Hinrichs returns from The Valley to Lincoln, ‘where it’s going to happen’

By kate / May 23, 2011

After two decades spent in Silicon Valley, Bob Hinrichs came home to Lincoln last summer, and he believes the city is ready to foster a flourishing tech scene of its own.

“I lived through the 90s in California, and it was glorious,” said Hinrichs, who works as the chief technology officer for two coastal companies: ISL Consulting, based in San Francisco, and Clear Metrics, based in New York City. “I’d like to do that again, and this time, this is where it’s going to happen.

“My companies, and I personally, are extremely interested in increasing our presence and activity in Lincoln. I’m in the process of getting to know people here, and we are looking into ways that we can do that.”

I visited with Bob in person and via email about his observations of the Silicon Prairie …

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Green Bein’ awarded $50K to help expand business in Lincoln (Video)

By Danny Schreiber / March 21, 2011

Green Bein’ Productions, Inc. won Invest Nebraska’s third annual venture competition last week at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln. Last Tuesday, Green Bein’ and the four other finalists competed for $50,000. The Lincoln-based entrepreneurs were given 15 minutes and then had an opportunity to answer judges’ questions.
“All five of them did a really great job, but the winner, Green Bein’ Productions Inc., based on the judge’s discussion …

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Owner Darcie Krueger offers a look at SitStay’s Lincoln warehouse

By Danny Schreiber / March 14, 2011

Previously, we profiled Darcie Krueger, owner of, and shared video from an interview with Krueger. Now, we bring you the third installment of our series on Krueger and SitStay, photos from a tour of the company’s Lincoln warehouse.

Krueger said that SitStay actually started in her Lincoln home but it grew to be too big.

“Eventually we had to move to a warehouse,” Krueger said, “and then we outgrew that warehouse in less than a year or two and then moved into this…

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Two More Events: Lincoln YPG Event & StartupBus Stop in KC

By Danny Schreiber / March 8, 2011

When putting together yesterday’s event post, I overlooked two quality events taking place this week, one in Lincoln tonight and one in Kansas City tomorrow. Tonight there’s a presentation by entrepreneur John Moorhead of Free Air Collective, and tomorrow there’s a meet-and-great with the StartupBus team traveling from Chicago to Austin, Texas for South by Southwest Interactive.

Details from the events’ websites are below as well as links to where you can find more information. If you have an item to add to our event page…

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TechBrew Iowa City, Ignite Lincoln, PechaKucha Omaha & more

By Danny Schreiber / January 18, 2011

There’s a solid lineup of events this week all across the Silicon Prairie, from Lincoln, down to Kansas City, and back up to Omaha. Check out the listings below and learn more about each by clicking on the provided link. To see events beyond this week, pay a visit to our events page,

If you have any you think we should add, please contact us at

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Venture capital fund Nebraska Global opens in Lincoln

By Danny Schreiber / December 21, 2010

Earlier this month, we were excited to add our first Silicon Prairie News contributor in our state’s capitol city, Lincoln, Nebraska (see our post: “Welcome our new writers”). Our new writer, Kate Ellingson, won’t begin contributing until early next year, and thanks to a website launch today, we already have a major item of news for her to follow up on in January…

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Startup Events: Omaha, Lincoln & Des Moines

By Danny Schreiber / July 6, 2010

There’s quite the selection of startup events this week in Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines. If you’re interested in entrepreneurship and startups, I hope you’re able to make it out to at least one. Thursday, July 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Lincoln Startup Drinks, Coffee Edition:

The Cup.
We’re going to try a daytime coffee…

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