It’s all about connections! …. connecting needs with solutions. There’s no doubt that the Silicon Prairie (SP) has incredible talent. What is lacking is proximity to the broad array of customers that could utilize this native power. The Virtual Business Accelerator (VBA) overcomes the challenge of geography and brings the needs of federal agencies to Nebraska. The Virtual Business Accelerator for the Silicon Prairie (VBA-SP) connects needs of federal agencies with Nebraska solutions. Technology areas of interest include alternative energy, automation, information technology, autonomous and unmanned systems, cybersecurity, medical advances, and others.