Posts by Christine McGuigan

Nebullam develops aeroponic technology for indoor growers

Traditional agricultural growing methods rely on a growing medium, but Ames, Iowa-based Nebullam is developing an alternative method of growing that doesn’t require a medium. The company’s mission is to provide the art of future foods now and they’re doing that through the development of aeroponics. “With high-pressure aeroponics, we use no growing medium. We…

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GROWNebraskaNative.org builds entrepreneurial community in Whiteclay

GROW Nebraska, in partnership with Lakota Hope Ministry and Nebraska Extension, is hoping to bring economic development to the region by supporting new and existing Native-owned businesses on and off the Pine Ridge Reservation with their recently launched online artisan marketplace, GROWNebraskaNative.org. The idea behind the website is to enable entrepreneurs in the area to…

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Firespring Merges IT Business with Bluestem Fiber

Firespring, one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Midwest, has merged its managed IT services business with Bluestem Fiber, a Lincoln-based startup that provides high-speed fiber internet service. The resulting business is called Bluestem IT, a division of Bluestem Fiber. The transaction also makes Firespring one of the primary shareholders in Bluestem Fiber…

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Greetabl raises $1.5M, looks to accelerate growth

St. Louis-based Greetabl, an e-commerce gifts and greetings startup led by Joe Fischer and Zoë Scharf, announced the close of the company’s Series Seed II fundraising this week at $1.5M. The round was lead by PinPoint Holdings, with additional investments from Lindbergh Technology Fund, Missouri Technology Corporation, and private angel investors, including Billiken Angel Network…

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Aviture appoints Sara Hanlon as Chief Revenue Officer

Omaha-based custom software development and technology consulting company, Aviture, Inc., recently welcomed Sara Hanlon as Chief Revenue Officer. Hanlon joined Aviture’s executive team to help guide strategic company growth and align sales and marketing initiatives. “I am thrilled to join the Aviture team,” said Hanlon. “This new role will allow me to unite the efforts…

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By Grace Designs takes home $20K from UMKC Challenge

Kansas City-based By Grace Designs won the $20,000 top prize on May 5 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s 2017 Regnier Venture Creation Challenge. The win came as a welcome surprise for founders Emily Moon and Kelsey Carlstedt who will use the seed funding to further the reach of By Grace Designs, a not-for-profit organization…

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PowerPost advocates for brand journalism in today’s digital marketing world

PowerPost, an innovative social media marketing agency, is transforming content marketing through their online software that automates content distribution and transforms brands into power publishers. PowerPost’s services allow clients to quickly post targeted content across popular channels. Brands can use PowerPost’s software tools and write their own content, or they can have PowerPost create it…

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GolfStatus app update brings new features for golfers and courses

Lincoln-based GolfStatus, a mobile app that connects golfers, courses and advertisers through a variety of features, recently released a fully redeveloped, redesigned and rebranded iOS application in time for the spring and summer golf season. An Android update is in the works. “We’re rolling out features every day,” said GolfStatus Vice President Ryan Cooper. “Updates…

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NARI and OpsCompass Announce Strategic Relationship

The Nebraska Applied Research Institute (NARI) and Nebraska-based cloud management company OpsCompass, LLC announced a strategic relationship to develop technology solutions for enhancing cybersecurity and cyber-physical systems support for the growing cloud industry. The joint effort will include applied research, design, and commercial development agreements between the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) affiliate and…

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