From new Lincoln digs, Bulu Box launches subscription vitamin service

By SPN Newsroom / June 28, 2012

When Paul Jarrett and his wife Stephanie decided to start Bulu Box last December, they could see Twitter’s headquarters from their Soma, Calif., apartment.

But earlier this month when they launched the startup, a monthly and annual subscription service that provides sample boxes of vitamins and supplements, it was from their office in Lincoln, Neb.

“Lincoln gave Bulu Box the best odds of survival,” Jarrett said in a recent interview.

The company …

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Lincoln’s FileBound quietly thrives, even in tough economic times (Video)

By SPN Team / June 13, 2012

FileBound co-founder Rex Lamb describes his company as “a little Nebraska company no one knows about.” But the numbers paint a different picture.

The company’s Lincoln headquarters house 55 employees, and FileBound also has offices in Denver and Tampa, data centers in Chicago and San Francisco and a team of 13 developers in India. Some 250 resellers in the U.S. sell FileBound’s products …

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Lincoln ecommerce entrepreneur starts app developer meetup group

By SPN Newsroom / June 13, 2012

Brandon Dupsky doesn’t know much about programming, but as an ecommerce entrepreneur, he saw that Lincoln needed a space for app developers to get to know each other.
So he started Nebraska Mobile, a meetup group for local app creators to network and collaborate. On May 24, about 24 entrepreneurs, computer science students and local business owners from Lincoln, neighboring Crete and Omaha …

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New Lincoln meetup group looks to take UX discussion a step further

By SPN Team / June 12, 2012

Kyle Murphy hopes something that started as a subject of casual conversation with colleagues and grew into an informal lunch group can eventually become a regular resource for UX designers in Lincoln and Omaha.

Murphy (left), the vice president of user experience at Hudl, recently helped launch a UX Meetup in Lincoln. The group will hold its second gathering from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the offices of Nebraska Global (151 N. 8th St., Suite 300) in Lincoln’s Haymarket district.

Murphy perceived a need for the group after years of talking with other designers and developers about the disciplines involved in user experience. …

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Events: TechBrew Des Moines and Lincoln UX Meetup

By SPN Team / June 11, 2012

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here. For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region. (Left: This week join in a round of drinks at TechBrew Des Moines Thursday from 5- 7 p.m.)

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Lincoln team creates award-winning agriculture app (Video)

By SPN Team / May 14, 2012

This spring, Croplife awarded the Aphid Speed Scout app the “Top Best Mobile App for Agriculture,” and the winners couldn’t be happier. “It’s an honor, it was really exciting when that came through and it was picked for number one,” said Wayne Ohnesorg, Extension Educator in Madison County at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension. Ohnesorg came up with the idea for the app, and team members Mark Hendricks and Ruchi Agrawal developed it. The team says the free app will …

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