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4809_eca941cb68_small October 30, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Invest Nebraska, a 10-year-old private, nonprofit corporation known for its regular business plan competitions, is now funding early-stage startups thanks to the leadership of its first CEO and a pair of contracts with the State of Nebraska. The May 2011 passage of Gov. Dave Heineman's Talent and Innovation Initiative put Invest Nebraska in charge of part of the Nebraska Innovation Fund, a new, state-financed fund aimed at helping entrepreneurs. The state's department of economic development also tapped the organization to manage an Angel Sidecar Fund, which emerged as a result of funding from … read more

4926_144b20824d_small October 29, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Don't Panic Labs fielded and consistently passed on offers for consulting work for some time following its launch in late 2010. But eventually Don't Panic Labs, the technical arm of Lincoln-based software investment firm Nebraska Global … read more

4888_0d104dde68_small October 22, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln A class at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is attempting to show advertising students the ins and outs of running an agency by providing real world experience, with real clients and real bills to pay. The main goal of Jacht Club, the student-run agency, is to teach students across campus about the business side of advertising. After just two years of operation, Jacht Club now boasts several paying clients, including Iguana’s Bar in Lincoln, NBC Bank and the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Students must … read more

4904_881c4330a1_small October 18, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln A pair of Nebraska investors have purchased Lincoln-based SitStay and plan to modernize and expand the dog supply website while keeping the company from leaving the state. Monte Froehlich, the Lincoln-based president of US Property, and Ron Osborne, the Omaha-based co-founder and president of SharePlow, last month purchased SitStay from Sumit Birla, the Florida-based co-founder of … read more

4902_89632529a8_small October 18, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln TEDxLincoln, an independently organized TED event exploring the theme "Wide Horizons, Open Minds," is taking place today at NET studios in Lincoln, and a live stream of the event is available courtesy of NET. Although we're a bit belated in publishing this post, there's still a full afternoon of talks on tap, starting at 1 p.m. Check out the speaker slate below … read more

4886_2ccd836cd9_small October 15, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Eastern Nebraska will play host to its second independently organized TED event inside of a week when TEDxLincoln returns Thursday. The second-year conference, which runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at NET (1800 North 33rd St.) … read more

4838_df8f0ab0b6_small October 8, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Heads turned and necks craned Friday afternoon as the blue and red bus and souped-up hot rod rumbled through the streets of Lincoln and onto the campus of the University of Nebraska. In a purely superficial sense, the Internet 2012 Bus Tour had achieved one of its primary objectives — getting people to take notice — merely by rolling into town. Of course, the Tour seeks to bring attention to more than just its convoy of unusual automobiles. … read more

4751_7ebb094b06_small September 20, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln Hurrdat Social Media celebrated its second birthday last week with an open house and the reveal of its new software company, opendorse, which is set to launch in early 2013. Opendorse was formerly known as The Hurrdat Athlete Engagement Program. Hurrdat, which is based in Lincoln, recently rebranded the software for scalability with the help of Pipeline, the entrepreneurial fellowship in which Hurrdat co-founder Blake Lawrence … read more

4752_241cfdf631_small September 19, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources will host Entrepreneurship and Youth Day, an event featuring an entrepreneur … read more

4733_84c423c8dc_small September 18, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Though Fuse Coworking isn't scheduled to open until Nov. 1, the new Lincoln coworking space rushed part of its clean up and renovation in order to be a stop on the city's inaugural Tech Crawl on Thursday. "This is exactly what the essence of Fuse Coworking is about," Fuse co-founder Matt Westenburg said. "It's about bringing community together." Fuse's third-floor space in the city's Haymarket district – an area Westenburg said is "kind of the heart of startup community in Lincoln" – was one of 14 Tech … read more

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