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NMotion, a Lincoln-based startup accelerator program, has announced the hiring of a new director.

The organization that specializes in helping fledgling companies get off the ground said it has named Alex Kuklinski to lead its programs.

Kuklinski has been a part of virtually every NMotion program — as a participant in Prelaunch in 2014 and the NMotion accelerator in 2017, and he served as interim program manager in 2018. He will now lead the organization full-time, recruiting for and running three NMotion programs over the course of 2019.

Kuklinski has a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur himself and has been involved in the Nebraska startup community since 2012. Throughout high school and college, his video tutorial YouTube channel had more than 23 million views and 30,000 subscribers. That venture ultimately morphed into fyiio, a business-to-business tutorial management platform.

Kuklinski will be employed by Gener8tor, a Wisconsin-based startup accelerator with which NMotion has formed a partnership.

NMotion said the partnership will allow for further integration between the two organizations and expanded networks and resources for companies that participate in the NMotion programs.

“We are incredibly excited to have Alex on board. As an NMotion alumni, Alex understands the program and our community, as well as an understanding of the founder’s perspective," Christina Oldfather, director of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and an NMotion board member, said in a news release. "Alex and our partnership with Gener8tor will have a huge positive impact on our entrepreneurial ecosystem, both locally and regionally.”

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Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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