Posts by Rod Armstrong

MultiMechanics’ MultiMech 19.0 release expands on software’s capabilities and speed

MultiMechanics, an Omaha-based developer of multiscale composite modeling and simulation software, has announced the release of MultiMech 19.0. The release will improve the breadth and run times of multiscale composite simulations. “This will help get materials to market faster,” said Dr. Flavio Souza, MultiMechanics President & CTO. “We can speed up that process through simulation,…

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BREWSENSE offers beer brewers piece of mind from virtually anywhere

Corporate innovation usually brings to mind large companies trying to introduce an entrepreneurial mindset into their business. But that’s not always the case. Lincoln startup BREWSENSE grew out of I.D.E.A. Labs, an innovation group inside of KZValve, an engineering, design & manufacturing company in nearby Greenwood, Nebraska. “(KZValve owner) Keith Ziegenbein’s mindset is that you…

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More than 600 attend Heartland Shark Tank casting call

The first step in getting on Shark Tank, the reality TV startup pitch competition, is a casting call. On April 6, 150 teams got their chance to pitch to one of five casting producers in Lincoln. The event was organized by the Engler Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “This is the time of…

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Start something new at Lincoln’s Techstars Startup Weekend

There’s a lot you can do in 54 hours. You could drive round-trip between Lincoln, Nebraska and Key West, Florida. You could watch 25 full-length movies or maybe finish the entire Harry Potter series. By participating in Lincoln’s Techstars Startup Weekend on January 25-27, you can also start a business and get it running within…

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Lincoln hotel focuses on innovation and supporting local entrepreneurs

Hotels may not be the first market segment that comes to mind when you consider corporate innovation. But the Cornhusker Marriott in Lincoln is an example of innovation that incorporates mobile technologies, opportunities for entrepreneurs and individuals with disabilities, and environmental consciousness. “In Spring 2018, The Cornhusker updated all door locks to keyless entry, including 300 guest rooms, offices…

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NMotion Demo Day will highlight 6 new startups breaking onto the Lincoln, Nebraska scene

The sixth cohort of the NMotion Accelerator will pitch their businesses at Demo Day on Thursday, December 6th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Rococo Theater in Lincoln. “It’s been really good,” said Christina Oldfather, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development and Interim Co-Managing Director for NMotion. “We’re…

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