Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development | Sponsor Highlight


The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) is a public-private collaboration charged with fulfilling Lincoln’s Economic Development goals. Lincoln, Nebraska is truly in the middle of it all. A new cityscape communicates a thriving economy, expansion of new business, influx of talent and endless opportunity. Lincoln is sweeping top national rankings which are validating its success, yet its charming character and modesty still ring true. The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development is a Statewide Sponsor of The Combine Incubator, an AgTech startup program.


The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development believes that Lincoln is rich in people, resources, and opportunities and The Combine agrees. Our Incubator space is located in Lincoln, Nebraska because we think it is the best possible place for an entrepreneur to grow a business. Not only is it a great place to grow a business, but a great place to live because it is in the heartland of America. The agricultural focus is ideal for Combine Incubator Companies that are developing an agricultural technology business.


Another great resource for entrepreneurs in Lincoln is the LaunchLNK Grant funded by LPED.


What is LaunchLNK?

LaunchLNK helps early-stage startups get established and provide resources for these businesses to flourish in Lincoln, NE. Qualifying startups are provided with:

  • $25,000 grant

  • connections to potential sources of capital

  • mentors

  • connections to corporations that may become customers or partners

Startups that qualify for this program must locate their headquarters in Lincoln, NE for at least 1 year. LaunchLNK believes that with the unique advantages and support that Lincoln offers, these startups have a greater chance of transforming their early-stage businesses into thriving companies.


StartupLNK

Another initiative led by LPED is StartupLNK. StartupLNK was created to celebrate the startups that call Lincoln home and to help people connect with the resources that can assist with the establishment and growth of their ventures. Lincoln has a thriving and diverse startup community. From weekly and monthly events to strong accelerators, awesome co-working spaces, and plenty of mentors willing to help, Lincoln is a perfect place to build a startup. The StartupLNK Calendar is one of The Combine Team's favorite features, as it makes it easy to find entrepreneurial events across the city every day.


StartupLNK has provided resources to the following Combine companies as well:

  • Corral Technologies

  • Sentinel Fertigation

  • FarmAField

The Combine Incubator is incredibly grateful to the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development for their generous sponsorship. If you'd like to learn more about LPED, please visit their website at https://www.selectlincoln.org/.

 

What is The Combine?

Invest Nebraska’s Combine Incubator is a statewide initiative focused on supporting high-growth agri-food entrepreneurs through mentoring, commercialization support, physical incubation space on Nebraska's Innovation Campus, and a network of supporting farmers and ranchers across the state. Invest Nebraska is a private, non-profit statewide venture development organization focused on high-growth companies in Nebraska and growing the state’s entrepreneurial economy. Invest Nebraska works directly with entrepreneurs, researchers, and companies to help commercialize their technologies, launch and grow new businesses, and access needed capital.


Thank You To All of The Combine's Generous Sponsors: