NMotion returns with a new team member and a new space

The Lincoln, Nebraska startup accelerator has hit the ground running in 2016. January 1st marked the opening for applications to this summer’s NMotion program.They have also brought a new face to the team with Beth McKeon as the new Program Manager. On top of that, they have moved into the brand new FUSE Coworking space. The addition of…

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Beth McKeon joins the NMotion team as Program Manager. Photo courtesy of NMotion.

The Lincoln, Nebraska startup accelerator has hit the ground running in 2016.

January 1st marked the opening for applications to this summer’s NMotion program.They have also brought a new face to the team with Beth McKeon as the new Program Manager. On top of that, they have moved into the brand new FUSE Coworking space.

The addition of McKeon to the NMotion team adds even more entrepreneurial experience to the mix. McKeon is an active leader in the Lawrence, Kansas, startup scene, a graduate of the Iowa Startup Accelerator, and the founder of the media startup Kids Calendar. Along with a constantly growing pool of mentors, McKeon hopes to use her first hand experience to contribute and make an impact on the 2016 NMotion class.

“The thing that I honed in the last few years is the the ability to take the idea and then hack together a prototype that didn’t take a lot of time, didn’t take a lot of development money or resources, but you can start to validate the idea and get feedback,” McKeon said.

A bigger space

Building on what he has learned from the previous three years of running the accelerator, NMotion director Brian Ardinger believes that as an accelerator, it’s not just about learning from previous years but adapting as you go.

“We always look to what changes need to take place in the program. I think we’ve got a pretty good flow but we always adapt it to what the needs of the particular startups that are coming in. We are going to be expanding the mentor pool. We are going to be looking at new ways to connect,” said Ardinger.

NMotion has made their home in FUSE Coworking space since their beginning. When Fuse moved to a new location, expanding their total space and adding more conference rooms and private office space, NMotion moved along with them.

”We went from 3,000 sq ft to 13,000 sq ft. That allows for a lot of different interactions and collisions that were great where we were before but it will be even greater with the capacity of this new space that we have,” Ardinger said.

More information on the submission process for NMotion can be found on their website. They are accepting applications until March 14th, with selections to be made by early April. The program will run from April 25th through July 26th, ending with NMotion Demo Day.

Jake Hull is the Lincoln Editor for Silicon Prairie News and a Community Builder for AIM in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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