OMAHA TECH STARTUPS

We are the frontier. The cutting-edge. Home to inventors, investigators and innovators.

Omaha startups have a long history of looking forward; understanding the past to better guide the future. The next big thing happens here, in a Midwestern mecca of technology. Here, at the conflux of opportunity and creativity, we don’t need a valley. We have a Silicon Prairie all our own.

REDEFINING THE NATION’S TECH GEOGRAPHY

By living, working and establishing your place in the Omaha-Lincoln super region, you gain an instant connection to the energy and diversity of two dynamic communities – a combined 1.3 million people.

The OMA LNK Region

Like interlocking pieces of a puzzle, Omaha and Lincoln complement each other in terms of those key lifestyle amenities, doubling your sphere of world-class cultural offerings and outdoor activities, amplifying your access to a “best of” compilation of restaurants, retail and nightlife options.

Easy Living

Less than an hour apart, like-minded when it comes to balancing strong work ethics and easy living, both cities prioritize inclusion, innovation and the creative pulse that a youthful, well-educated workforce brings to the scene. Together, they form one welcoming, success-incubating region – small enough to feel familiar, big enough to push your bounds – where you are empowered, every day, to thrive in your career and design your most complete life.

ACCELERATORS

The Startup Collaborative

An on-demand accelerator that radically improves the odds of success for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs who aim to build a high-growth, software-centric companies in the Midwest.

Watts Accelerator

Provides young and aspiring entrepreneurs with the education, mentorship and funding to build their ideas into a full functioning, money making operation.

The Start Center Omaha

A social impact organization empowering communities through innovation, entrepreneurship and talent development.

CO-LABS

The Mastercraft

A former furniture factory turned creative habitat.

The Garage

An environment for web-based startups to develop concepts into products and teams into companies.

Wareham Building

A large part of the entrepreneurial ecosystem located on Creighton University’s campus.

Alley, Poyner, Macchietto Architecture

A space for creatives to work and mingle.

Watts Coworking

A space where entrepreneurs, startups, and independent professionals can work together to power their most innovative ideas.

The Startup Collaborative

Whether you’re a consultant, remote worker and part of a small team, The Startup Collaborative has the space for you to improve your odds of success.

Trouvaille

Trouvaille’s mission is to provide a collaborative community for women that support personal and professional growth.

The Scott Technology Center

Designed to facilitate partnerships in the areas of engineering and information technology.

Commerce Village

Work in a beautiful historic building with world class amenities and stunning views of downtown Omaha.

 

Creativity, community, stability… just a few of the reasons startups love us.

NAVIGATE OUR STARTUP COMMUNITY

Big Omaha

Bringing together the nation’s most passionate members of the entrepreneurial community.

The Startup Collaborative

Connecting entrepreneurs with the resources to succeed.

Startup Grind

Events created around educating, inspiring and connecting local entrepreneurs.

Silicon Prairie News

Stay connected with the happenings surrounding our entrepreneurs, creatives, startups and latest events.

Startup Genome

Explore our startup community’s local entrepreneurship ecosystem.

STORIES

Millennial Women Making Their Mark on Omaha Retail

The Greater Omaha retail scene is experiencing a boutique boom, and these dynamic, millennial women entrepreneurs are making their mark.

Sweet Dreams

Longtime baker Michelle Kaiser assumed her friends were pulling a prank. She had, after all, made no secret of her dream of appearing on national TV. Turns out, the person on the other end of the line really was from the Food Network, recruiting her to compete on season four of Spring Baking Championship.

Omaha Has Hustle

Omaha has hustle. From just-in rankings as Fortune Magazine’s No. 5 city where employees are the happiest, to the 2018 No. 1 best metro area for millennials, Omaha is celebrating a winning streak marked by high opportunity and low cost of living.

Gritty to Her Core

Stefanie Monge isn’t one of those people who thinks about talking about the possibility of doing something bold someday. Instead, she ignites the fuse of her dreams with action.