Nebraska Business Development Center
Business Success & Economic Impact
Vol. 2 Issue 5

In 2016, NBDC helped technology commercialization clients obtain $6.7 million, including $3.1 million in SBIR/STTR awards.

Faculty researchers get funding for startup
Since 2008, Goldfinch Solutions has received $850,000 in funding from Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants in addition to support from the Nebraska Department of Economic Development. 

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty startup company has pioneered multispectral imaging technology to identify tender beef at the packing stage of production.

Since its founding, the company has called on the Nebraska Business Development Center for assistance. Senior Vice President Chris Calkins says, "with NBDC's help, we got where we needed to be a lot faster and with a lot less stress."

Expanded services in Lincoln 
Beginning May 10, NBDC consultants Wei Jing, Rick Yoder, and Josh Nichol-Caddy offer appointments on alternating Wednesdays. 
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11 am to 2 pm
Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Drive, 2nd Floor Commons Area

Jing connects researchers to funding 

Wei Jing, MPA, commercialization consultant, is  the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs manager for the state of Nebraska, administering all outreach, training and counseling activities for the state and increasing awareness on the part of researchers, entrepreneurs and small businesses of the opportunities provided by SBIR funding. 

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NBDC offers a full suite of business services:
  • Financial projections, planning and loan packaging
  • Market research and analysis
  • Export consulting
  • Technology commercialization consulting
  • Government sales consulting
  • Business valuation and transition planning
  • Project management and leadership training
  • Process improvement and sustainability training
  • Organizational development consulting
    and customized training
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