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Nebraska has many resources available to local entrepreneurs.  Utilizing these resources is highly encouraged to further define and prove or disprove the business model prior to raising capital.

The Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska

The center sponsors conferences, competitions and community outreach programs to create growth and competition in local businesses.

The University of Nebraska Technology Development Office

The mission of the Technology Development Office is to maximize the value of intellectual property resulting from research at the University of Nebraska by commercializing inventions and technologies to benefit the state, university, inventors and licensees; creating economic development outreach efforts; and nurturing entrepreneurial activity.

The University of Nebraska Rural Initiative

The University of Nebraska Rural Initiative focus the knowledge, skills, and creativity on the four NU campuses (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha and the Medical Center) upon stabilizing and enhancing the economy and quality of life in nonmetropolitan Nebraska. We are committed to working in partnership with federal, state, and local governments, communities, businesses, agriculture, nonprofits and other institutions of higher education to achieve our mission.

The Nebraska Advantage

The Nebraska Advantage package was designed to create a business climate that makes Nebraska the preferred location for starting and growing your business. The Nebraska Advantage rewards businesses that invest in the state and hire Nebraskans. In this progressive, pro-business tax climate, corporate income and sales taxes are reduced or virtually eliminated.

University of Nebraska Tech Park

The University of Nebraska Technology Park is the first business campus in Nebraska, offering an array of amenities and services for new and established technology-based companies.

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

This site provides links to other key resources as well as facts and figures about doing business in the state of Nebraska.


The mission of BIO Nebraska is to be the champion of biotechnology and to advocate for its member organizations promoting academic, industry and government partnerships to foster the growth of life sciences within Nebraska.

University of Nebraska Medical Center – UNeMed

UNeMed is a service-oriented corporation that functions as the interface between UNMC and Industry to promote UNMC technology development and economic development in Omaha. In cooperation with UNMC inventors and Intellectual Property Office, UNeMed facilitates the transfer of the technologies invented on campus into the market place.

Nebraska Business Development Center

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) offers start-up, management and technical assistance to entrepreneurs and small business owners from offices throughout the state.