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5328_19539686de_small February 26, 2013 by Joe Stych

Lincoln Pulling together a hotel reservation, affordable flight and list of activities for a vacation can be daunting. Getting a whole group to agree on travel plans is an entirely different beast. David Chait, a Columbia University graduate student in New York, faced that problem when coordinating a trip for a friend's bachelor party. "We were literally 78 emails … read more

5301_f8f70d2d69_small February 25, 2013 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Sarah Gauger knows that if the resale and consignment shop her mother started in the late '70s is to survive, she needs to attract a new generation of customers. So she and her mother and sister rebranded the Lincoln store two years ago, changing the name from One More Time to omt! She also started loading photos of merchandise onto Facebook, but found it cumbersome, tedious … read more

5323_fefaa7c5bf_small February 22, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Awesome Camp, Lincoln, Neb.'s local take on the popular BarCamp unconference, returns the first two days of March for its fourth iteration. In addition to the loose schedule – attendees sign up for presentations upon arrival Saturday morning – this year's event will also feature scheduled keynote talks, including one from GitHub developer Zach Holman (left). This year's event cost $20 and kicks off the night of March 1 with a party at Red9, the venue for the full-day event on Saturday, as well. To register or learn more, visit … read more

5319_d135764dca_small February 22, 2013 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by John Wirtz.) I'll never forget the most intimidating spreadsheet I ever had to face. It was winter 2009, and this piece of paper was just sitting there on my desk staring at me. It wasn't our sales goals for the year. It wasn't a list of the hairiest bugs in Hudl. It wasn't our steadily-decreasing statement of cash flows. It was a list of head football coach names, email addresses, and phone numbers from high schools here in Lincoln, Neb., and it was scaring the hell out of me. | Hudl in winter 2009: Going into the 2008 football season, our Hudl video analysis system was up and running … read more

5296_cdfe0dec9f_small February 13, 2013 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln A group led by Lincoln, Neb.-based NUtech Ventures today announced its next move to support the state's entrepreneurial ecosystem: an early stage startup accelerator it calls NMotion. "We looked at where NUtech could play a role, and obviously not driving it as a university accelerator, but just as a catalyst to help," said NMotion director Brian Ardinger. "And my role of actually just taking the reigns and push this through and marshal some muscle behind this whole thing." Since coming on board a… read more

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

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