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Lincoln Startup Week

Startup week (Sept 5-13) is a week-long celebration of the startup culture in Lincoln, NE.
With top rankings for places to live and work, tons of available jobs, Lincoln really is the place to be.


Schedule of Events

NMOTION DEMO DAY

THU SEPT 5 12-5PM

Join the Nebraska Startup Community as entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and community leaders come together to watch the inaugural class of NMotion companies demo and showcase their startups. Invitation only event


Contact : Brian Ardinger
brian@nmotion.co

FIRST FRIDAY

FRI SEPT 6 4:30-8:30PM

Join us for a First Friday social and art show to recognize the kickoff of Lincoln Startup Week and the dedication of female entrepreneurs in our community. We've put together a kick ass panel of lady leaders and creators and can't wait to see you for beer, food and great conversation.

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Ti2 PROGRAM

MON SEPT 9 12-1PM

The Talent and Innovation Initiative, commonly known as Ti2, is designed to enhance momentum in Nebraska’s fastest growing industries, maintain and build on its world-class workforce, and leverage private sector innovation.

Intern Nebraska (InternNE) provides financial assistance to employers creating new internships in Nebraska. Allison Hatch will discuss how to apply for InternNE grant funding.

The Business Innovation Act (BIA) provides competitive funding for research, development and innovation, and helps expand small business and entrepreneurial outreach efforts that lead to more quality job opportunities. Nisha Avey will share details on the various BIA funding programs.

Angel Investment Tax Credits (AITC) encourage investment in high-tech start-up enterprises in Nebraska by providing 35-40% refundable state income tax credits to qualified Nebraska investors investing in qualified early-stage companies. Joe Lauber will discuss the AITC guidelines and application process.

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Contact : Nisha Avey
nisha.avey@nebraska.gov

STARTUP OLYMPICS

MON SEPT 9 5:30-7PM

Grab your startup teammates, family and friends for the first annual Startup Olympics Tournament. Teams will compete at Champion's Fun Center for games, go carts, bowling and more. Have some fun and let off some steam as you compete for prizes and glory.


Contact : Nate Fryzek
nate@fusecoworking.com

LEAN LUNCH

TUE SEPT 10 12-1PM

Details coming soon!


Contact : Brian Ardinger
brian@nmotion.co

OFFICE HOURS

WED SEPT 11 2-5pm

On September 11 from 2-5PM entrepreneurs will have a chance to talk one-on-one with some of Lincoln's finest service professionals that have experience working with new and growing companies. This is a chance to talk to knowledgeable individuals on the business, banking, legal and accounting issues that you have been facing. Fuse Coworking will be opening its doors to host this event. They are located on the third floor above the Mill coffee shop at 800 P St. in the Haymarket.
Professionals that will be present will be:
Accountant - Matt Westenburg, SP Group
Banker - Lee Stuart, Nebraska Bank of Commerce
Business Coach - John Fulwider
Investor - Mark Crawford, CEO of Invest Nebraska
Lawyer - Bart Dillashaw, Koley Jessen, P.C., L.L.O.
Startups - Brian Ardinger, NMotion
Small & Medium Business - NBDC
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development - Rhnissa Decker
Tech Shop - HIVE


Contact : Bart Dillashaw

bart.dillashaw@koleyjessen.com

OPEN COFFEE

THU SEPT 12 8-9:30AM

Join the Startup Lincoln community every Thursday morning for Open Coffee. This regular, casual get together every Thursday morning will be an opportunity to share coffee, stories, insights, questions, and connections with fellow entrepreneurs, developers, designers, investors, and folks interested in building a better startup community. If you're interested in getting connected and staying connected with Lincoln's Startup community, join us.

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Contact : Todd Long
todd@thebigplate.com

PIPELINE TAILGATE

FRI SEPT 13 12:30-2:30PM

It's Pipeline's Module 3, Lincoln Startup Week and – oh yeah – the Huskers v. UCLA big football game! So what can we do to celebrate these trifecta of awesome events? We're going to host a rooftop tailgate on the Nebraska Global 4th floor deck with Pipeline Members, Fellows, partners, advisors, national guests and interested applicants. Perfect!

This is the perfect time for any entrepreneur interested in learning more about Pipeline to network with us and learn more about applying – enjoying a stellar view and great food.

OH AND…

To prime the Pipeline crowd for the weekend, ESPN 1480 will be broadcasting their Friday pre-game show LIVE from the tailgate. Don't miss our special pregame show hosted by Pipeline Member Blake Lawrence and other Husker favorites.

GO BIG RED!

To request an invitation to this event, please contact Nora.

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Contact : Nora Freyman

nfreyman@pipelineentrepreneurs.com

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE F.A.C.

FRI SEPT 13 4-6PM

Join the Startup Lincoln community every other Friday afternoon from 4-6PM for an opportunity to share ideas, find out about the latest startup activities around town, meet co-founders and teammates, maybe even share a tasty brew from Lincoln’s newest microbrews. In addition to a chance to meet fellow folks interested in startups, we'll have an "open mic" night where you can sign up to pitch your idea, promote your startup activity, or ask a question to the group.

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Contact : Nate Fryzek
nate@fusecoworking.com

OPENING PARTY

THU SEPT 5 5:30-7PM

Kick off Lincoln Startup Week activities with an open party at Nebraska Champions Club. Mix and mingle with members from the business, research, and entrepreneurial communities. Share ideas, make connections, meet co-founders or teammates, maybe even kickstart your next big venture.

Special thanks to Opening Party sponsor Assurity Life Insurance.

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Contact : Brian Ardinger
brian@nmotion.co

STARTUP WEEKEND

FRI-SUN SEPT 6-8

If you want to learn about entrepreneurship, now is your chance to be in a high-intensity environment with a mix of experienced guidance and just-getting-started enthusiasm.  It all happens on the weekend starting September 6th, 2013.  Check out the event FAQ here!

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Contact : Sourabh
t3-sourabh@unl.edu

OPEN HOUSE

MON SEPT 9 2-5PM

Agilx and NCEE Labs will co-host an open house at the Technology Development Center in Lincoln, NE located at 4701 Innovation Dr. This is a great opportunity for students, community and business members to interact with software and hardware engineers working with the latest innovative technologies. NCEE Labs who specializes in electronics compliance testing will have a Jacob’s latter on display along with other electronics testing equipment. Agilx will have stations setup for 3D modeling using the Microsoft Kinect as well as interactive stations with the new LEAP Motion Controller. All members of the community are encouraged to stop by and discuss everything technology.

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Contact : Jacob McElroy
jake@agilx.com

ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESOURCES AT UNL

TUE SEPT 10 11-12PM

Share all the Entrepreneurship resources at UNL like The Center for Entrepreneurship, NUtech Ventures, Law Clinic, UNL CEO, and HIVE.


Contact : Samuel Nelson
snelson11@unl.edu

LADIES WHO LAUNCH

TUE SEPT 10 5:30-7PM

Pearls & Pros with Bros

Location: Grand Manse (The Vault) .

Join us for a look at the role that mentors can play as you build your business. Women and men welcome!


Contact : Jill Thayer Liliedahl
jthayer@nutechventures.org

TECH CRAWL

WED SEPT 11 4-7PM

Come peruse the local tech start-ups of Lincoln in the Haymarket and downtown areas. Visit the business, get a tour, talk with the entrepreneurs, and learn how their ideas turned into their careers. Participating businesses will be welcoming job seekers, students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and other curious minds from 4 to 7pm. For companies with virtual offices or distant locations, representing booths will be set up on the third floor of the Mill building at the corner of 8th and P. Get a map* and get your crawl on.


Contact : Rod Armstrong
Rod@aiminstitute.org

MADE PRESENTATION

THU SEPT 12 5:30-8PM

Hear short but informative presentations on what these leaders in industry, research, & entrepreneurship are currently building in the community. Mingle with members from business, research, and entrepreneurial communities to share ideas and make new connections over food and beer.


Speakers:

Shane Farritor - MRAIL
Will Scott – WRK Real Estate on Canopy Street Development
Casey Tubbs – UNL Innovation Lab
Jay Wilkinson – Firespring

This event is brought to you by Innovation Connect & The Big Plate and will be hosted at Firespring's office (1201 Infinity Ct Lincoln, NE 68512).


Contact : Rhnissa Decker
rdecker@selectlincoln.org

NBDC ORIENTATION

FRI SEPT 13 2-4PM

NBDC will offer 2 topics during this session: NBDC Orientation and Grants for Innovation and Business.

The orientation is a starting place for those considering jumping into business for the first time. The workshop will provide you with an overview of NBDC services, expectations, assessment and information designed to assist you with getting started with your business. The Small Business Administration be on site to speak about small business loans and how to apply.

Grants for Innovators and Business: Join innovators/researchers/entrepreneurs for a chance to learn about grant and unsolicited proposals. Learn about requirements, submission steps and registrations, what makes a proposal successful, creating effective partnerships, process for unsolicited proposals, etc. In addition, meet like-minded people interested in commercializing innovation as well as local resources available to assist you with your business venture.

The event will be at the SCC Entrepreneurship Center, 285 South 68th St. Place Suite 214, Lincoln, NE 68510.

Event Website


Contact : Zack Zimmerman
zzimmerman@southeast.edu

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