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5573_e744b1381a_small April 17, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Travefy, the Lincoln, Neb. startup co-founded by Hudl's former development team lead, is set today to unveil its beta product at DEMO Mobile in San Francisco. The company, which we first covered in February, aims to ease the process of booking group travel. … read more

5534_1302c9214c_small April 5, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Lincoln The University of Nebraska–Lincoln's new Mobile Media Lab is the recipient of a $200,000 grant from the Knight Foundation, the institution announced Thursday. Gary Kebbel, who joined UNL's journalism college in 2010, is spearheading the program. "(The Mobile Media Lab) will seek innovative and effective uses of mobile media and then publicize those ideas and best practices," Kebbel, whose resume includes a five-year stint at Knight, said on his blog. "We will also consider commercial applications of these ideas and practices." The grant will be used to create demonstrative … read more

5416_0a519e440d_small March 26, 2013 by Kate Ellingson

Lincoln When Jill Thayer Liliedahl, founder of the frozen treat company Pop Art, and Amber Pankonin, creator of the health-oriented recipe app StirList, met on the Lincoln, Neb. startup scene, the pair began noticing a missing demographic at the events they were attending. Both women were startled by the lack of female entrepreneurs. "We would show up to all these startup events, and we were practically the only women there," Thayer Liliedahl said. "We wanted more to show up." Inspired by … read more

5461_79fd568135_small March 25, 2013 by Megan Bannister

Lincoln Organizers of Health Care Connect, an geared toward creating new businesses is Lincoln, are looking to members of the local tech community to help health care providers solve every day problems. The project began earlier this year as an initiative through the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, an effort between the city and Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, according to the Lincoln Journal … read more

5411_ebdae277a8_small March 17, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by Kyle Murphy.) It's damn hard to recruit and hire great user-centered design talent right now. Demand is palpably high. Supply seems depressingly low. Midwestern organizations are competing against every Silicon Valley startup throwing cash and options at the limited talent pool. To win the recruiting battle against companies in hotspots like San Francisco and New York City, your opportunity can't be … read more

5405_b668cba91f_small March 15, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln The third Nebraska Code Camp has arrived. It kicked off this morning—a day earlier that last year—with a variety of workshops. Tomorrow's action starts at 9 a.m., and keynote speaker Ted Neward takes the stage at 9:15. The event, which takes place … read more

March 13, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Hurrdat founder and CEO Blake Lawrence on Tuesday received the "New Company Entrepreneur Award" at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Distinguished Entrepreneur Awards, part of the EntrepreneuringDays@UNL event. Lawrence graduated from UNL in 2009 and went on to … read more

5366_f3f3befbbf_small March 8, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by Deana Ward.) Working with family and friends—like anything in life—can be completely awesome or totally awful. Over the course of my career, I've experienced both extremes (and everything in between). Currently, Gear Five Studio is a Petri dish for personal work relationships. My brother and I are business partners. Our art director is married to one of our graphic designers. Our sales guy and marketing assistant are siblings. Said sales guy dates our art director’s sister. Our newest developer is a close buddy of the same sales guy. Last week I ran an anonymous in-house survey … read more

5358_7786aa929b_small March 6, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln The University of Nebraska-Lincoln student-led entrepreneurship organization HIVE is hosting the school's first Startup Weekend this Friday-Sunday. After participation in "some of the best" Startup Weekend events … read more

5346_c611bd2a66_small March 1, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by Stephanie Jarrett.) My husband Paul and I have put our marriage to the test more than a few times. We've worked at ad agencies together, we've been poor together and we’ve moved cross-country more than once. Each time after moving furniture into a new apartment, in a new city, I've looked at Paul as we sit amongst our packed garbage bags and say, "We did it! And we hardly even argued." And Paul's common response is "If that's the hardest challenge we face, our lives will be cake." I used to think that moving, creating a home or financial strife were some of the toughest tests … read more

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