up their privacy practices. "Give or take, well over half of companies on the web don't have any privacy policy," SelectOut founder Pappas said, noting that many of those … read more

5197_f5b0efad77_small January 18, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by Paul Jarrett.) If my title was polarizing enough to entice you to read this, I'm guessing I have about two minutes and thirty seven seconds to get a few points across about company culture before you decide to stop reading before I lose you to /r/AWW. I could spend some of that time leading you to believe that Bulu Box has "the secret" to company culture… but we don't. And that's not how we roll. For me, there's nothing more refreshing than someone with less than one year of entrepreneurial experience (that's me) calling it how it is and sharing their experiences, candidly. That said … read more

4945_f55daa2f29_small January 17, 2013 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln A coworking space has come to the Lincoln Haymarket, joining the downtown area already occupied by startups, including Hudl, Bulu Box and Vestn, and the software investment fund Nebraska Global. FUSE Coworking, co-founded by Matt Westenburg, Robert Hinrichs and Andy Beecham, opened its doors Jan. 14. The space is located above The Mill coffee shop at 8th and P Streets. The goal of FUSE is to build a community of people who are currently working in basements and coffee shops … read more

5102_653b8b869a_small December 17, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Last year, the director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management told us that, over the past decade, the focus of many Raikes students has shifted from landing a job with a West Coast tech giant to staying in the Midwest and working for local startups. ... read more

5115_053c84a9bb_small December 17, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Hudl co-founder and chief technology officer Brian Kaiser today was named to a dream team that includes the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Deron Williams. No, not that Dream Team. But Kaiser, 29, was recognized on Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list in the sports category for his work with Hudl, the Lincoln company that makes web-based video analysis and coaching tools. Forbes chose 30 honorees apiece in 15 categories, filling its list with "disruptors and entrepreneurs" who are "impatient to change the world before they leave their twenties behind." The teens and 20-somethings on the list include Mark Zuckerberg, Lady Gaga … read more

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