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April 19, 2014

NMotion Selects Seven Startups

NMotion 2014

NMotion, the startup accelerator based in Lincoln, Nebraska, announced the seven startups accepted into the 2014 Summer program. This year’s cohort includes local startups Adolade, DigiWidgets, MusicSpoke and Pixobot, along with out-of-state startups Turnstile Cards, Commissioner.io, and Athletepreneur who will be moving to Lincoln to participate.

NMotion startups receive seed capital, coworking space, and access to a pool of resources including over 100 mentors, training, and developer and designer talent. Each startup will use the 100 days of the program starting on June 2 to work with teams and mentors to test and validate the market, build and prototype their solutions, and prepare for a demo day showcase to be held on September 9th at Nebraska Innovation Campus in Lincoln. Companies receive $15,000 of seed capital in exchange for a six percent equity stake. This funding was provided by Invest Nebraska Corporation along with members of the Nebraska Angels organization and individual accredited investors. Program sponsors include the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, Union Bank and Trust, NUtech Ventures, Nebraska Innovation Campus, and the University of Nebraska along with many other companies and organizations.

Adolade – Location-based mobile rewards platform

Athletepreneur – Online network & marketplace for athletes

Commissioner.io – Sports league management platform

DigiWidgets – Plug-in graphic editing engine for websites

MusicSpoke – Music publishing platform & marketplace for composers

Pixobot – Software platform for robotics in agriculture

Turnstile Cards – Mobile fan loyalty platform

Learn more about the teams here

 

April 16, 2014

AIM CoderDojo

AIM CoderDojo

WHAT IS A CoderDojo?

CoderDojos are a global movement of open source, volunteer led coding clubs that are free for young people. AIM is excited to bring this unique opportunity to Lincoln!

A CoderDojo session allows students to work creatively and at their own pace in developing skills in a programming language. It is not a class, there is no homework, and
kids work under the guidance of volunteer mentors from education and industry. All sessions are free of charge, though space is limited – register early.

The only rule of the CoderDojo is “be cool!” This means coming with an attitude that is ready to learn code and collaborate respectfully with one another.

Exploring with Scratch (ages 8-12)* A parent or guardian MUST accompany child for duration of session).

Computing in Minecraft (ages 13-17)

Location: Hudl | 826 P Street, Lincoln, NE 68508

Time: Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00am-Noon

REGISTER NOW! www.aimforbrilliance.org/coderdojo 

April 14, 2014

2014 Nebraska Software Builders Challenge

2014 Nebraska Software Builders Challenge

Participant and sponsor registration is now open for the 2014 Nebraska Software Builders Challenge.

RSVP HERE

More Details Coming Soon!

April 12, 2014

Helpful Marketing Workshop

WHERE: Peter Kiewit Institute, Room 158, 1110 S. 67th St., Omaha, NE 68182

WHEN: April 19, 8:30-5:00

Join serial entrepreneur and Lean Startup evangelist Kevin Dewalt on Saturday, April 19 and learn how to do Helpful Marketing™ – a strategy he created for winning customers worldwide by helping them solve problems through content & conversations.

Wondering if this Workshop is for YOU?

If you’re a startup … you don’t know enough potential customers to do your Customer Development.
If you’re a service provider or freelancer … you don’t know enough potential customers to get more work.
If you’re a small business owner … you don’t know enough potential customers to expand.

RSVP HERE

April 9, 2014

FAC for Startups

FAC for Startups

Join the Startup Lincoln community every other Friday afternoon from 4:00pm-6:00pm 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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Date: Friday afternoons

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Place: FUSE Coworking
800 P. St. (3rd Floor above the Mill in the Haymarket)
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

April 7, 2014

Catalyst for Small Business

Catalyst for Small Business

Catalyst offers entrepreneurs and small businesses a place they can use for creative thinking, collaboration, planning, networking and learning.  Learn more about this new community resource from Union Bank & Trust.

April 7, 2014

Startup Visa – Part 2

Startup Visa

Date: 4/11/2014 2:00 PM CST
Presenter: David Z. Brown & Elizabeth Evans
Location: Catalyst,  350 Canopy Street, Suite 130, (entrance faces North 7th Street), Lincoln, NE

In Part I David and Elizabeth focused on non-immigrant options for founders and members of startup companies. In this installment they will discuss options for permanent residence for those individuals working for startups. If we’re lucky enough that Congress has passed reform relevant legislation, David and Elizabeth will discuss its impact and who is covered, and if still no reform they will highlight the tricks that have been used over the years to support startup green card aspirants.

If you are in the area, we welcome you to join us at the Catalyst in Lincoln’s Railyard. If you are joining us from a distance, you can watch the discussion online and also tweet your questions live during the chat at https://twitter.com/Immigration_BIL

Register Here

April 5, 2014

Event: RAOS

RAOS

Learning and meeting with Open Source enthusiasts, with a special emphasis on Ruby and Ruby-on-Rails. Discuss Open Source topics, meet other developers and interesting folks. Presentations, workshops, hack-fests and more. Find out about interesting projects and opportunities to use your skills.

Location: FUSE Coworking, 800 P Street, Lincoln, NE (3rd Floor above The Mill)

Time: Starts at 6:30 PM

Date: Wednesday, April 9th

RSVP HERE

April 4, 2014

Event: UNL Maker Club – Intro to Drawing Class

UNL Maker Club Intro to Drawing

The UNL Maker Club will be offering “Introduction to Observation Drawing” on Monday, April 7th from 6-9p. This course is a one time drawing session that will cover basic drawing techniques from observation, from your imagination, and will practice strategies for using drawing as a problem-solving tool.

Instructor Byron Anway received his MFA from UNL in 2011 in drawing and painting.  Anway is an artist, an independent curator, a temporary faculty at UNL and Nebraska Wesleyan University, and a founding member of the artist collective SEXY/Offender and the rock band RED CITIES.  Anway’s work is featured in private collections internationally.

This class is open to both UNL Maker Club members as well as non-members. To register for the class, please visit http://make.unl.edu/events

April 1, 2014

InfoTec 2014

InfoTec 2014

Only 14 days remain to register for AIM Infotec 2014! Amazing technology for the business world is not somewhere off in the distance. It’s right here, right now at Infotec 2014!

Members of the Infotec community come to hear inspiring keynotes and informative breakouts. Spark new connections with local colleagues and expand your personal network. Tap into exhibitors who can help you develop your mobile strategies, traverse the social media landscape, or enhance your company’s security strategies. Step into futuristic Try IT Zone to experience Google Glass, Oculus Rift, Microsoft Mobile devices, and much, much more.

Join the tech community at Infotec 2014.  RSVP