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Started at Nebraska

The Nebraska Center for Entrepreneurship is proud to highlight the businesses started by students while they were attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, or by alumni who explored entrepreneurship while they were a student.

Basic Block

Founders: Taylor Monks, '17, & Brett Byman, '17

Visit BasicBlock's Website


Founder: Eddie Lankas, '94 & '03

Visit Blue Ox Tree Service's Website

Cattle Kettle

Founders: Seth Daup, '24, & Brooke Bode, '24

Visit Cattle Kettle's Website

Corral Technologies

Founder: Jack Keating, '21

Visit Corral Technologies's Website

Cow Bay Clothing

Founder: Keith Nordling, '22

Visit Cow Bay Clothing's Website


Founders: Grace Clausen, '23 & Bridget Peterkin

Visit Dyslexico's Website

Fan Word

Founder: Christopher Aumueller, '13

Visit Fanword's Website


Founder: John Wirtz, '05 & '06

Visit Hudl's Website

Infor Medic

Founders: Pranav Rajan, '23, & Tan Phan, '24

Visit Infor Medic's Website

LS Lures

Founders: Hunter Suchsland, '22 & Cade Ludwig, '22

Visit LS Lures' Website

Nobl Health

Founders: Brett Byman, '12 & Katie Hottovy, '13

Visit Nobl Health's Website

Oak Barn Beef

Founder: Hannah Klitz, '20

Visit Oak Barn Beef's Website


Founder: Blake Lawrence, '09 & '11

Visit Opendorse's Website

Pat on Tap

Founder: Abby Miller, '24

Visit Pat on Tap's Website


Founder: Lizz Whitacre, '17

Visit Pawlytics' Website

Prepare Insurance

Founder: Joshua DeMers, '19

Visit Prepare Insurance's Website


Founder: Nate Spivey, '25

Visit Spivey-Q's Website

Stahla Services

Founder: Grant Stahla, '14

Visit Stahla Services's Website


Founders: Parker Miller, '23, Jayden Boesch, '23, & Daniel Stara, '23

Visit Tapp's Website

The Finance Journalist

Founder: Kai Nelles, '25

Visit The Finance Journalist's Website

Tractor Mat

Founder: Thomas Kayton

Visit Tractor Mat's Website

Upstream Farms

Founders: Joseph Brugger, '19, & Matthew Brugger, '19

Visit Upstream Farms' Website


Founder: Bill Champion

Visit Venel's Website

XP Marketing

Founder: Hunter Bergman, '22

Visit XP Marketing's Website

two football

Founder: Eduardo Sicilia, '24


Founder: Addy Alghanem, '24


Founder: Nathan Lockman, '27

Bugeater Foods

Founders: Kelly Sturek, '19, Julianne Kopf, '15, & Alec Wiese, '17

Groove Watersports

Founder: Gus Gehlen, '15

Helping Oats

Founder: Anne Bachmann

Info Film

Founder: Madison Kreifels, '26


Founder: Maci Wilson, '24


Founder: Josh Ferdico, '24


Founder: Sam Ingledue, '24

Mal Makes

Founder: Mallory Krenk, '22


Founder: Alivia Knoerzer, '26


Founder: Maria Heyen, '23

Scrappy Woodworks

Founder: Seth Wright, '26

Shen Cafe

Founder: Kit Sam

The Palette Project

Founder: Erika Casarin, '22

Voyage Education

Founder: Ellenna Divingnzzo, '25


Founder: Samuel Lawton, '25

Husker Venture Fund Investments

The Husker Venture Fund offers hands-on investment experience for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln while providing funding for student- and faculty-led startups. The fund, built by alumni and university supporters, is managed by students under the supervision of the Center for Entrepreneurship, the University of Nebraska Foundation and Invest Nebraska.
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