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You're on the verge of something great.

Now let's help you take it a step further! If you're a high-growth startup who wants to build and grow your company in Lincoln, Nebraska, you may be eligible for a spot in this innovative catalyst program. Apply now!

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What is LaunchLNK?

LaunchLNK helps early stage high-growth startups get established and grow in Lincoln, NE. We provide qualifying startups with a $25,000 grant, connections to potential sources of additional capital and mentors, and introductions to local corporations who may become early customers or partners. Qualifying startups must locate their headquarters in Lincoln, NE for at least 1 year.

With this level of support and the unique advantages that Lincoln offers, startup founders have a greater chance of transforming their young businesses into thriving companies. 

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Benefits of LaunchLNK:

Win a $25,000 Grant

Money is oxygen for a business, so let's fan the flame. Qualifying startups can take advantage of a $25,000 grant to put toward the growth of their startup. 

Get Capital Connections

Put the word "funding" back into conversations. By leveraging strong Midwest relationships, LaunchLNK offers connections to potential sources of additional capital. 

Find The Right People

Quickly learn who's who. Through LaunchLNK, you'll be provided with introductions to mentors and local and regional corporations who may become early customer or partners.

Corporate & Service Providers

Need help with professional services help? LaunchLNK has got you covered! Our partnerships with HBE, Cline Williams, Firespring Eakes Office Solutions, and Suiter Swantz can provide you with services at little or no additional cost, so your runway goes further!

Lincoln is quickly becoming a progressive hub for tech and entrepreneurial growth. This program highlights the resources and opportunities that make our city a great place to grow a company and invites startups to be a part of it. 

Christina Oldfather | Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

Is your startup ready for launch? 

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About Us

LaunchLNK is program of the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development, a public private collaboration charged with fulfilling Lincoln's economic development goals. The Entrepreneurship and Innovation division of LPED is charged with creating, supporting, and elevating the infrastructure needed to help entrepreneurs be successful.

Christina Oldfather

Director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, LaunchLNK

Christina Oldfather is the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED). In her time at LPED, Christina has created and built a wide variety of entrepreneurial support programs, including the LaunchLNK program and StartupLNK, a digital platform to help people navigate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Lincoln.  She also is the lead organizer for 1 Million Cups Lincoln and Techstars Startup Week Lincoln. Christina also serves on the NMotion Board of Directors and has helped bring the NMotion Accelerator to its current status as an investment based studio accelerator.