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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

5086_9b1298ad5e_small December 6, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Lincoln Tonight's the night we're meeting up with Hudl and the Lincoln startup community. Join us at Brix & Stone Gastropub from 5-6:30 p.m., right before Nebraska basketball takes on Creighton at 7 p.m. at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Whether or not you're attending the game, this meetup is an opportunity to catch up and share more about what you're working on this season. … read more

5080_e7a30b9eb6_small December 6, 2012 by Patti Vannoy

Lincoln With its first semester under its belt, HIVE is planning to do more than just sleep in over the upcoming winter break. The student-driven organization at the the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which we spotlighted in August, is gearing up for a busy spring semester. Beginning in mid-January, HIVE will host about two dozen workshops on tech and startup-related skills such as iOS development, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator and team building … read more

5052_442ca15518_small November 27, 2012 by Brittany Mascio

Lincoln We are tag-teaming an indoor tailgate with Hudl and inviting the local startup community to join us. Clear space on your schedule for our meetup at Brix & Stone Gastropub in Lincoln from 5-6:30 p.m. on Dec. 6. That night, the Creighton men's basketball team will take on Nebraska in Lincoln. And whether you're a Bluejay, a Cornhusker or a power player in the startup game, we encourage you to don your team's gear and stop by for a drink. Like other times we've … read more

5039_0255e18871_small November 21, 2012 by Danny Schreiber

Lincoln Forging Nebraska's Future, an independent, long-term planning initiative, has put out a call for ideas that aim "to move our state forward and to create a better Nebraska for the next generation." Individuals who would like to submit or "second" an idea can do so through Dec. 15 at, a website built on the platform created by Omaha startup MindMixer. After ideas are submitted … read more

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