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Guide To Nebraska's Startup Community


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Following in the footsteps of some other grate communities like LA and Boulder, here's an initial attempt (first draft) of some of the key resources available in Lincoln and Omaha for startups. We're looking for edits/additions/changes along the way. Please message me on twitter @ardinger with any feedback

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Guide To Nebraska's Startup Community

  1. 1. An Intro to Nebraska’s Startup Community Brian Ardinger @ardinger 402-770-9567 First Edition: January 2013
  2. 2. About Us NUtech Ventures forms innovative partnerships between University of Nebraska researchers and the private sector. As R&D matchmakers, NUtech connects innovators with the people and resources they need to start companies, develop products, and create jobs. N/Motion is the newly announced startup accelerator in Nebraska offering seed funding, hands-on education, mentors and intensive immersion into the startup community. The Big Plate is a membership community for entrepreneurs and startups. The Big Plate hosts events and table talk discussions designed to build better startups. Inspired by The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Boulder by David Cohen and Introduction to the Los Angeles Startup Community by Sam Teller
  3. 3. Sample of Nebraska Startups(This list is far from definitive, please let us know and we’ll add others to the list)Lincoln: Omaha:Beehive Industries Infinite Systems Brightmix VoterTideBulu Box SemCat Blab SPN VenturesECH3 Dont Panic Labs Crop Ventures Contemporary AnalysisElite Form Sirk Dot Innovations, Doclanding FlywheelGolf Status Hayneedle Crop VenturesStatic Labs i2rd BloomIcora Sone Fin Technologies Layeredi PaySafeSocial Assurance Boutique Window Lyconic SojernHudl Red Brain Mind Mixer LyconicHurdatt Select Out 9th Division Firefly Health InnovationsOpenDorse GearFiveStudio proxibid VendorinLockr Best Option Trading Riff Labs Trak SurgicalArch Mobile Truckr SharePlow BastLabPitchBurner Lincoln Chrome SkyVuThe 42 Hail Varsity TripleseatiSoft Data SectorNow Paired CommunicationsMRail Firespring ScanMedVirtual Incision Pen-Link Energy Pioneer Solutions (Hastings, NE)Ground Flour Pharmaceuticals MacPractice Crop Metrics (North Bend NE)
  4. 4. Startup Genome Map of Lincoln & OmahaLincoln: make sure your companies and friends areon the list and curated
  5. 5. Meetups & Events(Again, not a definitive list, hoping to get a shared Google calendar setup soon. Any volunteers?)Lincoln: Omaha:Open Coffee CornstalksNebraska Mobile Mobile MeetupBig Plate Table Talks Intersect - April 12, 2013UX Nebraska Big OmahaCBA Pitch Competition TEDx OmahaNUtech Venture’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Startup Weekend OmahaTEDx Lincoln Omaha Coffee and Startups MeetupIgnite LincolnStartup Weekend LincolnStartup WeekThinkers & TinkerersWelcome to The Jungle - Friday Afternoon ClubL5/Turbine Flats Happy Hours
  6. 6. Service Providers(Broken record time, not a definitive list, looking for additions and edits where needed)Legal & Accounting Accelerators Dev/Design ShopsKoley Jessen NMotion Arch RivalAdvent Drop Kick Labs Play CreativeSP Group Halo Local Hero DesignLutz & Co. The 42 Coworking Spaces Jacht ClubBanking/Finance/Insurance Thought DistrictFirst National Bank FUSE Coworking - Lincoln Move CreativeUnion Bank Turbine Flats - Lincoln Turbine InteractiveUS Bank CoVIS Coworking - Omaha Ebbeka DesignPinnacle Bank Snittly CarrInspro Press & Blogs Swanson Russell Silicon Prairie News (SPN) Hetzel CreativeVC/Angel/Investing Nebraska Entrepreneur SecretPenguin The Big PlateNebraska Global What Cheer L5Dundee Venture Capital Oxide DigitalTreetop Ventures Gov’t/Economic Dev Grain & MortarPrairie Ventures Phoneme Blue Omaha Chamber of Commerce  Edison CreativeNebraska Angels Nebraska Department of Three Pillars MediaInvest Nebraska Economic Development Outpost 12 StudiosOptimus Group State Chamber of Commerce Salus NovusNebraska Heavy Industries NBDC Turbine InteractiveKAAPA Market Interactive