January 12, 2015

Lean Startup Circle


Let’s stop reading philosophical Lean Startup books and actually get started.

During this meetup, you and your cofounder will work together to:

• Clearly define (and agree on) who your customer is

• Make a plan for finding and talking to them

• Design your empathy interview script

• Identify your assumptions and design your first experiment

We’ll do all of the above within the context of your actual companies and projects. You’ll walk away with an interview script tailored to your potential customers and your first experiment designed and ready to launch.

Limited to 30 people so I can work with each of you individually.

Bring your cofounders!

When: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Where: The Wareham Building
1624 Mike Fahey St., Omaha, NE


January 12, 2015

Ladies Launch Lincoln – Why your “Why” Matters


Join us on January 27th to hear from Marianne Chance Worthington from Work Warrior. She will be explaining why your “why” matters. If you can’t define why you do what you do, others will define your value for you. When you allow others to define your why, unfortunate things can happen.

Where: Mōmō Pizzeria & Ristorante
7701 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, Nebraska 68506



December 21, 2014

Red Book Exchange at UNL

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“We are doing this for all of us (students). Lets fight against ridiculous buying back prices. We are an non-profit student organization at UNL.”

Visit the official Red Book Exchange website here:



UNL City Campus Union in The Crib (between Runza and Wells Fargo)

From Tuesday, January 12th to Friday, January 16th

Cash payout Friday afternoon

December 12, 2014

AAF Lincoln: Effective Mobile Targeting

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Luke Andros  |  Goodway Group

Thursday, December 18th
11:45a.m.  - 1p.m.

Effective Mobile Targeting

With mobile devices in the hands of millions of consumers, advertisers are constantly looking for ways to integrate sophisticated data into their mobile campaigns. As the mobile industry grows at a rapid rate, it’s difficult to cut through the complex information and determine how to achieve success for your clients with mobile targeting. This presentation demystifies mobile targeting by sharing:

  • How to develop a successful campaign within the mobile ad ecosystem
  • Why your geo-targeted ads will often show up 1,000 miles away
  • How to navigate the cookieless mobile landscape
  • Why, despite all of its downfalls, mobile can still be incredibly effective
  • Everything you need to know about privacy in the mobile space


Speaker Bio

Luke Andros is the Vice President of Sales for Goodway Group, bringing more than 16 years of experience in digital advertising, sales, and sales management to the company. From corporate sales to cable TV, national magazines and online, Luke has a background in just about all forms of media. Luke first got involved in the online space back in 1995, when Hachette Filipacchi Magazines struck a strategic alliance with AOL. Additionally, Luke has worked for such high-profile brands as, Golf Digest and helped re-launch

Prior to sales, Luke spent over 7 years within major ad agency media departments, including BBDO, McCann Erickson and RPA. His responsibilities included national, regional and local media planning on such accounts as Honda Automobiles, McDonalds, Pioneer Electronics and Century 21 Real Estate. Luke also speaks regularly to national and regional audiences on digital media topics.

Luke is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he received a BS in Journalism with an emphasis in Advertising. Luke lives in Tunnel Hill, IL with his wife and four children.

Embassy Suites
1040 P Street, Lincoln, NE

Members: $16* (students) or $20* (professionals)
Non-Members: $20* (students) or $30* (professionals)



December 8, 2014

Ruby and Open Source Meetup, Lincoln, Nebraska

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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.


This month Heath will give a talk on Stripe, and how you can easily integrate a credit card payment solution into your Rails project. In addition, we’ll go over basic principles of accepting credit card transactions.

WHERE: FUSE Coworking (800 P Street, 3rd Floor, Lincoln, NE)
WHEN: Wednesday, December 10 | 6:30 PM




December 2, 2014

ASTD-Lincoln Meetings

Don’t miss out on ASTD-Lincoln Thursday morning meetings! ASTD-Lincoln is a professional association for people of diverse backgrounds whose mission is to provide and encourage leadership, service and education at the highest standards in workplace learning and performance.


Thursday, December 4, 2014

Nebraska Innovation Campus Ballroom

2021 Transformation Drive, Lincoln, NE

Join Mayor Chris Beutler, ASTD-Lincoln’s Knowledge Management Council, The Career Academy, and its partners for this capstone event presenting local research findings that will move Lincoln forward.

  • Access the latest survey data regarding local hiring and the gap in skill sets
  • Understand “under-employment” and what it means for the community
  • Discuss potential solutions with the experts
  • Discover what is happening in high school to address the issue earlier



7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Learn more about the event and register at the following link: REGISTER NOW!


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Learn more about the event and register at the following link: REGISTER NOW! 





December 1, 2014

Startup Holiday Party!

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With nearly 40 companies participating as sponsors, the Startup Holiday Party is sure to be one of the year’s largest gatherings of the Omaha startup community.

$5 gets you entry and free food and 2 drinks for the night. (As if that’s not reason enough to come.)

This is no ugly sweater party. Class it up a bit. At least throw a blazer over that startup t-shirt of yours.

December 13, 2014 8:00PM – 12:00AM 
The Wareham 
1624 Mike Fahey, Omaha, NE 68102


November 12, 2014

AMA Lincoln Presents: Marketing Like a Start-Up

Lincoln’s start-up scene is on fire. With home-grown talent the drive to build businesses, explore technology and create a better business community, the capital city’s start-up founders are rewriting the marketing playbook. Marketer and entrepreneur Ali Schwanke will moderate a panel of some of the city’s most successful and well known start-up founders to talk about common challenges and uncommon solutions. You’ll learn about:

  • Marketing on no budget
  • Why waiting till it’s perfect is not an option
  • Building brand equity from zero
  • When to take risks and when to play it safe

Panelists from successful Lincoln Start-ups:

Adi Kunalic – Co-Founder and CEO, Hurrdat
Paul Jarrett – Co-Founder and CEO, Bulu Box
Holly Peterson – Co-Founder and CEO, Cinnamon Social
Jennifer Rosenblatt – Founder and CEO, MusicSpoke and Argyle Octopus Press, INC and NMotion Alumni.

When: Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Embassy Suites


Contact Information:
Mary Kate Gulick

November 11, 2014

Lincoln Start-Up Hip Pocket in the News!


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Read Entire Story Here >


November 5, 2014

ULearn Success Series – Starting a Business vs. Investing in One: Learn from Someone Who’s Lived It

This seminar explores the motives, preparation steps, risks and rewards of founding or buying a new business. Our featured speaker, Karen Linder, will relate her personal experiences in the transition from employee to owner. She will also present lessons she has learned as an Angel Investor, including the considerations made when evaluating early stage startup investments.

November 12

Check-in and registration: 11:30am

Program and lunch: 12:00-1:00pm

Complimentary lunch provided


Champions Run
1380 Eagle Run Dr.
Omaha, NE 68164

Register Here