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NMotion's 2014 startup class show their stuff

Here are notes on the 2014 class of startups guided by NMotion, the University of Nebraska's startup accelerator in Lincoln. The companies gave demonstrations to a crowd of about 350 at Innovation Campus this week.

MusicSpoke

Team: Husband and wife, Kurt Knecht and Jennifer Rosenblatt, Lincoln.

Quick pitch: Helping composers keep more revenue from their work through an online marketplace.

Traction: 8,000 web page views, sales increased 245 percent, keeping 30 percent of every sale -- without paying for advertising, yet.

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More than 300 people attended demo day at Innovation Campus for the 2014 class of companies guided by NMotion, the University of Nebraska startup accelerator.
Vishal Singh of QuantifiedAg shows one of the tags he uses to identify and track sick cattle in feedlots at NMotion's day of demonstrations by its 2014 class of startup businesses.
Logos of NMotion's 2014 class of startup businesses.

StarTran to add route to Innovation Campus

StarTran will add a bus route to shuttle University of Nebraska-Lincoln students to and from Nebraska Innovation Campus beginning in August 2015.

The NU Board of Regents approved a five-year, $4.1 million agreement for bus service with the city of Lincoln on Friday, including the new route connecting UNL’s City and East campuses with Innovation Campus.

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Food sciences moving to Innovation Campus

The University of Nebraska added $4.5 million in leased space at Nebraska Innovation Campus Friday, bringing its total lease commitment at the research and technology park to $7.8 million.

The NU Board of Regents approved a plan adding 117,000 additional square feet of space to the campus and moving the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Food Science and Technology Department to the campus in 2015.

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First new building taking shape at Innovation Campus

The first new building at Nebraska Innovation Campus is taking shape.

Construction workers have completed much of the shell for the Companion Building, a three-story building just north of and adjacent to the former 4-H Building on what used to be State Fair Park.

They’ve also nearly finished renovating the 4-H Building, which will include a conference center and office and research space.

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The Companion Building (left) to the former 4-H building is taking shape on Nebraska Innovation Campus as seen in this view looking east from the site of the old State Fair administration building.

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