America's new entrepreneurial frontier

America's new entrepreneurial frontier

Silicon Prairie

This morning CBS News did a great piece on the 'Silicon Prairie', highlighting Lincoln Nebraska.  A up and coming tech entrepreneur hub in the Midwest.  
 It is kinda nice that people on the coast are finally taking notice and simply not referring to us as a 'fly over' state.  

This is "Silicon Prairie," and it's remaking cities across the Midwest, from Des Moines to Kansas City, to Lincoln.  Fremont Nebraska is part of this prairie and in the near future, we will be banging our drums as well.

Fremont Creative Collective is a non-profit organization in Fremont Nebraska that has a primary goal of bringing together entrepreneurs and techies and creating startups in historic downtown Fremont. 

I have always looked at Lincoln as our big brother, a city where we need to model what they have created there and put our own twist to that model right here in Fremont.

Fremont, Lincoln’s Little Brother

Fremont, Lincoln’s Little Brother

BloombergBusiness recently published an article titled ‘Go Midwest, Young Techie: Silicon Valley Too Pricey for Startups‘.  In the article, author Prashant Gopal states that “High prices on the West Coast are making it easier for the fresh crop of computer-science graduates and other techies to choose heartland hubs, in part, because putting down roots there doesn’t require a small fortune.”   I believe Mr Gopal’s comments sum it all up.   We have seen that Startups can exist and flourish anywhere, they just need an environment that encourages growth.

That is exactly what we are doing here in Fremont.  Fremont Creative Collective is about creating the environment that will attract Startup companies, and then helping them grow.  There is absolutely no reason that a Startup cannot launch right here in Fremont, the essence of rural Nebraska life.

Fremont will never be as big as Lincoln, but I’d like to think we could definitely be it’s little brother.  Anything they do, we can do…just on a smaller scale.  We all have to understand that this is not a zero-sum game.  When one Midwest community wins, everyone in the Midwest wins.

Please, read this article and then ask yourself “How can I help?”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-24/go-midwest-young-techie-silicon-valley-too-pricey-for-startups

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces

The definition of ‘co-working’ means  the use of an office or other working environment by people who are self-employed or working for different employers, typically so as to share equipment, ideas, and knowledge.