Nebraska is starting to connect the dots between high-growth businesses, incubators, accelerators, venture capital, and university technology transfer. Nebraska’s interconnected network supplies start-up companies with the capital, mentoring, space, and connections that these young companies need. While each organization within this network is advancing its own mission and purpose, the state’s high growth companies are generating taxes, creating well-paying jobs, and attracting risk capital at a rate never seen before in Nebraska.
For Nebraska’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, success is determined by continually monitoring the progress of the state’s venture capital investing activity and periodically analyzing the economic impact of early stage companies. Below are some of the reports and studies that demonstrate how far Nebraska has come and the importance of the state’s entrepreneurial community.
2013 Annual Community Report
Published by Invest Nebraska Corp.
Economic Impact Reports
2012-2014 Economic Impact of the Nebraska Business Innovation Act
By Dr. Eric Thompson, Director; Bureau of Business Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2014 Research and Analysis of Best Practices with State Venture Capital Programs and Recommendations to Support and Increases Venture Capital in the State of Nebraska
By Cormwell Schmisseur, LLC
2010 Analysis of Nebraska’s Innovation & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem – The Innovation and Entrepreneurial Task Force of the Nebraska Legislature
By Invest Nebraska