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September 16, 2015

Are you curious to learn more about why Lincoln is on so many Best Place Top 10 lists?

According to Journal Star,

We are one of the best places to launch a second career, to retire, to drive a car, to raise a family. We are physically fit. We have a great housing market. And we live in the ninth friendliest state in the nation. We were the best city to find a job in 2012, said those who judge such things. The sixth best beer city. One of the top cities for college grads. One of the safest places to live. One of the top 10 mid-sized communities in the nation. And the second happiest city in the country, at least in 2011. Over the past few years, Lincoln has built quite a list of all the lists it’s been on — at least 55 lists, based on compilations by the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and city staff…. Read the full article here.

Would you like to see for yourself why Lincoln is becoming the capital of the Startup World in Nebraska and the country?

Take the Amazing Entrepreneurs of Lincoln Walking Tour. Spotlighting the amazing entrepreneurial startup community and the individuals who have pioneered the growth of business and industry in Lincoln, NE.

Four tours have been designed to allow guests to walk a block or two and visit the Haymarket and downtown historical buildings which have been transformed into innovative and creative spaces for their employees and teams to work and “play”.

Tour #1 Archrival, Nebraska Global, FUSE Coworking

Tour #2  WRK Property Developers of Railyard and Canopy Street

Tour #3  Retail/Arts Spaces of Late Blooming and Next Act Entrepreneurs

Tour #4  opendorse/Bulu Box/Nonprofit Hub/UNL Startup Studio

(Tours range from 90 minutes to 3 hours.)

Get behind the brick walls of the historical buildings to see how the founders of major technology companies have created innovative and creative spaces for their teams and employees. Hear the stories of how they started and grew their businesses; stories that are being published in Forbes, INC and Entrepreneur Magazines.

Notice, this is a walking tour. Participants will encounter cobblestone streets, narrow hallways, slow elevators and a few stairs.  We will be in and out of the weather so dress appropriately. Comfortable shoes are a must. Children need to be old enough to stand in one place for 10 minutes (test them before you arrive:-)

Parking garages are close by with the first hour free.  Metered parking is available for 90 minutes to two hours. Meters and garages do accept credit and debit cards.

Space is limited to 10-15 participants in a group.  More guides are available for larger groups.

Tour cost: $20, $5 discount for local residents and aspiring entrepreneurs, $10 discount for students, military, senior citizens.