Entrepreneurship isn’t easy. The innovation required to spearhead a new business often means entrepreneurs are treading ground where few — if any — have ventured before. Anyone who has ever taken the plunge and started their own business can tell you the ever-changing marketplace presents a lot to keep track of. We felt there was a need for a central hub to connect entrepreneurs, and to make them aware of the community resources available to help their businesses thrive. To that end, NebraskaEntrepreneur.com was created.
Or perhaps “refurbished” would be a better word. The domain NebraskaEntrepreneur.com has been around for several years, but the early iteration of the site (a vanilla business directory with little in the way of interactivity) fell into a broken-link-laden state of disrepair some time ago.
After a conversation between Matt Sherman, co-founder of Three Pillars Media, and Pete Kotsiopulos, Vice President for University Affairs of the University of Nebraska system, the two discovered they both wanted the same thing: to create a digital nexus for Nebraska’s business trailblazers. NU handed the Nebraska Entrepreneur domain over to Three Pillars Media, who forged it into the site you see today.
Put simply, our goal is to build an organic resource for Nebraska’s entrepreneurs. We strive to do more than just list business names and mission statements. By connecting the state’s businesses through their respective technologies of choice — be they Facebook profiles, Twitter pages, RSS feeds or something brand new — we hope to build a vibrant community where those passionate about what they do can draw from the fervor of other people with concordant ambitions.
In many ways, we’re whatever you, the entrepreneur, want us to be. We’re an educational resource, a cross-section of Nebraska’s business community or even just a great place to get the word out about your next big idea. Through our business profiles, entrepreneurial news and growing video archive, we hope to be the first place Nebraska’s future business owners stop on their way achieving any and all goals they possess.
In the words of Mr. Kotsiopulos:
“We wanted a site where anybody — regardless of the level of their interest in the entrepreneurial spirit, whether they were searching for specific information or were just curious, whether they were already in business or thinking of starting one, no matter where they were on that continuum — could find something useful or find a way to connect with like-minded individuals.”
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to serve you and the State of Nebraska for many years to come.