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4713_4626297676_small September 11, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Hurrdat Social Media CEO Blake Lawrence pretty much summed up the kickoff party for the inaugural Lincoln Startup Week when he told the crowd: "I've been waiting six years to be at a place where there's free beer, free food, and everybody's listening to me." Hosted by The Big Plate and Innovation Connect at Blue Blood Brewing Co., Monday night's event featured beer samples from Blue Blood and an impressive buffet from from Lincoln food trucks Heoya and Nitro Burger. It also featured … read more

4705_c40a0d5ef7_small September 10, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln As a kickoff to Lincoln's first Startup Week, Lincoln's first Startup Weekend was, by all accounts, a big success. "For the first event ever, it far exceeded my expectations," said lead coordinator Amanda Thonen. The community support that rallied around the event was "atypical," she said, perhaps because the 54-hour marathon was just the start of a marathon of events scheduled for each day this week. As we reported Saturday, there were 68 participants organized in 10 teams that … read more

4704_c5e0e28b96_small September 9, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln The 10 teams of the inaugural Startup Weekend Lincoln are in the homestretch. All that stands between those teams and the finish line of a whirlwind weekend is tonight's closing pitch session, which we will broadcast … read more

4703_1dbcf3bcea_small September 8, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln The hometown Husker football team was on the road today, but that didn't mean the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus was devoid of teams competing. Startup Weekend Lincoln helped ensure that. The event's marathon middle day, which is now nearing its conclusion, saw 10 teams inside UNL's Avery Hall busily building on business ideas. Sixty-eight participants turned out for Startup Weekend Lincoln, the city's inaugural rendition of a worldwide event during which groups spend a weekend working … read more

4656_3b1dcbeea2_small September 7, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Beehive Industries is movin' on up ... to the fourth floor. The Lincoln company, now 18 months old, is growing up, in a sense; in May, it moved upstairs one floor in the Haymarket district … read more

4655_bccf794a01_small August 29, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln Put techies and college football players on a team together and what do you get? When it's two powerhouses like Nebraska Global and the Nebraska Cornhuskers — based just blocks from each other in Lincoln — you might be surprised by the possibilities. That tandem has teamed up to prevent concussions and brain injury, for one. And both teams have played a role in the creation of EliteForm, a technological approach to strength and conditioning for athletes. "Nebraska really defined strength and conditioning. We are hoping that we're redefining … read more

4667_10a743141c_small August 29, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln A new effort born out of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that aims to facilitate the meeting of entrepreneurial student minds is celebrating its official launch on Thursday and has plans for a full slate of events … read more

4629_940a31c125_small August 20, 2012 by Michael Stacy

Lincoln Silicon Prairie News: Since the official announcement of Nebraska Global's funding of EliteForm in January, what are some of the most exciting developments you've overseen? | Brian Zimmer: The most exciting part of a startup is the formation of a cohesive team and delivery of a new solution that makes a difference in people’s lives. Our patent-pending platform continues to gain market traction and is now in use by major programs including Nebraska, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Florida State and Kansas. EliteForm continues to build connections in the industry and has exhibited our product at conventions organized by NSCA, AFCA, NSCAA, NBASCA, CSCCa and THSCA. This week we’re launching … read more

4623_773fe1a95e_small August 18, 2012 by Guest Contributor

Lincoln (Guest post by Bart Dillashaw.) The topic of Form D filings has come up a few times in recent weeks in conversations with clients and in a few blog posts by folks like Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson of Foundry Group, so I thought this might be a topic worth providing a little more background about. This may get a little deeper into legal nuances than the average post, but I'm a lawyer, so indulge me. There is a basic premise underlying the laws and regulations covering the purchase and sale of interests in companies that states that you should not sell these interests, or securities, without telling the truth about your business and disclosing all of the risks involved with investing in your company. In order to ensure that appropriate disclosure is provided, these … read more

4602_6a6826caaf_small August 17, 2012 by Paige Yowell

Lincoln Lincoln startups will have a chance to showcase their endeavors and meet the community with a weeklong celebration of … read more

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