Posts by Rod Armstrong

MultiMechanics announces strategic technology partnership with Boston-based Fortify

MultiMechanics, an Omaha-based developer of composite modeling and simulation software, has announced a strategic technology partnership with Fortify, a Boston-based additive manufacturing company specialized in composite material systems. The goal of the collaboration is to improve the predictability of composite 3D printing. As part of the partnership, Fortify will use MultiMechanics’ flagship product, MultiMech, to…

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Lincoln conducts test pilot program for Navya autonomous shuttle

What started out as legislation (LB989) to authorize a feasibility study in Lincoln, ended up as a statewide policy framework for driverless vehicles throughout Nebraska. That foundation – and grant support from Bloomberg Philanthropies – has allowed Lincoln to conduct a pilot test of a Navya autonomous shuttle over the past several weeks. “Transportation and…

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BasicBlock aims to disrupt supply chain logistics

Taylor Monks was a student at Nebraska Wesleyan when he met Brett Byman at a campus networking event. “I never go to these events, but one of my professors said you gotta come and meet this guy,” said Monks, CEO of Omaha-based startup BasicBlock. “At the very last second, I decided to go.” Byman, who…

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NMotion welcomes Carlos Estrada as new Managing Director

Carlos Estrada was recently named Managing Director for NMotion, a startup accelerator located in Lincoln’s Haymarket District. Estrada brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience to the position, something he began developing at an early age. “My very first entrepreneurial gig was when I was in high school in Houston,” he said. “My parents got me…

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Future Builders Challenge inspires the next generation of Lincoln’s entrepreneurs

Earlier this year, SPN highlighted a community partnership underway in Lincoln to encourage and support young entrepreneurs. The Future Builders Challenge helps students identify and act on entrepreneurial talents based on research by the Gallup Organization. With the program’s boot camp and pitch competition complete, SPN reached out to organizers and mentors for an update.…

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